Op/On 2 August 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
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.
Colleen writes very emotionally. She writes from the first person and from both characters. Her writing style is one that you fly through. The whole world and the characters come alive and I love it. It is raw, emotional and so much show. Very pretty!
My thoughts about It Ends With Us
Before I started, my expectations were already super high. This book was therefore a bit disappointing. It is still a very strong story.
Lily gets to know Ryle as a perfect man and in some ways he certainly is. They fall head over heels in love and you are plunged into a wild rollercoaster of this relationship. Everything is raw and perfect and beautifully described. And little by little you get to know Ryle and Lily.
Bit by bit you also find out that Lily still has a soft spot for her first love Atlas. When she meets him, a friendship blossoms between them. This puts pressure on her relationship with Ryle which is really beautifully described. And it really goes black. But you keep caring about all the characters. The good and the bad. That’s what makes Colleen’s books so strong.
Yet again a very strong novel!
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