2 Cents Critic Podcast – It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover

Tune in for Arthur’s opinions on It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover, author of numerous books like November 9, Ugly Love, and Verity. Following 23-year-old protagonist Lily Bloom as she falls in love with neurosurgeon Ryle Kincaid, Hoover’s 2016 New Adult contemporary romance is an empathetic and heart-wrenching navigation of the cycle of domestic violence and the reasons why someone would stay with their abuser. This episode also addresses the unpleasant qualities of Ellen DeGeneres as a person, the unrestrained corniness of Romance Moments like taking someone’s heartbeat during sex and telling someone they’re the most addictive kind of drug, and a minor plot point that evokes one of the creepiest scenes in the Fifty Shades Trilogy (and that’s saying a lot, considering almost everything between Anastasia and Christian falls on varying levels of the Icky Scale).

TW: domestic abuse, sexual assault, mention of suicide, flashbacks to an age-gap romance between a 15-year-old and an 18-year-old


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