Searching for Love Series (4 Books) by Kelly Myers

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Join four friends from college searching for love in Chicago. As they attempt to navigate high school sweethearts, the older man, fake relationships and forbidden romances. An easy to read series that doesn’t overlap so each book is able to be read as a standalone.

Searching for Love Series by Kelly Myers

Frenemies with Benefits (Searching for Love Book 1)

Rating: 4 out of 5.

It’s been 10 years since Beatrice last saw the love of her life. Finally getting away from her drunk and drugged mom and moved in with her grandma before heading to college. Now she is loving in the city with her own apartment, a good job and great friends. Only heading back home once a month to see her grandma, when she spots Zach from a distance.

Tracking her down to her workplace Zach surprises her and they arrange to meet up for dinner. Still suffering the effects of her childhood she doesn’t wish to discuss their past or her mom. Zach was a bad boy back in the day, running drugs for his father but looks to have turned his life around. Beatrice is not so sure and debates whether or not to trust him.

A journey of self-discovery for Beatrice as she works out how to come to terms with things from the past. Realising that she is unable to change them but can change how they affect her now. Falling into the arms of her teenage crush can this ever be more than just a casual thing?

Available to buy from Amazon in Paperback and Kindle Edition.

Breaking All the Rules (Searching for Love Book 2)

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Six months ago Elena’s world was turned upside down when her boyfriend of three years ended their relationship. She has been moping about him ever since with her friends having tried to tell her that she is better off without him. Luckily her work as a middle school teacher fulfils her and helps take her mind off things. Until a parent-teacher conference and she meets David, who is Amy’s father. They chat about Amy and that she lost her mother five years ago. Getting his email address to send book suggestions for his younger daughter they head their separate ways. But Elena is unable to stop thinking about him.

Despite the age gap, widower status and kids Elena can’t help but say yes to dinner with him. Not sure if it is a date or not until he points out that he likes her and wants to get to know her. Things go well and they sleep together, however, Elena puts the brakes on things until they meet again at a school event. Asking her out again they to be getting on well and take things back to his place. However, with two children to consider can this really work? Or should Elena be sticking with a safe, comfortable dating option?

Available to buy from Amazon in Paperback and Kindle Edition.

The Fake Heartbreak (Searching for Love Book 3)

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Marianne has always dreamed of being a performer, writing songs and singing. Working as a barista during the day to make ends meet and doing open mic gigs at night and some acting. Embracing the casual flings that go hand in hand with her artist colleagues/friends. Whilst having a great support circle in the form of her three best friends from college.

Leo is just another customer at the coffee shop, ordering the same coffee each day. Not one for conversation or smiles. Marianne is shocked when he chats to her one day, bumping into each other later in the day Leo asks her if she would be interested in a small acting gig – pretending to be his girlfriend at his friend’s bridal shower. Thinking it would be a great way to earn some extra cash she agrees, Although when she reads the email Leo sends over with all the details and backgrounds on his friendship circle she is worried that she isn’t going to be able to pull it off.

The bridal shower goes off without a hitch, although she wonders why he is friends with some of the people. Not wanting the night to end they head out for a drink and end up hooking up. Feeling bad about it Marianne attempts to hide from Leo when he comes into the coffee shop for the next week. However, he emails her and asks if she’ll attend the wedding and debates whether this is a good thing or not. Things are far from straightforward with flirty friends and miscommunications – will it all end in tears?

Available to buy from Amazon in Paperback and Kindle Edition.

Against All Odds (Searching for Love Book 4)

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Zoe is focused on her career, working in a male-dominated job she wants to prove that she is more than capable. With a big client up for grabs, she is attempting to let her boss know that she’d be keen to work on the project. However, her colleague Michael appears to have had the same idea. His charming personality rubs her up the wrong way and Zoe can’t quite understand why. So when they are both assigned the client she is not best pleased.

A trip to New York to meet with the clients has them working in partnership to win them over. But it is a celebratory dinner that the sparks fly between them. Looking out over Central Park in the moonlight they kiss which leads them so much more back at the hotel. Waking the next morning Zoe is filled with regret and concern about her job as the company has strict guidelines on office relationships. Fleeing on an earlier flight she attempts to sweep what happened between them under the rug.

Back in the office, Zoe keeps things professional, although Michael is keen to talk about things. She can’t let this get in the way of her promotion opportunity, pushing him away breaks her heart but it has to be done – there is no way this could work between them, right?

Available to buy from Amazon in Paperback and Kindle Edition.

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