Title: The Start of Something Good
By: Jennifer Probst
Call #: Fic Probst
PR agent Mia Thrush is all about the city and trying to fit into her Gucci dress. The last thing she wants to do is babysit the daughter of her biggest client while the girl does community service at a farm, especially if it means interacting with the most frustrating man Mia’s ever met. Ethan Bishop doesn’t particularly like Mia either, not with her big city ideals. He’s returned home after a failed Special Forces mission leaves him physically and emotionally scarred. While he’s looking for some quiet to recover, Mia seems to do more for him than solitude. Before long, the two put aside their differences and embrace the healing power of summer. But what happens when summer ends? Can Mia give up the city she loves? Is Ethan capable of leaving behind the peace of the country even though the city triggers his panic attacks?
The Start of Something Good is truly the start of a good series. Mia was a little hard to swallow at the beginning, but she grows on you once she learns it’s okay to indulge in the finer things of life like food. The demons these characters face help build their character and make you root for them. Even the secondary characters make the story well-rounded and enjoyable, as well as intriguing enough to peak interest in the rest of the series. The second book, A Brand New Ending, came out this October and continues the story of Ethan’s sister Ophelia.
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