Hi, friends! I’m back with another book review! And today, I bring you It Ends with Us. This was honestly one of the most beautiful stories I’ve read so far and I sobbed like a baby, hoping for a lovely happy ending. The book is quite unpredictable for some part, which I LOVED! I tend to easily guess what’s going to happen but with It Ends with Us, I really didn’t see the story unfold like it did.
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.
Ok, so if I had read this summary, I’d probably know or guess some things that happened. However, I did not and I truly loved being surprised over and over again. Lily is a sweet, very likeable character. She’s young but fighting for what she wants to do in life. She’s also stubborn and doesn’t see herself as weak. We get to see bits of her past as go in chapter after chapter. We discover why she doesn’t have the best relationship with her mother, what happened to her father and why she’s moved to Boston. We also see a struggling teenager and a struggling young adult fighting against the same demons. This is a very important story to read. It discusses strong topics like domestic violence, which was a first for me in a book. I also believe it has a new approach to violence and I found it extremely interesting to read.
I reeeeeally wanted Ryle to stop his behaviour. I reeeeally wanted him to become a better person. To do something that would change his behaviour, that would change his aggressive side and that he would be able to take care of Lily. It is the worst when what you’re trying to escape the most, still finds you and has a way of being kept in your life. I was very thankful Lily has escaped in the end and decided she needed to break the cycle and not let her baby girl suffer as she had. I was extremely happy she had made it and found someone who treated her as they should and loved her deeply. But my heart broke to imagine Ryle’s life. What kind of father will he be like? Will he find someone else? Will he stop being the way he is? All these questions still chased me after putting the book down. What about you? Did you feel any of these things too? Did you want Ryle to become good? Were you always Team Atlas?
Nonetheless, this was an incredible read and I will, 100%, recommend it to any of my girl friends and important people in my life. I give it:
It was this good to me! 😊