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Begin Again

(Stay #3.6)

4.19  ·  Rating details ·  364 ratings  ·  95 reviews
From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Probst comes a new story in her Stay series.

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 w
Paperback, 1001 Dark Nights #128, 125 pages
Published July 28th 2020 by 1001 Dark Nights Press
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MELISSA *Mel Reader*
Jul 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
4.5 Stars!
(ARC provided by author)

-No one can love you the way I can.


Chloe Lake is a beautiful, single woman living in New York. As the governor's daughter she lives her life in the spotlight and her social calendar is always full. She loves her job advocating for animals, and has become the darling of the press. They've even dubbed her the Bachelorette of NYC. She's living her dream when the boy from her past suddenly shows up and turns her world upside down.

It's been four long years since
E-Reader Addict
Jul 29, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: novella
2.5 Stars

I LOVE a good second-chance romance, and was really looking forward to this story - Chloe and Owen met in a previous book (All Roads Lead to You), and it was apparent Owen was smitten with Chloe. But they were just friends, so it was fun to learn something developed between them.

But now it’s about seven years after Chloe and Owen met. They were together for two years, then Owen broke things off when he accepted a job on the other side of the country. In the four years since their br
Sofia Lazaridou
Jul 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Begin Again is a stand-alone novella in the Stay series by Jennifer Probst. The characters from the three previous books appear in this book, but there is no need to have read them to get a part of the story.

I am not a huge fan of second chance romances and I am in the happy place to say that I enjoyed this one. I loved that even though Owen left, he never slept with another woman and I believe the same applies to Chloe too. It helped with the "I have loved you this whole time" thing that was g
Jessica Alcazar
I really love a second chance to get it right romance journey. There is something sentimental that always lingers in the story that makes the story more enjoyable for me. Owen and Chloe’s story was much more than just a romance; it was a story of growth and forgiveness, understanding and redemption, true friendship and love :) It’s a feel-good story that will have your heart smiling for days after you’ve finished.

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'Begin Again' is a standalone novel written by Jenifer Probst. This book is the 3.6th part of the 'Stay' Series.

This is not the first book that I have read by thia author and just like all of her works she has managed to stun me into silence with the amount of emotions she gets out of me through her book!! Chloe and Owen's story was one heartbreaking tale of love and redemption and I loved every word of it!

Chloe is a simple girl who is livi
Nov 26, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: reviews
Begin Again was an alright story. I enjoyed it, but at the same time, it lacked depth I am used to in Jennifer Probst’s books.
Jess (ireadergosum) Reviews
This was a cute second chance romance. When the male lead is super determined, but also genuine, it makes the story so much better. I really love the passion these two share, and getting a glimpse into their past when they visit the family and friends! For a novella These novellas are a good intro to a new author's work, but I do think I would have liked this even more if I had read the series it was apart of. I may have to check out the other books in the Stay Series! Thank you to Social Butter ...more
Sandy S
Jul 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
BEGIN AGAIN by Jennifer Probst is a contemporary, adult romance storyline set in the author’s STAY series, and the latest instalment in the multi-authored 1001 Dark Nights series. This is attorney Owen Salt, and advocate for animal welfare Chloe Lake’s story line. BEGIN AGAIN can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Any important information from the previous story lines is revealed where necessary. Chloe’s story begins in book one THE START OF SOMETHING GOOD.

Told from dual third per
Aug 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020-wishlist
Begin Again is a heart-warming completion of Jennifer Probst’ Stay series bring the story full circle back to the place it all began the ranch that changed both Chloe and Owen’s lives.

When we last encounter Chloe and Owen they were just starting their journey as a couple, with stars in their eyes and hope in their hearts. Sadly, and despite being totally perfect for each other, Owen struggled with accepting he was ‘good enough’ for Chloe. A bit directionless and at a loss for planning his future
Ruthie Taylor
Jul 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
~~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads ~~

This installment in the Stay series is very welcome - for fans it will be a perfect opportunity to catch up with all the gang, and to find Chloe and Owen all grown up! You could definitely read this as a lovely introduction to the books too, and I dare you not to be tempted to go back and find out about the adventures that are mentioning in passing in this story.

