REVIEW – THE START OF SOMETHING GOOD (Stay #1) by Jennifer Probst


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?



*****Patty’s Review*****

*****4.5 STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

Mia stared at him as the words wound their way through her head and heart, tingling up into one big knot. She’d met hundreds of men. Dated dozens. Fallen in love or lust twice. But not once had she wanted a man as badly as she wanted Ethan Bishop.



THE START OF SOMETHING GOOD is the first installment of the ”Stay” series by Jennifer Probst, and if this book is any indication of how this series is going to be, I can guarantee that this author’s fans are in for a real treat. This was an off the charts HOT enemies-to-lovers romance, with a heartwarming back story to round out the story perfectly. The Hero is a rugged and intense Alpha with a tragic past that haunts him and has turned him into somewhat of a recluse. The Heroine is a strong-willed, brilliant, independent woman who’s building her PR company and loves her life in the big city. When the two meet, they’re at each other’s throats almost instantly but burning just beneath the surface is a wildly intense sexual chemistry.

Mia Thrush finds herself spending the summer at a B&B/Horse farm as a chaperone to one of her biggest client’s teenaged daughter. She got into a little trouble during her second semester at college and was sentenced to community service at the horse farm. This is just about the last thing Mia wants to be doing. She’s got a business that is blooming and she prefers the hustle and bustle of New York City as opposed to being stuck up in the country with a bunch of farm animals.



Ethan Bishop has returned home after being away for so many years. His sisters took over running the family business after their mother passed away and Ethan decided it was time to come back home and do his part. He’s also been having a tough time with recovering from his leg injury and has been haunted by night terrors. Maybe some time with the horses in the country will do him some good.

From the moment that Ethan and Mia met, they each formed biased opinions of each other just by misplaced first impressions. The air crackles and sizzles with heat whenever they’re forced to be in the same room. After some time has passed they get a chance to get to know each other and soon realize they each made a mistake in judgment and an all-consuming passion takes over.




Mia and Ethan are from two different worlds. He’s from the country and enjoys the slow pace. She’s a city girl with high end fashion tastes and loves all the glam that only living in NYC can provide her. They’re only fooling themselves by believing what they have is merely a summer fling. When love starts to works its way into their hearts, will they be able to walk away when it’s time for Mia to go back home?

Can Ethan and Mia beat almost impossible odds?

Here are my overall ratings

Hero: 5
Heroine: 4
Plot: 4
Angst: 3
Steam: 5
Chemistry Between Hero & Heroine: 5

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