In this “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) from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of All Your Perfects, 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
New Adult pioneer Colleen Hoover's latest novel is a courageous and autobiographical look at the cycle of domestic abuse. Lily Bloom is still making peace with the death of her violent father when she meets Ryle Kincaid, a charismatic neurosurgeon. Lily finds herself falling for Ryle, but then a lover from her past re-enters her life and forces her to question her choices. We were moved by this nontraditional romance, which dares to explore how childhood trauma impacts our adult relationships.
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BRAVE AND BOLD!
This book has gutted me from the inside out. It's absolutely amazing, emotional and powerful! DON'T SECOND GUESS BUYING AND READING THIS BOOK ITS TRULY WHOLEHEARTEDLY INDEFINABLE!
At a loss for words
This book was incredible. It is 5 in the morning and tears are falling from my eyes. This book is such a major accomplishment and I cannot express how much it impacted me. Please read this, please listen to the lessons in contains, please please let this book change you like it changed me. It was everything a book should be. I am at a loss for words
How do you even start writing a review for a book that has left an indelible scar on your heart and soul? There are simply no words that I could string together to deliver you anything as poignant and touching as the message that Colleen Hoover has conveyed with It Ends With Us. There were times I literally had to force myself to put the book down just to absorb the all the emotions that were given.
“Maybe love isn’t something that comes full circle. It just ebbs and flows, in and out, just like the people in our lives.”
Colleen Hoover has a magical quality to her writing that I don’t know how to explain, but continue to fall in love with time and time again. She really understands the multi-dimensional aspects to a person and conveys them beautifully. She forces readers to feel sympathy for characters you should dislike, while also despising actions that they may take. At the same time, she is able to make me empathize with characters and find pieces of myself in all her major heroines, Lily included. Honestly, it’s fascinating for me to see where she will take the different personalities in her stories. Lily and Ryle’s story is a rollercoaster ride that is genuine, tumultuous, and beyond personal.
“Fifteen seconds. That’s all it takes to completely change everything about a person.”
It Ends With Us is a novel that made me smile, made me hurt, and certainly made me reflect. When an author can take a situation and make her readers feel like they’re being spoken to on a soul-deep level, I think it’s safe to say that it’s a phenomenal read. The subject matter wasn’t always easy to get through, but I felt like Hoover had to break my heart in order to put it back together. As odd as it may sound, she even filled in cracks I had known were there, but couldn’t figure out how to mend. Her words were just that powerful.
“I feel like everyone fakes who they really are, when deep down we’re all equal amounts of screwed up. Some of us are just better at hiding it than others.”
This isn’t a long review, and it is definitely vague, but I want every reader to just experience It Ends With Us. I want people to close their eyes, go for the ride, and trust the journey that they go on. Colleen Hoover is by far my favorite writer, but I’m never sure how she’ll top her previous release. She continues to grow, continues to pour her heart and soul into the pages of her novels, and I can say with utmost certainty that it shows. It Ends With Us is so different to any of her previous books, yet filled with the signature Colleen Hoover style. I have the utmost faith that readers everywhere will fall in love with these characters and everything they’ve been through; there is no doubt that it’s her best work yet!