This Is Not How It Ends



This Is Not How It EndsFrom USA Today Bestselling Author Rochelle B Weinstein Comes A Moving Novel Of Hearts Lost And Found, And Of One Woman Torn Between Two Love Stories 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 AwaySecond Guessing Their Love Is Something Charlotte Never Imagined, But With Philip S Excessive Absences, She Finds Herself Yearning For 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 NeedsAs 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 Courage Holding On Or Letting Go

Rochelle B Weinstein is the USA Today andbestselling author of emotionally driven women s fiction, including This Is Not How It Ends, Somebody s Daughter, Where We Fall, The Mourning After, and What We Leave Behind Rochelle spent her early years in sunny South Florida, always with a book in hand, raised by the likes of Sidney Sheldon and Judy Blume Before becoming a full time writer, Rochelle lived in Los Angeles, where she handled advertising and promotions for major film studios and record labels at LA Weekly After returning to Miami, she continued her passion for entertainment as a music industry executive at the Box Music Network When she s not writing, Rochelle loves to hike, read, and find the world s best nachos She is currently working on her sixth novel Please visit her at www.rochelleweinstein.com.

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  • Kindle Edition
  • 342 pages
  • This Is Not How It Ends
  • Rochelle B. Weinstein
  • English
  • 14 July 2019

10 thoughts on “This Is Not How It Ends

  1. Larry H says:

    4.5 stars.This was a really good, emotional read Do you believe that everyone gets one chance at happiness and love, or are there multiple opportunities out there for everyone How you answer that question may influence how you feel about Rochelle Weinstein s newest book, This is Not How it Ends.Charlotte and Philip meet on a plane At first his privileged attitude and temper tantrum about not getting his reserved first class seat irritates her, but his good looks and English wit quickly cha 4.5 stars.This was a really good, emotional read Do you believe that everyone gets one chance at happiness and love, or are there multiple opportunities out there for everyone How you answer that question may influence how you feel about Rochelle Weinstein s newest book, This is Not How it Ends.Charlotte and Philip meet on a plane At first his privileged attitude and temper tantrum about not getting his reserved first class seat irritates her, but his good looks and English wit quickly charm her Their intense conversation for the entire flight leaves her a bit breathless, but given that he leads a farglamorous life than she does, she doesn t expect that she ll ever see him again.But fate has a funny way of intervening, and it s not long before they fall in love and plan a future together They move to Philip s home in Islamorada on the Florida Keys, and while Philip is often traveling all over the world and spending time on his business interests, she starts building a life for herself When they are together, their love flourishes, but after a while, Philip s time at home becomes shorter and shorter, and he seemsdistracted when he is home Had Philip finally gotten bored with me Was there someone else Could the ring have been a mistake The physical distance I could live with, I had lived with, but the emotional distance was something else I couldn t get him to connect Charlotte starts yearning forthan Philip can give her And then one day, she meets Ben, a handsome single dad, and his young soon, Jimmy, and she starts to realize what it s like to feel needed, to feel constantly cared about and cared for She fights her attraction to Ben despite the amount of time they spend together partially because Philip pushes Ben to teach Charlotte how to cook.When a hurricane passes through Islamorada and Philip is away, Charlotte spends the night at Ben and Jimmy s house, and the storm causes her to reexamine her desires and begin to hope for a different future But then an unexpected discovery changes the course of her life again, and she decides to make sacrifices for others instead of following her heart It s a path on which she ll experience some of the highest highs and the lowest lows Each of us felt loss, whether it was through a seed planted inside or one nearby that took root and grew Loss didn t discriminate, it was a game of chance Like love And sometimes even love led to isolation Loneliness, by definition, is a solitary experience, but I learned painfully fast how loneliness travels through skin and body and binds you to those with similar hurt This was a beautifully told, poignant story, and I was hooked from the very beginning While I saw certain things coming before the characters did it s amazing how oblivious people can be to things which are right in front of them , I still enjoyed this book immensely This made me feel a range of emotions, but the book never felt contrived or manipulative in any way.I really enjoyed these characters, and would love to see what came next for them That, to me, is the mark of a memorable and fantastic book.Get Red PR and Lake Union Publishing provided me an advance copy of the book in exchange for an unbiased review Thanks for making it available Check out my list of the best books I read in 2019 at Check out my list of the best books of the decade at all of my reviews at itseithersadnessoreuphoria.blogspot.com.Follow me on Instagram at

