Title: It Ends With Us
Author: Colleen Hoover
Publisher: Atria Books
Genre(s): New Adult, Contemporary, Fiction, Romance
Number of Pages: 384 pages
Price: $9.09 (Paperback)
Synopsis: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.
Go skinny-dipping? Wait…what?
This book was beyond real. It chewed me up and spit me out. I have read so many contemporary novels that deal with raw issues, but none like this. This novel was so accurate in it’s portrayal of relationships and real life issues. I found myself wanting to give this 4 stars simple because I couldn’t come to terms with the realness. (Which definitely would have been unfair.)
I have read many Colleen Hoover novels and this is like no other. I want to fully describe how much this broke me, but I don’t want to spoil it for those who haven’t read it.
Let’s talk about the characters though. The story follows a young woman named Lily who recently moved to Boston after her father’s death. Lily such a sweet character. It’s easy to love her. Then you have Ryle… the sexy and mysterious neurosurgeon that captivated me within the first couple chapters. And of course, we can’t forget Atlas, Lily’s first love. Atlas is kind and sweet, just like Lily. I just want to carry him around in my pocket. All these characters and the small character roles in between, made for a great story.
As we step back and examine the layout of the storyline, I was impressed. The book moved through a bit of an extended timeline compared to other Colleen Hoover novels I have read. However, it’s nicely done. There purpose to it and it doesn’t feel rushed. (Although, I was begging for some relationships to be slowed down and halted by mid-novel.)
All and all, I would definitely recommend picking up this novel. I just warn you, there is sad and difficult content within. Prepare yourself.