It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Published August 2nd, 2016
Genres: Romance, New Adult, Contemporary
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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.
This. Was amazing. I can’t believe it took me so long to try a Colleen Hoover’s book… I never thought it was going to be so intense and important as it was and I freaking LOVE it. Although by what I read at the note from the author, this is not the type of book she normally writes, so I guess I just started with one that would really make me wanna try to read the others.
One of the things I liked about this book was the writing. It really made me feel every emotion. It was honest, powerful and I couldn’t stop reading it. I was trying to read parts of it every day, while reading other books too, for the contemporary-a-thon and I just wanted to grab this one. It’s addicting and yet really important.
Not only important but also complex, sad and heartbreaking. I don’t wanna say too much about it because just one word and all would be spoiled… But the topic is REALLY IMPORTANT and everyone should read about it. It’s done in a fantastic way, it’s powerful, realistic and for what I read it’s also a topic very dear to the author herself. Which made me love this book even more.
An important thing in this book is that it succeeded in making me see things in a different perspective. I really do have a love-hate relationship with some of these characters. But there’s some that make my heart burst with happiness like Alyssa. She is probably the best friend anyone could have, she is amazing!
But the best part? I felt one with the main character. I couldn’t disentangle myself from her emotions. I fell in love just like her, my heart was broken just like hers, I felt angry just like her and I caved in just like her. And that’s what made me see things differently. This is the first book I am in the shoes of a person like her and I feel that I really understood her, which makes me a bit scared… I loved her with all my heart, I thought she was amazing and a really strong person.
I also really loved how the family and friendships in this book were developed. As well as the romance – this was actually a romance that made my eyes glue to the pages and I never felt that way before. But… There’s just so many emotions capsulated in this book! I cried really hard and it definitely hit me big time. This is a story I will never forget and yet I already want to re-read.
This book is important, emotional, realistic and hard-hitting. I loved it with all my heart and I would recommend it to EVERYONE.
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