on August 2, 2016
Published by Atria Books, Simon and Schuster Genres: Contemporary Romance
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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 received this book from the author/publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
It Ends With Us is absolutely one of my top reads of 2016!!!
My review may be short and vague, but it’s on purpose. but I truly don’t want to give ANY spoilers or anything perceived as spoiler-ish. I purposely avoided Goodreads, other than to update my progress, because I wanted to go into this blindly. If you see any reviews that start to mention the storyline, please do me a favor and quickly shut your eyes and close your browser or app.
GO INTO THIS ONE BLIND!
I’m so incredibly thankful Colleen shared Lily, Atlas, and Ryle with us. This is a story of hope, courage, love, loss, and forgiveness. It Ends With Us made my chest hurt from holding my breath at times and my eyes hurt from the onslaught of tears, both happy and sad ones. The storyline is all-consuming and it WILL get under your skin. It will make you love characters you probably shouldn’t and make you feel their plight deep down to your toes. I’m so incredibly thankful Colleen shared Lily, Atlas, and Ryle with us. This book absolutely earns every bit of praise it gets and is a must read whether you like CoHo’s books or not. Even if you may not be a fan of Hoover’s previous books (or have never read her), I URGE you to give this one a shot. It truly IS different from her other books and one that’s well worth reading. Whatever your preferred reading format—eBook, paperback, or Audible—get it. See if your local library has it and, if not, ask (or beg) them to get it in stock. However you’re able to legally get this and read it—do it!