Nov 22, 2016
Author: Colleen Hoover
Publisher: Atria Books
Publication Date: August 2, 2016
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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.
This book contains graphic scenes and very sensitive subject matter.
This book should feel hokey that there is some kind of personal message and wisdom that the author is trying to impart on us. And there is, but it doesn’t not feel hokey in the slightest. The way Colleen Hoover weaves her story with her writing leaves little doubt as to the purpose of writing this book. But the characters are what take this story from mediocre to fantastic. Lily and Ryle charge every scene with a tension that is palpable to the reader. Sometimes good, sometimes bad, but always captivating. Then there is Atlas, and the mother in me wanted to scoop him up and take care of him, just the way Lily did (without the romance of course) but he was someone who deserved all of the wonderful things in life and had to work so hard to get to them. Ultimately though this book was about Lily. About her finding her boundaries, and working to set them. Deciding what she would and wouldn’t allow for herself. I truly loved the way that this book showed people as they are. Simply people. All of us are good and bad. None of us are perfect, but our flaws don’t make us monsters. Or at the very least they don’t have to. There is also a truly touching note at the end of this book that made me cry. I can’t thank Colleen Hoover enough for writing this book. It needed to written, and these characters needed to be out there touching people’s hearts and making them think. 5 out of 5 stars.
**Please Note: This review is my honest opinion and I did not receive monetary compensation from it.**
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“Just because someone hurts you doesn’t mean you can simply stop loving them. It’s not a person’s actions that hurt the most. It’s the love. If there was no love attached to the action, the pain would be a little easier to bear.”
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