{Blog Tour Review & Giveaway} It Ends With Us

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About the book

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.

my thoughts

I honestly dreaded doing this review. Not because I didn’t like the book, because the opposite couldn’t be more true. This book was so incredible that I feel any review I give it will be inadequate. You’ve heard me praise Colleen Hoover’s books time and time again, and she’s without a doubt my favorite author. But what she gives us with her new book is a complete game changer. She has written a story so emotional and heartbreaking, yet hopeful and moving that any review from me could never do it justice.

Colleen has told her readers that this book is very personal to her, and I felt it. Raw and honest, it was one of the most eye-opening, emotional stories I’ve ever read. Her talent for writing a unique story never ceases to amaze me. But it’s also the way she makes me think and question things that makes her writing so exceptional.

It’s easy to judge and form opinions about a person’s situation when you haven’t experienced it first hand. Colleen does a fantastic job of putting the reader in the shoes of her characters, while packing an emotional punch. And while at times the situation is devastating and heart wrenching (pretty sure I held my breath the entire time I read this book), she weaves strength and courage into the story, giving the reader reason to hope.

I started going into more details about the story, but I really feel like the best way to read this book is by going in blindly, as I did. I had no idea what the book was going to be about, and after finishing it, I’m glad I didn’t. But be prepared for the emotional impact it will have on you – and keep the tissues close by! This is a book that will stay with you long after you finish the last page.

A beautiful story of bravery and hope – this book will change people’s lives.

Bottom Line

Without a doubt Colleen’s best work.

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Giveaway

Now for the fun….the #ItEndsWithUs Contest!

Enter the Rafflecopter  to win a signed copy of IT ENDS WITH US and a limited edition Everything’s Better in Boston magnet (trust us, you’ll get it after you read the book)! (3 prize bundles in total) Contest is open until August 26th.

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About the author

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Colleen Hoover is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Slammed, This Girl, Point of Retreat, Hopeless, Losing Hope, Finding Cinderella,Maybe Someday, Ugly Love, Maybe Not, and Confess. She lives in Texas with her husband and their three boys. Please visit ColleenHoover.com.

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14 thoughts on “{Blog Tour Review & Giveaway} It Ends With Us

  1. pennma05 says:

    This review is perfect! Exactly everything I felt while reading it. I agree that it was definitely best to go into it blind. When I started reading, I only knew that I would probably cry at some point. I think that experience just made this book that much more. I’m so happy with how well this book is doing because this book has such an important message!

  2. evaallbooksconsidered says:

    Great review! I’m so glad you loved this. Not sure it’s for me but I love that you felt it was so raw and genuine!!

  3. Jade @ Reading With Jade says:

    Wow – this sounds like quite the read!

    As you know, I’ve yet to read anything by Colleen Hoover, but have wanted to for the longest time given how highly you (and many others) speak of her writing, and thanks to this review, as I’m typing this comment the book is downloading on my Kindle!

  4. The Bibliophile Babe says:

    I just finished this one yesterday and I have to say I’m rather conflicted. No doubt, it was incredibly powerful and so well written, as per usual. I couldn’t put it down, either! I absolutely adored Atlas, and loved how CoHo shared all perspectives of the relationship. I couldn’t stand Ryle, but I did wind up feeling for him a bit right after the birth of the baby.

    That said…I grew up watching my parents abusive relationship (mental and emotional rather than physical, so maybe my perception is a little skewed) until the age of 14, and had some of his abuse spill over to me. While I did empathize with Lily in a lot of places, as someone with a similar background I found myself being so, so angry with her choices sometimes, and I didn’t agree with a lot of the views on children from abusive relationships and their subsequent choices and relationships.

    That said, it was definitely thought provoking and I probably would have liked it more as someone from a different background! The audio was very good, too.

    Sorry for the novel!

    • Brandie says:

      I can understand your points, and I know this book won’t be for everyone. I’ve also seen already how much it’s helped a lot of people. I’ve only personally been in an emotionally abusive relationship, and I got out of it quickly. This book really opened my eyes. I’m glad she wrote it.

  5. Rachel says:

    My review is going up for this one today, and I’m doing a giveaway for a paperback copy too if you want to enter (I’m guessing yours is an eBook??). Ultimately, I gave this book 4.5* – I thought it was generally well-written (as all CoHo books are), there was plenty of angst, plenty to make me question my own beliefs (sadly, I think I’m in the wrong camp), and I appreciated how raw it was especially as it was inspired by Colleen’s own experiences. BUT, I did have a couple of really minor issues, though I think there were more to do with me being cynical and narky with a hangover while reading it! Lol I finished it in one sitting, and then went online and ordered the t-shirt. Don’t know if it’s my favourite CoHo ever (I feel the online campaign made my expectations SOAR), my top spots still go to Maybe Someday, Slammed and Ugly Love, but it follows closely behind those. Perhaps with some space from the hype and a reread I’ll feel differently… R xx

    • Brandie says:

      I’m heading over to read your review now! I actually have both eBook and paperback copies. 🙂 I always buy CoHo in paperback! I’m glad you enjoyed this one, even if it didn’t trump her others. I think it’s a really powerful book every woman should read. xx

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