#Book Review: It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover @colleenhoover @AtriaBooks #womensfiction #abuse #mentalillness

Publication Day: 2 August 2016
Publisher: Atria Books
ISBN: 9781501110368
Pages: 384
Category:  Fiction, Contemporary Romance, Women’s Fiction

An exceptional read!  My emotions ran the gamut of joy, laughter, anger, and sorrow with this book.  Goodreads Choice 2016 Winner, Colleen Hoover, is remarkable at drawing you in with so much joy and happiness for her characters and then ripping your heart out on the next page.

Lily’s life has not been normal or easy, to say the least.  She grew up in Maine watching her abusive father brutalize her mother swearing she would not let that happen to her.  As a teen, she met and fell in love with a homeless boy who was squatting in the empty house next door, but he moved away.  She meets the man of her dreams (a neurosurgeon) on the top of a building in Boston, but is he too good to be true? She has a wise best friend who gives her the best advice she can give her despite the consequences to Lily’s life. Continue reading “#Book Review: It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover @colleenhoover @AtriaBooks #womensfiction #abuse #mentalillness”

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