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Publisher's Summary

The newest, highly anticipated novel from beloved New York Times best-selling author, Colleen Hoover.

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.

©2016 Colleen Hoover (P)2016 Simon & Schuster Audio

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  • Naz
  • 03-02-2017

Extremely powerful and heartbreaking - A must read!

I loved this book! It's exceptionally honest, thought provoking and an emotional roller coaster. One of the most moving books I've read it a very long time.

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Entertaining yet thought provoking

Really enjoyed this story and the narrator was wonderful. I've struggled to finish some audio books because I found it hard to listen to the narrator. The storyline was very thought provoking and all to real, even in today's society. This is my first Colleen Hoover experience lol and it will not be my last xx♡xx

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I need to give this more stars*******

This story had parts that were close to my childhood and to say I related is an understatement.
I loved the way the author told Lilly and atlas younger years I was always waiting for the story to continue
I didn't know how this story was going to end. It had my interested from page one
Well done this was a great way to show another side of living with domestic violence
I could be way more detailed in this review but I want everyone to buy listen and fall in love with the beautiful Lilly bloom and friends

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amazing

loved it.... such a powerful book. I laughed and cried! l feel in love with Lily! I want to give her a big cuddle 💗

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Beautiful and heartbreaking - a must read

If you only ever read one book in your lifetime, let it be this one.

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Loved this story

This book I recommend any young woman to read at least once in her life. Amazing stayed up all night listening.

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An (almost) delightful tale.

Very thought provoking, insightful and uplifting. Should be required reading. An inspiring story about a nasty subject.

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Excellent book

First Colleen Hover book I have read. Loved the story and also the narrator. Great

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naked truth coming...

This book absolutely destroyed me. I am a wreck! Hoovers books have always made me laugh, cry and cheer for the characters. But never have I ever felt total and utter despair, rage, longing, confusion nor personally hurt. Please read this book.

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Tried to have meaning but missed the mark

I cannot describe in a few sentences how much I hate this book. The message was lost in this obvious, saccharine and cloying story.

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  • Kim
  • 03-08-2016

Once again, Colleen Hoover does not disappoint!

Where to begin? Colleen Hoover spun her words and drew me into her web. I devoured this book in a day. She makes you fall in love with her characters. Lily is a strong heroine that you root for. Both male leads implant themselves into your heart. I can't say much more without spoilers but I can say that this is a must read. Olivia Song does this story justice with her narration. I anxiously await the next Colleen Hoover book.

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  • Cyndi
  • 14-01-2018

✫✫ 5 Stars ✫✫

What an amazing book! I got 2 hours of sleep last night because I couldn't stop listening! This is a very powerful book about strength, courage and prevailing! I am one of those people who see someone going through something and think why don't you just walk away or why let things happen to you...this book made me understand that it's not always so black and white. I always admit that I have no empathy for people (it's just not part of who I am I guess), I think with my brain not my heart most of the time and for the 1st time I honestly feel like I see that it's not always so easy to see things as right or wrong, good and bad or cut and dry, for the first time I actually see the grey area and completely understand it. Seeing what I've been ignorant too all my life is breaking my heart now. I wish I could go back to all the times I listened to people and treated their problems like they were easy to fix and tell them I'm sorry and that I wish I would have been a better listener, a better friend and more helpful to them when they needed me most.

Colleen Hoover is an amazing author and always seems to write a story that makes you fall in love with the characters no matter what faults or issues they have and she did it again with this book. I think I'll be thinking about this one for a very long time!

The characters in this book were all so likable and have so much depth and so many layers. That is part of what I loved so much about this book, even when I wanted to hate a character I just couldn't!

The narration is good but it took me a little while to get used to her male voices. After an hours at most I didn't even remember what I didn't like about the narration in the beginning.

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  • BreReader
  • 06-08-2016

BEST STORY EVER!!!!

I didn't know exactly what I was getting into when I started this audio. But holy moly the authors notes was so similar to what happened to me! W/O giving spoilers let me tell you this is by far one of Colleen's best books/audio. Narrator was freaking awesome! I say "yes" to spending your credit and "hell yes" to what ever price is suggested to purchase this audio!!DO NOT MISS THIS AUDIO!!!

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  • Kristen Boltz
  • 04-08-2016

Absolutely Amazing!!!

Colleen Hoover has done it again! This is a must read that will capture your heart from the very beginning!

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  • Patricia Martinez
  • 06-08-2016

5++++

I've said it before and I'll say it again.... Colleen Hoover can do no wrong! Like everyone has said to do, I went into this blind. You need to. I think I went through every emotion at one point or another. But that's what a truly well told story should pull from you. This book is a definite must.

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  • Amanda
  • 06-08-2016

amazing

amazing, heart wrecking colleen hits every emotion you have. I'll be reading more of her

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  • jodiod
  • 06-08-2016

Best book of the year.

