“It Ends With Us” by Colleen Hoover

Genre: Domestic ViolenceIt Ends with us
Publisher: Atria Books
Pub. Date: Aug. 2, 2021

This is a romance novel attempting to be a story about domestic violence.  Yes, we read about abusive men, in between reading about how gorgeous and sexy they are—Point made. The story doesn’t even educate the reader on why women stay in such relationships other than that the couples were in love. To give the author some praise, in the “about the author” she shares about growing up in a home with a physically abusive father and she does give a domestic hotline number. But, no references on research that was done to write this tale. She also gives the hotline for the homeless since the other man in the protagonist’s life was once homeless.  The ending is unbelievable and undeniable in the genre of romance.  Maybe for you but, not for me. I will not be reading this author again.

I received this Advance Review Copy (ARC) novel from the publisher at no cost in exchange for an honest review.

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2 thoughts on ““It Ends With Us” by Colleen Hoover

  1. Ouch! Yeah, sounds like one to avoid at all costs to me as well. “They were in love”? Really? You know, I don’t believe that someone who stays in an abusive relationship can really be in love with their abuser. Think: Stockholm Syndrome… that isn’t love, if you ask me, no matter how much they try to convince themselves that it is. My mother stayed 24 years in an abusive relationship with my father. Did she love him? I think she loved the idea of him from when they first met. But she also felt she deserved to be treated badly, since her mother essentially abandoned her and didn’t want her. It was inevitable that she’d get into an abusive relationship, and I’m glad that after they divorced, she never remarried.

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