Review

✍🏻 Professor Romance’s 4 ⭐️ Review: Kylie Scott’s End of Story ✍🏻

Overall Grade: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

Tropes: Friends to lovers; Forced Proximity; Ex’s best friend; soulmates

Kylie Scott’s End of Story is a romance between loosely-defined friends who fight their attraction because the MMC is the best friend of the FMC’s ex. This romance, for me, feels like a departure from Scott’s usual fare. Readers who come to her looking for her famous Stage Dive, Larsen Brothers, or West Hollywood flavor might be shocked by End of Story. This is some paranormal meets rom-com banter between two people who are fighting their chemistry. And even after ending this story, I’m still unsure of my feelings about it overall. 

Let’s begin with the cons first:

  1. It’s a slow burn that feels slow for the first third of it. Other reviewers noted how easily they moved through the story. It took me a bit to get through it. 
  2. The impetus for their eventual connection seems a bit silly. I don’t think the prequel story, Beginning of the End, sets up enough chemistry for Susie and Lars. Therefore, the reason for their chemistry in End of Story isn’t initially believable to me. 
  3. I think a dual POV might have helped the credibility of their attraction.
  4. It took me most of the book to engage with Lars and Susie.

Now, for the pros:

  1. Once Susie and Lars found their groove, they are adorable and sweet, very rom-commy.
  2. The ending is poignant, and while the book was slow for me at the beginning, the ending left me with a smile.
  3. Lars’s brother, Tone, and Susie’s best friend, Cleo, add some layers to Susie and Lars’s connection.
  4. Kylie Scott writes a d-bag villain well with Susie’s -ex Austin. You love to hate him in End of Story
  5. A little over halfway through the book, the story picks up, and the attraction you hope to feel finds its pacing, specifically after Lars lands himself in the hospital. I enjoyed the book more as Lars and Susie fall more deeply in love. 
  6. The turning point of the story at Lars and Tone’s parents’ anniversary party is the highlight of the book besides the final chapter and epilogue. 

If you’re a Kylie Scott fan, you should definitely read this story. If you’ve never read her before, I’d begin with her Stage Dive series. Once you recognize her capacity to shift between stories, then grab End of Story and appreciate her rom-com sense. 
In love and romance,

Professor A

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New York Times bestselling sensation Kylie Scott’s sexy, smart and unconventional opposites-attract love story looks at what happens when fate refuses to give up on what’s meant to be…

When Susie Bowen inherits a charming fixer-upper from her aunt, she’s excited to start living her best HGTV life. But when she opens the door to find that her contractor is none other than her ex’s best friend, Lars—the same man who witnessed their humiliating public breakup six months ago—she isn’t exactly eager to have anyone around whose alliance is with the enemy. But beggars can’t be choosers, and the sooner the repairs are done, the sooner she can get back to embracing singledom.

Things go from awkward to unbelievable when Lars discovers a divorce certificate hidden in a wall and dated ten years in the future—with both their names on it. It couldn’t possibly be real…could it? As Susie and Lars work to unravel the document’s origins, the impossibility of a spark between them suddenly doesn’t seem so far-fetched. But would a relationship between them be doomed before it’s even begun?

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Meet Kylie


Kylie is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today best-selling, Audie Award winning author. She has sold over 2,000,000 books and was voted Australian Romance Writer of the year four times by the Australian Romance Reader’s Association. Her books have been translated into fifteen different languages and she is based in Queensland, Australia.

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