Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Something Just Like This (Stay, #3.5)” as Want to Read:
Something Just Like This (Stay, #3.5)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Something Just Like This

(Stay #3.5)

4.16  ·  Rating details ·  545 ratings  ·  144 reviews
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
Kindle Edition, 1st Edition; 1001 Dark Nights #111, 131 pages
Published November 19th 2019 by Evil Eye Concepts, Incorporated
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Something Just Like This, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Something Just Like This

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
Average rating 4.16  · 
Rating details
 ·  545 ratings  ·  144 reviews

More filters
Sort order
Start your review of Something Just Like This (Stay, #3.5)
Chris  C - A Midlife Wife
Sigh... I just love this series. Steamy addition!
There are some authors that you’re just drawn to because of the way they write. Their stories are always upbeat, even when there’s trials and tribulations. You know you’ll get that happily ever after even if you have to go through a little bit of stuff to get there.

I especially enjoy the Stay series because of the great connection in love between the characters. I am always waiting with anticipation for the next story.

This novella
MELISSA *Mel Reader*
Nov 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
4.5 Stars!
(ARC provided by author)

 photo A14F4679-EF0E-45C9-9997-07BC6C6FAB1F_zpseelm6mti.jpg

Jonathan Lake is a widowed single man, with a grown daughter he adores. He’s also considered the most eligible bachelor in New York. He is the mayor of NYC, and a politician the press loves. As a workaholic, it’s been a long time since he was truly interested in a woman, but lately he’d started to think of his assistant as more than just his employee.

Alyssa Block is an organized, brilliant executive assistant and advisor. Jonathan has worked with her for tw
Nov 19, 2019 marked it as stay-away-not-for-me
"The moment Alyssa Block had walked into his office with her cool eyes and clipped speech, he’d known they weren’t each other’s types. He preferred fiery, opinionated, passionate women like his beloved late wife."

Yeah... how about no for me
Jessica Alcazar
This series has been on my radar for a while and altho my initial intent was to binge read it for this release, that was a bit of a stretch for me lol However, I have started the series so there’s that LOL But I digress. I say this to you, so you know that if you’re like me, and have not read this series yet, there’s nothing wrong with picking up this story and reading it now. I was fine with it and I’m picky as hell!

Sweet and engaging and full of heart. I loved the glimpse into the characters I
Nov 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Thank you Inkslinger and the author for a complimentary copy. I voluntarily reviewed this book. All opinions expressed are my own.

Something Just Like This
A Stay Novella
By: Jennifer Probst

*REVIEW* ❤❤❤❤
I'm always glad to read a 1001 Dark Nights novella, and Something Just Like This is a great addition to the collection. Jonathan is a widow of five years with a daughter, and he's the mayor of New York City. He loves the city and takes his job seriously, but he doesn't work alone. While Jonathan
Nov 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Mayor Jonathan Lake is wondering if he should run for governor. He can count on his assistant of the last two years to advise him on her opinion. But lately, Jonathan have started to see her in an other way and is curious to learn more about her. She's not his usual type but he likes that she's not like all the others.

Alyssa Block can't remember when the respect she have for her boss turned into something else. But she doesn't want to start an affair or a relationship that could ruin his chance
Sandy S
Nov 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
4 stars

ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date November 19, 2019.

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
✰ Bianca ✰ BJ's Book Blog ✰


Super adorable little novella!
Finally our darling Mayor gets his happily ever after!
Can't wait to read Chloe's book next!
Great series!

💜 💜

Smokin Hot Book Blog Smokin Hot Book Blog Smokin Hot Book Blog Smokin Hot Book Blog Smokin Hot Book Blog
Gloria Herrera for As You Wish Reviews
Sometimes what you really need in your life is just right in front of you.

Jonathan is the mayor of New York City and hopefully soon the governor of the state after the next election. His life is full of public moments that make him feel under a microscope at all times. Being a widower and having raised a daughter, he dedicated his life to serving the public. Now as he reassess his life, the personal loneliness and lack of intimacy is making him feel he is missing out on life.

Alyssa is his person
Sofia Lazaridou
Nov 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Something Just Like This is a stand-alone novella in the Stay series by Jennifer Probst. The characters from the other books appear in this book and it was a nice way to catch up to them. Hei-Hei, once again, stole the spotlight.

The story had the perfect length and it wasn't too fast or too slow for me. When the length and the pace are so good as they were in this book, there is not much that can go wrong. The characters were both great and I would love to see more of them in Chloe's book. From
Isha Coleman
Nov 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
Opening a Jennifer Probst read is like getting a glimpse into her heart. The ricochet effect will have you feeling the love almost as quickly as it takes to turn the page. Something Just Like This is no exception. Despite the characters being more mature, the emotions are just as valid. Jonathan finds himself at a crossroads between career and love. Will he take the risk of exposing his heart or dedicate his life to following his dream? For Alyssa and Jonathan love is a temptation that refuses t ...more
Kristina Birch
Nov 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another landslide in the Stay Series!

