Book & Author Details:
Something Just Like This by Jennifer Probst
Publication date: 19th November 2019
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Jonathan Lake is the beloved NYC mayor who’s making a run for Governor. His widowed status and close relationship with his daughter casts him as the darling of the press, and the candidate to beat, but behind the flash of the cameras, things are spinning out of control. It all has to do with his strait laced, ruthlessly organized assistant. Her skills and reserved demeanor are perfect to run his campaign, but her brilliant brain has become a temptation he’s been fighting for too long. Can he convince her to take a chance on a long-term campaign for love or will his efforts end up in scandal?
Alyssa Block has admired the NYC mayor for a long time, but her secret crush is kept ruthlessly buried under a mountain of work. Besides, she’s not his type, and office scandals is not in her job position. But when they retreat to an upstate horse farm for a secluded weekend, the spark between them catches flame, and Jonathan sets those stinging blue-eyes on winning her. Can she convince him to focus on the upcoming election, or will she succumb to the sweet promise of a different future?
**For fans of Jennifer Probst’s Stay series, Something Just Like This is book four in that series.**
**Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new readers, it’s an introduction to an author’s world. And for fans, it’s a bonus book in the author’s series. We hope you’ll enjoy each one as much as we do.**
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again – there is a real skill involved in writing a good, engaging, novella length story. I’m pleased, no, thrilled to say, that such skill is amply demonstrated with this addition to the “Stay” series.
I came to this story with no expectations. I’m not familiar with the series, and I haven’t read many books by this author at all. So this was a real treat. One that I read, curled up on the sofa, all settled in for a cozy night’s read. And that is precisely what I got. This book was a cozy, one sitting read. The love story was an exercise in restraint, such that it was dependent on the strength of the story telling to move the plot along. And that really worked for this couple – their maturity showing in their interactions – even when those interactions were filtered.
As novellas go, this one is a corker.
I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.
Jennifer Probst wrote her first book at twelve years old. She bound it in a folder, read it to her classmates, and hasn’t stopped writing since. She took a short hiatus to get married, get pregnant, buy a house, get pregnant again, pursue a master’s in English Literature, and rescue two shelter dogs. Now she is writing again.
She is the NYT, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of sexy and erotic contemporary romance. She was thrilled her book, The Marriage Bargain, was ranked #6 on Amazon’s Best Books for 2012, and spent 26 weeks on the NY Times. Her work has been translated in over a dozen countries, sold over a million copies, and was dubbed a “romance phenom” by Kirkus Reviews. She loves hearing from readers. Visit her website for updates on new releases and her street team at www.jenniferprobst.com. Sign up of her newsletter at www.jenniferprobst.com/newsletter for a chance to win a free book and receive exclusive material and giveaways.