It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover
Published August 2, 2016 by Atria Books
Genres New Adult, Romance, Fiction
“Just make sure it’s brave and bold, Lily.”
Lily hasn’t always had it easy, but that’s never stopped her from working hard for the life that she wants.After leaving the small town in Maine that she grew up in, she graduated from college and moved to Boston and started her own business. She meets gorgeous neurosurgeon names Ryle Kincaid; he is assertive, stubborn and a bit arrogant. But he is also sensitive, brilliant and seems to really like Lily and Lily can’t get him out of her head. But Ryle’s complete aversion to relationships is a bit disturbing to Lily, even when she finds herself becoming the exception to his no dating policy, she can’t help but wonder how he got that way in the first place. As questions about her new relationship begin to overwhelm her, so do thoughts of Atlas Corrigan; her first love and a link to the past that she left behind. Atlas was her kindred spirit, her protector and when Atlas suddenly reappears, everything Lily has built with Ryle is threatened.
First, I have to say wow, Colleen Hoover you have outdone yourself yet again. This book however is unlike anything she has ever written. It is by far her best book and the best book I have read this year, by a long shot. 5 stars, not a single complaint about this book. I can already tell you it is one of my all time favorites and one I will now recommend to everyone. Don’t worry, as usual I will keep this spoiler free. I think everyone needs to read this book, whether or not you are a fan of her work, I highly urge you to buy this book. I say buy, because I already want to read it again. I didn’t read any reviews before I read this book, I only read the synopsis listed on the back of the book. Although I obviously want you to read my book reviews, I think it’s best not knowing much about this story before going into it. This book was not at all what I thought it would be and it was so much more. It was important.
This is a very powerful story and again, it’s not what I was expecting at all. I rarely, rarely cry while reading books yet my eyes welled up I don’t even know how many times. This book made me feel so many different emotions and I know it’s a book I am going to think about for a long time. Some were happy tears, some were angry tears and some were sad tears. This book is sad and painful, but it’s also very honest and it personally gave me a perspective I never previously had. Again, I don’t want to add any spoilers so this is going to be a bit vague. The characters were all amazing, I adored Lily and I loved her best friend and Ryle’s sister Allysa. The relationship between Lily and Allysa is to me, the perfect female friendship. They were highly supportive of each other, they loved each other and they told each other the truth, even when it wasn’t what the other wanted to hear. Atlas and Ryle are also very complex and well developed characters. Hoover’s writing is excellent; even though I said this was a sad and painful book, I can’t tell you how many times I smiled and laughed while reading this. She is and always will be one of my favorite authors.
Even if you have previously not been a fan of her work, I highly recommend that everyone read this book.I promise you won’t regret it. I finished this book yesterday and I can’t stop thinking about it. I already want to re-read it. If you read one book this year, read It Ends With Us.