Book Review : It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover

I’ve heard of this book like years ago.

I am not a big fan of romance, so this hype book didn’t bother me much. But as time passed, I was left baffled with how the popularity and demand to read this book never seems to dwindle. This book always reach new audiences and everybody seems to love it.

I’ve been meaning to collect my will and finally, the day comes when I give in to temptation LOL

Genre : Romance, Contemporary
Page : 385 pages
Published : 2nd August 2016

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. 

“All humans make mistakes. What determines a person’s character aren’t the mistakes we make. It’s how we take those mistakes and turn them into lessons rather than excuses.”

You know the feeling of wanting to finish the book because you know it’s gonna be good but you also kept stalling, avoiding to read this book at all cost because it’s gonna hurt?

Yes, this is one of those books.

It Ends With Us— A story of love, relationship and trust.

This is a story of Lily who has come a long way from her home in Maine. Far way from home, she meets a charming neurosurgeon named Ryle Kincaid who had a rough night. Both strangers, both started spilling a tiny bit of naked truth to relieve the burden on their shoulders.

Personally, I feel this part is a bit cliche, you know, the kind of story you’ll met only in fiction. But I’m not complaining though. It’s just sweet and I am obssessed with all these naked truth sayings and wishing myself to find someone to share my version of naked truth. With no hard feelings and whatsover (′ꈍᴗꈍ‵) 

Anyway, I love how even though there are immediate attraction, I love how it took time to build a soild story and not purely focusing on the romance. Also, as we read Lily’s story in the current timeline, there are moments where readers are transported back to Lily’s past, to where her life was before moving far away to Boston.

Aside from her childhood memories, readers will feel familiar with Atlas Corrigan – Lily’s first love. And the story gets even more complicated with Atlas re-appearance in Lily’s life. 

As I read, I realized this book is not only about finding love and relationship. But this book implied important message to have courage, speak up to what’s right and be brave to take the leap for a better life, because we are all worth it. I do not want to spoil anything from the book, and this is all I could say.

Another thing I love about this book is how page turner it is. I finished reading it all in one sitting. 

Truthfully, I find this book over-hyped BUT I could totally understand and I get it why this book is important and why people are obsessed with the story and the characters. I did cry reading this book, I find this book overwhelmed and I  find myself falling in love with the characters but I do not know why I am not that invested to the book. 

The story itself is charming and heartbreaking. Reading this book makes me wonder about relationships, naked truth behind each one and people who suffer similar stories as this book. The reason I am not that invested in the story is perhaps because I know in reality, there are rarely cases where miracles and luck struck by whenever we are in the fall.

But overall, this is the kind of book people must read and it has been a seriously good read for me. 

“I feel like everyone fakes who they really are, when deep down we’re all equal amounts of screwed up. Some of us are just better at hiding it than others.”

Author: Celine


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