Review- It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover

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Book Title: It Ends With Us

Number of Pages:  384

It Ends With Us Audiobook Narrated by: Olivia Song

It Ends With Us Audiobook Listening Length: 11 hours and 11 minutes

Goodreads rating: 4.27  (2,386,311 ratings)

Published in: 2016

It Ends With Us Summary


  • Goodreads Choice Award Winner for Best Romance (2016)
  • New York Times Bestseller

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, and 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 overwhelms 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.

Praise for It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover

“Colleen Hoover reminds readers that love is a fragile thing, built from courage, hope, and tears. Every person with a heartbeat should read this book.”  (Kami Garcia, #1 New York Times bestselling author )

It Ends with Us isn’t an ordinary love story. It will break your heart while filling you with hope, and by the end of this gripping, pulse-pounding novel, you’ll be smiling through your tears.” (Sarah Pekkanen, International bestselling author of Perfect Neighbors )

  • “It Ends With Us is a brave and heartbreaking novel that digs its claws into you and doesn’t let go, long after you’ve finished it.  No one delivers an emotional read like Colleen Hoover.”  (Anna Todd, New York Times bestselling author of the After series )

“What a glorious and touching read, a forever keeper. The kind of book that gets handed down.” (USA Today)

It Ends with Us tackles [a] difficult subject…with romantic tenderness and emotional heft. The relationships are portrayed with compassion and honesty, and the author’s note at the end that explains Hoover’s personal connection to the subject matter is a must-read. Packed with riveting drama and painful truths, this book powerfully illustrates the devastation of abuse—and the strength of the survivors.” (Kirkus, STARRED REVIEW)

“Fans of Hoover’s emotional stories, conflicted characters and intense romances will gleefully devour her new novel.  If you’re a Hoover newbie, this is a great place to start.  It Ends with Us is a perfect example of the author’s writing chops and her ability to weave together uplifting, romantic and somber plotlines. No matter your level of fandom, readers will love and respect protagonist Lily and learn something from her struggles.” (RT Book Reviews (4 starred review))

“Best-selling Hoover’s latest valiant and compelling…novel packs her trademark emotional punch… The power and pain of the relationship will stay with readers even as Hoover offers hope.” (Booklist)

 “Colleen Hoover brilliantly tackles a very tough subject matter with brutal realness and honesty that left us stripped completely raw… Confidently a 2016 Top Recommendation and Must Read.”  (Rockstars of Romance)

Quotes from It Ends With Us

There is no such thing as bad people. We’re all just people who sometimes do bad things.”
― Colleen Hoover, It Ends with Us

It stops here. With me and you. It ends with us.”
― Colleen Hoover, It Ends with Us

All humans make mistakes. What determines a person’s character aren’t the mistakes we make. It’s how we take those mistakes and turn them into lessons rather than excuses.”
― Colleen Hoover, It Ends with Us

want more? Check 31 Unforgettable Quotes from ‘It Ends With Us’

It Ends With Us The Creative Muggle Review


It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover is a beautifully crafted novel that explores complex themes of abuse, and romance with honesty, and rawness. It is one of the most heartbreakingly beautiful stories I have ever read that easily made me love Colleen’s writing.

 From the first chapter itself, we are immediately drawn into Lily’s life.  Whether it’s falling in love, heartbreaks, or making mistakes, Within a few pages we are connected to her experiences. This is where I admired Hoover’s deeply engaging writing. Lily can be anyone among us. Any woman can relate to Lily and her life experiences. 

I also want to mention that It Ends With Us  novel contains several triggers  ( domestic violence, abuse, sexual assault) that may be difficult for some readers.

Unlike other book reviews, I don’t think I wouldn’t able to describe more about other characters in the book, I feel you should follow Lily’s journey and discover people in her life on your own.  

Overall, I highly recommend It Ends With Us to anyone looking for a powerful story about the complexities of love and relationships.

The Creative Muggle Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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About Colleen Hoover

New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover is widely known for her captivating and emotional novels that explore the complexities of relationships, trauma, and personal growth. She has published twenty-four novels and novellas. Hoover’s novels fall into the New Adult and Young Adult contemporary romance categories, as well as a psychological thriller. 

Her bestselling novels, include “It Ends with Us,” “November 9,” and “Verity’. 

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