NAKED TRUTH: This book is very sad, haunting, painful, eye-opener and exceptionally honest. I could easily spoil everything away but I won’t. If you look for lots of reviews, it won’t be hard to find out what It Ends with Us is all about. But don’t judge a book based on its plot synopsis. This book is different than the rest of Colleen Hoover’s book. It’s better to know as little as possible before you read this book, which is why on this spoiler free review, I wouldn’t be talking about the events, I’ll just tell you guys the naked truth on what I truly felt upon reading this.
TITLE: It Ends With Us
AUTHOR: Colleen Hoover
GENRE: New Adult, Romance
PUBLISHER: Atria Books
PUBLICATION DATE: August 2, 2016
DATE READ: August 3, 2016
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.
POIGNANT. EMPOWERING. EYE-OPENING.
“Cycle exist because they are excruciating to break. It takes an astronomical amount of pain and courage to disrupt a familiar pattern. Sometimes, it’s easier to just keep running on the same circles, rather than facing the fear of jumping and possibly not landing on your feet. “
Naked Truth: I think I have used the word beautiful a couple of times without really knowing whether I think something is actually beautiful. But I’ll be straight forward now; this story is absolutely beautiful and unforgettable. It’s haunting in a way that it would probably stick with me for a long time. It made me think deep and assess my emotions and perception about things. This book almost killed me, but it also healed me somehow. After reading this book, I felt like I wasn’t anchored in the water anymore. I felt like I’ve reached the shore.
I made this review thinking that its better to not tell anything about the story. I could only say that you guys should read it for yourself. This book contains raw truths in it and there were times in which I had to stop and breathe and reflect. It was heartbreaking in a way that I just want it to stop because I don’t know if my heart could endure it anymore. But at the same time, it has beautiful message that I wish everyone could read it. This has been one of the realest story I have ever read and one of the stories that really left a huge impact .
It Ends with Us transcends us to a whole new level of what is imperfectly perfect. It tackled important issues in life and how we make decisions out of that situation. People sometimes make bad choices thinking it’s for the best. And it’s easy for us to judge when we’re standing outside a situation. Like Colleen and the rest of us, I’m also one of those people who spend our lives thinking if we were on that certain situation we could have handled it better. We could have easily walk away from things that hurt us. But in the minds of the people experiencing it, they have reasons for not leaving. Everything is different. We are just on-lookers, so who are we to judge.
“That’s what fifteen minutes can do to a person. It can destroy them.
It can save them.”
Another thing I love about this story is how mature the characters were. There were times in which you’ll truly get annoyed when the characters made bad choices but in this book, you will empathize with them, you will see things the way they see it and understood why they have to do it. The progression of the story is well written and for a certain time, I felt like I was inside it. I realized that sometimes, we do not need a knight and shinning armor. Sometimes, our own hero lies within ourselves.
As much as I wanted to say more things, I will end my review here and I will head on to the spoiler filled review section down below. If you have read this book feel free to scroll down so we can discuss it.
And to Colleen Hoover, naked truth: I want to be you when I grow up.
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