Review: A Brand New Ending

A Brand New Ending (Stay #2)
by Jennifer Probst
Published October 23rd 2018 by Montlake Romance

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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Oh my goodness! I love a great second chance romance. In this case it really is about first love and whether hearts that were shattered can remember what it means to be in love. This is the second book in the series following a set of siblings. Ophelia runs the family B & B and is the glue that keeps her siblings grounded.

Kyle was a childhood friend and sweetheart. He has lost who he was while out in Hollywood and decides to come back home again for clarity. Ophelia wants nothing to do with the man who broke her. Kyle isn't done trying.

Given the chance, the two find they still have some zing. Trust in everything is still a huge barrier for them to move forward. I liked that both Kyle and Ophelia were able to take a step back and look at things from the others prospective. I loved that they both needed to re-write their ending.

The beautiful wintery setting at a B & B farm just rounds out all the goodness in this story. Not many clues given about baby sister Harper, but I have a feeling she is going to be a tough nut to crack. Looking forward to reading more!

*Complimentary copy provided via Netgalley for an honest review.

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 took a short hiatus to get married, get pregnant, buy a house, get pregnant again, pursue a master’s in English Literature, and rescue two shelter dogs. Now she is writing again.

She is the NYT, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of sexy and erotic contemporary romance. She was thrilled her book, The Marriage Bargain, was ranked #6 on Amazon's Best Books for 2012, and spent 26 weeks on the NY Times. Her work has been translated in over a dozen countries, sold over a million copies, and was dubbed a "romance phenom" by Kirkus Reviews. She loves hearing from readers. Visit her website for updates on new releases and her street team at Sign up of her newsletter at for a chance to win a free book and receive exclusive material and giveaways.


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