Title : It Ends with Us
By : Colleen Hoover
Published : August 2nd 2016
By: Atria Books
Genre : NA – Contemporary – Romance- Dark
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.
5 / 5 Stars
“There is no such thing as bad people. We’re all just people who sometimes do bad things.”
This review contains SPOILERS, sorry, not usually do a review with spoilers but I had many things to say and could not cover all
Obviously I adored this book, has high expectations of him and has left me more than happy !.this is one of the best books I’ve read this year.
I would like to talk about this book as briefly as possible because otherwise my thoughts would be eternal :).
When I read the description, I don’t really expected all the feelings who came to me , although I had already heard from the autor that would be a great challenge writing this book by the very personal content, but then I started to think that’s what happens with every book of Colleen Hoover, .the description tells us, in brief ,about where going the plot, but the truth this time not reveal even half of it, so I’m sure you’ll be surprised
I liked the characters alot , the protagonist has shown a lot of courage, strength and humanity throughout history.
While male characters show very different personalities, different dreams and different thoughts , which it has done even more interesting to the plot.
“All humans make mistakes. What determines a person’s character aren’t the mistakes we make. It’s how we take those mistakes and turn them into lessons rather than excuses.”
I want to move quickly to talk about the plot, it is absolutely brilliant, touching such a sensitive issue as gender-based violence is not an easy job, you have to be aware of broach the subject with utmost care and respect. I think Colleen has done it so incredible, each chapter it’s heartbreaking and I just felt broken inside me and then I felt doubt and fear and I think I’ve come to put myself in the protagonist’s place, although I have never experienced anything like that in my live, thanks to god, I can share a lot of her thoughts
I was one of those people who wonder, why if the person with whom you are hurts you, why you just don’t leave him? . And this is what Lily thinks whenever he sees his mother being repeatedly abused by her father, and were really my thoughts too. Then as time passes and his father dies and it all starts, I really thought everything was left behind and PUM! The past repeats itself and is more than heartbreaking. My thoughts was, ok, you’re going to leave him, didn’t you?
“Just because someone hurts you doesn’t mean you can simply stop loving them. It’s not a person’s actions that hurt the most. It’s the love. If there was no love attached to the action, the pain would be a little easier to bear.”
And she doesn’t, and she still convincing herself, in her mind, which is not like her mother, because in a way what she is living “is not the same thing.”
And in a way, I can convince myself of it, and even became so convincing and sure of her thoughts that I believed them too, I wanted to believe that it would never happen and I loved Ryle a lot for that time , because I really wanted believe every excuse that he gave to her and every thought of Lily of that he will change or it would not be like her parents, I really had hopes until the end of that could change, and that they could try to be happy together, and every time Ryle managed to break my heart more and more, I suffered alongside Lily, I felt like she felt , and that connect me in an unexpected way with what was happening.
Atlas is a great character, a strong man with a difficult youth, I loved it from the start, although I didn’t know what would be her future in the plot, every time he appeared makes me very happy, is a very sweet and gentle soul , and always Lily was his ally for whenever he need it, I love how the lives of these characters is linked, It’s as if they find themselves every time they needed it and that is magic. The image of first love as Colleen has told in this story to me seemed very beautiful. I fell in love full of his history, his life and achievements :).
“Life is a funny thing. We only get so many years to live it, so we have to do everything we can to make sure those years are as full as they can be. We shouldn’t waste time on things that might happen someday, or maybe even never.”
Anyway, although I suffered a bit, too, on the other hand, I have cast me laugh a lot, has hilarious and unexpected parts, so funny , I’ve enjoyed of them .
I left a handful of beautiful quotes that you going to love, which it is likely to remain your mind
The author’s note at the end of the book was valuable for me, see Colleen tell his personal story I filled the heart, its decisions in her life and thoughts and feelings for her family, everything is as strong, deep, painful, but lovable and valuable, recommend 100% reading it, will not regret, has cast a sea of tears from me.
“It stops here. With me and you. It ends with us.”
I want to conclude by, saying that we should not judge people by their deciciones without knowing the truth of the heart, when you love so strongly, is not so easy to leave it and this reading has cast me appreciate that. As well would like to dedicate my greatest respects to all those women who suffer from these ills and have childrens to protect, those are strong, brave and struggling women, who I hope they to have the final they deserve .
I invite you to leave your comment below, I would love to know what you think!