Tuesday, June 26, 2018

REVIEW of The Start of Something Good (Stay #1) by Jennifer Probst

Kindle Edition, 1st Edition, 310 pages
Published June 5th 2018 by Montlake Romance

An enriching story of family ties, broken hearts, and second chances from New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Probst.
When Ethan Bishop returns to the Hudson Valley, his body and spirit are a little worse for wear. As a former Special Forces paratrooper, he saw his fair share of conflict, and he came home with wounds, inside and out. At his sisters’ B & B and farm, he can keep all his pain at a safe distance. But quiet time isn’t easy when a fiery woman explodes into his life…
It’s business—not pleasure—that brings Manhattan PR agent Mia Thrush reluctantly to the farm. Tightly wound and quick tempered, Mia clashes immediately with the brooding Ethan. Everything about him is irritating—from his lean muscles and piercing blue eyes to his scent of sweat and musk.
But as the summer unfolds and temperatures rise, Ethan and Mia discover how much they have in common: their guarded histories, an uncontrollable desire, and a passion for the future that could heal two broken hearts. But will their pasts threaten their fragile chance at a brand-new future?

My Thoughts…

Mia Thrush has her life in order and her ultimate goal in sight until her client pushes her to head to a horse farm to babysit his troubled teen daughter.    The first person she meets is Ethan Bishop.   Ethan is a former Special Force member who only came home because he was injured and had no choice.     The chip on his shoulder is HUGE.   He is struggling to find his way in civilian life.    The minute they met I could feel the sparks.   Holy cow… these two have to get together.     The pull between them is just too much.  

It was so very much fun getting to know both Mia and Ethan.   They both had to get over themselves, find what they really wanted in life, and figure out how to get there…together.    I love the promise of no feelings, no commitment.   From the beginning the reader knows it is a lie, there is no way either of these characters can be together and not fall for each other.   The falling is the part of the story that I couldn’t get enough of.  

The other character that I love is Chloe.   She is the client’s daughter who is doing her community service at the horse farm.     I love that she is sassy, full of herself and looking for fun but not sure what kind of fun she wants to have.    These are things that a teen girl embodies.    She was real, she was true, and she was perfect.   She worked hard, gave lip to both Ethan and Mia, and was quick with her comments on all things happening in her life and in the rest of the characters life.  

The Start of Something Good is a great start to a series, Stay, that is now on my must-read list.     Jennifer Probst is a talented author that pulls the reader in, makes them invested in the characters, and doesn’t let them go until the last word is read.   

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