It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover


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, and maybe even a little arrogant. He’s also sensitive, brilliant, and has a total soft spot for Lily, but Ryle’s complete aversion to relationships is disturbing.

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. It Ends With Us is an unforgettable tale of love that comes at the ultimate price.

Review: When it comes to Colleen Hoover I confess that I never hesitate long. It is true that I am always charmed by her writings and I was eager to discover this new story. I must admit, however, that I didn’t even read the synopsis, yet we quickly understand the theme of the story.

Lily did not have an easy childhood. Her father often beat her mother and she could do nothing but to enter in the room to try to calm the situation. Since then, she has promised herself never to repeat the same mistakes because she doesn’t want to bear such a situation again. We therefore follow our heroine in a new phase of her life. She has just opened the flower shop she has always dreamed of. Her first employee is an essential help, and seems promised to become her new best friend. This meeting will also allow her to see Ryle again, a man whose path she crossed earlier. Both are suspicious but a link will soon be created. Unfortunately, Lily is going to have to make some choices very quickly.

Between all this, Lily also makes us discover her past and more particularly her story with Atlas. Atlas is a young homeless person who had settled in a house next to Lily’s and despite her problems at home, the girl did everything to help him advance. It was a very touching story and I was happy to discover him a little more.

I will not say more because it is very easy to tell you some important elements of the story but I was really caught up by the story. I followed Lily’s adventures carefully. It’s not that simple, but Lily is strong. Our heart tears for her several times, we hope too but nothing is simple. I must tell you that I shed several tears at the end of the story. No it’s really an easy story and the author’s note is also really touching. I will let you discover all this for yourself!




31 thoughts on “It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover

  1. I love Colleen Hoovers books. I think I probably gave this one 5 stars back when I read it. So well written and heartbreaking at times. Good well thought out review!

  2. I haven’t read a Colleen Hoover book in ages. I probably have read 1 in my life time. That’s bad isn’t it. haha. I love her covers as well. Great review and thanks for reminding me to pick up one of her books. 🙂

  3. I’ve struggled with her books, November 9 was a flop for me. I have heard amazing things about this and the subject matter in this looks heartbreaking so the plan is to try it.
    Glad you enjoyed it!

  4. I listened to this last summer and I really enjoyed the audio version. I did enjoy the author’s note at the end as well. I am not always a fan of COHO, but this one was a win for me, glad you enjoyed this as well.

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