It Ends With Us: a Review

It Ends With Us

By: Colleen Hoover

384 pages

Published 2016, Atria Books


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.  

Description from the Good Reads Book Page

I don’t buy into the social media overhyped books.  I like to decide what books I want to read based on the book description and  not only because everyone is posting a picture of it.  

But I’ve read Colleen Hoover before, and I knew I would want to read this one too!  Not only did I want to read it, I wanted a copy for my bookshelves as well!  

Colleen has a way of writiting that immediately puts you into the book, feeling like you have personally known the characters forever; and not just for 5 pages of a book.  It’s quite remarkable really!  

It’s really impossible to chat about this book without giving away too much.  I feel this is one of those books that is better read with some mystery to it.  Just know going in there are some emotionaly disturbing scenes and is definitely a book for a more mature reader.
  This is a book I would recommend to a wide variety of readers: especially those who enjoy new adult, contemporary, romance, general fiction.



Catching up 

Hi all.  Just looking at the book blog it seems that I haven’t read a book in almost two months.  However, should you follow me on Litsy, good reads or Instagram (@kd_reads on each of those platforms) you would know that’s not the case.  Actually in these past two months I read over 10 books, one being an Outlander book -Dragonfly in Amber- and we all know how beastly those are! 

I’m not going to do full reviews for all those books I haven’t blogged about.  You can find that information on all my social media platforms.  Now that life has calmed back down, I promise not to leave my book blog hanging.  Not only do I love sharing recommendations and reviews with all of you, I love having a record for myself.

Not shown: The Passenger, The Problem with Forever, One True Loves (all library books)

I give all of these books a very high recommendation.  My favorite (outlander excluded) was no question The Choices We Maken by Karma Brown.  It was a raw story about friendship, marriage and the struggle of having a baby.  A great read if you are into women’s lit!

A standout psychological thriller was Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter.  I will say, there were some graphically disturbing scenes in the book. But as far as thrillers go, this was a fabulous one! There were lots of twists, and couldn’t put down moments. 

The other books this month were all equally wonderful for their own reason and you can see why I liked each of them in my Instagram feed.

Now I must go read some more on my current read: It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover. I’ll be back soon to share my thoughts!!