  2. Elyse Walters says:

    NO SPOILERS only a few teasers.This is the fifth book I ve read by Rochelle B Weinstein Her books contemporary poignant heartfelt speak to us None of her books are overly depressive or overly fluffy She writes smart emotionally thought provoking novels that challenge us to look at our relationships with ruthless honesty displaying an innate understanding of human emotions.Her characters are so real.it s hard to let them go This Is Not How It Ends begins July 2018, Pres NO SPOILERS only a few teasers.This is the fifth book I ve read by Rochelle B Weinstein Her books contemporary poignant heartfelt speak to us None of her books are overly depressive or overly fluffy She writes smart emotionally thought provoking novels that challenge us to look at our relationships with ruthless honesty displaying an innate understanding of human emotions.Her characters are so real.it s hard to let them go This Is Not How It Ends begins July 2018, Present Day Islamorada, Florida The very beginning Chapter 1 opens with an expert worth readingthan once..allowing us to ponder deliberate choices we ve made in life and those we haven t I ve heard it said that life is about choices Paths stretch out ahead of us sometimes, we make conscious decisions and other times, fate intervenes and chooses for us Had I known my life was about to take a sharp turn in those early hours of morning, I might have walked Sunny in a different direction What follows is a gripping opening scene when Charlotte Myers sees a young boy named Jimmy, about 9 years old his dad, Ben s back was turned shopping for groceries Jimmy appeared to be gasping clutching his neck then fell to the ground Charlotte, a complete stranger at the time, shared a life death moment with Jimmy and Ben Hearst Chapter 2 May 2016, Back Then ,..takes us on a fun flirty flight on United Airlines, Miami Florida, to Kansas City, Missouri , Fight 517, when Charlotte Myers, 30 years of age, and Philip Stafford, 40 years of age, meet in row 13 seats C and DThe dialogue was playful and fascinating between Charlotte and Philip.and we begin to know them both Philip British wealthy handsome looks like the men on Game of Thrones with dangerous sexy eyes , arrogant, cocky, and acted entitled at first , when he lost his first class seating due to a plane change but soon redeemed himself by buying the entire flight of passengers drinks to make up for his prior shameless rude behavior He was also definitely interested flirting with Charlotte Charlotte taught High School Honors English..Kansas City girl..was flying back home after attending a seminar in Miami She was watching a remake of the movie Endless Love Her students were reading the book Charlotte tells Philip that one of her students brilliantly exposed the theory of wanting what you can t have There was an allure to meeting someone on a plane, sharing a brief moment in time, knowing your paths may never cross again..Ha.but the intriguing conversation that Philip and Charlotte shared about Forbidden fruit , their love talk about a happily ever after hypothesis was too good that we knew this couple would meet again We also know all the above characters will intertwine Charlotte, Philip, Ben, sometimes called Goose , Jimmy, and Sunny, Charlottes Dog There are other wonderful minor characters, too.the type of minor characters who contribute major wisdom Mom, Momism s , dad, life lessons , Liberty, a committed friend who s dedicated to supporting health and wellness OTHER MINOR characters include environmental elements sweltering hot humid days in The Keys the homes with names in Islamorada a love shack a Hurricane Hurricane Kelsie Brett playing music by favorite artists James Taylor, The Eagles, and Don Henley Delicious foods, natural beauty and styles,.Serious topics are explored pancreatic cancer, severe allergies, abandonment, along with the big themes love, loss, dying death, friendships, boundaries, morality, choices we make or not, hurt, regret, betrayal, fears, sadness, risks, mistakes we make, courage, assumptions, our vulnerability, our worthiness, forgiveness, and healing This is Not How it Ends , weaves a heartfelt exploration of love and the choices we make told in alternating timelines Present Day, and back then as examples in Chapter 1 and 2.SO MUCH TO ENJOY in this packed filled novel..every sentence is an experience..dealing with issues of the heart But the 3 dominate characters 2 strong successful men and 1 passionate exceptional woman.plucks the raw nerves of love and the forbidden with rewarding psychological depth..with storytelling skill Radiant and pristine.a book to read, absorbed, and discuss Highly recommended Thank you Netgalley, Lake Union Publishing, and Rochelle B Weinstein I love love love her novels the author is a gem of a human being, too.which certainly shows up in writing A powerful excerpt Loss didn t discriminate, it was a game of chance Like Love And sometimes even love lead to isolation Loneliness, by definition, is a solitary experience, but I learned painfully fast how loneliness travels through skin and body and binds you to those with similar hurt

