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.
I have so much that I want to say. So many things I want to share and so many feelings raging within me after reading It Ends with Us. Never have I felt such empathy for a writer, a character, and a situation. The last time I was this moved by a situation was after reading Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma, but this time I had some resolution. An ever-after that not only felt right, but was deserved and needed.
When an author rips herself open like this, her blood becomes the ink on the page, memories are the water colored paintings on the wall, and tears become the flowing plotline that weaves not only a story of love gone wrong, but also of understanding the victim. What Collen Hoover wrote is deeply personal, and in freeing her soul to the world, I feel that she is also letting people know that they are not alone.
The “letter to the reader” from Colleen Hoover not only provided the inspiration for It Ends with Us, but reveals deeply personal family history. The bravery shown here is unsurmountable. Her drive for sharing and understanding these stories will hopefully help someone in need of the right kind of push out the door.
I want to shout “Trigger warnings and what some may consider spoilers,” but what if by doing so someone will miss out on an opportunity to get help? Shared situations breed understanding and solidarity. In reading this, someone may get the courage and insight needed to get up and get out.
This is a story of abuse. This is a story of surviving. And this is a story of sharing in hopes of inspiring.
Powerful, impactful, gut-wrenching, and brave. I want to hug you Colleen Hoover. This, THIS, is your defining moment as an author and as a person.
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IT ENDS WITH US
BY COLLEEN HOOVER
Atria Books Paperback | 384 pages | ISBN: 9781501110368 | August 2, 2016 | $16.00
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