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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 (20 ratings)

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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?

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

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great read

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

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  • DW
  • 09-07-2018

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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  • Lavern
  • 07-07-2018

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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  • B. D.
  • 12-06-2018

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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  • PatioS
  • 19-06-2018

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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  • LS
  • 07-09-2019

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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  • MauRanchGldnrtvrs
  • 29-07-2019

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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  • Joyce Hiebert
  • 15-07-2019

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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  • Rebecca Beebe
  • 26-03-2019

Excellent

I absolutely loved this book, it held my attention to the very end. Highly recommend.

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  • Tracy Gonzalez
  • 22-01-2019

Such a sweet and wonderful story!

This is my first audio book by Jennifer Probst. I loved all the characters and the sensational story line! The narrator's were phenomenal 😍 I will definitely be re listening!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 01-12-2018

Excellent Book

I really enjoyed this book by Jennifer Probst. I'll also be looking at more of her writings in the future.

It was easy to become completely invested in the characters. This was Ethan and Mia's romance, but we met Chloe, her father Jonathan, as well as Ethan's two sister's Ophelia and Harper along with countless other characters. They all made this story. I am so looking forward to the next book in this series.

Sebastian York is a favorite narrator of mine. I absolutely love his voice and performances. He once again brought life to the characters.

Madeleine Maby grew on me mostly. I do enjoy her voice. She was perfect for this series. But she just sounded forced or mechanical at times? Lots of pausing between every word during conversation, mostly when voicing the men. It's because of that I had to remove a star for the audio version. It was a bit distracting.

Also for those who are picky, the cuts were off occasionally. Long pauses between scenes/chapters or straight jumping into a new scene or chapter when there should have been a pause. It wasn't too bad, but, again, a bit distracting when it happened.

I wouldn't skip this book because of the negatives, but if your that picky...go get the book to read yourself!

*l listened to/read this book through the Kindle Unlimited program.