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

The Start of Something Good (Stay, #1)

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 ...

Details The Start of Something Good (Stay, #1)

TitleThe Start of Something Good (Stay, #1)
Release DateJun 5th, 2018
PublisherMontlake Romance
GenreRomance, Contemporary Romance, Contemporary

Reviews The Start of Something Good (Stay, #1)

  • Alex ♈
    It was a long time I read a book by Jennifer Probst.Why actually? *lol* She wrote one of my favorites Searching for SomedayAnyway, I’m happy I picked this one!Loved, loved, loved the heroine.Floved her!!!Very intelligent, bright and loyal woman.She had an excellent work ethic. Respect!I miss smart heroines in romance, it’s a shame they sell beauty and a tight p*ssy (+ all-accepting attitude) as requisites to get a HEA, but often underrate per...
  • Patty Belongs To Kellan~Jesse~Lautner~Miller~Jack~Racer~Rafe~Liam~Prince Nicholas~Hayes~Simon~Gianluca & Archer
    *****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 se...
  • MELISSA *Mel Reader*
    4 Stars!(ARC provided by Montlake Romance) Ethan Bishop heads home to Gardiner, a small town in upstate New York where his family owns a bed & breakfast, and a horse farm. He's been gone too long, and returns to the life he'd once run away from for something bigger and better. He is ex-special forces, and a former Hollywood bodyguard who should feel lucky to be alive. He's come full circle, and was now just trying to heal all his broken pieces in...
  • Debbie Oliphant
    I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review. I'm a fan of this author and this story did not disappoint.Ethan moves back home after an injury from his Special Forces mission. He has physical and psychological injuries and believes the solitude of his childhood home can provide the escape that he needs. His two sisters run an Inn where his home is and they are supportive but urge and need him to try to heal. He agrees to help with their hor...
  • Chris C - A Midlife Wife
    Sigh... She always makes me cry!! So good. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~One of the reasons I love reading Jennifer Probst books is because she writes in such a familiar way that you just feel like you’re part of the story. This story is so refreshing and she writes in such a way to allow us to yearn for a small town closeness and not the anonymity of the big city. A place where you know your neighbors and the local merchants. Where they bec...
  • Leonor
    Heroine: 4 stars.Hero: 2 stars. Animals: Hei Hei And Wheezy 5 stars.Overall rating: 4 stars for the heroine and animals.I enjoyed reading about the heroine who didn’t take any crap from the hero but I hated the hero. What right has a man or another person tell someone what to eat or not to eat? It was the heroine’s body and if she wanted to be on a diet or if she wanted to shoved her face with food that was her problem and hers alone! I felt ...
  • ✰ Bianca ✰ BJ's Book Blog ✰
    Ethan just came back home to his family's Bed & Breakfast slash horse farm. He's been hurt on his last job in the military and he needs a bit time to heal - body and mind.His sisters have been running the business perfectly. But now he's here and they immediately give him the task of becoming the mentor of 19 year old Chloe who was sent to the farm by a judge for doing stupid stuff at college.Enter Mia. She's gonna be Chloe's 'guardian' for the s...
  • Cyndi
    This book is very sweet and well written! I liked Ethan and Mia and they ended up being perfect for each other! My favorite character was Hei Hei the chicken 🐓 I don’t know if I will read the next one- it seems as if Ophelia has been celibate quite some time so I expect a celibate hero too. Especially since it sounds like a second chance scenario.
  • Elle's Book Blog
    Release Date: June 5, 2018 Genre: Contemporary Romance Actual Rating: 4 stars Recommended Read The Start of Something Good is a lighthearted and easily likable novel where two people come together in unconventional circumstances. Jennifer Probst writes this novel in a way that makes it easy to visualize the scenery and characters while also making it feel magical and charming. Readers who are looking for an easy read with cute characters are g...
  • Amy
    I loved this story … so fun and interesting. The highlight of this one is the heroine, Mia, who is smart, interesting, loyal and a hard worker. She was vulnerable and strong at the same time … as we often are. I liked that the author brought that out in her. She also had some great moments when she gets all sassy! She stood up for herself at every turn which I enjoyed. I liked the hero as well and how their relationship grew from disdain to p...
  • Jo - *✽*•.★Reading Is My Bliss★.•*✽*
    Mia has an incredibly busy job working in PR in New York. She is knee deep into helping her client with his political campaign when she is sent to deal with his troublesome teenage daughter. If her misdemeanour was made public it could affect his campaign so Mia is accompanying her to a working horse farm to work remotely until the campaigning is done, keeping his daughter away from the public eye.Mia makes a very lasting first impression on Etha...
  • Alphas Do It Better Book Blog
    4 starsThe Start of Somethiing Good is definitely aptly named. Although it started off slow for me, it really brought on the feels after awhile.Ethan is a wonderful, if surly, hero with shadows that darken his perfect eyes and sully his soul. He feels things too deeply and takes on the responsibility of too much but it's the only way he knows how to live. After tragic events occur, he reluctantly returns home to a tiny town in upstate New York, t...
  • Dali
    With The Start of Something Good, successfully launches a new series full of quick wit, small town charm and a mature and delicious romance that’s guaranteed to make you smile. Ethan Bishop had spent his youth trying to make something of himself away from his small town. But when a rescue mission goes wrong and he can no longer serve as a Special Forces paratrooper, his dreams crumble and is forced to go back to his family’s B&B and horse far...
