SOMETIMES THE ONE WHO LOVES YOU IS THE ONE 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, 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, It Ends With Us is a heart-wrenching story and an unforgettable tale of love that comes at the ultimate price.
Number of Pages: 384 Pages
Date of Publication: 02/08/2016
The author of this book is Colleen Hoover. The beautiful cover was created by Laywan Kwan.
The book was published by Simon & Schuster
Rating: 4.5 /5
Holy Guacamole! I just couldn’t put this book down and I wanted to know what what’s going to happen next. Lily’s story while growing up is a complicated one having an abusive father, having a homeless friend and now a few years later finding herself in a new city and meeting unexpected people who would change her life and give her new perspectives.
This is the first time reading a book from Colleen Hoover… I know… I keep asking the same question about “Why I haven’t read any of her other works” and I just don’t know why. This is such an impactful story that is really worth reading. The main characters have very strong personalities, sometimes with them not realising this and the secondary characters complemented the story nicely. Hoover’s writing is really good at transporting us into Lily’s mind and story while making us feel a part of it. I am not going to lie but I cried at certain parts of the plot and at others I was really surprised by the twists and turns.
I really liked that at the end of the book there is a note from the author describing her reasons for writing it and how she could have written a totally different story if certain scenes had resolved differently. This note is so raw that it feels just like if Coleen was just telling it to you in person.
I highly recommend this book even to people who would not normally be interested in real world relationship driven fiction as very few authors are able to tackle issues like psychological and physical domestic abuse in such a realistic and nuanced way and to explain how people can justify remaining in these situations.
Availability: The book is available in all good bookshops.