It Ends with Us

By Colleen Hoover

It Ends with Us - Colleen Hoover
  • Release Date: 2016-08-02
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 4.5
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From 22,762 Ratings

Description

In this “brave and heartbreaking novel that digs its claws into you and doesn’t let go, long after you’ve finished it” (Anna Todd, New York Times bestselling author) from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of All Your Perfects, a workaholic with a too-good-to-be-true romance can’t stop thinking about her first love.

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 where she grew up—she graduated from college, moved to Boston, and started her own business. And when she feels a spark with a gorgeous neurosurgeon named Ryle Kincaid, everything in Lily’s life seems 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.

An honest, evocative, and tender novel, It Ends with Us is “a glorious and touching read, a forever keeper. The kind of book that gets handed down” (USA TODAY).

Reviews

  • Traumatically Disappointing

    2
    By GhibliPendragon
    TW: abuse and r*pe I had high hopes, but It Ends With Us is a wattpaddy story that tries adding nuance to themes of domestic abuse… but nuance and wattpad do not belong together. For a reason. The central theme is that abusers should be shamed instead of women who stay in abusive situations. I agree. But the empathetic approach stripped Lily of her own agency and it was SO frustrating. Like a big plot point was someone’s advice saying if her abuser really loved her, HE wouldn’t let her get back together with him?? ❗️What about if he really loved her, he wouldn’t have freaking abused her?!❗️ I tried to empathize every time she returned to her abuser. But his only personality trait was being perfect and his only flaw was the abuse. There was no substance or depth to their relationship prior and I just couldn’t agree with her justifications. Compared to him, Atlas was a saint BUT he really just did the bare minimum. But the ending is what ruined it (no spoilers): the author uses victim-blaming (which she was preaching against the whole book) to justify keeping the abuser around. That was the happy ending. It felt so tone-deaf instead of nuanced and mature. It’s not a romance, it’s an exploration of abusive relationships. But to me, it came off as shallow and contradicting because of the wattpad setting/plot/ relationships. Recommend to ppl seeking to enter a blinding rage 😍
  • I need it to be a movie now

    5
    By megacevedo
    A page-turner!!! Read it!
  • Draws you in and won’t let go!

    5
    By Aiden&Braylensmom
    Great story that’s beautifully written. This books takes you through the full spectrum of emotions.
  • Loved it

    5
    By cliterature
    Oh wow, such a great read.. my only dread is that they never mentioned Allysa and Marshall’s reaction to seeing little Emmy … but I loved everything Damn…
  • Amazing!

    5
    By 7232010bpw
    Loved that I couldn’t guess the ending in this one. Another great book!
  • Tears, tears, and more tears

    5
    By minacirca98
    I found myself stifling back tears and sobbing many times with this book. The entries about Atlas were my favorite. ❤️
  • Absolutely AMAZING!!

    5
    By KingKay5293
    Finished this book in one day! The excitement, the heart throbbing, the nervousness, the sadness, the happiness… Everything about this book was well written and has you feeling like you’re experiencing every feeling and every thought. Highly recommend and will def be reading more of Colleen Hover!
  • Best book ever

    5
    By kalalovez
    I love this book so much it’s Like riding a roller coaster so many emotions and feeling I got from reading this. I cried at the ending because I wanted lily and Ryle to be together but at the same time i know she did the right thing for her daughter. For my first time reading one her books I say this is the best romance story I have read and I read a lot of romance 😆
  • phenomenal.

    5
    By Aleah Parker
    loved ittttt ❤️
  • 🥺💖

    5
    By ISSY🦋
    It was amazing!!!! I cried, laughed, and, at one point, wanted to throw the book across the room. All those things make a book wonderfully perfect 🤩