It Ends With Us

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Author:  Colleen Hoover
Publisher: Atria Books
Genre: New Adult
Source:  Kristin of Kritters Ramblings

Goodreads:  Sometimes it is the one who loves you who hurts you the most.

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.

With this bold and deeply personal novel, Colleen Hoover delivers a heart-wrenching story that breaks exciting new ground for her as a writer. Combining a captivating romance with a cast of all-too-human characters, It Ends With Us is an unforgettable tale of love that comes at the ultimate price.

Ope’s Opinion:   Oh, My … This was an intensely great book.  It is really hard to review this book without talking about the spoilers.

The characters are very deep and realistic.  I personally do not know anyone in their situations, but I sure could feel their angst.  Colleen Hoover made me understand their circumstances.

I love the way this book ended, but now I would like a sequel.  I want to know where everyone is now.

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Confess

Author: Colleen Hoover             confess
Publisher: Atria Books
Genre: New Adult
Source:  BEA

 

Goodreads:  From #1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover, a new novel about risking everything for love—and finding your heart somewhere between the truth and lies. 

Auburn Reed has her entire life mapped out. Her goals are in sight and there’s no room for mistakes. But when she walks into a Dallas art studio in search of a job, she doesn’t expect to find a deep attraction to the enigmatic artist who works there, Owen Gentry.

For once, Auburn takes a risk and puts her heart in control, only to discover Owen is keeping major secrets from coming out. The magnitude of his past threatens to destroy everything important to Auburn, and the only way to get her life back on track is to cut Owen out of it.

The last thing Owen wants is to lose Auburn, but he can’t seem to convince her that truth is sometimes as subjective as art. All he would have to do to save their relationship is confess. But in this case, the confession could be much more destructive than the actual sin…

Ope’s Opinion:  My attention was caught from the beginning of this book.  As I got further into it, I thought I knew where it was going – I was Wrong!!!!!!  Colleen Hoover wrote in a some amazing twist and turns that I did not see coming at all.  This story had me holding my breath at several different times.  I was rooting for Auburn all the way through it.

The ending was not what I expected – it was better!!  I can not wait to read Colleen Hoover again and again…

Side note – there was a lot of use of the “f” word, but if you can skip over that – it was worth the read.

Rating:  5 – This book is so good it will be passed on and on and on….

 

Maybe Someday

Author:  Colleen Hoover       maybe       
Publisher:  Atria Books
Genre: New Adult
Source: Purchased

 

Goodreads:  At twenty-two years old, aspiring musician Sydney Blake has a great life: She’s in college, working a steady job, in love with her wonderful boyfriend, Hunter, and rooming with her good friend, Tori. But everything changes when she discovers Hunter cheating on her with Tori—and she is left trying to decide what to do next.

Sydney becomes captivated by her mysterious neighbor, Ridge Lawson. She can’t take her eyes off him or stop listening to the daily guitar playing he does out on his balcony. She can feel the harmony and vibrations in his music. And there’s something about Sydney that Ridge can’t ignore, either: He seems to have finally found his muse. When their inevitable encounter happens, they soon find themselves needing each other in more ways than one…

Ope’s Opinion:  This is the first Colleen Hoover book I have read.  I have another one on my bookshelves and I will be reading it soon!!  This book kept my attention the whole time I was reading it.

 A few of the twists and turns are really surprising.  The whole story is somewhat predictable, but in a very positive way.  It ended the way I wanted it to, it just got there in an unexpected way.  This is not your typical love story.  It is even better!!!

This New Adult genre is about the transition from being depend to independent adults. It is an interesting time period when people are finding out who they want to be.  If you like that time period of life, you will enjoy books in this category.  I do find there is too much foul language in it.

 

Rating: Four Chairs – I like this book so much I know several friends to share it with.
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