You want to talk about powerful emotions? A real, raw story? How about one that will pull on every heartstring you have until the very end? That’s exactly what Colleen Hoover provides with It Ends with Us.
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It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover
If you’ve never read a Coho (Colleen Hoover) book, you’re seriously missing out! Every. single. one. of her books is beautifully written and touches on aspects of real life that almost anyone can relate to. She writes from a place that’s raw and powerful – and it shows in her stories. I’m pretty darn sure a Coho book was the first to ever make me ugly cry. In fact, I at least shed a few tears in every book of hers I read. She’s that good.
The MUB Synopsis
It Ends with Us is about a woman named Lily who’s had a few rough bumps in her life. We enter her story after she’s graduated college, made a big move to Boston, and is finally following her dream of starting her own business. Then enter Ryle – a neurosurgeon whom Lily can’t seem to ignore, but has some serious aversions to relationships, among some other flaws. The story continues in an emotional roller coaster that centers and builds around them as individuals and together.
You can find the full, “official” abstract here.
Why I Love It
I said it before and I’ll keep saying it, Colleen Hoover is a master at evoking emotion in her readers (the skill of a great author). It Ends with Us is no different. I have to say, I definitely was not expecting the book to take the turn it did based on the description, but I loved the way it unfolded. Sorry – I can’t give away what the turn is here because of spoilers. Coho is not a romance writer that follows the same, sappy, Hallmark plot – not that I don’t love a good Hallmark story now and then. She creates a theme for her story that is very real, believable, and in many cases has happened to herself or many others before.
While I can relate to some aspect of each of her books, this particular one really hit home for me. I can’t go into too much detail here, but let’s just say I have been through similar struggles and situations as Lily (the main character). If you read the book though, reach out to me after and I’d be more than happy to share my experiences with you! Throughout the entire story, I found myself submerged in Lily’s world. Laughing, smiling, hurting, and understanding everything as if I were in her shoes.
This story will leave you with a fresh perspective on your own life. That might mean you need to take a good, long look in the mirror at what’s going on around you, or it might mean you find yourself appreciating all that you have. I personally found myself doing a lot of reflecting on my past experiences and also appreciating my own growth in life – much like Lily.
In A Nutshell
It Ends with Us really dug into my soul and found a way to aid in my personal growth. It’s powerful, emotional, raw, real, and highlights some of the struggles and triumphs we face as women. You won’t be disappointed in the book. So go grab a copy for yourself and please, please, please share with me your thoughts after reading it in the comments here, via email, or on any of my social media sites.
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