Synopsis from Goodreads
Jonathan Lake is the beloved NYC mayor who’s making a run for Governor. His widowed status and close relationship with his daughter cast 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 demeanour 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.**
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Jonathan, Alyssa and Chloe featured in The Start of Something Good and Chloe was the impetus to the relationship between Mia and Ethan. Making the connection to Something Just Like This profound from the start.
My heart hurt for Alyssa, although she is an introvert at heart, she has become a recluse due to the nature of her youth. Never really fitting in with her self-absorbed parents, Alyssa has always felt like a square peg trying to fit into a round hole and her parents were the ones trying to sand away her edges in order to force her to fit. Alyssa has developed a habit of emotional distance that while it allows her personal freedom it comes at the price of loneliness.
Jonathan and Alyssa are both emotional and physically drawn to each other but due to the professional nature of their relationship have kept their personal desires secret even from each other. Creating a pressure cooker of emotion and desire that will inevitably explode but will there be casualties as a result!!!
I completely adored Jonathan especially his ability to love with his whole heart; no shallow purely physical attraction for him but heart, mind, body and soul – complete and utter swoon fodder.
It was lovely to catch-up with the Bishop’s in Something Just Like This along with their colourful array of animals (Hei-Hei).
A terrific addition to the series and a solid foundation for Chloe’s story in Begin Again, although we have to wait until July 2020 for it.