It Ends With Us

Author: Colleen Hoover
Publisher: Atria
Genre: contemporary romance
Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5


Trigger Warnings: Sexual and domestic abuse


I really had no idea what I thought when I finished the story. I was confused, happy, sad, and really frustrated by everything that happened to Lily. Everything was going great and then everything wasn’t. I absolutely loved the story and I love how she had Lily handle her life as it came at her.

I would definitely recommend this book. This was my very first Colleen Hoover book and it was really great. However, if domestic abuse and sexual abuse are triggers for you, please avoid this story. Yes it ends all well and good but man I got really emotional reading those parts so I can only imagine how someone would feel if this is triggering for them.

One monumental life-changing thing at a time.

Ryle Kincaid, It Ends With Us

I would definitely reread this book. I’m not too thrilled by how easily Lily and Ryle got together and everything, but it’s still a really great story.

With that said, Lily really has like everything going for her and everything. It was kind of annoying but then of course, if there are big highs, there are big lows too and man were they big. So that’s why I felt kind of confused, not by the story, but just how I felt about it in general.

It stops here. With me and you. It ends with us.

Lily Kincaid, It Ends With Us

I don’t think I’ve ever actually read a story that went so completely well for the MC and then all of a sudden took a turn for the absolute worse. It was like whiplash and took me a second to process what had happened. I had to reread the switch a second time just to try and process it.

I couldn’t put the book down at all. At this point, I had read several books that started off really slow. This one was a jump at the gun from the start with the first time Lily and Ryle meet. I kind of like when authors jump right in to the story without having to build everything up. You can build things up as you’re going through the story, I feel.

You can stop swimming now, Lily. We finally reached the shore.

Atlas Corrigan, It Ends With Us

I don’t think Lily and Ryle or even Atlas were very relatable for me in general. All of them kind of have the life of their dreams and they’re all doing what they love. Life hasn’t been nearly as good and fair for me, but that’s why it’s a story. Totally unrealistic but the most realistic parts are the abuse scenes so again, if you’re triggered by abuse, don’t read this book.

It was a really great book besides how everything was so easy for the characters to get and they’re basically living my dreams. It hurts when you read about fictional characters living your dream. But it’s definitely still a great story and I WILL be reading another Colleen Hoover book soon!


2022 Reading Goal

Book #7 out of 50

2022 Reading Challenge

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