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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?

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I noticed the cover of this book quite some time away and that alone made me curious. I absolutely loved it from the moment I laid eyes on it. Well done to Mayhem Cover Creations for yet another great cover design job!

So I eyed this book cover and then saw it again a while later... and the minute I got a request to review, I nearly chocked on my coffee to respond quick enough.

Originally the book starts out as a kind of YA novel. But as the story progresses, it definitely slips into more of a New Adult Read.

For her debut novel, author S.A. Rolls doesn't make a splash - she makes a water bomb! While I got into the story, I thoroughly enjoyed it. It went along the lines of a really sweet, really emotional romance read. But hello f-bomb ending... you just threw me right into a crazy spiral. I didn't see it coming, I didn't even think about it... the plot completely blindsided me. Awesome!

A Brand New Ending is an emotionally deep tale about a girl named Phoenix - She's a complete and utter mess. Things haven't been great in her childhood home for a very long time. The only way to make all the pain stop - is to just end it all.

- I actually don't really know how to write this review without giving to much away here. Each time I want to say something about what happens, I find myself clamping down on it because I just know I'm going to spoil it if I keep on going into to much detail. -

But what you need to know is that Phoenix meets a student doctor named Braeden. There's a connection right from the start and yes, you will read it and go... surely not, it's way to quick and much to inst-love... but hey... there's a twist, hold out until the end. It all makes sense eventually, trust me.

So between Phoenix and Braeden - they both help each other in ways they didn't even see coming. It's truly a beautiful tale. Emotional, mysterious and outright freaky at times. I enjoyed the connection I felt between both Phoenix and Braeden. Even with all the insta-connection stuff, it was well played out and beautifully put together... you don't doubt for an second, that what they have is real... Or maybe you do... lol... ok - enough now. I'm going to spoil it.

So the twist? Boy is it twisty. I keep wanting to say freaky, and yes it definitely is, but it's freaky-good.

This book is so unique and I really want to point that out. I have yet to read anything similar to this. The writing is good, the story flows well and all-round this is just a really great read. Especially if you take into consideration that it's a first attempt for author S.A. Rolls...

It's emotional, passionate and yes... the ending is definitely unlike any I've ever seen... therefore the title of this book is absolutely fitting!

Rating: 4.5 Stars


RELEASE DATE: April 2nd, 2013
GENRE: New Adult Romance

LANGUAGE: English
ISIN: B00C5W7XK6
PUBLISHER: S.A. Rolls

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About Laurynne Gouws

Hi. I'm Laurynne (Pronounced 'Lauren') & I'm a 30(ish) year old Graphic & Web Designer from Port Elizabeth, South Africa. I spend majority of my time either reading, blogging, browsing Amazon or when the mood strikes, designing something. Welcome to my blog.
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