She’s an expert in helping others de-stress, but Arilyn Meadows is running on fumes. Along with her job counseling singles seeking soul mates at the Kinnections agency in Verily, New York, she’s a yoga teacher, animal shelter volunteer, anger management therapist, and helping hand to her beloved grandfather. No time to find Mr. Right—but after discovering her yogi boyfriend in a compromising asana, Arilyn would rather dog-sit for her honeymooning friend Kate than risk her heart on another downward dog. And when police officer Stone Petty—radiating masculinity and bad-boy attitude—is sent to her for mandatory lessons in cooling off when the job gets too hot, Arilyn vows to ignore his seductive glances and sexy grin. But there’s no halting their sizzling flirtation—a red-hot, high-speed chase that’s breaking all the limits.
You must find some zen to hang out with Arilyn Meadows! And that is what hot-head, Officer Stone Petty had to find out the hard way.
Arilyn helps others focus on de-stressing and living a clean, healthy life. She counsels those who need to control their anger and channel it to a peaceful place. In comes Officer Petty who is on a work suspension and is mandated to attend her six-week course.
Stone Petty loves his job. He's a cop and believes in protecting the innocent no matter what. And that lands him in Arilyn's class. And all the zen, yoga moves, crystals and deep breathing is not what the Officer needs or believes in. But he can't help the attraction to Arilyn.
Arilyn and Stone constantly are at battle in their sessions. But the chemistry and sexual attraction can't be denied. There were plenty of funny moments and banter between these two.
These two characters couldn't have been more opposite and I think that is what makes their story and relationship work (and it's HOT!). I loved the passion that Arilyn had about animal welfare and how she helped Stone overcome some of his fears. Overall, Searching For Always is a cute read that ends with a the perfect HEA!