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4.40  ·  Rating details ·  270,548 ratings  ·  32,962 reviews
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
Paperback, First Edition, 376 pages
Published August 2nd 2016 by Atria Books
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Fifteen seconds. That’s all it takes to completely change everything about a person. Fifteen seconds that we’ll never get back.

HOLY WOW! It Ends With Us is one of the most powerful books of 2016 and one of the most raw, honest, inspiring, and profoundly beautiful stories I've ever read. It wasn’t anything like what I expected, but it delivered so much more than I ever hoped for. This is the kind of book that I want to give to every woman and just be like…
Jan 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 + brave and bold stars!!!

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Want the naked truth about It Ends with Us? Reading this book will change your life. It’s so different from any of Colleen Hoover’s other books. You can tell it’s heavier, more personal, just more. This book is deep. It’s profound. It’s a book that needs to be read. I'll repeat: THIS IS A BOOK THAT NEEDS TO BE READ!

This story is moving. It will make you think about things that are uncomfortable to think about. It will lift your heart, devastate you at times, make
Emily May
Aug 01, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Preventing your heart from forgiving someone you love is actually a hell of a lot harder than simply forgiving them.

4 1/2 stars. Holy crap, what a book. This is unlike anything Hoover has written before. I have so many emotions right now that it's hard to know where to start, but I think everyone should read this book. That's right: everyone.

I could easily give everything away. I could, but I won't. If you go looking for lots of reviews, it won't be hard to work out what It Ends with Us is
Colleen Hoover
Feb 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
This book was really heavy. If you tear out most of the pages, it's not as heavy. But when you do that, the book just doesn't make any sense.

It Ends With Us... Wow I really don't know what to truly say about this novel. This review will be a little light because, like most CoHo books, you'll want to go into it with little to no information. I went into this book thinking it was going to be this one thing, and it turned out to be the complete opposite.

IEWU follows Lily, a girl in her early twenties, who has never had it easy. Though coming from a family that was better off she has always had to work for the things she's wanted. After
K.L. Grayson
Aug 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dear Colleen,

I find it fitting that I write this review as a letter to you the way Lily would write to Ellen. Don't ask me why, I really don't know. What I do know is that I haven't been on Goodreads in nearly six months and it's entirely your fault that i'm here now. So, if i stumble upon a poor review on one of my books and end up in the fetal position on my kitchen floor surrounded by Ding Dong wrappers, well, I'm blaming it on you. I've even given my husband instructions to bill you for the

This book will make you fall in love, rip your heart out and force you to reconsider your preconceived ideas about abuse. This is the most moving book that I've read in a LONG time. It was absolutely addicting, but so difficult at times. I don't cry very often, but this one had me crying big, fat tears.

It's been a couple of days since I finished 'It Ends With Us' and I'm still thinking about Lily's story. It's one that'll hang with you. In so many ways, her story gutted me. Yet, it
Kelly (and the Book Boar)
Find all of my reviews at:

“What a great time to have a dissenting opinion about a book written by an author with a particularly rabid fanbase!” said no one ever. In case we haven’t met and you’re seeing this review due to the new IN YO’ FACE! Goodreads format which shares reviews/updates to your feed errrrrrrrry single time one of your friends likes or comments on them, allow me to introduce myself. My name is Kelly . . . .

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Also, I spoil things, so back awa
Chelsea Humphrey
Dec 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, library
If you need me I'll be sweeping up all the pieces of my shattered heart. Dear God! It's amazing how you can read a story that is simultaneously gut wrenching and beautiful. I'll be honest, I managed to make it through this ENTIRE book without shedding a single tear... until I hit CoHo's note/acknowledgements at the end and ugly cried. The fact that this story had so much basis on real life events that meant so much to her shined through in her writing.

Clearly you can guess the ending of the sto
Mar 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Katerina by: Τατιάνα Τζινιώλη
I honestly don't know how I feel.

There are times I am angry and times I am sad. And then I'm both. And it's the worst, because there is a war raging inside me, and the winner side keeps changing. How is it possible to switch from denial to sorrow to fury to acceptance in a heartbeat?
“There is no such thing as bad people. We’re all just people who sometimes do bad things.”

