Book Review: It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover

The first book that I want to talk about is a book that everyone talked about on Instagram and on BookTok.  I wanted to share my thoughts on "It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover". 

A little synopsis about the book
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.

My thoughts about the book:
The first thing I was seeing about the book was glorifying abuse & I could see where they were coming from but honestly that's not my take on this book. It doesn't glorify abuse but the fact that ALOT of women are in relationships like this and some of them don't even make it out of their abusive relationships. I completely understand where Lily was coming from pertaining to her decisions and thinking about what went down between her and Ryle. Yes, there might have been a few parts of the book that was cheesy but it touched on the topic of domestic abuse. 

I will commend Lily for being a strong woman and making hard decisions like she did. It's easy to always say "oh if I am in that position..I would have left blah blah" but it isn't until they are in that position do they realize it's not as easy to walk away like it seems. It becomes hard to break a cycle majority of the time. From seeing her Mother go through the something to her in the end going through the something was the kick Lily also needed to walk away from her situation. 

Shall we talk about Atlas? That man deserves all the awards for being there for Lily. Lily was there for hi at his lowest and in turn it was his turn to help her when she was at her lowest. Whilst I was reading the book I was fighting for her to be with Atlas over Ryle. Yes, Ryle was the bad boy with a broody past but gosh I immediately clocked him as a red flag. Yes, I am definitely team Atlas in this position. 

Lily you are strong. I cannot fathom what you are going through but knowing women who have experienced the same as she did in the book. I am happy that she was able to take the necessary steps she needed to break the cycle and get away from Ryle. 

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