Warning: This book includes mature content such as: sexual content, and/or drug and/or alcohol use, and/or violence.
Narrator: Olivia Song
Published by Simon & Schuster Audio on 2 August 2016
Length: 11 h 11 m
Source: Audible Purchase
Reading Challenges: 2016 Audio Book Challenge
Lily hasn’t always had it easy, but that’s never stopped her from working hard for the life she wants. She’s come a long way from the small town in Maine where she grew up—she graduated from college, moved to Boston, and started her own business. So when she feels a spark with a gorgeous neurosurgeon named Ryle Kincaid, everything in Lily’s life suddenly seems almost too good to be true.
Ryle is assertive, stubborn, maybe even a little arrogant. He’s also sensitive, brilliant, and has a total soft spot for Lily. And the way he looks in scrubs certainly doesn’t hurt. Lily can’t get him out of her head. But Ryle’s complete aversion to relationships is disturbing. Even as Lily finds herself becoming the exception to his “no dating” rule, she can’t help but wonder what made him that way in the first place.
As questions about her new relationship overwhelm her, so do thoughts of Atlas Corrigan—her first love and a link to the past she left behind. He was her kindred spirit, her protector. When Atlas suddenly reappears, everything Lily has built with Ryle is threatened.
It Ends With Us is even more emotional in audio than when I read it myself. Awesome story that needed to be told!
I’m not sure how Olivia Song managed to do this, but she made me fall even deeper in love with Lily with her excellent narration of It Ends With Us. This past weekend, my oldest daughter and I drove to the South of France for a book fest, and she hadn’t read this one yet. And CoHo was one of the authors at the fest, so we decided to listen to it on the road. Everything was OK on the way there, but I missed my cue on the way back on Sunday, and it took us a little longer than planned to get home 😉
I was already emotionally invested in the characters, and Song made me even more so. It Ends With Us took on another facet when it was so well told, and the themes slightly changed in my opinion. There is still a lot going on that I’m not going to mention at all, but standing up for yourself is something I think is very important. And Lily did this, more than once, and not necessarily in a way that was blatantly obvious. There were times when I had goosebumps, and other times when I wanted to stop the car so I could really cry! CoHo is an expert at wringing my heart and making me feel very deeply. And that is just one of the things I love about her stories.
What you should take away from this review is that no matter which format you prefer, It Ends With Us is amazing! Beautifully written, strong characters that evolve, a poignant story and a LOT of heartache. Hurry up and get started on this one, I’ve heard Colleen needs more tears for her new lake 🙂
And because I love CoHo’s stories so much, I’m giving away one copy of It Ends With Us to one of my commenters here. Winner will be chosen by random.org, and can choose their favorite format! Good luck 😉