I did my best not to cry. I felt sick, but I clenched my jaw and forced myself to keep reading, trying in vain to
Nov 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favourites
reread, just to see if my previous statement holds up.

and in case you were wondering - yes, this is still my favourite CoHo book.

this is, without a doubt, my favourite book by colleen hoover. im still trying to process everything i read, but goodness me. this book, this book, this book. where do i even begin with something as beautiful, and real, and devastating as this? just thinking about this story immediately gets my pulse racing and my stomach in jitters.

this b
Elle (ellexamines)
You guys are always telling me this author writes vaguely shitty romance novels and is unbelievably overhyped... and yet this masterpiece exists? I call bullshit because this was masterful.

If you have read this book and also follow my reviews, you know the topic of abuse is one I sort of talk about a lot. this book got it right. this book got it so, so right. So let’s talk about why.

→ character work ←
I knew I would love Lily from the moment she stood up at her abusive father’s funeral an
Hulya Kara Yuksel
OMG 😍😍😍 Pls read Colleen's latest post... 😊




This book is a masterpiece…

“Life is a funny thing. We only get so many years to live it, so we have to do everything we can to make sure those years are as full as they can be. We shouldn't waste time on things that might happen someday, or maybe even never.”

I won’t summarize this
2.5/5 ♡ this book sends a really important and worthwhile message, but it's not necessarily enjoyable.

IT ENDS WITH US was not what i expected it to be. i started the novel knowing next to nothing about the storyline except that it's a colleen hoover book (NA romance) and that it's good (my friends kept raving). but if i'm being honest, i was a little disappointed. i was hoping for a light read with lots of ~FEELZ~ but instead i got something much more intense – not bad, just unexpected.

the main
Noel Luis
Aug 02, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: above-average

As a member of the human species with a Y chromosome, I admit that the allure of the romance novel eludes me, even though I'm a particularly hopeless romantic myself. The thought of reading about a prolonged courtship isn't something to get all excited about. After all, how many people out there are actually interested in hearing about my own misadventures in the dating arena?


On second thought, don't answer that.

So when I started diving into It Ends with Us: A Novel by Colleen
Chelsea ❤Peril Please❤
*Hey. Hi. Someone recently jumped on this SUPER old review to make a snarky comment (people tend to hop on here from time to time). This is from 2016, howsabout we let it die?? Feel free to put your comments, your opinions-all comments are welcome-whatever. But if I so much as feel you're harassing me, attacking me, or being a total douche about my PERSONAL feelings on a PERSONAL review-MY OPIONION, MY RIGHT-then you will be blocked or ignored.

Not every author is for every person. I figured tha
The Burning Rose (Jess)
5/5 incredible stars.
Colleen Hoover strikes again.
This book has completely misled me, I admit.
This is actually the third book I read from this writer. I don't remember much of the first book (Ugly Love), but I'm aware that I loved it. I think I'll read it again soon, to refresh things.
Then, I read the book "Confession." That's where I fell in love. And strongly. I don't know if you read my review of this book, but if so, I guess you can notice how much this book has affected me.
Anyway, the name
Andreea Pop
“There is no such thing as bad people. We’re all just people who sometimes do bad things.”

I am a mess. Torn. So, so goddamn conflicted. Broken over the what-ifs of this book. Filled with sorrow. Proud.

I feel manipulated. Tricked. Heartbroken. Educated. Thankful. Mindfucked.

It Ends With Us is nothing like I’ve ever read. It certainly isn’t like any other novel Colleen Hoover has written. The word ‘DIFFERENT’ is just etched into its very essence. I feel like Colleen put part of her story an
Virginia Ronan ♥ Herondale ♥
”Oh, I want you, Lily. Make no mistake about that. I just don’t want to want you.”

I thought really long and hard about how I’m going to review this book and what it always comes down to, is that I actually don’t want to review it.

This is one of the rare books you just have to read yourself. You have to experience it and feel it and no matter what I’d write in my review, it would never even get close to all the emotions that hit me while I read “It Ends With Us”. This book makes you happy and s
Mikee (ReadWithMikee)
Oct 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance

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❝I wish cutting my feelings off for the person who hurt me was as easy as I used to think it would be. Preventing your heart from forgiving someone you love is actually a hell of a lot harder than simply forgiving them.❞

It Ends With Us was beautifully complicated. It was hot and cold. Up and down. Good and bad. Beautiful and ugly... I'm still trying to figure out how I really feel about it all because I'm genuinely torn on how I want to perceive this st
Mar 11, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
“As hard as this choice is, we break the pattern before the pattern breaks us.”

