This is Not How it Ends by Rochelle B. Weinstein

Have you ever been in a long distance relationship?

Sometimes, as in the case of Charlotte and Philip, you love each other so fiercely but the distance Charlotte feels as Philip travels so excessively for business is having her questioning their love. Yet she still yearns for his presence as their intense and instant connection has never wavered.

But lately Philip has seemed extra distant. Something is off. She can feel him pulling away from her. And as Charlotte spends more time with Ben, Philip’s best friend tasked by him to watch out for her in his absence, the pull towards Ben is something she is struggling to ignore.

From 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.

You guys. This one is EMOTIONAL. The book came to me in the mail WITH TISSUES. It’s got all the feels. So much that even the feels, have feels. It’s a heartbreaking and moving journey that will make you smile the entire time you are bawling your eyes out.

You try to fight disliking Charlotte and her decisions she has made, as well as the ones she has yet to make. And as much as she fights a love she knows she deserves – you root for her to finally get the love she wants, because she has had so much loss already. Just how much crippling loss can a human endure?

“Readers who enjoy watching a protagonist’s journey to emotional truths will appreciate this story of a woman struggling to determine how hers ends.” —Booklist

This is Not How it Ends is slow and seductive. It’s a hard one to thoroughly review without divulging crucial parts of the narrative.  The choices made are not ones I would make, but the build up is natural and convincing and has you reassessing everything you’ve ever felt about love and loss, friendship, and forgiveness.

Thank you so much to Suzy Approved Book Tours, Get Red PR, Lake Union Publishing, Amazon Publishing and Rochelle B Weinstein for this heartbreaking and engaging story.

THIS IS NOT HOW IT ENDS has been chosen as an AMAZON FIRST READS for December.

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  • Paperback: 351 pages
  • Publisher: Lake Union Publishing (January 1, 2020)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1542007674
  • ISBN-13: 978-1542007672





About the Book:

thisisnotShattered by Loss. Healed by Love.

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 away.

Second-guessing their love is something Charlotte never imagined, but with Philip’s excessive absences, she finds herself yearning for more. 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 needs.

As 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 more courage—holding on or letting go?

About Rochelle:

RochelleRochelle B. Weinstein is the USA Today bestselling author of emotionally driven women’s fiction, including 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. Upon graduating from the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland, Rochelle moved to 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



2 thoughts on “This is Not How it Ends by Rochelle B. Weinstein

    1. It definitely was emotional and some may find it harder to read than other because of the subject matter… but it’s written so beautifully! Thank you!!

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