It Ends With Us – Book Review

Title:- It Ends With Us

Author:- Colleen Hoover

No. of pages:- 381 pages

Date published:- August 6th 2016

Genre:- Romance/Domestic Abuse

Rating:- 4/5 stars

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 has so much hype that I found that nearly every reviewer has given a five star rating to this book. In fact, I heard that this book might be turning into a movie as well, due to the popularity of the book. So I decided to give it a try and bought this book.

Here’s the thing, I am wondering that despite the fact that there’s so much hype on this book, I wonder if they understand the meaning behind this book.

This book talks about domestic abuse. I have never experience such abuse but my sister had. She suffered from domestic abuse with her husband always beating her. Now of course they are separated. This is a senstive issue that one must not ignore about.

Let’s start with the review–the first quarter of the book was compeltely boring. Ryle and Lily meets, then after two days, they run into each other and all this crazy love thing going on which sounded more like a Hallmark romantic book. But what got this book interesting is the series of letters written by Lily about her relationship with a boy named Atlas, during their teenage years. Then she runs into Atlas again, who now runs a successful restaurant business. Then comes when Ryle started abusing Lily. Just like how Lily’s own mother faced abuse from her father.

Despite the fact that I wasn’t satisfied with the beginning, I actually enjoyed Colleen Hoover’s writing. In my opinion she has written and dealt with the issue of domestic abuse well. What drew me most into the story was not the first part of the story but more towards the second part of the story. Plus, the character of Atlas totally grew into me. Nonetheless, I didn’t find it too much hype on this book although I actually enjoyed reading the book. Worth 4.5 stars!

Colleen Hoover is the #1 New York Times and International bestselling author of multiple novels and novellas. She lives in Texas with her husband and their three boys. She is the founder of The Bookworm Box, a non-profit book subscription service and bookstore in Sulphur Springs, Texas.

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