It Ends with Us - Colleen Hoover

It Ends with Us

By Colleen Hoover

  • Release Date: 2016-08-02
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 20,316 Ratings

Description

In this “brave and heartbreaking novel that digs its claws into you and doesn’t let go, long after you’ve finished it” (Anna Todd, New York Times bestselling author) from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of All Your Perfects, a workaholic with a too-good-to-be-true romance can’t stop thinking about her first love.

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 where she grew up—she graduated from college, moved to Boston, and started her own business. And when she feels a spark with a gorgeous neurosurgeon named Ryle Kincaid, everything in Lily’s life seems 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.

An honest, evocative, and tender novel, It Ends with Us is “a glorious and touching read, a forever keeper. The kind of book that gets handed down” (USA TODAY).

Reviews

  • Must Read!

    5
    By Deer Hunter 257618
    A page turner with a heart breaking love story. I never wanted this book to end!
  • Not So Black and White

    5
    By Shevygurl4
    I absolutely loved this book. I started out sampling it, couldn’t put it down, purchased it and finished it all in one sitting (took about 6 hours total). The story is absolutely powerful and had me thinking “it will get better just give him another chance” which led to my own self reflection. This is a must read!
  • A great story

    5
    By pink dreams
    Loved it. Found myself thinking about these characters a lot. Story is beautiful vivid and down to earth. Couldn’t put it down.
  • THE BEST! 🙌🏻

    5
    By kens_135
    Hands down one of the BEST books I have ever read… period
  • DV survivors beware

    1
    By renattatata
    At first I loved the book, I really liked the writing style and the silly relationship stuff. As others have complained, the plot and characters are more on the YA side, which I didn’t mind. My issue however is that the author has her own opinion of DV and “what it means” and injects that opinion into the morality of the book. Every single turn you are disappointed with the character’s choices. The best way I can describe it is like being manipulated by the author’s voice. It made me feel icky. But I allowed it because I thought it was an unreliable narrator situation. Nope. And in the end, a hugely violent relationship where Ryle almost kills Lily, she simply says “no more, I’m ending the cycle” and then there’s a happy little ending where they are amicable with a child involved and no more abuse takes place. I guess that’s it folks, to stop abuse you just have to wave a magic wand and then you can overcome it. I felt that it was a horrible misconstruing of what actual DV situations can be like. The ending was just so unrealistic and tidy. It was aspirational, sure. And the author even says in her note, that her parents had a DV relationship and that she forgives her dad and it doesn’t mean her opinion of him is permanently damaged. (??!!) It just left such a bad taste in my mouth as someone who has escaped a situation like that. I threw the book across the room when I was done. If you’re going to write about something like this, you have a responsibility to follow reality. She did not do that.. and it breaks my heart to see the amount of people reading this and getting that false idea of what leaving an abusive relationship is like.
  • Excellent read

    5
    By Kat_thegreatXXII
    I empathized with both characters and puts a lot of perspective into domestic abuse. Loved reading this story
  • Intriguing and Different perspective

    5
    By carriewolter
    Loved the view it gave on abusive relationships. I feel like. Was really able to empathize with the main character in a way that I’ve never been able to before.
  • Pretty good!

    5
    By Me.:PP
    This was a very easy read. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this and plan on reading “It Starts With Us”, but I wouldn’t say this is my absolute favorite book. It’s pretty good! The ending was good but I expected more of an ending for some reason. I really enjoyed the little details that are explained later. It’s a really good, and thought provoking book.
  • Emotions

    5
    By Stupid app people
    I couldn’t tell if it were the fact I share a name with the main character or just how well this book was written, but I felt every emotion with this book. A lot of happy “awes” and then a few “oh no…” I loved this book so much, it was not hard to get into and it made complete sense. It gave me an understanding on certain situations, no spoilers. I simply adored all the characters. It all pulls you in, you feel the emotions radiating from the words. I can not recommend this book enough, give it a read.
  • Oy!

    2
    By JJC725
    I didn’t find myself laughing or crying like many of the reviewers did. Definitely repetitive and almost cringe worthy. I had to finish it because I like to finish when I start books but probably won’t read another one of her titles.