Book Review: It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover


Title: It Ends With Us

By: Colleen Hoover

Genre: Fiction

Pages: 386

Release Date: August 2nd, 2016

Publisher: Atria Books

Rating: ★★★★★


Summary from Goodreads:

Sometimes it is the one who loves you who hurts you the most.

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.


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Trigger warning. This book has strong physical and emotional abuse elements. This book was recommended to me by a co-worker. I don't know if I would have ever picked it up on my own, but it was a great read and I'm glad I did. The whole story centers around Lily. Her past is a jumble of abuse from her father, who laid his hands on her mother more than once. Lily promised herself that she would never let a man harm her, but when she falls in love with Ryle, the realization things are not as they seem comes to late. Its hard to put myself in Lily's shoes, but if I was, I don't think I would be have handled it any different. The struggles the characters go through are real, but ultimately in the end they finally come to terms with their situation. This makes the story well rounded. I loved this book to no end, even with the harsh content. Its worth the read. 

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