The Start of Something Good

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Series: Stay Series, Book 1
Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (565 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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?

©2018 Triple J. Publishing Inc. (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved

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  • DW
  • 07-09-18

Sweet book! Stormy love with great weather due!

OK, there were so many parts that had me chuckling. Hey Hey the chicken for one. I can always count on Jennifer to make me laugh, and even swoon a little at her real, intense and realistic guys and their dialogue. And, ya can't go wrong with Sebastian and Madeleine! I really liked the uniqueness of this book.. and how they both were willing to compromise at the end. It's a good read, er, Listen!

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This is my first Jennifer Probst book

And I loved it! Such a sweet story about a Special Forces warrior who is wounded - physically and in his soul - and the woman who makes him whole again. Loved the narration too!

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So Good!

Just read it, you won't be sorry . This book is a love story with character you won't soon forget and you'll be sorry when it ends.

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Wonderful story

Loved this story, it left a smile on my face at the end. I dinked the performance because I am not a fan of Madeleine’s voice, especially when she’s doing a male’s voice. No feeling.

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Good Story and development

It is nice to see the relationship between the MCs develop instead of being instantly there. The storylines converged well and the topic of PTSD was treated respectfully.

The female reader was clear and concise; however, at times, it felt like she was woodenly reading instead of acting out the story. I have heard her before and she was much better.

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Enjoyable

Started slow but built to a good, albeit light and easy, listen. Likewise, the narration took a bit of getting used to but ended up being okay.

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Loved this book!

The love story between these two was awesome! I also loved the story between the father and daughter.

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  • LS
  • 09-07-19

Dislike female narrator

I enjoyed the story and loved the male narrator. However the female narrator made me cringe each time she attempted a male voice.

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Lovely storyline, excellent male narrator but...

I really enjoy stories by Jennifer Probst and Sebastian York is an excellent narrator. Madeleine Maby was not good at all in her male voice, not consistent in her narration as Mia thank goodness, as she starts out stilted and over-enunciating, good to as more normal flow, returns to the former, and the pattern repeats through-out the story. As the male voice, she made a intelligent former military ops male sound sound like a Southern dumb hick - quite off the mark.
The story itself was a solid story of Chloe maturing, Mia redefining what she wanted in life and Ethan's return home and reintegration into his family's farm with Mia's unknowing help. It was well developed, with believable main and supporting characters that I identified with either myself or someone I know.
I'm looking forward to the next book in the series.

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The Start of Something Wonderful!


Hello slow burn and heavy snark! This book brings all the emotions, wounded characters to cheer for, siblings to be intrigued by, and farm animals to laugh at. This was a fun, sweet romance!

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  • Alia
  • 08-04-18

great read

loved getting to know these characters. my 2 favourite narrators were great. good storyline and great ending.