It Ends with Us
Books | Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of It Starts with Us and All Your Perfects, a “brave and heartbreaking novel that digs its claws into you and doesn’t let go, long after you’ve finished it” (Anna Todd, New York Times bestselling author) about a workaholic with a too-good-to-be-true romance can’t stop thinking about her first love—soon to be a major motion picture starring Blake Lively and Justin Baldoni.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. And when she feels a spark with a gorgeous neurosurgeon named Ryle Kincaid, everything in Lily’s life seems 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. An honest, evocative, and tender novel, It Ends with Us is “a glorious and touching read, a forever keeper. The kind of book that gets handed down” (USA TODAY).
Simon and Schuster
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"I understand the backstory on the book, but Lily would’ve been better off just leaving Ryle early in the book because she knew her feelings for Atlas were still there and she clearly showed all her feelings by keeping the things she kept. In the end she does acknowledge about the items, but it was too late if she would’ve been straight forward about it at first no events would happen that had happened and she would’ve been with Atlas from beginning."
"This one was good. I liked the story, it was my second one like it or similar to it. The character development from everyone was brought out in a way that makes you think like "oh wow...umm okay". I definitely liked how she ended it, although I didn't cry-even though a lot of people said they did. I'm really enjoying colleens writing style. I think I might get part 2, but I don't know yet. Good read!"
"Naked truth, everyone needs to read this book. As someone who has lived through a relationship that involved domestic abuse, I think it’s very important for people to hear this version of a very common story. The author paints a relationship that sounds like every new relationship. There’s a meet cute, period of unspoken love, the moment they become a couple, and the honeymoon phase. Until it’s not. There’s a slip up (which is an isolated event and will never happen again)….until it happens again. What this book does, is humanize the abuser. Ryle says it best when he says “There is no such thing as bad people. We’re all just people who sometimes do bad things.” Most people think it’s simple, black and white: if you’re being mistreated, walk away. This book makes you realize how incredibly complex such a decision could be. It’s not always so easy to hate someone who mistreats you, when the majority of the time they are your whole world. The characters and how their situation unfold will have you putting yourself in their shoes, and I would be very surprised if you didn’t go back and forth with how you’d handle the situation. It’s easy to have a limit with some people. But the question is, does your limit get pushed every now and then, to where you’re putting up with more than you’d expected? Does that limit continue to get pushed because now you’re used to the situation? Other topics such as homelessness, loss, and becoming a new parent are also huge contributors in the story. So many of the characters were so wonderfully written, and I loved the journal entries that which filled you in on events that happened in the past. The journal entries were one of my favorite parts of the book because they are written from the main characters point of view, but as a teenager. The innocence and wonder behind her experiences really resonated with me. From the second I started reading this book, I haven’t been able to get it off my mind. Whenever I wasn’t reading, I found myself thinking about the story. I have never felt so emotionally invested in fictional characters before, and the message behind the title (once you get it) was so powerful, it brought me to tears. As you read through this story, you won’t realize how significant the events early on are to the rest of the story. As unexpected events begin to unravel, you’ll have the opportunity to experience the emotions and journey with the characters… which I found very therapeutic. To everyone that recommended this book to me, thank you. I feel so whole after experiencing this book and I’m so excited to read the sequel."