Review: End of Story by Kylie Scott

Posted January 12, 2023 by Lillian in Reviews / 2 Comments

I received this book via Netgalley. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of this review.

Review: End of Story by Kylie ScottEnd of Story by Kylie Scott
Published by Graydon House on 2023-02-14
Length: 314 pages
Reviewing eARC from Netgalley
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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?

“Sweet and spicy—the unique setup, top-notch banter and charming enigma had me hooked.” —Anna E. Collins, author of Love at First Spite

This is an exceptional story and a perfect ending to my 2022 reading! End of Story by Kylie Scott is a contemporary romance about two opposites planning to go their separate ways when fate decides otherwise. This is unlike anything I’ve ever read, and reminded me a little of the Keanu Reeves movie The Lake House. Fans of heartfelt romantic comedies will love Lars and Susie’s story.

It’s been six months since Susie’s life fell apart after a humiliating public break up and losing her aunt unexpectedly. Now, she’s picking up the pieces, renovating her aunt’s home which is now hers. Imagine Susie’s surprise when she opens the door to the contractor to find her ex’s best friend there to do the work. Swallowing her pride isn’t easy, but she knows Lars will do good work and if he can handle it so can she.

Then they find a document hidden in the wall. Not just any document either. It has both their names on it and is a divorce certificate dated for 10 years later. Neither of them put it there, and after a bit of panic from both of them, they decide someone is playing a mean trick. Susie and Lars would never date each other. It would go against his bro code, and she could never date someone that could be friends with her horrible ex. End of story….oh how wrong they are!

Told exclusively from Susie’s perspective, the summer plays out. Lars and Susie develop a friendship built on the mysterious divorce certificate and the time they spent together when Susie was dating his friend. The banter for this one is truly what sold it for me. I loved the friendship they have, how blunt they are with each other, but also the support they find. Where I needed more was Lars. I feel this one would have benefited from dual POV. Lars is a man of few words, so his actions speak for him, but that leaves Susie insecure and wary. Her insecurities are valid based off her previous relationship, and I love the growth we see in her.

Overall I enjoyed End of Story. This was unique for me and unlike other romances I’ve read recently. I love the mystery surrounding the divorce certificate. It adds to the story rather than detracts from it. Highly recommend this one for fans of romance!

About Kylie Scott

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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