August 14, 2016 | by Stacia | It Ends with Us
by Colleen Hoover on August 2nd, 2016
Genres: New Adult, Romance
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.
I think one of the beautiful things about Colleen Hoover’s writing is her originality, her brilliant imagination, and her attention to all the little details that end up meaning so much. This is one of the reasons she BLEW me completely away with Slammed and I have been a fan since! And now Naked Truth’s… My new favorite thing!
“There is no such thing as bad people. We’re all just people who sometimes do bad things.”
It Ends with Us is one of those books that you read and then can’t stop thinking about. For me, the more I reflected on this story the more I realized how beautifully it all came together and how incredibly well it was written! This book is an emotional and intense journey that I literally couldn’t put down. I will say, you NEED to go into this book blind. Stay away from spoilers and other reviews and just start this book not knowing a thing about it like I did- it makes the experience that much better!
Normally I’m not a huge fan of flashbacks within a story. I think they can be confusing or sometimes even take away from the main characters and their story. But the creative way that these flashbacks were told, with the use of the “journals” just worked so well and I found myself looking forward to them more and more!
“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.”
Really the only thing that kept me from giving this 5 stars was that the ending seemed a bit rushed to me. I’m so happy we got an epilogue, but it was all smashed together and felt like we still didn’t get the complete closure I was hoping for.
I don’t know how much more I can say about this book without giving away the plot or just continuing to gush over it. So, I will just say grab this one up and enjoy the magic that Colleen Hoover is so good at giving us! Enjoy…