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Excerpt from A BRAND NEW ENDING by Jennifer Probst

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.

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A Brand New Ending by Jennifer Probst

Sunlight leaked through the branches and turned her hair to fire. A smile rested on her full lips, her body at ease on Flower. She had surrendered to the gentle rocking motions, heels firmly hooked in the stirrups.

His heart ached as he looked at her, the melding of past and present, child and woman. Harper was right. Ophelia was calmer now. There’d always been a zest and mad energy throbbing in her veins. She’d dash about, ready for the next event or adventure, throwing her entire being out to the world. Now there was a graceful restraint. A quieter sort of happiness that was sensual in the way only a confident woman could be—one who knew her body and mind and accepted herself completely.

“I love seeing you like this,” he said quietly. “The way you are with the guests is a humbling experience. The way you give so much of yourself. Your mother would be so damn proud.”

She jerked in the saddle, then met his gaze head-on. Those blue eyes turned misty, like the color of smoke, and trapped him helplessly under her spell.

The horses muttered softly, sensing the sudden awareness in the air. His entire body throbbed with anticipation, ready to drag her off that horse, shove her against a tree trunk, and kiss her until his mad lust was finally sated.

She smiled. “I loved running the inn together. She taught me so much. Oh God, how we laughed and complained and giggled together! It was a special time for me, being that close to my mom.”

He let his thoughts wander a while, then asked the question that had been burning inside him. “Do you regret it, Ophelia? Leaving with me? Marrying me?”

Her gaze nailed him, blue eyes flaming with intensity. “I’ve never regretted running away with you. Everything brought me back to where I belonged.”

Pain slapped through him. He barely caught his breath from the hit. “I always thought we belonged to each other. That being together was our safe place.”

Regret tinged her voice. “Me, too. But we were too young to know what that really meant.”

“And now?”

Was that a flash of hope in her eyes or a trick of the light?

“And now maybe things can be different.”

They smiled at each other. His heart bloomed. She was finally admitting there was a chance.

He’d take the small opening and chip away until he created a giant door he could walk right through, back into her life.

End of Excerpt

Copyright © by Jennifer Probst

Learn more by visiting the author's website. A BRAND NEW ENDING released October 23, 2018 from Montlake Romance.

Meet the Author

Jennifer Probst wrote her first book at twelve years old. She bound it in a folder, read it to her classmates, and hasn’t stopped writing since. She took a short hiatus to get married, get pregnant, buy a house, get pregnant again, pursue a master’s in English Literature, and rescue two shelter dogs. Now she is writing again.

She makes her home in Upstate New York with the whole crew. Her sons keep her active, stressed, joyous, and sad her house will never be truly clean.

She is the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of sexy and erotic contemporary romance. She was thrilled her book, The Marriage Bargain, was ranked #6 on Amazon's Best Books for 2012. She loves hearing from readers. Visit her website for updates on new releases and her street team at www.jenniferprobst.com.

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A Brand New Ending by Jennifer Probst

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Type: Novel

Heat Level: 4

Language Level: 4

Violence Level: 1

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