Monday, September 19, 2016

Review: It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover (SPOILERS)

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.


Title: It Ends With Us
 by Colleen Hoover
 Published by Atria Books on August 2, 2016
 Genres: contemporary, new adult, romance
Pages: 384
Format: eBook
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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.
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Hopefully if I put enough periods the preview on Facebook wont show any spoilers. I don’t even think I would consider this a review…it’s more like I have these things I need to get off my chest.

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While this is only the second book of hers that I’ve read, I love the way Colleen writes. She has this way of writing that keeps me interested from the second I open the book to the very last page. Any single minute I could find to read, I did. I was immersed in this world. I’ve always said that an author has done their job right if they could make me feel these strong emotions. I went through everything…joy, sadness, and anger. It would cycle…just when I was happy, there would be a scene that would make me angry as hell, and then back to happy again. WHYYYYYYY?!

I fell in love with both Ryle and Atlas. I’m ashamed to say this. I’ve seen people complain that there should have been a bigger warning label for triggers and whatnot. How about you shut your mouth and read the damn book. If you want to live your life with trigger warnings, that’s on you. I don’t want a warning for the books I read. If it makes me cry, SO BE IT! Okay, I’m getting off track now. So let me explain….with Ryle, I fell hard and fast. He was a great guy with some major issues. I fell in love with Atlas like a slow burn. Lily’s journal entries given here and there were places at just the right moments.

Now let me explain why I’m so fucking angry with this book…it took me a good day to really process my feelings (and a few book chats with some friends) I have very big problems with this book (it doesn’t change me rating, I still love the hell out of it) SPOILERS COMING…okay, so Lily used to have a father that abused her mother. That in NO WAY compares to what happened between her and Ryle. I don’t and will never condone abuse, but the first two scenes where Ryle “abused” Lily could really be subjective. Let me ask you this…have you ever gotten hurt, like burned yourself or broken a bone…(I was an athlete so I know how injuries can make a person angry as fuck) Do you not push back because you’re feeling angry? Even sober this is something I’ve personally done. Add alcohol and anyone with an anger issue can be a little aggressive. The passage reads “In a matter of one second, Ryle’s arm came out of nowhere and slammed against me, knocking me backward.” Better believe if I burned my hand I would have had a similar reaction.

The only time I would say was a huge red flag for me was when he head butted her and tried to force himself on her. But lets be real….he needed counseling. Hypothetically speaking, she could have been more supportive and helped him through it. Every single instance of “abuse” was fueled by alcohol. SO STOP FUCKING DRINKING! Goddamn!

Okay, I’m done ripping on Ryle.

Fucking Lily….I hate her. I don’t agree with all of her decision making. Especially the scene when her baby was born…like bitch, you fucking ruined the one moment that’s supposed to be the happiest for both of you. YOU TAINTED IT! Fuck you, Lily! See, I’m getting angry again…because this book just does that to me. Maybe I’ll come back after a bit and update this but even now I can see I’m still not done processing it.

I still think Ryle needs a HEA…in another book, or novella. And I don’t want to hear this BS about him not deserving one. Dude needs therapy and less alcohol.







Colleen Hoover is the New York Times bestselling author of nine novels, including the #1 bestseller, Hopeless. She lives in Texas with her husband and three children. She is the founder of The Bookworm Box, a book subscription service which donates 100% of its proceeds to charity. She also owns The Bookworm Box, a specialty bookstore located in Sulphur Springs, Tx.
Mrs. Hoover’s highly anticipated novel, It Ends With Us, releases August 2nd, 2016 and is currently available for preorder.
Her novel, Ugly Love (2014), has been optioned for film by Hackybox Pictures and is slated to begin filming in 2016, starring Nick Bateman.
You can follow Colleen on her very active Facebook page at www.facebook.com/authorcolleenhoover and on Instagram and Twitter @colleenhoover
For tour dates or more information, please visit www.colleenhoover.com.