Chloe has found her calling, and is working hard for anima
Kari Hansen
Jul 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Chloe is at a point in her life where she is happy as she has worked through her relationship with her father, has a job she loves and is dating a man who on paper appears to be her perfect match. What she didn’t need was to have the man she left her and took her heart with him to reappear in her life wanting a second chance.

When Owen left Chloe it wasn’t because he didn’t love her but because he did. He felt like he was a disappointment to those he loved and that he needed to find the man he wa
Suzi (Obsessive Reading Disorder)
I have been waiting for this story to unfold since we first met Chloe as a young college student in the Stay series by this author. This book seems not long enough yet just a perfect way for Chole and Owen to find their HEA.

The two have history and Chole is reluctant to risk her heart on a second chance. Owen is nothing if not determined. Throw in lovable animals, a crazy chicken named Hei Hei and familiar couples from the series--it becomes a perfect read. Loved that Owen pulled out all the st
Rhonda Brant
Jul 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Oh how I loved this book! I’m so glad there was closure with these two, and loved the way Owen came back into the picture as the new attorney. The farm gang was all present, probably my favorite part in the book, and I honestly laughed out loud when Hei-Hei saw Owen. Disliked Drew immensely, and Alyssa was pretty funny handling Jonathan. Overall, a very well-written book by an incredible author that is a very quick read and keeps you very entertained. Truly love all of the characters in this ser ...more
Sep 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
Great to see Chloe and Owen all grown up and have their own HEA! We both meet them on book 1 of this series as rowdy and troublesome teens who are both sent to Bishop farm and they both find passion for animals and love. However their story is not an easy road to travel Owen need to find his self and his identity in California before he comes back to Chloe. Bonus is we see and visit the Bishop farm again and see Hei Hei 🐓 and Gusgus is adorable 🐶
Jul 31, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
yes, this is true that everyone deserves the second chance, whatever you have done before, you earn that at least one.

now we know why Owen left, it is the journery find his soul, greatful that it is just 4 years, not forty years.

Chole, she has her own luxury to have her life, career, since her father is the governor. As a woman, we need a stronger one to take care everything, they can be your parent, your half even your best friend.
Love & Lavender Book Review
Jul 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
Chloe and Owen melted my heart in this second chance romance. I've been desperately waiting for Chloe's happily ever after, she's pulled at my heart strings since the beginning. Owen has returned after leaving Chloe when they were younger. He's returned to capture his heart, and earn her trust again. Begin Again is exactly that, a new chance to start over and re-discover a love that never went away. Jennifer Probst is a master at pulling at my heart strings while giving a full, passionate and fu ...more
Kristina Birch
Jul 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Second Chance Romance for the Win!

Owen fell in love the first time he saw Chloe but never thought he had a chance with her; she’s two years older, glamorous, and knows what she wants. Now years later, he’s back in her life and ready to fight for a second chance.

The Stay series is one of my favorite Jennifer Probst series because I love the family and the passion for animal rights that everyone shares. Chloe and Owen’s love for each other is only equaled by their loved protecting animals and I’
Jul 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020
Oh, Chloe and Owen...I just love them so much! Their second chance was special, and so romantic. It was great to catch up with other characters I love, too!
Bette Hansen
Aug 01, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

