Something Just Like This
(A Stay Novella)
by Jennifer Probst
From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Probst comes a new story in her Stay series.
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?
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An Exclusive Interview With Jennifer Probst:
~ with Jillian Stein of Read Love Blog
I absolutely LOVED Alyssa and Jonathan. How did you choose them for this novella?
Jonathan Lake was a secondary character in my novel, The Start of Something Good, and was running for NYC Mayor. He was such a strong, alpha male character with many layers and he’s always stayed with me. As a widower, I wanted to see him get his own HEA. I thought pairing him with an assistant who slowly gets under his skin was the perfect way to Jonathan’s heart. And Alyssa is truly his equal – he needs a strong, confident woman to match him.
I love a secret crush combined with an office romance. What are some of your favorite tropes to write?
I adore a good office romance trope! Also, marriage of convenience and enemies to lovers are my absolute favorite.
If you could give Alyssa and Jonathan a theme song, what would it be?
I actually mention it in the book! I spun this entire story about the song by Chainsmokers and Coldplay – Something Just Like This. I adore the lyrics and am obsessed with this song.
If they ever adopted a pet, what type of pet would it be and what would they name it?
LOL! I love to give my characters rescue dogs – but Jonathan and Alyssa were made for a cat. Not the usual cat, of course. An alpha female, smart, sassy, rescue cat who will own their heart. Hmm, now I have to go write this short story…
Can you give us a hint as to what you’re working on now?
Yes! I’m finishing up book 2 in a brand new series called The Sunshine Sisters. It’s about three sisters who own a wedding planning agency in Cape May, and it’s full of wedding antics, humor, family drama, and of course, love. The first book comes out April 2020 and it’s called Love on Beach Avenue.
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 makes her home in Upstate New York with the whole crew. Her sons keep her active, stressed, joyous, and sad her house will never be truly clean.
She is the New York Times, 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 New York 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.
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