It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover
It Ends with Us
By Colleen Hoover
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.
Okay so I finally read the Colleen Hoover book that is quite literally EVERYWHERE. If I’m honest, I only read it because my book club picked it for this month. I went into this book not knowing a single thing about it, except that there’s domestic violence in it. I did like the writing and thought that it was done well.
The book kept me hooked and I read through it pretty quickly. I will say that I thought it was rather predictable with one small twist I didn’t see coming but overall everyone can tell where the book was heading. This is a great book that helps others think about the subject of domestic violence and how easy it is to stay with someone and to keep making excuses as it happens. The ending was well written and definitely gives the reader closure without spoiling anything for the rare person that hasn’t read this book yet.
Overall, I enjoyed the story and the message behind the book. But I fought with myself for a rating for this book because it was predictable but the message was a good one for people who don’t understand the effects of DV. In the end I gave it 4 stars because I did enjoy the book and it kept me reading.