This is my first Colleen Hoover novel. So far I've stayed away from her books for several reasons. You might even call it prejudice, but my judgement didn't fail me. Here's why:
First of all Colleen's ratings are mile high and I'm usually a little doubtful when it comes to that. I just have this feeling that this novel/author is very likely overrated.
Second of all the plot synopsis of every single one of her books seem
"Everything Shatters.
My tears, my heart, my laughter, my soul.
Shattered like broken glass, raining down around me."

At least now the title makes sense!

Boy, do i have a few thing to say about this It Ends With Us! When i decided to give this a second chance this is not what i had on mind. It wasn't supposed to happen, damn it.

First of all, this Goodreads synopsis is misleading. It needs to be replaced. Whoever came up with it deserves getting fired.

What is the matter with GR users?! Firs
4.5 stars

There are so many things I want to say.
So many feelings I'm dying to share.
And way too many thoughts clouding my mind.

This is definitely a book that needs to be discussed thoroughly, but not in a review. Not at the chance of ruining the experience for someone else. This is one that you’ll want to share with your friends, your sister and maybe even your mother. At least, that’s how I felt. Whether or not you ever find yourself in this situation, chances are, you might know someone who i
Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
I don't know what happened with this review. It wasn't whole, the likes gone, and the conversations about the book was gone. The audio re-read was great!!

Used my bookmark! ♥


This book chewed me up and spit me back out. I said I wasn't going to cry, I cried a little.


This book is very deep. It touched on some strong subjects. I would like to add so many excerpts (good and bad) but I'm not going to do that either. I would like for those that haven't read the book yet to go into it witho
Linda Kage
Dear Ellen DeGeneres,

I should probably start out with an apology. I don't think I've seen a single one of your talk show episodes all the way through. I catch five or six-minute clips here and there posted every so often on Facebook, and I have loved every single one of them, so I don't know why I haven't watched more. You're totally awesome.

And another confession: I haven't seen Finding Dory yet, either, even though I loved Finding Nemo. So, yeah, I'm sorry about that too.

But I'm so curious ri
Elyse  Walters
Jul 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Agree.. agree... agree... with all 3,743 - 5 star ratings!!!!!!!

I didn't think it would happen...but there came a point when tears were welling in my eyes.
I was absolutely exhausted from this mornings hike. I took a little deep sleep afternoon nap - When I opened my eyes, I found Paul resting beside me.
I said..."do you mind.......LISTENING TO THIS AUDIOBOOK"? I was still too sleepy-tired to put my eyes to work reading from my kindle or a physical book. Plus ....I knew I was almost a
Danielle ❤️ Pretty Mess Reading ❤️
*****5 STARS*****

This is not my real review, please read the unfiltered review here... https://prettymessreading.wordpress.c...

So here the thing...
I am struggling writing this review because it hits so close to home. Because of that fact this isn’t going to be written like my normal reviews, it will be about me and Lily. It will be a correlation of our lives.

As I read this book the little broken girl inside me started coming out. I wanted to put her back. I didn’t want her resurface. I needed he
Angie - Angie's Dreamy Reads

This book left me completely speechless. It's why this review will be far from eloquent and admittedly a little short. I've been staring at the cursor as it blinks in silence on my computer screen, trying to come up with a review for this unbelievably complex, astonishingly real, and heart wrenching novel. I can't decide what I want to tell you and I think that's because I really don't want to tell anything at all.

I went into It Ends with Us with a clear head and absolutely no id
Nov 20, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I am a bit late to the party for this one. I'm not sure what I can say that hasn't been said already.

This was my first CoHo book and it looks like I picked a good one to start with. It's surprising but even though the book had already been out for a while, other than hearing that it was very emotional, I didn't actually know what it was about. I am happy I was able to listen to it without knowing very much. It didn't ta
Jennifer Kyle
Jan 13, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cry-baby-books

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Colleen Hoover delivers a story that is not only thought provoking but will indeed get those emotions running amuck. Lily Bloom’s story is told well with wit, heart, and a fantastic cast of characters. Fans of this author will not be disappointed in the presentation and heart that she has placed in this book.

‘Imagine all the people you meet in your life. There are so many. They come in like waves, trickling in and out with the tide. Some waves are much bigger and make m
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