4 starsAbuseAngsty/EmotionalContemporary RomanceHealingSizzlerTear JerkersWith a Twist

It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover

It Ends with Us Book Cover It Ends with Us
Colleen Hoover
Fiction, Contemporary Romance
August 2nd 2016


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.

Maria’s Review

➦I’m late to the party. I’ve been trying to gather enough courage to read this book. After finishing it I can say one thing for certain – it’s a very hard book for me to rate.➦So what’s this book about? Women who stay in an abusive relationship. Why aren’t they able to walk away? After reading this book you will be able to see that it’s not always as black and white as it seems. It sure helped me to have a better understanding of someone in such a relationship.

➦This book is a must read only for the fact that it will make you think about subjects you might never have thought about. Perhaps you won’t be quick to judge someone in a similar situation. Perhaps you, yourself, will find the strength to break a pattern if you are in an abusive relationship.

➦Beautifully written and impossible to put down, this story sends a powerful message. And although it was voted the best romance of 2016 here on Goodreads, I found myself not being able to connect with the characters on an emotional level.

➦Now, before you crucify me here, remember that #shithappens. I found it hard to completely fall in love with the hero because there were two romantic relationships in this book (not at the same time, no worries) I completely understand why CoHo wrote it the way she did but I think I just needed to concentrate on just two people in love to be completely invested here.

➦I made it through the whole book only to BAWL MY EYES OUT during the author’s note. Why? The note was so personal and so real and THAT was what really made me feel and sympathize. So I’m probably in the minority of people here rating this book less than 5 stars.