Published by Atria Books on August 2nd 2016
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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.
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.
I am not a big ban of Colleen Hoover books. I find them hit or miss. Colleen, herself seems very delightful. I heard the hype for It Ends with Us. I went back and forth with it. I just kept hearing how amazing it was so when I saw the audio book available from my library I gave in and placed it on hold.
I read over and over go in blind, it’s best not to know what the story is about before going in and since that’s how I usually roll I went with that. I did ask some friends who have read it if it was safe to listen to at work and I got some lewd emojis in return.
I really appreciate how different It Ends with Us is. I’ve read my fair share of young adult, New adult, contemporary, chick lit and I can say I have never read a story quite like this one. I haven’t really read anything but young adult for about a year. I just got tired of reading the same story over and over so I took a break then I gambled on Hoover.
I laughed, I worried, I waited in suspense, I went through a range of emotions while reading. When all was said and don’t I wanted to hug the book. I’m sure when I get my paperback copy I will. The story was written beautifully, most of the characters were lovable. But what really got me was the authors note. I’m pretty sure you have to be a cyborg to not be touched by Colleen’s story. I could relate, I think most of us actually can and that’s just a sad fact of life. I cried, I cried for Colleen, and I cried for me.
I highly recommend It Ends with Us. As hard as it was to read at times it was completely worth it.