Title: It Ends With Us
Author: Colleen Hoover
Publisher: Atria Books
Publication Date: August 2, 2016
Plot Synopsis from Goodreads:
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.
Colleen Hoover’s It Ends With Us is a powerful and emotionally charged novel that delves into the complexities of love, courage, and personal growth. With her exceptional storytelling skills, Hoover takes readers on a rollercoaster ride of emotions, making it a truly unforgettable reading experience.
The story revolves around Lily Bloom, a strong and independent young woman who finds herself caught in a tumultuous love triangle. As she navigates her relationships with Ryle Kincaid, a successful neurosurgeon, and Atlas Corrigan, her first love and childhood friend, Lily discovers that the path to true happiness is not always straightforward.
It offers valuable insights into the complexities of human nature. It explores the notion that sometimes love is not enough to sustain a healthy and fulfilling relationship, and that it takes courage to break free from toxic patterns. The book challenges societal norms and encourages readers to question their own beliefs about love, forgiveness, and personal boundaries.
It Ends With Us is a compelling and thought-provoking novel that tackles sensitive issues with grace and empathy. Colleen Hoover’s exceptional storytelling skills, well-developed characters, and powerful message make this book a must-read. It is a profound exploration of love, sacrifice, and personal growth that will leave readers contemplating its themes long after they turn the last page. Without a doubt, this book deserves a perfect five-star rating.