  • Jacob Proffitt
    I wore down. I'm about halfway in and I lost interest in continuing. I can't pin down Ethan or Mia for motivation and the old people finally pushed me over the top. Skeevy oldsters are good for a joke or two but I don't get the continued patience with their interference and shenanigans for shenanigans' sake. I also hate that nobody is bothering to even try to investigate what the deal is with Chloe. She's in obvious trouble and throwing off scare...
  • Stacee
    I had read and enjoyed some of Jennifer’s other books, so I requested this one without even reading the synopsis. I really liked Mia and Ethan. They’re both stubborn and struggling with something and much more alike than they think. The banter and button pushing was fantastic. And their messed up meet cute turned absolute irritation made for a delicious foundation of hate to love. Ethan’s sisters were sweet and I’m guessing they’ll be g...
  • TheBibliotheque ☽
    Rating: 3.5 starsI love me a good from enemies to lovers romance.This is my first Jennifer Probst book, so I didn't really know what to expect. After reading a few reviews and given that the male lead of this novel is a former Special Forces and that's basically one of my fave tropes EVER, expectations were sort of high.You should know that more than 3 stars for me it's already a good and solid rating. Perhaps if I had not read it right after a C...
  • Fei ~ BookLover~
    Author, Can I have one chicken Hei Hei please??
  • Dísir
    I love a good a enemies-to-lovers story, and Jennifer Probst’s throwing together of a wounded soldier and an uptight, prickly PR shark sounded like a read up my alley. As total opposites (at least on the surface), Ethan and Mia clash immediately. The latter wouldn’t be caught dead on a horse-rescue farm while the former is the furthest away from branded designer wear and corporate work having been burnt by the bad experience he’s had in the...
  • Sunny
    ARC review Jennifer Probst writes charming stories. In her new STAY series, she brings it on to a small town in the Hudson Valley filled with quirky characters, including an animated chicken, charming dogs, and beloved horses and yes, there is a human or two in the story as well. Ethan Bishop is just back from the Middle East where he served as a pararescue trooper. His last mission wounded his heart as well as his body and he comes home to his f...
  • Jess
    DNF 12% - heroine rubbed the wrong way and she came off very unlikeable. My tolerance is low for books that don’t grab me from the start.
  • Kindling Micky
    3.5 starsTHE START OF SOMETHING GOOD was a pleasant read, not angsty and just a lovely undulating journey. This is a perfect summer, low-concentration read, one for the beach or vacation.Mia is a rising PR agent, representing the to-be Mayor or NYC. She’s somewhat vain, obsessed with being rake-thin and has no work-life balance. The to-be Mayor sends her to a farm way out of state to keep an eye on his wayward daughter doing community service. ...
  • Jultri
    Quick and rather enjoyable read. Prissy Manhanttan public relations consultant with a perchant for designer wear is forced to babysit her politician-running-for-NYC-major's troubled teenaged daughter who has to serve her community services sentence at a horse rescue farm/B&B inn in upstate Hudson Valley. Ethan Bishop sustained career-ending injuries during a failed Special Forces mission. The man he was to rescue did not make it. He has returned ...
  • Aly
    Dear readers,You are cordialy invited to the Bishop's horse-rescue farm and B&B this summer, in the quaint little town of Gardiner, New York. There'll be dogs, horses, a chicken, a nineteen-year-old girl assigned to community service and quirky elderly people. You might witness a city girl with a love/hate relationship with sugar and a former serviceman who think himself unsuitable for civilian life exchange clever banters and passionated bickeri...
  • Snow
    AwwwSuch a lovely story...Mia and EthanAn uptight city girl PR manager and hardened alpha eaten by the guilt from his past...they are an unlikely match, at first, enemies, then friends turned lovers fill up the pages with passionate banter that only excells towards physical attraction...and then someting moreBUT her task that led her to Ethan's horse farm and B&B resort, lead by his two sisters, is slowly inevitably coming to an end...and the gro...
  • Susan (susayq ~)
    What a really good start to this series! I loved Ethan and Mia and I see an interesting story coming for Ophelia. I hope we get to see Chloe again too.
  • Roxanne
    Thanks to the publisher for letting me review an early copy of this book for the purposes of this blog tour. All opinions expressed are my own. Have I mentioned that I love Jennifer Probst's books? I think I may have a time or two. Needless to say that the bar was set quite high for me going into this one, and I'm happy to say that "The Start of Something Good" delivered everything I've come to expect from this author and more.First off, this sto...
  • Alison
    I haven't read any books by Jennifer Probst before but I knew her name and so when I saw this ARC available on NetGalley I requested it.So, Ethan Bishop is a former special forces soldier/Hollywood bodyguard who has returned home to the family B&B and horse sanctuary after a disastrous op to metaphorically lick his wounds.Mia Thrush is an up and coming New York PR agent. Her latest and biggest client Jonathan Lake is running for mayor but he has ...
  • Under the Covers Book Blog
    I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Start of Something Good is the first book in her new series called Stay, and it is definitely a “Start of Something (really) Good.  Probst managed to pull at my heartstrings once again with this small-town-meet-city-slicker story.Mia’s PR is at a brink of making it big with the company’s new...