  3. Susanne Strong says:

    4 StarsLove It s Complicated and Heartbreaking, Yet Oh So Worthwhile.Charlotte is a woman with a huge capacity for love Who knew that it would tear her in two Charlotte meets enigmatic Phillip on a plane to Kansas City Though they only share a few hours together, both feel it Their connection doesn t happen everyday and it s only a matter of time before he slips a ring on her finger Moving to Florida seems like an easy decision once Charlotte loses the only other person in her life that she 4 StarsLove It s Complicated and Heartbreaking, Yet Oh So Worthwhile.Charlotte is a woman with a huge capacity for love Who knew that it would tear her in two Charlotte meets enigmatic Phillip on a plane to Kansas City Though they only share a few hours together, both feel it Their connection doesn t happen everyday and it s only a matter of time before he slips a ring on her finger Moving to Florida seems like an easy decision once Charlotte loses the only other person in her life that she cares about besides Phillip.If only Phillip wasn t always away on business If only she didn t always feel so alone Meeting Ben happens by chance His son Jimmy has an allergic reaction and Charlotte acts fast As it happens, Phillip and Ben are close friends Their lives intertwine Feelings surface and Charlotte is torn How could she not be Nothing is ever that simple.Admittedly, I had this novel figured out almost immediately and that, I think took a bit away from my enjoyment of it That being said, in This is Not How it Ends by Rochelle B Weinstein I was immediately entranced by the character of Charlotte and I could see how both Phillip and Ben were too Yet I wantedI didn t feel wholly invested in Charlotte and Phillip s relationship I felt as though it was missing something as though it were lacking even though Phillip was extremely kind, generous and loving and boy was he ever , yet I did not feel that way once Ben came into the picture That felt like the real thing to me and that is when I was all in Ben got me hook, line and sinker Even though I knew what was coming, when the ending came I admit to sobbing like a baby Thank goodness I had tissues at the ready Rochelle B Weinstein, how could you do that to me Whatcan I say This is Not How It Ends is a novel I took a chance on simply because I saw stellar reviews from friends The pub date had already passed when I thought about reading it and I debated about it and decided to grab it anyways and boy am I glad I did A huge thank you goes out to Jennifer, Berit and Mackenzie for convincing me that I need to read this Thank you to NetGalley, Lake Union Publishing and Rochelle B Weinstein for the arc.Published on Goodreads on 1.28.20

  4. Jayme says:

    Which takescourageholding on or letting go An interesting conundrum So, with this question posed in the synopsis, and many glowing reviews, I decided to give this book a try Although I sometimes enjoy contemporary Women s fiction, or romantic comedy, this is yourTRADITIONAL ROMANCE.very Nicolas Sparks likea bit sappy, a bit melodramatic, and a bit predictable IF you enjoy that type of romance, and I am not knocking anyone who does.this book will probably work fo Which takescourageholding on or letting go An interesting conundrum So, with this question posed in the synopsis, and many glowing reviews, I decided to give this book a try Although I sometimes enjoy contemporary Women s fiction, or romantic comedy, this is yourTRADITIONAL ROMANCE.very Nicolas Sparks likea bit sappy, a bit melodramatic, and a bit predictable IF you enjoy that type of romance, and I am not knocking anyone who does.this book will probably work for you But, unfortunately, I do not..so I was not the right reader for this book..and it was a MISS for me Thanks to DeAnn for another buddy read Hopefully the next one we choose will be less introspective, andsurprising

