Book Review & Blog Tour: This Is Not How It Ends by Rochelle Weinstein (ARC)

This Is Not How It Ends

Author: Rochelle Weinstein

Publication Date: 01 January 2020

Genre: Contemporary Romance/Women’s Fiction

Pages: 342

Publisher: Lake Union Publishing (Amazon)

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?

This is Not How it Ends was my first foray into Rochelle Weinstein’s writing and it most certainly will not be my last. This story was heartbreakingly beautiful and left me in a puddle of tears.

Charley and Philip should be enjoying the highs of their engagement, but with Philip’s constant absence due to work travel, their relationship is starting to feel the strain. In Philip’s absence, Charley begins spending time with Ben, a widowed father. Charley begins to question if she wants a life with an absent husband or if she needs more.

Now, you may be thinking that this is just another love triangle/affair type of story. I’ll be honest, I did. But, my god, it’s not. The characters were incredible. The story evokes so many emotions, and there were certain parts where I had to put the book down just to cry. This book is so incredibly raw and honest, and makes you question everything you think you know about relationships and people’s motives.

Thank you to Suzy Approved Book Tours for the blog tour invite. That you to the author and Lake Union Publishing for providing an ARC. This did not influence my review. All opinions are my own.

This Is Not How It Ends is currently available to Amazon Prime members as a Prime First Reads this month! Get your copy here!

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