Tuesday, October 23, 2018

A Brand New Ending by Jennifer Probst

A love story will be rewritten in this heartfelt romance from New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Probst.

Ophelia Bishop was a lovestruck teenage girl when she and Kyle Kimpton chased their dreams to Hollywood. Kyle’s dreams came true. Ophelia’s did not. When Kyle chose his career over their relationship, Ophelia returned home to rural New York to run the family’s B & B—wiser, and more guarded against foolish fantasies. Now Kyle has come crashing back into her life, and all her defenses are down.

Kyle can’t think of a better place to write his latest screenplay than his hometown. After all, that was where he met the heart of his inspiration—his first love. He knows the damage he’s caused Ophelia, and he wants a chance to mend their relationship. If anyone can prove to Ophelia that happy ever afters aren’t only for the movies, it should be him.

As much as Ophelia’s changed, she still has feelings for Kyle. But her heart has been broken before, and she knows that Kyle could run back to Hollywood at any time. She gave up her dreams once, but maybe she can dare to change her own love story… one last time.

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Book 2
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Avid Reader☆☆☆☆
M/F Second Chance Romance
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Ophelia and Kyle had a puppy love that they thought would last a life time. They planned to live their dreams and the fairy tale that came along with them. But when their dreams do not seem to be merging, it will be up to each of them to decide whether or not they can truly be happy.

Ophelia knew fairly early on that she loved singing. She knew that if she wanted to keep Kyle, she would have to seek out that dream, because he was going to Hollywood to live his. When Ophelia realizes what she truly wants, she makes her own choice and has to live with what that choice means for her relationship.

Kyle is a successful screenplay writer. He has a lot of blockbusters and knows what it's like to rub elbows with the rich and famous. But now that he's lived his dream, he wonders what's missing and why he feels so lost. He takes a chance to go back to where it all began to see if he can see the magic again.

This is a second chance romance where both characters have their own baggage. I was slightly worried about this premise, as it seemed that with second chance romances, either one has to work too hard or too little to win the other back. This was somewhere leaning more towards the work too little. I thought that for all of the forgiveness that Kyle wanted, he was pretty stubborn in his own right.

Overall, this was a successful second chance romance, but I thought that it needed something else. I'm not quite sure what, but it was missing something. I did like that there was a secondary story and that it had a great resolution. Also, I wanted to see more into the future – where were the two main characters down the road? But it was an enjoyable read, nonetheless.

Mary Jo☆☆☆
A sweet second chance romance that I liked very much. However, for me, the story seemed to drag in places.

When Kyle returns to town after living in California for years, he yearns to get reacquainted with his high school sweetheart, Ophelia. Ophelia has other ideas. When she left Kyle in California, she left that part of her behind. She doesn't need the constant accolades or criticism from strangers to make her life complete. She knows that Kyle loved her with all he had back then, but it wasn't enough and she's not willing to trade the happiness she has now to go back to that life.

Kyle knows what he lost and he's back to reconnect with Ophelia. He lost a lot when Ophelia left him and he thought he was over her, but everything always comes back to her. To loving her, to being with her, and he's willing to give it all up for a lifetime with her. The only thing he needs to do is to convince her that she's more important than anything Hollywood has to offer, and to do that Kyle has to embrace the life that Ophelia has created in their hometown.

I did enjoy the book, and the subplot surrounding Kyle's father added an element that to the story that made Kyle's growth as a person even more relatable.

Also Available in the Stay Series

Book 1
Buy Links

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~  Available with KindleUnlimited  ~

For reviews & more info, check out our The Start of Something Good post.

Jennifer Probst is the New York Times bestselling author of The Billionaire Builders series, The Searching for... series, The Marriage series, and The Steele Brothers series, among others. The Start of Something Good is the first book in her new Stay series. Like some of her characters, Probst, along with her husband and two sons, calls New York’s Hudson Valley home. There, she enjoys reading, watching “shameful reality television,” and visiting an animal shelter, when she isn’t traveling to meet readers.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of A Brand New Ending (Stay #2) by Jennifer Probst to read and review.

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