Title: It Ends with Us
Author: Colleen Hoover
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary
Date Read: August 05 – 06, 2016
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.
Fifteen seconds. That’s all it takes to completely change everything about a person. Fifteen seconds that we’ll never get back.
What did I expect? This is Colleen Hoover we’re talking about, for goodness sake. She’s always known how to make even the toughest person break a tear or two.
But I never expected Colleen to lay down a naked truth about her life and her family. It Ends With Us was truly heart breaking and reading this made me question my life and how much am I doing for myself and for the people I love.
It Ends With Us is literally emotions bound together to form a book.
This opened so much doors for me. A door for loving openly, a door for kindness, a door to be brave and bold , a door for honesty, a door to plan carefully for a good future, a door to make better choices and a door to learn to stand for yourself and for the people you love. I’ve never matured so much after reading one book.
It hurts so much thinking about this book and every single word in it. I can’t say I know what it’s like to be Lily’s character, because no matter how weird I am, I’ve always felt how the people I love would love me back, equally, for my better or for my worst. But although I can’t completely understand her, I can sympathize with her. It’s always been true, you know? The people you love are the ones that can hurt you the most. And I know exactly how that feels. To be lied to, to feel betrayed, to feel like a whole bunch of good memories you have of those people you love the most could get destroyed within a matter of a few bad ones.
This isn’t the first time Colleen made me cry. I cried every single time I read her books. But THIS. This one was different. Maybe because there’s something more true to this story than to those of her other books, but really. I don’t even know how to tell everyone that this book is literally the most heaviest thing my heart has ever taken. The main character, Lily, she’s so brave. She’s everything I’ve always hoped I could be. Brave and bold. And that is exactly what Colleen Hoover herself was. Brave and bold.
Colleen’s books have always been a highly recommended book. But this one’s particularly different, so it’s quadruple times that I would recommend this book for everyone to read.
Happy reading, bookworms! xo 🙂
That author’s note… Colleen, I have never wished to hug a person before besides my parents and grandparents. I am not into showing physical affection towards others, not to my friends, my closest friends, nor my siblings. But you made me wish you were near me so I can hug you, a stranger I only know through her writings and crazy antics on Instagram, and be the Ellen DeGeneres who would listen to all the things you want to say out loud but couldn’t. I love you and you probably hear this a lot from your readers. But ever since I’ve picked up and read my first book of yours, you’ve become my favorite person. Always.