It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover full audiobook
It Ends with UsFirst published 2 august 2016
It Ends with Us is a powerful and emotional romance novel that tackles the difficult topic of domestic abuse. The novel follows the life of Lily Bloom, a young woman who grew up witnessing her father abuse her mother. Lily vows to never end up like her mother, but she finds herself in a similar situation when she falls in love with Ryle Kincaid, a charming and successful neurosurgeon who has a dark side.
The novel alternates between the past and the present, showing how Lily met Ryle and how their relationship developed over time. The past chapters also reveal Lily’s teenage romance with Atlas Corrigan, a homeless boy who became her first love and her protector from her father’s violence. Atlas left Lily to pursue a better life, but he reappears in the present, stirring up old feelings and complicating Lily’s situation with Ryle.
The novel is not only a romance, but also a story about finding oneself, following one’s dreams, and overcoming one’s fears. Lily is a smart, independent, and compassionate woman who has a passion for flowers and runs her own business. She also has a strong bond with her best friend Allysa, who is Ryle’s sister and supports Lily through her struggles. Lily faces challenges in her personal and professional life, such as family expectations, career choices, cultural differences, and past traumas. She also learns to communicate, compromise, forgive, and heal.
The novel is emotional and realistic, portraying the complexities and contradictions of love and abuse. It shows how abuse can happen to anyone, regardless of their background, education, or social status. It also shows how abuse can be subtle, gradual, and manipulative, making it hard for the victim to recognize it and escape from it. The novel does not romanticize or justify abuse, but rather exposes its devastating effects on the victim’s self-esteem, mental health, and relationships. The novel also offers hope and empowerment to the victim, showing that they can break the cycle of abuse and choose a better life for themselves.
It Ends with Us is a captivating and moving novel that will make you feel for Lily and her choices. It is a story about breaking free from the past, facing the present, and embracing the future. It is a story about the power of love and courage.