The Start of Something Good by Jennifer Probst
Series: Stay #1
Published by Montlake Romance on June 5th 2018
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Military
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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?
“I caught the way you looked at her. It was cute.”
“I refuse to discuss this further. I once parachuted into enemy territory, broke my arm landing wrong in a tree, ran eight miles, and still managed to extract the target to safety. I’m not cute.”
I love it when Jennifer starts a new series. It’s like a whole new world for me to fall in love with. I love the way she tells a story and has us falling in love right along with the characters.
This was one of the funniest enemies to lovers book I’ve read in a while. It was light on the angst I usually enjoy with those types of stories though. They were complete opposites but throughout the story you get to watch them evolve and want to change for the other and open up to have them in their life. There might have been a few cliché lines but if I’m going to read a book with them then I’m going to read it from Jennifer because she always delivers on the swoon and the flutters.
I don’t read a lot of the “cookie cutter” or the “classic” or the “inside the box” romances. I love to live outside of that and read romances that are not mainstream or typical. When I do go for them I like to stick to the ones that I know can deliver a good story with all the emotions that romance books should have. Jennifer Probst nails those for me every time and she has never let me down.