Lissa's Review: It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover
PUBLISHER: Atria Books
RELEASED: August 2, 2016
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
LENGTH: 385 pages
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.
THREE BOUNDLESS STARS
I waited pretty much three years before I read this one. I tend to do that with books. I enjoyed this book, but it did not make me ugly cry. I didn’t even shed a tear. Maybe something is wrong with me? Maybe. Even though I could relate to Lily. I didn’t feel that connection with the story. I still love Hoover’s writing.
I understood Lily’s reluctance at first with Ryle. But it also made me angry. I mean, I’ve been in Lily’s shoes. Maybe it’s like Re-living it in a way? But I did like the message of ending that line of abuse.
Overall, Three Boundless Stars