Book InfoIt Ends With Violence by Elle Thorpe
Series: Saint View Psychos #3
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Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense
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They raided my club. Destroyed everything I own. And stole the man I love.
Now it’s up to us to get him back.
But we aren’t the only ones searching.
From our old lives come new dangers. Knowing who to trust becomes a deadly game of cat and mouse, one that threatens everything I’ve built, and everyone I love.
Nash, War, and I won’t survive if Vincent doesn’t.
In the midst of lies, secrets, and earth-shattering revelations, there’s only one thing we know for certain.
This ends with violence.
It Ends with Violence is the third and final book in the Saint View Psychos reverse harem, 'why choose' trilogy. It cannot be read as a standalone. Reading order: Start a War, Half the Battle, It Ends With Violence.
This book and series is dark romance and contains scenes and elements that may triggering for some readers.
It Ends With Violence - My Review
This book is packed full of so many twists, turns and revelations that I don’t know where to begin! If you haven’t already read Start A War or Half The Battle then I’d suggest pausing and devouring them now. I can’t guarantee I won’t get spoilery over them.
It wasn’t enough for Elle Thorpe to have written in a raid on Psychos, losing the bar its stash of drugs and cash in the process. She had to go one better and slip a Saint View Prison character into the mix, namely Tabor. In the previous book, we saw him meet with one of the more unsavoury residents of Providence, and with the two of them gunning for Vincent/Scythe, things are not looking good. With War caught up in Saint View Slayers drama (after failing to kill Scythe) and Bliss and Nash arrested after the raid, and Vincent’s sister on the scene there are a lot of threads to untangle.
In fact, I’d liken It Ends With Violence to a twisted ball of yarn. One minute you think you’ve just about got things straightened out and the next at least two more knots have popped up. As I was reading, little snippets from the previous book reminded me that they weren’t random events but planned as part of a build-up to something bigger in the future. Looking back, there were so many easter eggs in the first two books that I didn’t appreciate at the time of reading.
Thorpe was a master at letting the reader forget exactly how the characters had been brought together in the first place. At around the 75% mark, I thought the story was wrapping up. Between all the action and drama it had completely slipped my mind that Bliss still hadn’t discovered who Axel’s killer was. I blame that on Bliss herself becoming resigned to the fact that she’d never know.
There’s a lot of healing going on in this book; it seems like each of the main characters has trauma or conflict to recover from. For some, it’s a solo venture and for others, their issues can only be worked through alongside their newfound family. Best of all was reading how Vincent and Scythe come to accept one another’s presence in their same mind.
After all that action, the book went out with a steamy bang in the form of a Psychos party. Or at least it could have. That wasn’t quite the end though. We get treated to an image of Vincent in a Spiderman costume, everybody getting to know the Saint View High and Saint View Prison gangs, and a final epilogue from Rebel’s point of view. Elle, if you’re reading this, don’t make me wait to see Rebel get out of that situation! You can’t leave me hanging like that!