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.
Title: It Ends With Us
Author: Colleen Hoover
Publication Date: August 2, 2016
Publisher: Atria Books
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Well, it’s true what they say. This book tore me apart bit by bit and didn’t even care.
There wasn’t really a plot to this book. I was annoyed by that because the whole thing was based around Lily and her relationship with Ryle, but there wasn’t an “end goal.” But at the same time, I understand that this book was more about Lily’s relationships rather than a career goal or future goal of hers so I’ll let it slide.
I’m so mad that I spent 70% of this book loving Ryle and not getting to know Atlas. Like, I hate that for me. Sorta related, I love and hate CoHo for making me love Ryle and then promptly giving me so many mixed emotions. It made helped me to relate to Lily better and her predicament. The author’s note at the end also helped me to understand why CoHo wrote things the way she did and why she couldn’t just let Ryle be the good guy. And like, yeah…okay. I’m mad about it but also not.
Thank goodness there is going to be a book 2 because I really wanna get to know Atlas. He gave too many great quotes and was too nice of a guy to not get more of a story.
Overall, this book was raw and real. I’ve never really read a book like this before since I tend to read more light-hearted books but this one really got me. It came at me with a vengeance and did not go easy on me. I kinda love that.