  5. Berit☀️✨ says:

    One of my top reads of 2019 What an exquisite story Raw, riveting, emotional, and thought provoking Rochelle B Weinstein has written an evocative tale that ripped at my heart strings Philip and Charlotte have a meet cute when they are seated next to one another on a plane from Miami to Kansas City They have an instant connection and soon begin an intense romance FlashForward several years, the couple is now living in the Florida Keys Philip is constantly traveling for work and the dist One of my top reads of 2019 What an exquisite story Raw, riveting, emotional, and thought provoking Rochelle B Weinstein has written an evocative tale that ripped at my heart strings Philip and Charlotte have a meet cute when they are seated next to one another on a plane from Miami to Kansas City They have an instant connection and soon begin an intense romance FlashForward several years, the couple is now living in the Florida Keys Philip is constantly traveling for work and the distance is wearing on Charlotte One day Charlotte has a chance encounter with Ben a single father in the grocery store Charlotte could feel the pole she has towards Ben BUT Charlotte loves Philip and it s evencomplicated than that, because come to find out that Ben and Philip are old friends The book however was so muchthan a love triangle It was a real honest look into these character s emotionss It was real, authentic, gripping, complex, tender, shattering, hopeful, and brilliant These characters made me smile, they made me cry, they made me angry, they tore my heart apart and then put it back together The story bounces between past and present I thought this was tremendously impactful, because we really got to see Charlotte and Phillip s relationship develop We also were privy to past events that ultimately shaped their present relationship Charlotte, Philip, and Ben were all good people Good people who didn t always make the best choices There were some moral issues in this book that really gave me a lot to think about Still not entirely sure how I feel about it but this was not my story it was theirs This is a book that will stick with me for a long time A book with all the feels and the most perfect emotional ending.This book in emojis Big thanks to Lake Union for my copy of this book

  6. Theresa Alan says:

    The marketing copy lied I disliked this book so much it actually made me a little angry From the beginning, Charlotte whines about the distance between her and her wealthy fianc There s the literal distance because he travels all the time, but what troubles her is the metaphoric distance that takes place even when he s at home He buys her presents and takes her out to nice meals, but he refuses to talk about anything serious and he s always on the phone, often taking calls in the other room The marketing copy lied I disliked this book so much it actually made me a little angry From the beginning, Charlotte whines about the distance between her and her wealthy fianc There s the literal distance because he travels all the time, but what troubles her is the metaphoric distance that takes place even when he s at home He buys her presents and takes her out to nice meals, but he refuses to talk about anything serious and he s always on the phone, often taking calls in the other room and being evasive when she asks questions We know there s a problem and we know we re told this so she can end up with the widower Ben I made it to the end by speed reading while annoyed , which is the nicest thing I can say about this novel It s a book you can definitely put down Even when her mother dies, and we re told Charlotte is a basketcase, I never actually FEEL it I don t feel anything for any of these characters at any time This is such a slog Spend your precious time on anything else

  7. Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader says:

    I quite enjoyed Rochelle Weinstein s last book, Somebody s Daughter, so I was eager to get my hands on This Is Not How It Ends I even took it with me to the beach when it wastemperate, and it was perfect for that setting, though it can be read anywhere.Charlotte and Phillip live in the Florida Keys and plan to marry As they get closer, Phillip begins to pull away More and , Charlotte begins to doubt him and his love for her Then, she meets Ben, and she fights her connection to him I quite enjoyed Rochelle Weinstein s last book, Somebody s Daughter, so I was eager to get my hands on This Is Not How It Ends I even took it with me to the beach when it wastemperate, and it was perfect for that setting, though it can be read anywhere.Charlotte and Phillip live in the Florida Keys and plan to marry As they get closer, Phillip begins to pull away More and , Charlotte begins to doubt him and his love for her Then, she meets Ben, and she fights her connection to him.A hurricane hits the Keys, as they so often do Charlotte s life is knocked off kilter evenShe must discover who and what she wants most This is a tender love story with tragedy and hope.Overall, I loved Weinstein s smooth writing and engaging storytelling, and this was a quick, warmhearted read that lifted me up I received a complimentary copy All opinions are my own.Many of my reviews can also be found on my blog www.jennifertarheelreader.com

