A Brand New Ending (Stay, #2) by Jennifer Probst
Title: A Brand New Ending
Series: Stay, #2
Author: Jennifer Probst
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Genres: Contemporary Romance, #2ndChanceRomance
Release Date: October 23, 2018
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.
A Brand New Ending (Stay, #2) by Jennifer Probst
Rosa’s rating: 5 of 5 iScream Cones
“With his tight ass cupped in jeans and a soapy sponge in his hand doing dishes, the scene was total porn.”
I was so excited to get my hands on this second story in the Stay series. The author blew my mind with the first book and this one touched me deeply as well. I was thrown into the lives of Kyle and Ophelia as teenagers. First love, pain and heartache, broken promises and broken dreams…sigh. 💔
I love it when a series is about a family and all the characters are present in each book. I adore Ethan and Mia, thrilled that they were there with Ophelia when her past decided to revisit her present. The only problem is that she had never shared the details of her heartbreak when she returned home to run the family’s B & B. They all knew that something had happened to change her, but they never learned what.
When her brother begged her to let his best friend, Kyle, stay at the B & B for three months to write his latest screenplay he didn’t get a no, he got a Hell No! He didn’t understand why there were hard feelings between his friend and sister and neither of them was dishing the dirt.
“—beginnings are necessary and cherished, but it’s the endings that will make a person remember you forever.”
Are you as intrigued as I was by this mystery? Well, let me tell you, it’s even better than your imagination. Prepare to melt into a puddle of goo by the time you get to the end of this treasure. The journey is beautiful, painful, and perfect. The ending is not what they envisioned as teenagers. But who’s to say that it’s not the right one. Sometimes, a brand new ending can be just what a story needs.
This incredible series features three siblings. So, if you are counting, there is one more that deserves a happily-ever-after. My fingers are crossed that the author decides to share Harper’s story. It will take a very special man to deserve her, and I’m so anxious to meet him. The line forms here…
Kyle’s Top 5 Memories With Ophelia from A Brand New Ending by Jennifer Probst
In A Brand New Ending, Kyle Kimpton and Ophelia Bishop are only eighteen years old when they decide to run away together to pursue their dreams. Leaving the family farm behind, they escape to Hollywood to get married and chase their careers. Kyle plans on being a famous writer, and Ophelia longs to be a singer as great as Adele. Unfortunately, their paths diverge and rip apart their relationship. As Kyle thrives in Hollwyood as the new hotshot screenwriter in town, Ophelia falters when she realizes in order to be famous in the music industry, she needs to change who she is. Choices are made that rip them apart, and Ophelia returns to the family farm with her heart shattered and dreams destroyed.
Kyle realizes he’s made a big mistake letting go of the only woman he’s ever loved. His memories haunt him. Here are the top five he thinks about constantly:
He remembers the first time they kissed when they were sixteen years old. Riding on horseback through the meadow, Ophelia falls off her horse, and when he frantically checks on her, they gaze into each other’s eyes and he realizes at that moment, he is in love with his best friend. They share their first kiss, and when they walk away hand in hand out of the meadow, everything has changed.
When Kyle’s abusive father blames him for his mother’s death, he runs to the only place he’s ever felt safe: the Bishop family farm. Ophelia opens the door and instantly senses his pain. She holds him tight and for the very first time, Kyle cries in her arms.
When they were young, they hung out with Ophelia’s brother, Ethan, and were called the Three Musketeers. They’d run around the small town of Gardiner, raising hell, and ending up at Bea’s Diner for her famous burgers and pies, detailing the glory of their future.
Ophelia would sneak out at night to meet him at the barns. They kept their relationship secret from Ethan and Harper (Opehlia’s siblings) and spend nights lying on a blanket, under the stars, holding hands and talking about their dreams and future.
Kyle vowed to wait until they were married to claim Ophelia as his. They get married in Vegas in a tiny chapel, by Elvis, and when they return home to their tiny apartment, they make love for the very first time.
After a decade, Kyle returns to his hometown and back to Ophelia. He intends to create many new memories with the woman he loves. He dreams of running the Inn with her side by side as he writes his new books on his terms. He wants to raise a family with her in their childhood town, and be surrounded by the people and animals he’s always loved. He wants to watch her sing again, making people happy, finally owning her special gift without fear. And this is where A Brand New Ending begins…
Jennifer Probst is the New York Times bestselling author of the Billionaire Builders series, the Searching For series, The Marriage series, the Steele Brothers series, and The Start of Something Good, which is the first book in the Stay series. Like some of her characters, Probst, along with her husband and two sons, calls New York’s Hudson Valley home. When she isn’t traveling to meet readers, she enjoys reading, watching “shameful reality television,” and visiting a local Hudson Valley animal shelter.