REVIEW, GIVEAWAY & TOUR INFO – It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover

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Atria Books Paperback | 384 pages | ISBN: 9781501110368 | August 2, 2016 | $16.00

eBook: 384 pages | ISBN: 9781501110375 | $7.99

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The newest, highly anticipated novel from beloved #1 New York Times bestselling author, Colleen Hoover.

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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.

With this bold and deeply personal novel, Colleen Hoover delivers a heart-wrenching story that breaks exciting new ground for her as a writer. Combining a captivating romance with a cast of all-too-human characters, It Ends With Us is an unforgettable tale of love that comes at the ultimate price.

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NOTE TO READER – I went into this book as blindly as possible and I am pleased to say it was absolutely worth it. I hope you will do the same for the sake of the Hoover experience. With that said, I will do my best to convey, sans spoilers, what I took away from It Ends with Us.

Prepare to be overwhelmed by what I believe to be one of Hoover’s most poignant books to date. This book is more than richly developed and unforgettable characters. It’s more than noteworthy quotes and witty humor. It’s more than heartbreaking drama and endearing romance. IT IS SO MUCH MORE!

I never imagined fictional characters would cause me to question what I know about myself. I never imagined a story would deliver such a profound message and leave such a lasting impression on me. Through Lily’s story, Hoover’s words resonated in the depths of my soul and left a lasting mark on my heart.

Who I am is the result of my upbringing and the influence of my parents, siblings, friends, religious beliefs and formal education. I’m a daughter, a sister, a wife, a mother, and a friend – all roles that have shaped me. I am educated and somewhat seasoned at life but I’ve not generally considered myself naive. I thought I understood me well enough to know, without a doubt, what I would do or how I would behave when faced with certain situations in life. I believed I was prepared for and knew my own personal response to the one Lily faced.  But what I discovered is that I have been living in a bubble of beliefs that hold little to no water now that I experienced IEWU.

I AM NAIVE.

In the months since I finished this book, I’ve written and rewritten this review countless times. My heart has not forgotten the story and my inadequate words have frustrated me in my attempts to convey all the things I want to share without spoiling anything. Lily’s story showed me I am naive. But it also taught me about courage and compassion. It taught me about love and loss. It taught me about empowerment and sacrifice. I am grateful for the experience and my own personal takeaway. Thank you Colleen for sharing such an incredibly personal story with such a powerful message.

Overall Rating: 5 Stars

*I was provided a complimentary copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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Colleen Hoover is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Slammed, This Girl, Point of Retreat, Hopeless, Losing Hope, Finding Cinderella, Maybe Someday, Ugly Love, Maybe Not, and Confess. She lives in Texas with her husband and their three boys. Please visit ColleenHoover.com.

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Now for the fun….the #ItEndsWithUs Contest!

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Don’t miss Colleen on tour for IT ENDS WITH US:

 

BOSTON, MA

Tuesday, August 2nd

BROOKLINE BOOKSMITH

7:00 PM

279 Harvard Street

Brookline, MA 02446

www.brooklinebooksmith.com

RSVP and details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1765869680321385/

 

MADISON, NJ

Wednesday, August 3rd

SHORT STORIES COMMUNITY BOOK HUB

7:00 PM

23 Main Street

Madison, NJ 07940

www.shortstoriesnj.com

RSVP and details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1816436548588340/

 

NEW YORK, NY

Thursday, August 4th

STRAND BOOK STORE

7:00 PM

828 Broadway

New York, NY 10003

www.strandbooks.com

RSVP and details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1266828406680888/

 

CINCINNATI, OH

Friday, August 5th

JOSEPH-BETH BOOKSELLERS

7:00 PM

2692 Madison Road

Cincinnati, OH 45208

www.josephbeth.com

RSVP and details: https://www.facebook.com/events/277088292641430/

 

CHICAGO, IL

Saturday, August 6th

ANDERSON’S BOOKSHOP

2:00 PM

Meiley-Swallow Hall

On the campus of North

Central College 31 S Ellsworth Street

Naperville, IL  60540

http://www.andersonsbookshop.com/

RSVP and details: https://www.facebook.com/events/260878437616737/

 

LOS ANGELES, CA

Sunday, August 7th

CHEVALIER’S BOOKS

6:30 PM

126 N. Larchmont Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90004

www.chevaliersbooks.com

RSVP and details: https://www.facebook.com/events/260712770964176/

 

PHOENIX, AZ

Monday, August 8th

CHANGING HANDS BOOKSTORE

7:00 PM

6428 S. McClintock Drive

Tempe, AZ 85283

www.changinghands.com

RSVP and details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1188482081195713/

 

HOUSTON, TX

Tuesday, August 9th

BARNES & NOBLE – Town & Country

7:00 PM

12850 Memorial Drive

Houston, TX 77024

www.barnesandnoble.com

RSVP and details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1755063464713808/

 

DALLAS, TX

Wednesday, August 10th
HALF PRICE BOOKS

7:00 PM
5803 E. Northwest Hwy
Dallas, TX 75231
www.halfpricebooks.com

RSVP and details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1714556692137769/

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