Book Review: Searching for Steven by Jessica Redland


Title: Searching for Steven
Author: Jessica Redland
ISBN: 9780993066092 (this review is for the digital ARC edition)
Publisher: So Vain Books

Synopsis from

When Sarah Peterson accepts her Auntie Kay’s unexpected offer to take over her florist’s shop, she’s prepared for a change of job, home and lifestyle. What she isn’t prepared for is the discovery of a scarily accurate clairvoyant reading that’s been missing for twelve years. All her predictions have come true, except one: she’s about to meet the man of her dreams. Oh, and his name is Steven.

Suddenly Stevens are everywhere. Could it be the window cleaner, the rep, the manager of the coffee shop, or any of the men she’s met online?

On top of that, she finds herself quite attracted to a handsome web designer, but his name isn’t even Steven…

During this unusual search, will Sarah find her destiny?

My Review:

After Sarah’s breakup with her boyfriend, her aunt gives her an opportunity to start a new life.  Changing career path from corporate life to owning your own florist’s shop and moving from a city like London to home town always come with challenges.  Searching for Steven is an easy and good summer read.  It is a little predictable but it has its funny moments and can easily relate to most real women.

I like how Sarah isn’t perfect but just an average girl with two best friends who don’t always agree with each other and a family that loves her very much.  In my opinion, following clairvoyant’s reading or someone’s advice completely isn’t what life is about.   Some of her active searches were a little pathetic.  If she truly believes in the clairvoyant’s words, fate will eventually take over.  Go with your heart, not your brain!

I would love to read the second book in the series “Getting Over Gary”.  Is it going to about Elise?  Why getting over Gary? What happened?  I thought they love each other, death? betrayed?

3.5 out of 5 stars

Received a free advanced digital copy through in exchange for an honest review.


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