It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover
Pages: 384 pages
Genre: New Adult, Romance, Contemporary
Publisher: Atria Books, August 2016
Lily hasn’t always had it easy, but that’s never stopped her from working hard for the life she wants. She’s come a long way from the small town in Maine where she grew up—she graduated from college, moved to Boston, and started her own business. So when she feels a spark with a gorgeous neurosurgeon named Ryle Kincaid, everything in Lily’s life suddenly seems almost too good to be true.
Ryle is assertive, stubborn, maybe even a little arrogant. He’s also sensitive, brilliant, and has a total soft spot for Lily. And the way he looks in scrubs certainly doesn’t hurt. Lily can’t get him out of her head. But Ryle’s complete aversion to relationships is disturbing. Even as Lily finds herself becoming the exception to his “no dating” rule, she can’t help but wonder what made him that way in the first place.
As questions about her new relationship overwhelm her, so do thoughts of Atlas Corrigan—her first love and a link to the past she left behind. He was her kindred spirit, her protector. When Atlas suddenly reappears, everything Lily has built with Ryle is threatened.
*Huge thanks to Atria Books for providing me with a copy of It Ends With Us*
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If you asked me who my favorite author was, Colleen Hoover would always land in my Top 3. At this point, I’ve read almost all of her works and have loved each and every one of them in their own way. This being said, it is a little difficult for me to pick up a new work from her. How can she top off the last AMAZING book I read by her? However, she always manages to do it. HOW DO YOU DO IT COLLEEN HOOVER? (I swear, it is some form of dark magic we humans can not comprehend.)
I started reading It Ends With Us blind, I didn’t look up any summaries because I have learned from previous experience that it is best going into CoHo books without trying to find out anything about the book. I would recommend you do the same if are you going to be reading this book.
The first 100 pages was a little weird for me, it was a little slow and something seemed to be missing. While it wasn’t bad, it wasn’t as attention-grabbing as I had expected. However, once it got past the first 100 pages, it’s like time started to fly. Everything started to happen so quickly, I couldn’t put the book down!
The characters were very lovable, as all CoHo characters are. However, I didn’t fall in love with the male protagonists as I have in previous CoHo works. Nevertheless, I still liked the characters a lot.
More importantly, It Ends With Us was nothing I expected. There was a bigger message behind it. I don’t want to say too much about it, because SPOILERS. But, I can tell you this… It Ends With Us is one of those books that you will remember. You will reach the end of the book and put it down. Yet, thoughts of this book, the characters and the message will continue to linger on your mind for days after you finish, maybe even weeks.
It Ends With Us is not for everyone, but it speaks a courageous message that I highly commend CoHo for being brave enough to write about. Although it is beautiful work, it might be hard for some to enjoy it due to raw honesty. Sometimes, things that are so real are hard for us to comprehend, but it is this exact message she writes about that really brings it home for me.
This book made my heart ache… it may be an exaggeration, but I feel like this book has left a little mark on me. I feel like it’s changed me, my perspective…
It Ends With Us is one of the works that leaves you a little devastated, like a little part of me died after finishing this book, (in a good way that only really special books can have the power to do). I don’t know how you do it, Colleen Hoover, but thank you for writing this book. Thank you.
Here’s a naked truth: pick up a copy of It Ends With Us because you will not regret it.