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Copy Chief Skylar Sena passionately displays her love for spicy literature. Smut captivates readers with stories like no other. TIM GIORLANDO/THE STATESMAN

Hockey smut and the search for sexual literacy

Skylar Sena March 26, 2023
So why does smut get this type of global internet attention? Because they’re the books that are written for women, by women.
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It Ends With US. The 2016 Goodreads Best Romance winner harbors potentially dangerous themes of intimate partner violence.ATRIA BOOKS

Romance novel “It Ends with Us”: cautionary tale of domestic violence falls dangerously flat

Jenna Zaza March 26, 2023
While "It Ends With Us" is marketed as a romance novel and continues to be praised, its erroneous portrayal of intimate partner violence (IPV) renders it downright dangerous to be classified as such, as Hoover’s attempt at a cautionary tale falls flat.
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