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)

  • 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 Carroll
    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...
  • MELISSA *Mel Reader*
    REVIEW TO COME 4 Stars!(ARC provided by Montlake Romance)
  • Vini
    I really enjoyed reading The Start of Something Good. Honestly speaking when I started reading I wasn't really sure I would enjoy reading because I was not a fan of Mia. But as I kept on reading I liked her. This book is one the best I have read in term of character development and growth. The growth of each character as well as the story progressed, I loved it. This one is funny, emotional and a really awesome read. I can't wait to read next one...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • HeatherP
    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."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." This was ...
  • Audri
    Originally posted on the blog Fiction and FrostingThis book turned out better than I expected! It made me laugh and it melted my heart into a useless puddle of goo. I was up for an easy read but boy, was I wrong! I loved every minute of reading this book!!Now, dialing down the exclamations, The Start of Something Good was such a roller coaster of emotions quite literally for me. At first I was a bit hesitant about it, then I started enjoy it, I w...
  • Heather
    This latest book by Jennifer Probst is the start of a new series, and a great start at that! Mia and Ethan while at first glance might seem like polar opposites. Well actually they are complete opposites, but that is exactly why they work as a couple. Ethan is a former special ops soldier that is suffering from PTSD. He wants nothing more than to hide away in the country to try and rebuild his life. Whereas Mia is stuck staying at his family's in...
  • Danielle
    *** ARC RECEIVED FOR A HONEST REVIEW ***This is my first ARC I have received but also this is a book that I was going to pick up anyway. I have read most of Jennifer Probst's other books and enjoy them thoroughly. This book didn't disappoint. Jennifer's writing improves with every book, the words pretty much flow off the page and her creative storylines are an adventure. The story is based on your typical high-end city girl having to go to the co...
  • Peggy Jaeger
    You know that old tale about the city mouse and the country mouse Well, in Jennifer Probst’s new book THE START OF SOMETHING GOOD, that old tale of opposites attracting and combusting is proven true.Mia Thrush is driven, dedicated and focused on her high power PR job. When she’s entailed with the college-aged daughter of her current client for the summer, a client who happens to be running for the mayor of new york, Mia is torpedoed out of he...
  • My Pink Fairytales
    I fell in love with many characters before, but becoming obsessed with a fictional rooster, that's a new one for me. Hei Hei, I love you dude! I wish you were my pet.Oh wow, what an amazing book! I had 2 ARCs to read and I chose this one first, thinking I'll save the best for last. Boy, was I wrong! (i think)IT WAS SPECTACULAR! Mia was another super strong heroine, my dream type of woman. Ethan was an ex Special Forces military alpha man, dealing...
  • Suzi (Obsessive Reading Disorder)
    This is the start of anew series about the Bishop siblings. Ethan returns to his family farm after being injured in the Special Forces. He is grumpy and prickly and not much for company but he is giving it a try. Trying hard to find himself again. Mia is pushed on her client's daughter for the summer as a guardian. Trying to help him win an election by keeping his daughter out of trouble. They both end up at the bed and breakfast/horse farm that ...
  • Carolyn's
    This series starter lays the foundation of healing, forgiveness and second chances. The family history and love of the Bishop family are intriguing and each of the adult siblings are fascinating. Ethan returns a little bitter hearted after a failed operation in Special Ops. Recovering from a painful injury, Ethan's heart is what needs mending the most. The obvious love of these siblings and the foundation their mother laid makes for a promise of ...
  • Amaia
    This was my first read by this author and I really enjoyed her writing. I will definitely be checking out her previous work.The start of something good is an enemies to lovers story that shows how wrong first impressions can be once you get to know the person. It is about friendship and love. It is about fighting for what you believe in.The characters growth and development is fantastic. It doesn’t feel forced and you see it slowly happening as...
  • Amy
    Review to come
  • Lori
    A good read but completely predictable in every aspect. It was a nice, solid story and everything you’d expect from this genre but nothing overly emotional or moving.
  • Crystal
    I loved this book so much! The characters, the story, the side characters, the B&B, the chicken/rooster, and Ethan. So much Ethan!
  • Gina
    I have never read a book by Jennifer Probst, but there was something about the premise of this book that intrigued me. I enjoy a good, enemies to lovers romance, and this is exactly what I got with this book.The story follows Mia Thrush, an up and coming New York PR agent, on the brink of helping her biggest client, Jonathon Lake win his mayoral campaign. If she pulls this off, she’ll have clients queuing out the door waiting to hire her. Howev...
  • Didi
    3.75 StarsJust like the title, “The Start of Something Good” is a good start to Jennifer Probst’s new series “Stay.” It had the ups and downs moments, but overall the whole casts really charmed me with the self-revelation and their witty back and forth, humans and animals like. Mia especially was a formidable character who raised above her family’s misfortune and seized life on her own term. I enjoyed her character developing into an ...
  • Lisa Zeigler
    I’ve read several of Ms. Probst’s books and enjoyed them so was excited to see this new series.Mia, who is building up her PR and marketing firm in Manhattan, loves the energy of the city. She is used to wearing expensive clothes to meet with her clients and attend events and is an unrepentant city girl. She lands an account with a candidate for the mayor of New York City, which ends up changing her life. She ends up having to put her work so...
  • Adriana
    Mia Thrush is determined to make it in the world of PR in the toughest city in the world. And if she sets some wrongs right in the process, so be it. Helping a good man get elected as mayor of NYC, is her priority, and that means she is going to the middle of nowhere to make sure his 19-year-old daughter does her community service sentence quietly and doesn't get into any more trouble in the meantime. All while the media doesn't hear a word about...
  • MJ Symmonds
    **Received review copy through NetGalley for an unbiased review**I was absolutely pumped when I was approved to review a copy of The Start of Something Good because I have read previous works by Ms. Probst and thoroughly enjoyed them.Well what a treat I was in for. Mia owns her own PR firm in New York and with a lot of blood, sweat and tears is on the fast track to making it big if she can land her client in the hot seat as Mayor of New York. Her...
  • Marti
    The Start of Something Good is the first book in a new series by Jennifer Probst called Stay. The story focuses on a family of three siblings in the New York’s Hudson Valley. They run an inn and a rescue farm for horses. The Start of Something Good focuses on Ethan Bishop. He left when he was 18 wanting to save the world. He was a paratrooper going on dangerous missions to save people. He also was a bodyguard for some of Hollywood’s elite. Al...
  • Rachel
    Sometimes family isn’t made up of blood and sometimes home isn’t a place, but a person. And sometimes hopes turn into dreams one never dared to dream when a soul finds its other half. Mia is a big city gal with big city ambitions to build her PR firm and right an old wrong she holds close to her heart. Ethan is a combat vet with far more scars than just the physical, but his family’s ranch in the mountains and the rescue horses there may ho...