Book review – ‘It Ends With Us’ by Colleen Hoover is a story that shows that love is a complicated mess

it ends with us

 Format: e-book, paperback, audio book
Format read: audio book
Series: stand-alone
Rating: 18+ sexual content, language, themes
Genre: Contempory Romance
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Some of the best books that we read in life are the hardest ones to read. For me, this book was hard to listen to (and I’m sure it would be hard to read as well) because of having experienced growing up in a broken home. Olivia Song narrates the story and does a phenomenal job at showing the broken side of growing up in abusive home and how it can shape the relationships you have as an adult.

What I liked most about this book is that Hoover showed you not only what it’s like to be in an abusive relationship but a look into why someone stays in them. I loved how they explain how hard it is for someone to leave an abusive relationship because truth be told, there were times that I was rooting for Ryle. Though in the end, I was not.

There were some scenes that were hard to get through because I could feel the same kind of pain that Lily felt and it was very raw emotions. Hoover bared all to the readers and showed that while we may love someone so much, it may not be enough. How you can promise to be there for someone, you sometimes have to put yourself first and get yourself out of that toxic relationship.

Hoover once again is able to create not only a story, but characters that you can relate to on so many levels. She is able to bring you into the stories and feel the same things that the characters are feeling. Add on Song’s amazing ability to be strong at times she needs to be and vulnerable at times when she needed to be was enough to make me fall in love with the book.

The story is a must read/listen to. There are things about the story that might be a little sensitive to read but overall the story is a must read. It sheds light on an issue that is very real. There is beauty in love but there can thorns on the rose so you need to be careful not to let the beauty keep you from picking yourself on the thorns.

Buy Links

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