SOMETIMES THE ONE WHO LOVES YOU IS THE ONE 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, and maybe even a little arrogant. He's also sensitive, brilliant, and has a total soft spot for Lily, but Ryle's complete aversion to relationships is disturbing.
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. It Ends With Us is an unforgettable tale of love that comes at the ultimate price.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
A pioneer of the New Adult genre breaks new and very personal ground with this complex novel of self-discovery. Colleen Hoover’s heroine Lily negotiates an unexpected love triangle, digging deep into her past to deal with intricate and difficult questions about the nature of desire. The push and pull of love with the wrong man is never simple, and Hoover doesn’t look away when the going gets tough. A nuanced story of an abusive relationship that’s both timely and heartbreaking, It Ends with Us left its mark long after we put it down.
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A Must Read!
This is honestly the hardest review I have ever had to write as a reader and blogger. It's 12:45am and I have just finished, I am attempting to write a review with tears running down my face. I have too many thoughts and feelings to try and attempt to sleep now.
Colleen Hoover's writing is flawless, I knew when I opened the first page I was going to be sucked in by her words. What I didn't expect was to be left with a very heavy heart. It Ends With Us is a brutally honest and beautiful brilliant read, it is different from her other books. It feels so much deeper and more personal. It is emotionally overloaded with so many feelings coming together all at once.
Colleen's ability to keep you spellbound by her words is mesmerising, the way she draws you in keeping you invested in every word. She digs deep ensuring that you feel every moment, this book is intense, I feel like my heart has gone a few rounds with a greater before being shoved back into my chest with what's left.
The more I try to find words to explain just how amazing this book is or to talk about the characters I continue to brush tears away. You will have those moments that are deeply sad due to the issues in this story but behind the sadness is strength, courage and fight when pushed to your limits.
Hoover knows how to write swoon-worthy men, what I never expected was feeling so conflicted with a character before. There were times the words expressed were so real, deep and touching and so very fitting for the moment. They left me thinking, while those words held a lot of meaning sometimes the powerful message expressed hurt to much to consider.
I don't want to spoil the story for anyone so I decided on not writing a recap like I normally would. All I will say is this is a must read! Everyone needs to read this book, you will need some tissues and you will not be able to put this down!
Review by Kristy
*Advance copy received from publisher for honest review
Officially my favourite author!
I had finished reading this book today Wednesday at 2.35am! I couldn’t put it down! The story was just soooo good that I wanted to finish it. I managed to function well today at work (thanks to lots of coffee) however I was still so moved with the story and couldn’t stop thinking how good Hoover is... even at work!
The story was so real. It talked about real relationships, real people... I was really moved by the story. I don’t usually cry from reading stories like these, but this did it. Early hours in the morning and I found myself crying. I felt the pain between Ryle and Lily, really did and as much as I wished things didn’t turn out the way it did.. the important message was there: you need not to be a role model for someone but also, do not lose your dignity and respect for yourself.
After this book, I am definitely reading her other works.
A heart wrenching book, so well written. I loved it!