Series: Stand Alone
Published by Atria Books
Published on August 2nd 2016
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance
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.
It’s been a while since I’ve read a New Adult book, and when I saw a friend reading this one, I thought I’d give it a shot. I did not read the synopsis and just dove in, thinking that this is a typical romance story, but boy, was I wrong!
Sometimes the one who loves you is the one who hurts you the most.
Everything started out good. We get to know Lily Bloom, a 23-year-old college graduate, who is working hard to achieve her goals. She did not grow up in a perfect household, but in a way, she turned out well. She’s always been brave and bold; she knows what she wants and doesn’t need. Her life choices aren’t always brilliant, but she tends to choose the best in the end.
Then enters a man. No, I am not being cynical, but sometimes men just ruins everything. Well, not everything. When Ryle entered her life, Lily became an annoying and frustrating character, but I think she had to be written that way to emphasize the rawness of her emotions, and that this is the reality for some women.
Overall, I liked the story, but I think I had high expectations going into the book because this was a raved book when it was launched. There are certain triggers in the book that may be sensitive to some readers, so do thread lightly into the story. #