About The Book:
- A Brand New Ending
- by S.A. Rolls
- Category: NA / Contemporary / Romance
- Publication: April 9th 2013
- Rating: 3/5
- Received From: Literary Literature Lovers Tours
“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?”
The beginning of this book is very intense. S.A. Rolls immediately throws you into the drama and here I am left wondering what in the world is going on. I knew immediately that Phoenix probably didn’t have an easy life and was very unhappy and I wanted to continue reading so I could find out more about her.
Braedon is another interesting character. The narrative goes back and forth between Phoenix and Braedon so you can see both points of view. I enjoyed this and at the same time thought it slowed the story down a little. Although it did let the reader know exactly was in the mind of both, there are a few parts that are rewritten, so it’s almost like a sense of deja vu but in another person’s body! S.A. Rolls did allow for the feelings to come through in both characters pretty clearly so this may not have been needed, but I did enjoy both pov’s.
The twist was definitely something that I didn’t see coming. Which to me is always a great thing. Being able to decipher a book makes me feel like there’s no reason to read that book! This one really came out of left field, and I had absolutely NO clue! It brought even more drama to the characters and had me saying “WHAT?!” out loud many times! Always a clue that I’m reading an interesting book!
So, all in all this was a good love story. It was totally insta-love which sometimes bothers me. I knew from the beginning that these two were going to get together and maybe some of the I NEED to be with you stuff could be cut out, but it’s still a fun and definitely drama filled read. I was cheering for Phoenix the entire time!
Would recommend to the little older crowd. There’s some sexualness in this so maybe a bit much for YA, but perfect for NA.
“I don’t want to go anywhere, Braeden. Wherever you are is where I want to be.”
I think my heart does a back flip. “You have no idea how happy that makes me, hearing you say that.”
She gives me a sly smile, her fingers playing in and around mine.
“Can’t describe how amazing this feels,” she speaks. “I’ve never had anyone care for me like you do.”
“That’s a shame,” I respond quickly. “You deserve so much more than that.”
I lean over her so that our faces are close but I make sure to do it gently, afraid that she might retreat from my touch.
“Yes,” I say softly as our eyes are locked on each other.
We hold our position and I can tell she is nervous, but I want her to make the first move. I made the mistake of pushing it on her the first time and I won’t be doing that again. I can feel the heat of her breath on my face, its oddly intoxicating. But I hold still. I start to count the number of my heartbeats when I suddenly feel force against my lips. I hold back the smile, my hand coming up to cup her cheek. I start to move my lips against her, the waves of ecstasy flowing through my body. After a second, her lips start to move in unison with mine. I’ve kissed lots of women, but it’s never felt quite like this. I don’t know how long it lasts, but I refrain from sticking my tongue in her mouth, fearing that may be too much. I then swear I feel her moan in my mouth, and it’s the most incredible fucking turn on I have ever heard in my life. She must have realized it too considering she pulled her lips off mine, her hands coming up to her mouth.
About S.A. Rolls:
S.A. Rolls is a native of the Bay Area, where she attended culinary school and obtained a degree in baking and pastry. When she is not baking, she spends her time reading and writing. Stephanie reads anything – from biographies of her favorite president to the most popular YA series. Inspired by her surroundings, she has written her first novel, based in San Francisco, her favorite city. She currently lives with her boyfriend and their five-year-old pug.
Connect with S.A. Rolls: