Review – IT ENDS WITH US by Colleen Hoover

Read it. Live it. Love it.

it ends with us

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.



It has been 3 long months since I first read this book. 3 months and I’m still not over this author’s words. 3 months and I’m still consumed with this truly unforgettable story. 3 months and I still cannot adequately describe just how stunning this book was. 3 months and my heart still aches, my eyes still sting. 3 months and I know I will never get over this book. It Ends With Us is Colleen Hoover’s game changer.

It  seriously hit me in the feels. I don’t even know what to say about it without causing spoilers because you need to go into this book without knowing anything about the plot other than what’s in the synopsis. It made me laugh on numerous occasions, as do all of Colleen Hoover’s books, and I, of course, fell for the characters hook, line and sinker. But man, my heart broke and I realised it was possible to both love and truly hate a character.

It Ends With Us is so different from all of Colleen’s previous books, though it still flows with all the things which we know and love from this author. It’s honest, it’s raw, it’s funny, it’s heart-wrenching, it’s everything! But let’s focus on the heartbreak for a minute…you know that when you’re reading a book by Colleen Hoover, you’re going to experience some form of heartbreak at some point throughout the story, but in It Ends With Us, there’s not just one defining moment of heartbreak.

There’s not one specific scene in which you can look back at it and think “wow, that was a powerful one.” Because that heartbreak is just there throughout almost the entire book. You feel that pain for so long while you’re reading that you can’t pinpoint that one moment. It’s just there. Burying its way into your soul.

I feel like I’m just rambling at this point, unable to really get down a coherent thought, but this book was just so damn special. If you take my advice only once this entire year, don’t miss out; order this book.


*ARC received in exchange for an honest review*

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Colleen Hoover lives in the United States with her husband and three children. She loves to write in her spare time and prefers stories that are both humorous and heart-wrenching. Her goal through writing is to give readers a pleasant experience that will leave them viewing life from a slightly different angle.

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