Jonathan Lake, the sexy widower running for mayor of NYC, leapt of the pages of The Start of Something Good and now he’s running for Governor with his eye on his perfect First Lady! Alyssa and Jonathan were so vulnerable and perfect for each other that I could barely put the book down to go to work.

I adored the chemistry, emotion, and sense of family that have become the hallmarks of this series and absolutely canNOT wait for Chloe and Owen’s story!
Peggy Jaeger
Nov 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: people who love political romances, smalltown romances, fan of Jennifer Probst
NYC Mayor Jonathan Lake is the type of mayor I'd love to have in my own town. Talented, a people-person, and a crusader, the fact that he's gorgeous, smart, and witty doesn't hurt either! WIdowed for 5 years, he's lived his life for his job and making the city - and the world- a better place. Now, he's poised to run for governor of the state he loves. Surrounded by exceptional people who support and help him run the city, the path to the governor's house looks like it's smooth sailing. Except fo ...more
Avid Reader
Nov 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Something Just Like This (Stay #3.5) by Jennifer Probst
4 stars
M/F Romance
I was given this book for an honest review by Wicked Reads.

This is a novella and is very much a part of a series. And, while you don't necessarily need to read the other books to know what's happening in this one, I highly recommend reading them. They make this novella that much stronger.

Jonathan is the mayor in New York City. He loves what he does and really wants to make his city a better place. He has been widowed for f
Ruthie Taylor
Nov 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
~~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads ~~

This book 3.5 in the series - I think you can certainly enjoy it as a stand-alone, but once you have met the human and animal inhabitants of Hudson Valley, I am sure that you will be intrigued by their stories too.

Although this is a novella, it is a very satisfying read. Jonathan and Alyssa have worked together for the last couple of years and spend a lot of their time together. Both have been feeling much more than pro
Kari Hansen
Nov 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Jonathan is the Mayor of New York who has been approached to run for Governor. His wife passed away five years earlier and since then he has been involved in a couple of relationships but nothing serious. Lately he can’t stop thinking about his assistant Alyssa and she inspires feelings in him that he hasn’t felt for a long time but he is uncertain if she feels the same.

Alyssa is his assistant who always has the answer he needs, and her mind is filled with intriguing facts. She is attracted to h
Nov 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love all of Jennifer’s books, but this book is so good. I love a vulnerable and sexy hero, and match him with a strong, smart and independent woman and it grabs me.

Jonathan Lake was a favorite of mine fr9m the beginning in Mia’s story, his widowed status, politician, dealing with a good but troubled daughter just made him so relatable. A dysfunctional hero who finds his weakness and overcomes it and in the process wins the election and his daughter back......what more could you want from a her
Ga Books LoverX
Nov 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Something Just Like This packs a HUGE punch and I love that it is named after one of my favorite Chainsmokers' songs that is even mentioned IN the book! It might be a pretty fast read, but it was an enjoyable one!

This is not a cut and dry romance, our main man is not only the Mayor of New York, but he is also about to be announced as running for Governor of the state as well. He is a widower and is trying to fight his attraction to his assistant, which is a big no no in the political world, even
Nov 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
Something Just Like This is a short novella that features characters from Jennifer Probst’s Stay series. Jonathan and Alyssa were a perfect working tandem and for the last two years it was all professional between them. But something changed, for Jonathan being a widower of 5 years, pursuing flings and short term relationships has never interested him. He was fine on his own until he started seeing Alyssa in a whole new light. Alyssa loves her job and prefers to keep things on a nonpersonal leve ...more
Reading Addict
Nov 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Something Just Like This is a wonderful novella and the type of story that will make you believe in finding love again. Jonathan Lake is the fictional mayor of NYC and Alyssa Block has been his assistant but more than that his trusted right hand for 2 years. 5 years ago Jonathan lost his beloved wife to cancer and after that he threw himself into his job and left little for the rest of the world. His relationship with his daughter suffered in the past but over time he has prioritized her and the ...more
Romance Schmomance (Malia)
Short and sweet, plus it's a great read if you're a fan of the series. So, I have go off and say that I'm still questionable about how all the books in the 1,001 Dark Nights can be read as a standalone. I guess technically it's true, but all these novellas are definitely more enjoyable if you've read from the series.

