It Ends with Us
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Instant New York Times Bestseller
The newest, highly anticipated novel from beloved #1 New York Times bestselling author, Colleen Hoover.
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.
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!
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
GO INTO THIS ONE BLIND!
My review may be short and vague, but it's on purpose. but I truly don’t want to give ANY spoilers or anything perceived as spoiler-ish. I purposely avoided Goodreads, other than to update my progress, because I wanted to go into this blindly. If you see any reviews that start to mention the storyline, please do me a favor and quickly shut your eyes and close your browser or app.
GO INTO THIS ONE BLIND!
I'm so incredibly thankful Colleen shared Lily, Atlas, and Ryle with us. This is a story of hope, courage, love, loss, and forgiveness. It Ends With Us made my chest hurt from holding my breath at times and my eyes hurt from the onslaught of tears, both happy and sad ones. The storyline is all-consuming and it WILL get under your skin. It will make you love characters you probably shouldn’t and make you feel their plight deep down to your toes. I'm so incredibly thankful Colleen shared Lily, Atlas, and Ryle with us. This book absolutely earns every bit of praise it gets and is a must read whether you like CoHo's books or not. Even if you may not be a fan of Hoover’s previous books (or have never read her), I URGE you to give this one a shot. It truly IS different from her other books and one that's well worth reading. Whatever your preferred reading format—eBook, paperback, or Audible—get it. See if your local library has it and, if not, ask (or beg) them to get it in stock. However you’re able to legally get this and read it—do it!