  8. Aga Durka says:

    This Is Not How It Ends is not a book I would normally read, but I decided to get out of my comfort zone and WOW, this was just way too emotional for me in a good way.Rochelle B Weinstein wrote a beautiful, emotionally charged, and highly addictive story I fell in love with all the characters and I found them very relatable I felt with them and their stories made me re think many things in my own personal life The story was written in beautiful prose and I found myself re reading few of t This Is Not How It Ends is not a book I would normally read, but I decided to get out of my comfort zone and WOW, this was just way too emotional for me in a good way.Rochelle B Weinstein wrote a beautiful, emotionally charged, and highly addictive story I fell in love with all the characters and I found them very relatable I felt with them and their stories made me re think many things in my own personal life The story was written in beautiful prose and I found myself re reading few of the passages to fully grasp the depth of the words I have just read Even though the plot was predictable, I could not stop reading this novel I read this book in 24 hours, and I criedoh how I cried I am looking forward to readingbooks from this author, however now I will beemotionally prepared for each one of them before I dive into reading or at least I will try to prepare myself for the emotional roller coaster.Thank you NetGalley, Lake Union Publishing, and the author for providing me with an ARC copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion

  9. Kat says:

    This was one of those character driven stories that you would probably enjoy if you like all your characters a little bit unusual and not always likeable, but definitely relatable, which I do Charlotte is at an odd place in her life when she meets Phillip, a much older man, who romances her, but is it the right romance for her And when she s engaged and a new guy comes along, what does she do As a bonus, this had SUCH a cute golden retriever, Sunny Please excuse typos name misspellings Ent This was one of those character driven stories that you would probably enjoy if you like all your characters a little bit unusual and not always likeable, but definitely relatable, which I do Charlotte is at an odd place in her life when she meets Phillip, a much older man, who romances her, but is it the right romance for her And when she s engaged and a new guy comes along, what does she do As a bonus, this had SUCH a cute golden retriever, Sunny Please excuse typos name misspellings Entered on screen reader

  10. Mackenzie - PhDiva Books says:

    A woman torn between the love she feels now and the love that was always there for her before In an emotional novel of forgiveness and being true to ourselves, Rochelle B Weinstein explores the intricacy of love and how we move forward as relationships evolve A beautiful novel that will pull you in.I found this to be a very emotional book to read And while it may not be like this for everyone, this one definitely made me cry a few times It s a credit to Rochelle Weinstein s writing that she A woman torn between the love she feels now and the love that was always there for her before In an emotional novel of forgiveness and being true to ourselves, Rochelle B Weinstein explores the intricacy of love and how we move forward as relationships evolve A beautiful novel that will pull you in.I found this to be a very emotional book to read And while it may not be like this for everyone, this one definitely made me cry a few times It s a credit to Rochelle Weinstein s writing that she drew characters and a story that hit me in a very raw way The characters themselves feel very authentic and I found them to be relateable I didn t really find any character to be good or bad, which was important to understanding the challenges that come with this type of situation.The book shows Charlotte and Phillip from the moment they meet on a flight through their relocation to the Florida Keys, their engagement, and beyond I really enjoyed the way this was written The story wove back and forth in time so we got to see their instant connection and then where they are now that they have moved and things aren t as simple as they were when they first met Back then, it was all spark and discovering one another.The way Charlotte experienced Phillip seeming to pull away from the relationship was also very real I thought that the evolution of the circumstances that allowed Charlotte to begin to feel drawn to Ben, while still holding onto her love for Phillip was so subtle that I became completely immersed in the events unfolding I understood how emotions can deepen without someone meaning for them to I understood how a break down in communication over an extended time can deeply impact a relationship I also understood how all three of these people did things that were not okay None of them is the hero or the villain These are just people who make mistakes and who feel things that they may not have intended to That s what I mean when I say that I found it raw and authentic This was a deeply touching story and one that it was hard to not get pulled into and feel as though it were happening to you instead of to the characters in a book.A beautiful story of friendship, forgiveness, imperfection, and ultimately discovering what you value I loved the theme of not just learning to let go, but even before that how you decide whether to hold on or to let go.Thank you to Suzy Approved Book Tours for my copy Opinions are my own

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