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Book Review: A Brand New Ending by Jennifer Probst

Updated: Nov 2, 2018

Book Description: 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.

Disclaimer: I have received an advanced reader copy from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. This review and the opinions shared are my own.

Heat Level: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 out of 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

Heart Level: 💘💘💘💘💘 out of 💘💘💘💘💘

It's 4am, I have tears in my eyes and I feel like someone punched me in the gut. If that doesn't tell you how good this book is, I don't know what will. This book will stay for me for a long time,if not forever.

I know, I still have to give you a review, don't I? Now and then comes a book that knocks you on your ass and this was one of those for me. Ophelia and Kyle's chemistry and passion are undeniable. But it goes beyond that. These two experienced the heartbreak of knowing sometimes love is not enough. And while they learned that lesson, they also knew their story was not finished: there was more growing to do, there needed to be forgiveness.

Which brings me to the reason for my tears. The main theme of this book is forgiveness, not only between Kyle and Ophelia, but also between Kyle and his father, recovering alcoholic Patrick. Forgiving an abusive parent is one of the hardest things anyone can do. Tackling such a difficult subject must not have been easy, but Ms. Probst did so brilliantly.When an author tackles such a universal theme as forgiveness, they run the risk of either sounding preachy or falling into clichés. However, we don't have to worry about this in this book. Ms. Probst took such care with all these characters that we can't help but be ecstatic they got the happy ending they deserve.

I can't recommend this book enough! Five out of Five. May we all get the brand new ending we need.💘

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