It Ends with Us

It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover Book Summary

In this “brave and heartbreaking novel that digs its claws into you and doesn’t let go, long after you’ve finished it” (Anna Todd, New York Times bestselling author) from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of All Your Perfects, a workaholic with a too-good-to-be-true romance can’t stop thinking about her first love.

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 where she grew up—she graduated from college, moved to Boston, and started her own business. And when she feels a spark with a gorgeous neurosurgeon named Ryle Kincaid, everything in Lily’s life seems 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.

An honest, evocative, and tender novel, It Ends with Us is “a glorious and touching read, a forever keeper. The kind of book that gets handed down” (USA TODAY).

It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover Book Reviews

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Seriously could not put this book down. I could feel all the emotions each character was feeling like I was experiencing them myself. I cried. I laughed. I also almost threw up. This is a horrible yet beautiful journey of Lily that I think many people can relate to.

I loved this book so much!!! 10/10 recommend!

Amazing book! Could not put it down!!!!!

I’m speechless, so many emotions running through me as I read this book!! I couldn’t decide if i wanted her with riley or atlas because of her and riley’s good moments but omg the ending is so perfect! I wish i could just keep reading and never stop!

This is my favorite book I have ever read. I fell in love with the characters, gotten so angry, smiled, even cried. This was beautifully written.

Great book, I am 83 even at this age I love it and it brought back a lot of memories.

I absolutely loved this book! I haven’t read a good book in almost ten years and this one kept me interested. Highly recommend it!

I haven’t read a book in years and I was hooked within the first chapter

I finished this in two days. I couldn’t put it down. Amazing book.

I loved this book from start to finish. I don’t think there wasn’t a moment where my emotions were all over the place. And if anything, I hope anyone who can relate or knows someone whose stuck in a place where they are not loved the right way can find the strength to speak up & heal. I recommend this book to everyone and anyone.

such an amazing book

I love love love this book! Buying the paper copy & keeping it forever!

I couldn’t stop reading. It gave me all the feels 🥰

One of my favorite CoHo books!

I love this book, loved the story. Couldn’t stop reading once I started.

Must read! Seriously. You won’t regret it. One of the best books I’ve ever read!

Torn throughout the entire book. Brought much empathy and a better understanding for the many women out there in similar situations. It was a great read.

Love this book! So happy then so sad and mad and then happy! It was an emotional roller coaster. But the strength that was demonstrated with Lily’s character is outstanding! Such a perfect example for women who have gone through abuse. I loved the book and it hit home with me since I have sadly experienced some of the same heartaches. I really loved all of it!

I have never left a review in my life, for anything, much less a book. I barely read! I’m 22, and I sobbed like a baby at the end. I don’t want to spoil it for anyone, but it was so comforting that it wasn’t the cliche fairytale-like ending that you always see. I LOVED IT. The thing that made me cry wasn’t even about romance, it’s crazy. Just read it. You won’t be sorry you did.

Once you start it’s hard to stop! This book brings out all the emotions…happy, sad, mad, and love. Great reading!

If you’ve never experienced love and want to be frustrated by the characters this is the book for you. There’s many details that are revealed after a big event like poorly executed plot twists. When it finally begins to pick up it ends.

Great book really made me cry 😂

Loved the depth of the characters. A great read of you love a complicated type of love.

From the very first page I was hooked. The way she puts the story together just keeps you interested from start to finish. I would 100% recommend to anyone!

Down to earth n the description of the real life experiences were breathtaking and emotional!!! Excelencia!!!


One of the best books I have read in a long time. Beautiful, heartbreaking, and mature ♥️

Omg will have you in tears!!!!!

It’s one of those books you can’t put down! Must read!!

I’m not quite sure what I expected from this book but my goddddd, I’m sure I’m becoming a CoHo Stan🥺

This book had me reeled in at the first chapter !!! Finished reading in 2 days!

This book is so amazing it’s so hard to even put into words. I loved it more than anything I’ve ever read.

This book hits all notes, from pain to love and everything in between. I’m not one that reads but for sure this book had me there.

That’s all I can think to say!! Couldn’t put it down, read it in one day!

Wow I loved this book, I cannot believe everything that happened, that ending couldn’t have turned out any better!

I love the book!

This book leaves you hooked with every chapter

I read this twice in the span of a week and it’s just amazing!

I have read this book twice and it was just as good the second time. My mom read it and she loved it too. A story that’s both heartbreaking and beautiful. Well written. I wish we all could find an Atlas. Highly recommend.

When I tell you that I was living in this book I really mean it. I love it when authors write their novels so well it plays like a movie in your head, it truly shows their love for the people in the book that they’ve created. Colleen Hoover did great with this book.

