It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover

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Title: It Ends With Us
Author: Colleen Hoover
Genre: New Adult
Publisher: Atria Books
#of Pages: 384
Release Date: August 2, 2016
Pre-order: Amazon | Chapters

 

 

 

Summary: (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.

With this bold and deeply personal novel, Colleen Hoover delivers a heart-wrenching story that breaks exciting new ground for her as a writer. Combining a captivating romance with a cast of all-too-human characters, It Ends With Us is an unforgettable tale of love that comes at the ultimate price.

Review: 

I’ve read It Ends With Us twice now. After reading it the first time I was left with a feeling that can only be described as a ‘book hangover’. I tried writing my review immediately after I finished, and I couldn’t string words together to accurately describe my feelings towards this one. Now that I’ve read it a second time I’m still not sure I can accurately describe this raw and beautiful story, I’m don’t know if I can do it justice.

This story deals with some difficult subject matter, and Colleen Hoover doesn’t shy away from it. Instead she charges towards it and the result is an emotionally packed story that left me feeling numb. I don’t want to give away much, but I will say that this story challenges you. Prior to reading this I felt like things were very black and white when it came to the issue this story revolves around. After reading it however, I found myself with a different mindset. Colleen Hoover allows you to see the whole rainbow with this one; things aren’t so black and white.

It Ends With Us is unpredictable, I never knew where Colleen Hoover was going to take the story next. The characters she created were addictive and intriguing. The ending of the story wrapped things up perfectly for me, but despite that, I can’t help but want more of these characters. Not only were the main characters very well done, but the secondary characters were just as captivating. I really loved Allysa (and not only because we share the same name-I’ll excuse Colleen Hoover for using the wrong spelling :p), she was charming and entertaining and when put between a rock and a hard place she handled it as a true friend should.

I’ve been a fan of Colleen Hoover’s novels for quite a while now. I’ve read all of her books and there isn’t one that I didn’t like or enjoy. I prepare myself and mark my calendar every time she has a new release coming out. Nothing could have prepared me for this story.  In my opinion, It Ends With Us brought Colleen Hoover’s writing to a whole new level. This is by far the best book I’ve ever read by Colleen Hoover.

Rating: 5/5

*Thank you so much to Simon & Schuster Canada for providing me with an ARC*

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