From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of It Starts with Us and All Your Perfects, a “brave and heartbreaking novel that digs its claws into you and doesn’t let go, long after you’ve finished it” (Anna Todd, New York Times bestselling author) about a workaholic with a too-good-to-be-true romance can’t stop thinking about her first love.
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 where she grew up—she graduated from college, moved to Boston, and started her own business. And when she feels a spark with a gorgeous neurosurgeon named Ryle Kincaid, everything in Lily’s life seems 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.
An honest, evocative, and tender novel, It Ends with Us is “a glorious and touching read, a forever keeper. The kind of book that gets handed down” (USA TODAY).
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
This gripping romance features the kind of daring emotional twists that have made Colleen Hoover—CoHo to her fans—a big name in contemporary fiction. It Ends With Us unfolds as a series of letters in which Hoover’s heroine, Lily, pours her heart out to her personal hero, talk show host Ellen DeGeneres. Olivia Song’s sensitive narration draws you into Lily’s difficult story, which involves her upbringing in an abusive family and a love triangle. Though her relationship with handsome, ambitious surgeon Ryle may seem perfect (their steamy love scenes are HOT), the reappearance of an old flame forces her to take stock of reality: Neither man is exactly what he seems. This profound look at love in all its uncertainty is classic CoHo.
A twisty romance that doesn’t disappoint
It really is a fabulous book, with great character development, and plot twists galore. It does have mentions of sexual assault and domestic violence, which some say she romanticized, but I have to disagree. It truly captured what being a victim of DV can be like, including the highs and lows of an abusive relationships. I really enjoyed the quirky parts like the letters from when she was younger. It did feel a bit - everything is perfect (outside of the abusive relationship) and I get everything I dream of. Just a bit unrealistic, but other than that it was great.
Typical storyline- better for a younger crowd. Predictable. Didn’t grab my attention
It’s as amazing as everyone says it is