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Book Review: It Ends With Us, Colleen Hoover

Title: It Ends With Us, Colleen Hoover
Print Length: 384 pages
Publisher: Atria Books (August 2, 2016)
Publication Date: August 2, 2016
Rating: 4 Stars

M Y  T A K E

Have you ever read a book that just wrecks you?
I did over the weekend and it's called It Ends With Us.

Collen Hoover has been on of my favorite contemporary female authors for quite a while. I love her books, Hopeless, Slammed, and Point of Retreat. She's the kind of author that writes steamy romance scenes, and troubled characters with emotional, heart rendering storylines. It Ends With Us is no different. It wouldn't be honest of me to say that every single part of this book is wonderful. There are some flaws and there were things that bothered me. I'm not bothered by romantic/racy scenes as long as they're well executed - for me a lot of the these types of exchanges between the characters were abrupt and hardly believable but there is an audience for this type of writing and for those people who are into it - you'll love this. That aside I absolutely loved this book for the true purpose of it - which was to explore the inner workings of abusive relationships and what it does to those who are involved. If you can get past the sexiness of this book - there's a real story to be told here and for that I loved this book and gave it a four star rating. I don't want to talk too much about the plot of this novel, I think that it's better if the reader goes in to it blind and just reads the book. It's what I did - and I am so happy that I didn't read any reviews of this novel before I read it.

But for those of you who need a synopsis this is the one I pulled from Barnes & Noble's website:

"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. With this bold and deeply personal novel, Colleen Hoover delivers a heart-wrenching story that breaks exciting new ground for her as a writer. Combining a captivating romance with a cast of all-too-human characters, It Ends With Us is an unforgettable tale of love that comes at the ultimate price."

So there you have it!
Did you read this? What were your thoughts?

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A B O U T  T H E  A U T H O R

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 profit to charity. She also owns The Bookworm Box, a specialty bookstore located in Sulphur Springs, Tx.

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 facebook.com/authorcolleenhoover and on Instagram and Twitter @colleenhoover
For tour dates or more information, please visit colleenhoover.com.

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