• Rachel Penate

IT ENDS WITH US by Colleen Hoover

Updated: Apr 10



STARS

★★★★/ 5 (Standard)

★★★.5/ 5 (Mama Scale)

SUMMARY

A moving novel about the intensity and intricacy of relationships.

REVIEW

Oof. Wow. That’s all I’ve got for this one …⁣⁣

⁣⁣

haha, just kidding … but seriously … this one gutted me a little. For one — I really need to take a break from novels about domestic abuse, totally unintentionally just read three in a row. But, for two — what a story. I have mad respect for Colleen Hoover after reading this book. Not only did she craft a plot that does incredible justice to the internal conflict that domestic abuse creates within all parties, BUT she also courageously modeled this story after her own parents experience. ⁣⁣

⁣⁣

This story absolutely moved me for those reasons. But, as a literary experience, there were some elements I could’ve done without — for one — I just don’t do well with sex scenes. There were a few in here that I would’ve been TOTALLY fine without. And two, Lily’s character (and her relationship w/ Ryle) at times felt a little flat to me. I wanted more personality out of her and more depth to their emotional relationship — rather than physical (however this was redeemed a little for me at the end).⁣⁣

⁣⁣

Overall, a refreshing take on the power of couples to make mature decisions despite hardship.

RECOMMENDED?

Yes, if you like a non-traditional love story and want to be challenged to understand the problem of domestic abuse a little better.⁣⁣


Like what you see here? Check out my Index of Book Reviews for more recommendations!

©2019 by Book Mama Reviews. Proudly created with Wix.com