It Ends with Us: Volume 1

· It Ends with Us Book 1 · Simon and Schuster · Narrated by Olivia Song
297 reviews
11 hr 18 min
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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of It Starts with Us and All Your Perfects, a “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) about 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).
297 reviews
Alex McCain
September 16, 2022
I really did not like that the emotionaly abusive behavior was not considered abusive at any point by Lilly. Maybe that wasn't the authors intention, but I would have liked to see some reflection by her on how his early behaviors were also red flags. The begging for sex, stalking, telling her what to do, making decisions without her consent, telling her rather than asking if she wants to be his girlfriend, the love bombing, the speed of the relationship, moving in without discussing it. All of this is emotionaly abuse and it seems like a missed opportunity to not have Lilly later reflect on those things. I'm not sure if the author is expecting people to read between the lines or if she's unaware that these things are abuse. But at the same time, not every story needs to be a clear lesson to be good. This book was a cautionary tale, so it did feel like it was missing some of the lesson.
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Fatima Ramirez
June 16, 2022
I have mixed feelings about the book on one hand i feel like the domestic violence side of the story was really good but I feel like Atlas was just thrown in as a backup love story. The focus was mainly on how lily felt with Rylan and her feelings towards him, while in the background was the backstory with Atlas but not much on their true connection. I felt allot of Anger towards Lily almost blaming Atlas for her ending up with Rylan because if she loved Atlas so much she could of made the effort to look for him too. Overall I think it's a well told story.
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October 5, 2022
Wow! Just, wow! I am floored by how much I enjoyed and could relate to this story. I usually listen to audio books and am entertained, but my heart and soul was in this one. I couldn't put the story down and finished listening just short of 2 days. The storyline was so relatable and flowed superbly. The perfect mix of happiness, sadness, strength and complete reality. I am recommending this one to every book lover I know.
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About the author

Colleen Hoover is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty-three novels, including It Starts with Us, It Ends with Us, All Your Perfects, Ugly Love, and Verity. In 2015, Colleen and her family founded a nonprofit called The Bookworm Box, a bookstore and monthly book subscription service. Colleen lives in Texas with her husband and their three boys. For more information, please visit

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