20191202_171208.jpgWelcome to my stop on the This Is Not How It Ends blog tour sponsored by Suzy Approved Book Tours! Thank you to Suzy for the invitation!

About the Book:

From USA Today bestselling author Rochelle B. Weinstein comes a moving novel of hearts lost and found, and of one woman torn between two love stories.

When Charlotte and Philip meet, the pair form a deep and instant connection. Soon they’re settled in the Florida Keys with plans to marry. But just as they should be getting closer, Charlotte feels Philip slipping away.

Second-guessing their love is something Charlotte never imagined, but with Philip’s excessive absences, she finds herself yearning for more. When she meets Ben, she ignores the pull, but the supportive single dad is there for her in ways she never knew she desired. Soon Charlotte finds herself torn between the love she thought she wanted and the one she knows she needs.

As a hurricane passes through Islamorada, stunning revelations challenge Charlotte’s loyalties and upend her life. Forced to reexamine the choices she’s made, and has yet to make, Charlotte embarks on an emotional journey of friendship, love, and sacrifice—knowing that forgiveness is a gift, and the best-laid plans can change in a heartbeat.

This Is Not How It Ends is a tender, moving story of heartbreak and healing that asks the question: Which takes more courage—holding on or letting go?

My Thoughts:

I quite enjoyed Rochelle Weinstein’s last book, Somebody’s Daughter, so I was eager to get my hands on This Is Not How It Ends. I even took it with me to the beach when it was more temperate, and it was perfect for that setting, though it can be read anywhere.

Charlotte and Phillip live in the Florida Keys and plan to marry. As they get closer, Phillip begins to pull away. More and more, Charlotte begins to doubt him and his love for her. Then, she meets Ben, and she fights her connection to him.

A hurricane hits the Keys, as they so often do. Charlotte’s life is knocked off kilter even more. She must discover who and what she wants most. This is a tender love story with tragedy and hope.

Overall, I loved Weinstein’s smooth writing and engaging storytelling, and this was a quick, warmhearted read that lifted me up. 

I received a complimentary copy. Al opinions are my own.

About the Author:

Rochelle B. Weinstein is the USA Today bestselling author of emotionally driven women’s fiction, including Somebody’s Daughter, Where We Fall, The Mourning After, and What We Leave Behind. This is Not How it Ends releases January 2020. Rochelle spent her early years in sunny South Florida, always with a book in hand, raised by the likes of Sidney Sheldon and Judy Blume. Before becoming a full-time writer, Rochelle lived in Los Angeles, where she handled advertising and promotions for major film studios and record labels at LA Weekly. After returning to Miami, she continued her passion for entertainment as a music-industry executive at the Box Music Network. When she’s not writing, Rochelle loves to hike, read, and find the world’s best nachos. She is currently working on her sixth novel. Please visit her at www.rochelleweinstein.com.

Have you read This Is Not How It Ends, or is it on your TBR? Happy Reading! ~ Jennifer THR