A ROMANTIC TRIUMPH
Colleen Hoover will always be one of my favorite romance authors, for the simple fact that she wrote one of my favorite books, ever.
The first thing you need to know about It Ends With Us is that it deals with the sensitive topic of domestic violence, so if that triggers you, you best steer clear. I thought it dealt with it beautifully and without being too painful for any reader, but still, it is a triggering topic.
The thing about Colleen Hoover’s books is that she always writes a unique beginning. Another thing is that, apparently, she can write a mean love triangle. I rarely read a true love triangle, where the main character loves both interest truly, and yet, Hoover managed it beautifully. By the end of the book I was invested in every character and crying when each of them was hurt or upset.
The main character, Lily, is a strong main character, a modern woman, a creative entrepreneur with unique ideas about her future. One of her love interests, Atlas, was a homeless boy she helped when she was young, and the other was a successful, unhappy grown man with a dark past and an even darker present. I found the main character’s best friend lovely, and so I believe there was not a character in this book I did not truly love and root for, even the “villain” of the piece.
The thing about this book is that it will steal your heart and return it to you richer and with more feeling that you’ve ever experienced, or at least it did that with mine. This will forever be one of my favorite books of any genre. When you reach the ending, you will discover how very profound even the title is. This book deals with a heavy topic, yes, but it deals with it perfectly. Well done to the author.
Highly recommended to any reader, not just romance lovers.
Reviewed by Violeta Nedkova