Review – It Ends with Us by: Colleen Hoover

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.

I love the opening paragraph. It’s something I’ve always thought about as well. It pulled me right in, in an “oh shit moment”. This was my first Colleen Hoover book, and I was not disappointed in the least.

To be strong enough to leave a situation you know isn’t good for you takes so much dang strength. I have been there (not physically) and it took so, so much for me to finally break. To finally stand up for myself and everything life had waiting for me. Colleen Hoover hit the nail on the head with how hard it is to talk yourself out of something. To grasp at straws when you shouldn’t even have to, to begin with.

I loved everything about Atlas. I love that their childhood story wove through the main one. He was a true friend and I couldn’t have adored him more. What I will say is I did appreciate how driven all three main adults were: Ryle, Lily and Atlas. They all have a sense of what they want out of life.

Overall, this was such an emotionally draining ride of a story and I couldn’t have loved it more.

– 5 out of 5 splatters –

Published by Jena Freeth

30. Boy mom. Book lover. Fitness junkie. Shopaholic.

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