Friday, May 12, 2017

BOOK REVIEW - IT ENDS WITH US by COLLEEN HOOVER - CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE - SIMON & SCHUSTER


By: Colleen Hoover
Published By: Simon & Schuster
Released : Available Now
Details : Paperback from publisher for honest review, 380 Pages

RATING: 5 GET UNDER YOUR SKIN STARS!

Blurb: 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.


BOOK REVIEW:


Colleen Hoover got to where she is today, because of freakin’ good writing, and being a nice gal. The lady can walk the walk and talk the talk with words.

It is always very clear when reading a CoHo penned story, she thinks very hard about her characters and plot when she writes a story. She doesn’t write lazily, she writes with a great attachment to her characters and their past and present.

She writes with depth and bravery.

This is so true for It Ends With Us.

I never really understood the cover art until naturally I read the story, and it is so apt.

Have you ever wondered why a woman stays with a man when he isn’t being a very nice partner? Have you judged her for being stupid in staying in that relationship? Maybe thought you would behave differently?

Man, this book is such a deep eye-opener and very cleverly orchestrated for maximum impact. It is written so well to capture your own heart and have you divided, or making excuses along with her character. A sticky web of emotions comes into play from both sides. 

Colleen is very clever in choosing all the players' roles in this story making it hard on the reader, as well. We become involved far more deeply than a surface read, because we become attached, too. 

I think Marshall needs a shout-out, because the lad is the funny bone in this story. He lends himself very nicely to being the man who got ├╝ber lucky with the love of his life, and kept himself humble in the process.

Ryle—you made me think harder than I've probably ever thought about a character before.

Atlas—I love you. I love your friends. I love you kept swimming.

A really well written novel; it will stay with me for a long time.

Bravo, Ms Hoover.

Bravo.



1 comment:

  1. Totally agree! I was so shocked when I wanted a justification for Ryle's actions so I could forgive him. It was so eye-opening! What a great book!

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