Very good storyline

This was one of the best books I have ever read! Great Character development and great details! 10/10 would recommend!

Couldn’t put it down as soon as I started it! Will definitely be waiting, maybe not so patiently, for the second book!

This was amazing

I couldn’t get enough of this book each night or whenever I had free time to read!!! I can’t wait to read the next one!!!!!!!😍

I’m crying this so soo good

Loved it will definitely recommend!

It took me three days to finish this book because I literally could not put it down. I love how raw and honest it is how you can relate to the characters on personal levels. And this is my favorite part in the book that resonated down to my soul “Cycles exist because they are excruciating to break. It takes an astronomical amount of pain and courage to disrupt a familiar pattern. Sometimes it seems easier to just keep running in the same familiar circles, rather than facing the fear of jumping and possibly not landing on your feet.”

First time being a reader and everybody recommended this book and let me tell you i finish in three days working a full time job at that and i could not stop reading it , it had me on the edge wanting to know what’s next , i fell in love with this book !

First book in forever I haven’t been able to put down!

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So many romance novels have the same kind of story lines to the point you know what’s going to be said next. I found myself losing interest in them honestly. But this? Amazing, plot twists, heartbreaking and overall just breathtaking. I cried lots, I laughed out loud and I genuinely enjoyed reading this. Phenomenal.

I read this in less than 24 hours as a busy mom with young twins. This book will stick with me forever and I could not put it down during nap times! I can’t wait to read the second novel when it comes out. One of my favourites I’ve ever read

Couldn’t put this book down, easily a one day read. Brings a whole new light to an incredibly difficult topic.

Couldn't put this book down for a minute!

Read this book in less than 2 days! Absolutely amazing!

I loved this book. It brings so much light to the topic of domestic abuse, and I’ve never really had anyone in my life talk about it before (thank god because I hope no one I know is going through it), and it was a beautiful rollercoaster of a story. I was team Atlas from day one though, ngl. THANK YOU COLLEEN HOOVER FOR ANOTHER WONDERFUL READ <3

I am so obsessed with this book! I couldn’t put it down. I am immediately reading the second book. No wonder EVERYONE is reading this. Do yourself a favour and read this book!!!!


This book was everything between heartbreaking, romantic, devastating, magical, and more. I couldn’t stop reading. Make sure you read the epilogue.

holy moly, this book put me through such an emotional roller coaster ✋🏼. before it ends with us, i hadn’t read anything in 6 years. the only reason i started reading it was because of my friend paige. she said i should read it and i was like maybeee but then i didn’t. then she recommended it to my other friend alexa, and she started reading it. they were always talking about it and i felt left out of the convo so i started reading it. next thing i know, i’m finished before alexa cause i read 10 chapters every day lol. i finished the book in less than a week! not super impressive, but for someone who never EVER reads i think it’s pretty decent. anyway this book is so good. it’s not your average love story. it deals with the topics of physical and emotional abuse, which really makes the love story so much deeper. anywho i would recommend this book to anyone with a brain and a heart. idec if it’s not their kind of book. anyone in the right mind would love it. (atlas corrigan 🫶🏼)

I really liked this book. I couldn’t stop reading! So touching. 100% would recommend.

I really couldn’t stop reading the moment I read the first chapter! This book is amazing! Loved everything about it and what it stood for 💜

Honestly I didn’t love it. Don’t get me wrong- it’s a good book with an important message about abuse. The characters are dynamic and the story is interesting enough to keep you reading but I just didn’t feel like it was awe inspiring like I was lead to believe. It’s a little repetitive and for such a deep and hard hitting message I found it a little shallow. 🤷‍♀️

Was so good I finished it in less than 1 week.

This book was fantastic. An easy read…heartbreaking while at the same time it is inspirational. A great read for any young women going through tough times with their partner. I feel as though many could resonate with this, as I know I did. I will definitely be reading more of Colleen Hoovers books.

10/10 recommend this book. Will be reading it again hopefully. Storyline is marvellous, the author did an excellent job!

this was my firsh coho book and im obsessed

I had seen this book all over my tik too and decided to give it a read. I honestly don’t regret it. Colleen thank you so much for this enjoyable read! You truly are gifted

Very good book, I recommend.

One of the best books I’ve read in a long time! The storyline in the book is phenomenal and the message behind the book makes it all the more significant. Definitely recommend to read!

I wish he did not hit her, he loved her so much……. It’s so sad

So well written and unexpected turns of events. On of my favourite books

Colleen is such an amazing writer. I absolutely love this book. I have read it twice now and will still read again.

The best book I have ever picked up

Gut wrenching, eye opening and life saving all at once. I will never see domestic violence the same again!

