September 9, 2013

Review: A BRAND NEW ENDING by S.A. Rolls

Title: A Brand New Ending

Author: S. A. Rolls

Source: ebook from author for review

"Phoenix Harper never imagined her life would come to this: A life not worth living anymore.

After a failed suicide attempt, Phoenix is sent to be observed at a local psychiatric hospital. There she meets Braeden Harris, a hospital aide with his own haunting past.

Not long after their first encounter, they feel an unexplainable pull towards one another. Will fate bring them together, or will outside forces tear them apart?"

My take…
Ok, here is the deal. I sometimes write parts of a review before I am finished with the book. And I did so with this one. I had about 4 paragraphs telling why I liked it and what I didn’t like about it. There was more no likey than likey. I even had my heart set on rating this book 3 stars. (I ended up rating this book 4 stars!)
But then that ending happened. Oh lordy, did that ending change everything.
In the last review I started with what I loved…but now that I have scraped that one I will start with what I didn’t really like. At first, when reading this story I was thinking how unprofessional everyone at the hospital was, especially Dr. Harris. I kept shaking my head and wondering how a hospital could function by being so lax and letting their patients have free reign. There was absolutely no rehabbing in this rehab! But with that amazing ending I now understand. I can hardly contain myself thinking back on it all. So I guess, after finishing the story, it is not really a problem now is it?
But in the first half of the story, and peppered throughout the 2nd half, there was a lot of telling. So much so, I skimmed through several parts. I really don't need to know what the character is doing every second of the scene. So yeah, that was a problem. Also, there was quite a few errors and typos. Something that had me pausing and rereading some scenes. But not enough to really hold me up too long.
Now for what I did like…
I enjoyed the romance part the most. I adored how much Braeden and Phoenix loved each other and it was with their whole hearts. Yes, even in just the short time they knew each other, I found their relationship and their love believable. I had no problems falling right along with them and enjoyed the parts leading up to the fall. They were magical together and it was so beautiful to read. And, once again the ending played a huge part with their romance and I think I love them even more when it was all said and done. Le sigh!

So here I was thinking I wasn’t really into this story as much as I wanted to be. But then I finished and it all came slinking into place for me. Puzzle pieces aligned and I was totally smitten. That ending? That one that was a game changer for me? That is how books should end. It totally came out of left field and was a whopper. I definitely recommend this book if you are looking for lots of romance and a book with an ending you won’t see coming. 

1 comment:

  1. I love when a book has a fantastic ending that you don't expect and this is a beautiful cover. I'll have to give this a read.