Publication Date: August 2, 2016
Page Count: 367
Published by: Atria Books
Source: Borrowed ebook from Library
Synopsis from Goodreads:
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.
Despite being excited to start reading this book, it was really difficult for me to get into the story. Over a week later I was only halfway through, so I buckled down and read the rest. It took to about the 70% mark to even get my interest up, and then I just wanted to finish and see how things would end. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to feel anything for the characters OR the story. I know I was supposed to have 'all the feels', but I honestly couldn't care less. Maybe it was because I wasn't feeling any chemistry between Lily and Ryle, or between Lily and Atlas. Another reason had to do with the absolute slaying of 'Mr. Perfect'. I can't even go there right now.
This was my first time reading a Colleen Hoover book (because it had the shortest wait list at the library.) I didn't even read the synopsis, so I had no idea what it was about. Even though I didn't really like this book, I'm willing to read another of her books to form a better opinion.
My rating: 3 stars