It Ends With Us
Author: Colleen Hoover
Released: August 2nd 2016
Published: Atria Books
My Rating: 4 of 5
SOMETIMES THE ONE WHO LOVES YOU IS THE ONE 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, 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.
This book contains graphic scenes and very sensitive subject matter.
This book…. Gah! I’ve got a lot to say about this book so settle in kids…. I think I’ll start with the easy stuff first. I’ll talk about Colleen Hoovers writing; one thing that stands out most for me is her amazing ability to blend the past and present so perfectly so that each little glimpse makes us understand the characters better. We see this in Ugly Love and November 9 (both of which are amazing too.) This woman is amazing at mixing humor, seriousness and romance to create these wonderful yet heart-wrenching books.
Another thing I really loved about this book was that it was written in the present tense which just added something special to the story. Every scene was in Lily’s perspective so everything that happend in this book it was like I was right there with this character and you knew exactly what she was thinking in each moment. So CoHo nails it again with the writing.
Now I don’t know how much to talk about because the one detail I want to discuss isn’t in the synopsis so I’m not sure if talking about it will be a spoiler. I think if you’ve read the book you all know what I’m talking about and if you haven’t… just go read it!
If you’ve read the book and want to know my thoughts and discuss, check out the spoilery section below:
NOT TOO LATE TO TURN BACK
So this book really hit close to home because as I you all know by now I live in Zambia and things like domestic violence and child abuse happen way to frequently and no one even blinks an eye because apparently, “every man has the right to discipline his family.” and its so fucking sick. I won’t lie to you kids get beaten all the time and everyone makes a big joke about how they were hit by their parents growing up because apparently its normal to throw rocks at your kid and its down right funny if you father beat you with his shoe or belt.
The sad thing is when you’re not exposed to books like this you keep living life thinking its okay to beat your wife and kids. I grew up in a home where a lot of violent shit happend. Don’t get me wrong my parents didn’t beat me or anything (they cool people) I just saw a lot. So when I read books it tells me I’m not crazy, that things like this are not normal and people shouldn’t even try to pretend that they are. For that I thank God CoHo wrote this book and I prey more people in places like mine read this book or something similar so that they know they aren’t crazy too for not wanting to be abused, emotionally or physically and that its okay to leave when things get bad…
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