A fun and sexy quick read that left me smiling. A hot hero in Owen and a cute pup in Gus Gus. What's not to love? Recommended read
Pennie Morgan
Jul 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was just a great big sigh waiting to happen! A second chance between a grown up Chloe Lake who has just been dubbed NYC Most Eligible Bachelorette and Owen Salt, the one who left and never contacted her again. Chloe works for a rescue and in walks their newest legal advisor, Owen. He is back...for her. He is now a lawyer and working for an Animal Defense firm but is he too late. We also get to see all the gang from the farm upstate and don't forget Hei-Hei who makes a cameo attack. Definite ...more
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Ruthie – ☆☆☆☆
This installment in the Stay series is very welcome – for fans it will be a perfect opportunity to catch up with all the gang, and to find Chloe and Owen all grown up! You could definitely read this as a lovely introduction to the books too, and I dare you not to be tempted to go back and find out about the adventures that are mentioning in passing in this story.

Chloe has found her calli
Stacie Christensen
Jul 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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
Jul 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I loved taking a trip back to the Bishop compound, filled with misfit and abused/rehabilitated animals and a family full of siblings whom each had to overcome some dysfunctional relationship to find their true loves.

Enter Owen Salt back into the life of Chloe Lake, both of them were teenagers when they were assigned to community service at Bishop. Chloe at the time was rebelling against her widowed, politician father and later Owen joined the mix after rebelling against his judge grandfather. Fr
Jul 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
Begin Again is Jennifer Probst's latest book offering. Hei-Hei the crazy chicken is back, and the scene is quite funny. I loved returning to the Bishop horse rescue farm, where people and animal rescues live together in peace, harmony and fun. Many former characters from the STAY series make an appearance, and I could not be happier to spend some time with them once again in upstate New York. This novella may be enjoyed as a standalone.

Chloe Lake is the first daughter of New York, which means th
The Rogue Book Reviews
Jul 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
**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
Debbie Hanson
Jul 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
Begin Again
Stay novella 3.6
Jennifer Probst

“Second chances are sometimes the sweetest of all” – I love this quote from literally the end if this story, but it sums up the love that is Owen Salt and Chloe Lake. Their relationship hit a rocky point, ending in a split that devastated her, but as she tries to move on, he always plays in her mind.

As the governors daughter, Chloe has always had her life under the spotlight of the media and paparazzi. She uses that to help rescue animals and j
Marlene Brown
Jul 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
As the titles suggests (Stay 3.6) this story is part of the Stay series. You don't have to have read the other books in the series to enjoy this one (but you should they are really good!). Having said that we did meet Chloe in book 1 and Owen in book 3. When I read another Stay Novella and sort of caught up with Owen and Chloe, I remember shaking my head and thinking OWEN OWEN OWEN!!!!! Yes that many times and loudly! Needless to say that I could not wait to read this story. Owen and Chole are b ...more
Reading Addict
Jul 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Begin Again is a second chance novella tied in to Jennifer Probst's Stay series and what a second chance Owen and Chloe need! When we last left Chloe and Owen in All Roads Lead to You they were just beginning their journey. He was a 19 year old messed up college student and she was a couple years older and wiser and had her act together. This story takes place 7 years later and Owen may now be a not for profit attorney but he still knows how to mess things up and he really messed up with Chloe! ...more
Sharon Moritz-rosenthal
Jul 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I received a free ARC copy of this book from the author prior to release and am
voluntarily leaving a review.

This is sweet and romantic 2nd chance at love romance between, Chloe Lake who has been side character throughout this series by the author. This is the first book that stars her and features a 2nd chance at love with her ex from college, Owen.

Owen met Chloe in college and they both fell hard and fast for each other. But he was 2 years younger than her and he never felt that he had enough s
Michele A.
Sep 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: second-chance
Chloe and Owen have been apart for 4 years. He left for California to find himself and become the man he felt Chloe needed. Chloe felt she wasn't enough and he left because of that. When he reenters her life 4 years later, Chloe is left reeling. She doesn't trust him and knows she needs to stay away from him. She feels that he hurt her enough. Owen knows he has a big hill to climb in order to get Chloe back. He begins by moving back to NYC and taking on a case that he knows her organization was ...more
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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

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