Review: It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover

it-ends-with-usIt Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover

Published August 2nd, 2016 by Atria Books.

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Rating: ★★★★

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. (Goodreads)

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

Some book reviews are next to impossible to write. This is one of those. There are just no words to express the impact and greatness that is It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover. Hoover has said before she writes for entertainment. This time, she drew inspiration from her own life. This is honestly the best story she has written and that’s saying a lot considering I have rated almost all of her books 5 stars. What makes reading and loving her stories even better is she is such a humble person. I follow her on Twitter and Instagram and the only regret I have is seeing all the pictures related to this story. Every single time I see something related to this book I cry. Writing this review I am crying. Yesterday when I filmed my video review I cried.

I don’t want to talk too much about the characters or the plot of It Ends With Us because it is something you need to experience yourself. And I urge, beg, plead every single one of you to get this book and read it. Even if you’ve read Colleen Hoover before, you’ve never read a story like this one. I promise you.

It Ends With Us is one helluva roller coaster. My emotions were and still are all over the place. I cried tears of joy, anger, sadness, familiarity, happiness, and sorrow. It was difficult to read at times. I felt so connected to the characters and was right there with Lily through everything she experienced. This should be required reading.

Thank you so much for writing this story, Colleen Hoover. I know it couldn’t have been easy, but it was necessary. I’ve been in Lily’s shoes not once, but twice. You captured every single one of those inner thoughts perfectly. I am proud of you, your mom, and myself. We just kept swimming and look at us now.

2 thoughts on “Review: It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover

  1. I can’t even imagine what this story means to those who have experienced this first hand. I’m so sorry for everything that you endured and I’m so proud of where you are now. You are such an amazing person, Gwen and I’m so lucky to be able to call you friend <3

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