I did find this one enjoyable, but I didn't love it as much as the other books in this series. I truly loved that there wasn't any hidden agendas with the main characters. These two
Nicki - The Overflowing Bookcase
The last thing Jonathan Lake needs while trying to go from NYC Mayor to the state's governor is for the feeling he has tried to hide to come front and center. Alyssa Block has been his assistant for years and he cannot even comprehend trying to win the Mayoral race without her. But when push comes to shove and passion between the two ignites can the race be saved? Or will the addition of a soulmate be just the thing to push his career further? I loved these two from the opening pages and it was ...more
Jennifer Hevern
Nov 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
It's absolutely amazing to me how Jennifer Probst can squeeze out every possible romantic emotion even in the length of a novella. True disclosure, I don't usually like novellas. But with Probst's talent it doesn't feel like a novella. It feels like a full-length story. Jonathan & Alyssa's story is beautifully written with all the feels and challenges of any relationship. But they have an added challenge of being in the political eye. Alyssa is afraid, and rightly so, of being ripped to shreds b ...more
Renee Entress
4.5 star

I was pulled right into this story. The story has laughs, pain, secrets, second chances, and heartbreak.

If you have not read the below I would recommend reading those books(s) first
The Start of Something Good (Stay #1)
A Brand New Ending (Stay #2)
All Roads Lead to You (Stay #3)

This is Alyssa and Jonathan’s story. Alyssa is Jonathan’s assistant. But secretly she has crushed on him for a while. But no he is about to run for Governor so she needs to shut down her feelings. But too bad Jonath
Suzi (Obsessive Reading Disorder)
This novella is a great addition to the series. We meet Mayor Jonathan in the first book of the series, but he stays in the background up until now. A widow for 5 years, he hasn't wanted to have another relationship. His assistant Alyssa suddenly starts to look more like a great friend. Could there be something more?

Alyssa is perfect for Jonathan except for the whole him being her boss thing. I liked that she tried to stay true to herself and was willing to for go her heart in order to protect
Heather andrews
Nov 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Geesh Jonathan has his work cut out for him with his woman, “it’s not like that, and you know it. You’d be my lover. My girlfriend. My cherished partner. Take your pick.” I liked this book, I loved Jonathan.
I love this series and this novella is a sweet story for Chloe's dad, the Mayor of NYC, Jonathan Lake to find his happiness. Alyssa has been his assistant for 3 years and they have both been suppressing their feelings. Loved the patience and respect that Jonathan has. So glad they got to take a trip to the farm. Any time with Hei-Hei is always a good thing. I love this family! ...more
Dec 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
4 1/2 stars

I’m frequently iffy about novellas, especially romance novellas, but Jennifer Probst’s Something Just Like This may convert me to being on the more positive side because she knocks this romantic novella out-of-the-park.

Alyssa has been Mayor Jonathan Lake’s assistant for over two years. They’ve grown comfortable with each other, although never crossing any lines. But now, suddenly, they realize how attracted they’ve become to each other. Jonathan’s been selected to be his party’s candi
Oct 19, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: reviews
I quite enjoyed the Something Just Like This but the part I was looking forward the most was cut off and skipped for an epilogue that was happening one year later. Disappointing.
Krista Ricchi
Nov 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is such a great read. The plot flows perfectly. The writing hooks you from the very beginning. I adore the characters and how they connect with one another. This is not like the other office romances out there it's got more emotion and depth. This is one book you need to get your hands on. ...more
« previous 1 3 4 5 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Readers also enjoyed

  • Hot Mess Love - A Contemporary Romance Novel
  • Wonder With Me (With Me In Seattle, #12.5)
  • Twist of Fate (Heartbreaker Bay, #8.5)
  • The Family Journal
  • My Wounded Billionaire (The Billionaire Kings Book 5)
  • The Boyfriend Contract
  • Dream With Me (The O'Callaghans, #1; With Me In Seattle, #13)
  • One Hot Night (Caught, #1.5)
  • Lethal Nights (Brute Force, #3)
  • Enticing Liam (Big Sky Royals #2)
  • Resist (Wicked Ways, #1)
  • Sweet on You
  • Shine With Me (With Me In Seattle, #15.5)
  • Say It Again (First Wives #5)
  • The Billionaire's Forbidden Little Sister
  • Unleashed (Tiger Shifter Chronicles, #3)
  • My Wicked Billionaire (The Billionaire Kings Book 6)
  • Forever Theirs (Kings of Knightswood Academy, #3)
See similar books…
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 holds a masters in English Literature and lives in the beautiful Hudson Valley in upstate New York. Her family keeps her active, stressed, joyous, and sad her house will never be truly clean. Her passions include horse racing, Scrabble, rescue dogs, I ...more

Other books in the series

Stay (3 books)
  • The Start of Something Good (Stay, #1)
  • A Brand New Ending (Stay, #2)
  • All Roads Lead to You (Stay, #3)

News & Interviews

Nature, in Her infinite awesomeness, can provide solace even when you’re stuck in the house. As a matter of fact, the numbers suggest that...
92 likes · 14 comments