Colleen Hoover is well known for her romantic novels. Her three novels were marked as bestsellers. Though her novels apparently look like a typical romantic story, they always have something to teach. They tend to touch upon intricate issues of society. Coated with sweet love stories, they make you taste the bitter realities of relationships.
Among her novels, It Ends With Us is the most popular and highly rated one. The story narrates the journey of two people who have no belief in love and never want to fall in. With the progression of the story, both unwillingly develop feelings for each other, but that’s not the end. The real conflict arises after their relationship. Focusing on their relationship, the story explores themes of friendship and domestic abuse. If you have read the novel and like such stories, then the list given below is for you. It includes some amazing books which you will love. Go ahead and enjoy.
1.Written in the Stars by Alexandria Bellefleur
Written in the Stars by Alexandria Bellefleur completely resonates with the story of It Ends With Us. In this novel we find a character like Ryle, completely reluctant to fall in love. The novel revolves around the love journey of Darcy and Elle. It’s an obviously romantic, light kind of novel but it gives you satisfying feelings. The story could be called as a typical one but there are interesting turns and twists that would keep you turning the pages. This novel is a physical embodiment of saying that God has better plans for you or God will provide from where you least expect.
2.Long Shot: A Forbidden Basketball Standalone Romance by Kennedy Ryan
At many instances of reading this novel, you will feel like reading It Ends With Us. The protagonist of Long Shot is in love with a baller but she met someone else at a sports gala. She is fully committed with the baller and marries him but fate has something else for her. She gets trapped in a toxic relationship making her think of other choices. Let me tell you, it’s not an easy read, there is domestic abuse to which many could be sensitive. Other than that, the story is amazing and beautifully written. I would highly recommend it, if you are fan of novels like It Ends With Us.
3.Love and Other Words by Christina Lauren
No matter how much we try to suppress our feelings, it always pops up more intensely. Love and Other Words by Christina Lauren talks about those repressed feelings of love. It is a story of Macy Sorenson who apparently is living in a perfect bubble of ideal life. Deep down she knows how fragile this perfect life is but trying her best to not confront it. The novel starts where she is about to marry an old, financially stable guy but both fortunately and unfortunately cross paths with his beloved Eliot. Is he ready to give love one more chance or accept a person who breaks her heart, or become oblivious and continue to live in her small bubble. An intriguing, both heart breaking and soothing novel, is a good read for romantic novels lovers.
4.When We Were Infinite by Kelly Loy Gilbert
Friends like family are blessings. When We Were Infinite by Loy Gilbert is a story of friends whose bond is much stronger than blood family relations. Among the group of friends there are two main characters which are the focus of the novel, Jason and Beth. Beth is a loyal, caring friend who wants her friends’ group intact. Besides, she secretly has a crush on Jason,as the story progresses Jason comes across an irreparable tragedy. His friends are all supportive but how far will they go to support and show loyalty, particularly, Beth. how much she will sacrifice for Jason. It’s an interesting and heart warming story.
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5.Dating Dr. Dil by Nisha Sharma
If you are overwhelmed with emotions after reading It Ends With Us and you want to read more but not at the cost of hurting your emotions then there is no better option than Dating Dr. Dil by Nisha Sharma. An amazing romantic story full of humorous instances. The story revolves around a female character, Kareena and male character, Dr. Dil. Kareena is trying to protect his childhood house from selling and Dr. Dil his heart from falling in love. Due to unexpected circumstances, they are forced into a relationship. The course of events changed them into a loving couple but to know how, you have to read.
6.The Stationery Shop by Marjan Kamali
The only difference I found between The Stationary shop by Marjan Kamali and It Ends with us was the difference between the shop the protagonists were working in. The former works in a stationary shop and the latter in a flower shop. The Stationary Shop is a story of two lovers, Rossy and Bahman. With the immense feeling for each other, right before the night of wedding they got separated for ages due to riots. Fate pulled them apart from each other. Later, after 60 years they came across each other. Now, is the time for Ross to ask Bahman all questions. Why did he leave? Reading the instance of rejoining feels like reading the reunion of Atlas and Lily.
7.Seven Days in June by Tia Williams
Seven Days in June by Tia Williams is an enthralling read. Eva Mercy and Shane Hall were old teenage lovers who are now face to face meeting each other for professional causes. Both are writers of different genres. Playing all cool and calm in a room full of professional writers but deep down are bursting with emotions. How far will they play, how far will they resist. And is Eva Mercy ready to break her heart one more time? Seven Days in June provides full entertainment and if you are looking for an intriguing read related to romance, then you better grab this.
8.The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner
The Serpent King is a story of three friends. Lonely, ostracized by the society they find solace and support in each other. Dill, the protagonist of the story, is a son of Pentecostal preacher. He is bullied because of his father’s profession. The story progresses, strengthening their friendship bond until they face a situation which completely changes their life.