Review — It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover

Posted August 4, 2016 by FMA in 6 Stars and above - It left me with a book hangover!

Review — It Ends With Us by Colleen HooverIt Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover
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Published by Atria an Imprint of Simon & Schuster
on August 2, 2016
Pages: 384
Genres: Contemporary, Romance


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.

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When there is the amount of hype surrounding a book, such as that which surrounded ‘It Ends With Us’, there is always a fear that when I read it, the book will not live up to the hype.

‘It Ends With Us’ not only lived up to it, it surpassed it.

This book was brutally honest, painful and heartbreaking. But, ‘It Ends With Us’ was also heartwarming, hopeful and inspirational.

To represent two sides of a coin and make you fall in love with these characters despite or in spite of them, was no easy feat. Ms. Hoover tackled difficult subjects with grace and honesty. She didn’t take sides. She lets the reader do that. And by not assigning blame, you realize things rarely are what they seem.

❝There’s no such thing as bad people. We’re all just people who sometimes do bad things.❞

Stellar, sincere writing, with unforgettable characters and a solid plot that rocked my foundation, ‘It Ends With us’ is a top favorite of the year and will stay with me for years to come! 6 Stars!


About Colleen Hoover

Colleen Hoover is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of several novels, including the bestselling women’s fiction novel It Ends with Us and the bestselling psychological thriller Verity. She has won the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Romance three years in a row—for Confess (2015), It Ends with Us (2016), and Without Merit (2017). Confess was adapted into a seven-episode online series. In 2015, Hoover and her family founded the Bookworm Box, a bookstore and monthly subscription service that offers signed novels donated by authors. All profits go to various charities each month to help those in need. Hoover lives in Texas with her husband and their three boys.

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