“It Ends With Us” by Colleen Hoover was the Monthly Book Discussion book for the month of June for the group I am in on GoodReads. I had bought this book back when it had come out and I was so excited that I had gotten to read it so soon – it was definitely one of my most anticipated reads for this year.
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.
I cried a lot while reading this book. The amount of pain I felt for Lily was unbearable. This book shows a side of domestic violence that most people don’t have the heart to share. This book is definitely a must read for EVERYONE!
This book does have sexual content in it and, even though it does teach a valuable lesson for everybody of all ages, I do not recommend this book for anyone under the age of 18.
Until my next post,