It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover – Jenn’s Review

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WHY I READ IT

It’s Colleen Hoover! Why else!?!

WHAT I RATED IT

off the charts

WHAT IT’S ABOUT

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; 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.

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JENN’S REVIEW

This never happens.

I’ve been left completely and utterly speechless.

I guarantee that you have never read a book like this, or will EVER read a book like this. I guarantee you will find yourself second guessing everything you’ve grown to believe about love and relationships. I guarantee your heart will break over and over and over, and you just won’t know what to do with the feelings you have. I know you are going to question why you are even having these feelings AT ALL. I know all of this, because that’s where I’m at right now. You will probably have more questions than answers. I know this, because I sure do.

There is no question that this is a five star, knock you on your ass read. But to be honest, I struggle with giving it five stars. Not because it doesn’t deserve it, because it does. The writing is exceptional. The characters are some of the most complex and developed people I have had the pleasure of reading. Maybe I struggle with my rating because this book is just as devastating as it is beautiful. It’s hard to love a book like this, even though I do. There is just as much love as there is hate, sometimes simultaneously, and I just don’t know what to make of it.

So here is what I’m going to tell you.

READ IT.

Don’t walk away from its challenging subject matter. Don’t read reviews with spoilers. Put the kids to bed, clear your schedule and be prepared to devote your entire night to this book. Once you start, there is no chance of walking away. You need to see it through, no matter how much it hurts.

I’ll be here to hold your hand when you’re through.

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2 thoughts on “It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover – Jenn’s Review

  1. I really liked this review. You certainly did it justice. My favorite line: Maybe I struggle with my rating because this book is just as devestating as it is beautiful.

    Because it’s true. Heartbreakingly beautiful.

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