Blog Tour and Book Review: Begin Again: A Stay Novella by Jennifer Probst
Chloe Lake is finally living her dream. As the daughter of the Governor, she’s consistently in the spotlight, and after being dubbed the Most Eligible Bachelorette of NYC, both her career and personal life has exploded. Fortunately, her work as an advocate for animal welfare requires constant publicity and funding, so she embraces her role and plays for the camera—anything for the sake of her beloved rescues.
But when a big case is on the line, she’s faced with the one obstacle she never counted on: the boy who broke her heart is back, and in order to gain justice, they need to work together.
Chloe swears she can handle it until old feelings resurface, and she’s faced with a heartbreaking choice.
Will this time end differently—or are they destined to be only each other’s first love—instead of forever?
Owen Salt fell hard for Chloe when he was a screwed-up kid in college, and spent the next years changing himself into the man his grandfather believed he was capable of. But when his career led him across the country, he knew he needed to leave the woman he loved behind. He’s never forgotten her, but as the new darling of the press, now, she’s way out of his league. When work brings him back to fight for justice by her side, he swears he can handle it.
But he’s never really gotten over his first love—and he wants one more opportunity to prove he’s a man who’s worthy.
Can Owen convince the woman who holds his heart to take a second chance on forever—or is it too late for them both?
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**Disclaimer: I was provided an advance reader copy by the author in exchange for my unbiased review and opinions.**
Begin Again is a heartwarming novella about some secondary characters from the Stay series. It can be read as a stand-alone, although "seeing" some familiar faces is always a thrill.
We first meet Chloe and Owen in the Stay series, as two teenage trouble makers sentenced to help at the horse ranch. For Owen, it was love at first sight...while Chloe saw him as a brother due to her being a couple of years older. ( Raise your hand if you've done this, only to find that teenage boy year later... all grown up and hot as hell)
When we meet them at Begin Again, they are young adults navigating their worlds on their own, for the first time. Owen is back in the city and Chloe doesn't know how to react..after all, he's the boy that broke her heart. But they have just too much in common and that love never went away. Owen is playing for keeps, but can he convince Chloe to at least listen to him?
I really enjoyed Chloe and Owen's story. The writing was flawless and the story engaging. Being a novella you would think there's not enough for a well-crafted story, but you'll be pleasantly surprised. Heart and heat, re-learning each other and even a monkey-wrench or two is you can expect from Begin Again. Definitely recommend reading the other Stay series books as you might enjoy the inside jokes and nuances as much. Regardless of how you decide to engage with this book, I definitely recommend it. Five stars for Chloe and Owen's second chance!