It Ends With Us

“It Ends With Us” by Colleen Hoover is not just any random book that you happen to encounter and fall for, it’s an entire experience. It’s a book which I feel all of us should read and try to impart the message which Hoover’s trying to portray.

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 where she grew up—she graduated from college, moved to Boston, and started her own business. It’s a dream which she turned into a reality by coming from a small town in Maine to a big city like Boston known for its daily hustle and bustle. Lily’s life is on track until she meets the intoxicating Ryle Kincaid.

Ryle is assertive, charming and stubborn. A successful neurosurgeon by profession whose bewitching eyes catch Lily’s attention. They get along and grow a soft spot for each other but Ryle’s attitude towards relationships is just about hookups. I won’t give any further details but once you start reading, you’re in for a rollercoaster. The highs and lows which occur throughout the book are worth the read.

Hoover’s beautiful writing sinks you into the story so it feels as though you are the protagonist and are experiencing everything through Lily’s eyes. 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.

The story shows how complicated things can get and how difficult it can get when emotions play the role. It Ends With Us reminds the reader that, sometimes, leaving a relationship is not easy, especially when there are children and love involved.

This book is a highly sensitive portrayal of different relationships, and I think anyone with a heartbeat should read it. Hoover shows how the one you love the most can end up hurting you the most, but that’s just because you love someone it doesn’t mean you should give them the power to damage you. So if you are looking for a book that will shake your soul, get your emotions riled up and even give you that feeling of satisfaction? This is the book for you.