Hello February, love is in the air! Or not. But either way, there’s some love in our next book.
This month we’re reading Colleen Hoover‘s romance novel It Ends With Us. Until now Hoover hasn’t really been on our radar. But this seemed like a great February pick considering it won Best Romance in the 2016 Goodreads Choice Awards. Not to mention the reviews on Goodreads and Amazon are crazy good. But if you’re still not sold, here’s some more info…
Hoover is an interesting story herself. She started writing in 2012 when she self-published her debut novel Slammed. From there everything fell into place with all of her full-length novels since ending up on the NYT Bestseller List. It Ends With Us came out in 2016 and it’s been one of her most successful novels yet. Although Hoover describes it as, “the hardest book I’ve ever written.” And we can see why.
This book tells the story of Lily Bloom, Ryle Kincaid and Atlas Corrigan; the owner of a flower shop, a neurosurgeon (Lily’s new love) and a chef (Lily’s first love). It’s more than just your typical girl meets guy story. Lily has come a long way from the small town and abusive household she grew up in. She works hard for the life she wants, and that seems to include the gorgeous Dr. Kincaid. But slowly the relationship brings back the demons she faced as a young girl.
“The relationships are portrayed with compassion and honesty, and the author’s note at the end that explains Hoover’s personal connection to the subject matter is a must-read. Packed with riveting drama and painful truths, this book powerfully illustrates the devastation of abuse—and the strength of the survivors.” – Kirkus Review
As we hear it, It Ends With Us tells a complex story of the pain some relationships can cause, and the strength it takes to survive them. We think it’s a perfect time to be reading a story like this . . . #timesup #metoo
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I have quite a few books on my list this month, but I’m really hoping I can fit this one in and participate with you all; this would be my first Colleen Hoover read, so it’s the perfect excuse to branch out!
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