This will be the book of the year. Nothing will even come close. Every minute was riveting and I'm still shaking. Colleen Hoover is a book goddess and Olivia Song did a great narration. Thank you!!

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  • Bette
  • 13-09-2016

This is the book Hoover was born to write

I kept thinking those words throughout 'This Ends With Us'. I've never read or listened to a book by Colleen Hoover, but have never experienced a better treatment of her subject matter. She then confirmed my thoughts in her epilogue- and boy, does this book deserve an author's epilogue.

This novel is storytelling at it's finest; you see that most of the other reviews are one or two lines- that's because it is such engaging, exquisite storytelling, that when the plot begins to turn, the reader is as surprised as Lily, Hoover's perfectly crafted heroine. Nobody wants to give it away.

Narrator Olivia Song is perfectly cast- I had some reservations when sampling the childlike voice- but Hoover's Lily calls her own voice 'weak' and Song gives a bravura performance. It is a perfect production.

So do yourself a favor and stop reading reviews- they might give too much away and you really don't want that- just spend the credit. 'This Ends With Us' is- as Lily says- awesome.


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  • Tosha Grams
  • 07-08-2016

Feeling all the feels!!

Seriously it's been 12 hours since I finished and I still tear up thinking of all the amazingness in this story - best one I've listened to this year by far!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 24-08-2016

I can't stop crying.

This is a powerful book. I think it is important for all women to read this book. It dug up many different emotions from me. I was confused just as Lilly was. I was hurt as Lilly was. I was just as angry as Lilly was. What a powerful message this story provides. I'm still shedding tears about it. I beg you to read it and share it. It's life changing.

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  • LilleyLoohLah
  • 19-08-2016

A Story That will Stay With Me Forever

Colleen Hoover does it again, another winner. Heartbreakingly beautiful, the story follows Lily Bloom, who as a young girl has to deal with a dominating father, who abuses her mother. Her best friend, Atlas Corrigan, whom she helps when he's in a very low place in his life, and too good to be true neurosurgeon Ryle Kincaid, who has his own demons from the past. Just as Atlas follows his dream, so too does Lily and this leads her into the path of her future best friend Alyssa (Ryle's sister), who I have to say, is one of the nicest people ever. The story follows Lily as she struggles with her own past demons as she sees her life and her decisions spiralling out of control. Enter back into her life Atlas, who immediately starts questioning her life choices. The story makes so many statements about domestic violence and at the same time it is not judgemental. It left me very emotional, yet I still had the ability to feel for all the characters and their situations. A true masterpiece. The author also explains at the end of the book how the story came about, which furthermore adds to the emotions currently playing around in my head. A story that will stay with me forever. Highly recommend.

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  • Miss Rachel D Hessom
  • 20-09-2018

great read

this is the first time I've read anything by Colleen and ill definitely be working through the rest of her books now

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 01-03-2017

A surprise from colleen

I love Colleen's novels and I was excited to read this because I enjoy her so much. It truly surprised me with how the story progressed having been in a similar situation to Lily's. "I am a statistic" was one of the truest lines in the story and it is something I have said on several occasions. A must read for all who survive and also love Colleen Hoover.

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  • MISS
  • 02-02-2017

Such a emotional story

What did you like most about It Ends with Us?

This story is totally different to anything I have ever listened to, it make you put yourself in Lily position. I like the truth and the subject.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When their daughter Emerson is born and she asked him what he would do if Emerson came and told him that her bf or husband had done the things Ryle had done to Lily.

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  • Happynat
  • 12-09-2016

Amazing

a roller coaster of emotions! I could not put the book down! Colleen did it again. What a poignant and touching story. Superb!

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  • Kerryanne Costello
  • 07-09-2016

It ends with us

I literally cried all the way through this book. The way it was performed brought the whole book to life and I really felt like I was there. Olivia Song narrated the book so well that I didn't want to stop listening to it but then I didn't want to stop either. I'm hopeful Lilly and Rile ended up happy with there lives, that's what I find myself thinking because the book was so realistic. I have total respect for Colleen Hoover for writing the book with her parents in mind. I totally would recommend this book, but please have plenty of tissues, you will need them!!

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  • Andrew
  • 12-08-2016

wow

powerful, emotional, moving, eye opening, incredible. gripped from start to finish. Thankyou Colleen x x

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  • Ale Adame
  • 09-08-2016

AWESOME!

It was absolutely beautiful. One of my favourites! Beautifully written and narrated.
I highly recommend it!

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  • Jeansy
  • 05-08-2016

beautifully written

loved it as usual Colleen did not disappoint. I could relate to Lilly alot .

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  • Claire Atkinson
  • 28-12-2016

amazing

heart breaking beautiful. .my book hangover is bitter sweet ..can't wait to read more from this author

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