With a love-triangle type romance, Hoover brings us back to our ‘young-love & Twilight’ roots. I loved this book - the simplicity of young love with the true ups and downs of a realistic romance, brought the emotions flooding in like a storm. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

I love how this story flows. It’s heartbreaking and at the same time you want to fall in love.

Caters to the mass market. You’ll love it.

This is the first book I actually liked that I finished it so fast!! This is also coming from someone who doesn’t read books!! aaaaaah i love this book

I couldn’t put it down!

Loved this book and wish I could give it 4.5 stars. It had my attention the whole time and caught me off guard at times. Reasons I’m only giving it 4 (4.5 in my mind) is I needed more Atlas and Lily. I was so excited for the next book to come. Colleen is a fabulous writer and I will be reading more books from her soon.

Cannot wait for the sequel.

A couldn’t put the book down. It was a bit of a roller coaster ride but worth the ride!

It was ok, I didn’t like the romantic parts ig

My fav Colleen Hoover book yet, real page turner and heart breaker, fantastic read!!

I loved the book and the title, I didn’t realize that the meaning of it ended with her daughter.

There isn’t a paragraph in the world that can describe how good this book is

omg. This is the first book of Collen that I have read and I have to say it’s probably the best book I’ve read so far. It really opens your eyes to the world of domestic abuse. I highly recommend reading this awesome book!!

this book is so truly amazing but my heart also broke when i read this book

Just do yourself a favour and read this book.

I finished this book in less then 24 hours honestly…many emotions has got through me, i recommend 10/10. Thank you to the author for this amazing book !

I’m not a fan of reading but this book had me at the edge of my seat at all times. It was truly captivating in terms of romance, trauma and most importantly…healing. Never loved and hated a novel so much in my entire life. Would recommend to anyone and everyone. 10/10. Amazing.

Thank you. This book has been the healing I never knew I needed.

Finished this book in less than a day. Simply couldn’t put it down. Words can’t express how beautifully this book is written. 10/10

I was so unsure about how I would feel about this book. I started it and did not put it down once. What a powerful story that is so educational on relationships. I thought I was getting into a romance but came out of it feeling a mix of emotions. It shines a light on an issue that is usually too taboo to talk about. Colleen thank you for sharing an empowering story that will help so many women.

This book had a very powerful message. Many label it a romance book but it is not. When you go into it you understand perspectives of women and the challenges they face in their life. This book shed light and hope. My first Colleen Hoover book I read and it was worth it! Definitely recommend!!!

I put off reading this book for the longest time because I didn’t want to be disappointed if it didn’t live up to all the hype I was hearing about it, BUT IT DID. I am so glad I finally read it, I cried multiple times. This is definitely a book I would read again down the road and not get tired of it.

I got into reading with this book and it literally made me fall in love. I loved that book and how it was written. Made me cry ugly, nice touch with the spicy parts.

It was okay. This book was over hyped.

I read this book in one day, the story was so captivating, I couldn’t put it down except once for fresh air. It’s the first book I read from this author and most definitely not the last one. I loved everything about it

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2nd book I’ve read of Colleen’s and definitely the better of the two. Now I can’t wait for it begins with us. 💕

A beautiful love story with meaningful life lessons that touched my heart!

Please read this book. I cried and it brought out so many emotions. 10/10!

An easy read. I loved the characters and their distinct personalities but it felt incredibly predictable and the timeline feels unrealistic. The skipping around took me out of the story and I felt like I was robbed of the build up needed for the ending to hit as hard as it should have. Atlas deserved more time to be portrayed as the love of her life in current time than being a memory of better things when life got rough for Lily and that he was there for her in the end. I loved the message and the characters but it felt rushed.

Perfect. I could not put this book down!!!

This was a pager turner. Please be warned this can be triggering for some.

It took me a little bit to get into this one, but when I did WOW!!! Top 5 for my favorite reads! Really enjoyed it and cannot wait for It Starts with Us!!!

Someone recommended me the book and at first I didn’t think I would want to read a book like this, but the different emotions you feel reading this book is amazing.

I’m still crying😭😭😭

Read it now !!!!

Absolutely amazing!

Couldn’t put it down! Read it in one day (stayed up until 2:30 am) hahaha I loved it! Can’t wait for the sequel

It really gives perspective into domestic abuse and why people keep going back. Beautifully written.

i literally love this book so much, such a great storyline. I don’t read at all but the first chapter of this book will have you so invested that you’ll have to know more. Everything about it is perfect. Perfectly written!

Every Coho book I’ve read has been a 5 star read and this was another! Amazing book with an amazing story. You’ve done it again!

One of those books that you hope what should happen doesn’t and it’s just an emotional rollercoaster I needed to read

The plot was really predictable. Lots of cliches. Very Hallmark-movie-esque. Writing wasn’t very strong, although it was an easy read.

I don’t 100% know who to feel about this book. Overall I’d say it’s a good book but I feel like so much happened just to have a anticipating ending. Although she did a very good job making you feel certain ways towards the characters; making us love and make it hard to fall out of love too. I’ve never experienced abuse so it can be hard to relate but since she did a good job at making us feel certain ways I can understand Lily’s viewpoint. The only other thing I would complain about is that there was always big emotions, big actions, big feelings that I feel most of us can’t relate to. Like having a best friend live so close, a boyfriend that is at your fingertips. Just little things in the book that makes it a little less realistic but pleasing to the reader at the time.

Saw this book trending on social media and it did not disappoint! Loved it. Will definitely look into other Colleen Hoover books.

This book gives me so much hope for love. Sometimes we make haste decisions based on the outer appearance when in actuality we should look at one’s character!!! Amazing book! Very hard to put down…. Just keep on swimming !!!!🥰

Definitely could not put the book down! Read in one day!

Wonderful writer

2nd Colleen Hoover book and there’s no disappointment here

I love her writing style! So captivating 🙏🏼

I loved this book how at the end the female got slayed and it was so sudden and unexpected great read for any one😂especially smuts and weirdos

When I tell you that I cried and laughed and hurt alongside Lily… this book has quite literally opened my eyes to the situations that people go through and the feelings that go through their mind when in an abusive relationship. I think I may have found my new favorite author. 10/10!!

This book is PERFECT


first book i read by coho, amazing in every way. lots of love, sadness, and anger in this book but i loved this books so much <3

Amazing I finished the book and literally cried at thee end. I don’t really do “booktok” books but 100% recommend if you are just diving into Colleen Hoover books

It is a good one

This book meets all expectations and reaches all emotions! 100% recommend.

So many emotions in 475 pages and I loved all of it! There are many loops & twist to this story, my mind can’t take it. Can’t wait to read the next book I already know it will be AMAZING!

Yassss omg


I was hooked the ENTIRE time. I am not someone who reads very often, but I could not put this book down! I finished this book in under 12 hours and stayed up until 2 am to finish it. IT IS A MUST READ! The material was so capturing, I was just itchy to know what happened at the flip of every page and the turn of every chapter. Hard, but true stuff to read, but very enjoyable and now is one of my favorite books!

So gooooood 👌🏾

Words can’t explain how well this book was written. I felt every emotion. Happiness and all the sadness. Highly recommend.

Just wow ..

Best freaking book ever!!!

First book to ever get and keep my attention. I cried. I laughed. I sympathized. A definite must read. For anyone.

It was the best romance book i ever read it was awsome 😭🥹

This book was phenomenal! It is so well written, I was able to follow along the characters feelings so well throughout the entire story. Definitely keeps you wanting to read more.

So many unexpected twists and turns. I became completely indulged into the plot and almost felt as though I was actually there. Her amazing capture of detail is admirable and makes the story easy to enjoy.

This was literally one of the BEST books I’ve ever read! Wasn’t your typical love story and made you feel every emotion the characters were feeling. It End With Us is definitely a must read!!

Loved this book! Stayed up until 3 am several nights reading this book. Couldn’t put it down. But why do I love Ryle soo much?!

Goodness. Smiles through it but brought back some painful memories. I still loved every ounce of the book. Made me see on my end I made the right decision

I don’t like reading and I’ve never even read a book this long. I couldn’t stop

I don’t read very often. I find myself too busy and it always seems to take me forever to read a book with 2 jobs and 3 kids. I couldn’t put this down. I literally finished this book In one and half days!

Read this book working full time with 2 kids in 3 business days. That would explain it, I couldn’t put it down!

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About Colleen Hoover Wiki

Colleen Hoover (born Margaret Colleen Fennell on December 11, 1979) is an American author of young adult fiction and romance novels. Many of her works have been self-published before being picked up by a publishing house. Life and career Hoover was born on December 11, 1979, in Sulphur Springs, Texas, to Vannoy Fite and Eddie Fennell. She grew up in Saltillo, Texas, and graduated from Saltillo High School in 1998. In 2000, she married Heath Hoover, with whom she has three sons. Hoover graduated from Texas A&M-Commerce with a degree in social work. She worked various social work and teaching jobs until starting her writing career.In November 2011, Hoover began her first novel, Slammed, with no intention of getting published. She was inspired by a lyric, "decide what to be and go be it", from an Avett Brothers song, "Head Full of Doubt/Road Full of Promise." Because of this, she incorporated Avett Brothers lyrics throughout the story. Slammed was published in January 2012. After a...

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