My usual MO is that I review books right after I read them so that I still have all the feels and I can just sort of rave (or rant) endlessly about it. I purposely chose to review It Ends With Us, however, a week after finishing it, because I don’t wanna be all biased, Coho being one of my favorite authors out there.
This quick review might contain some spoilers, and I advise you not to continue reading if you haven’t read the book.
To start off, this is another solid CoHo writing and I admire how she can be so frustratingly good in making her characters so dear to her readers’ hearts. I read It Ends With Us without really knowing anything about it – did not read the back summary, the blurbs, or whatever review of any kind. I just stayed away from all them. Long story short, I was so clueless about this book, I didn’t even know the name of the characters.
Needless to say, I became such a huge shipper of Lily and Ryle – the way they met, the way their relationship developed and how they initially tried to hide it – it was all so perfect to me. I loved Lily so much, and I loved Ryle much even more. I knew nothing could ever tear them apart especially when they got married. My heart was so full and I was looking forward to some happy CoHo ending.
Then the fighting happened. And the hurting. And oh my god, I honestly felt my heart physically ache for Lily each time. I don’t have any experience about abuse and all, but I honestly felt every pain Lily did. I was scared when she was scared. I was thinking of forgiving Ryle when she was thinking that too. I was angry when she was angry. Every single emotion, especially that of pain and anger, I felt in the last pages of this book.
With this book, I realized how people would always, and I mean always, have the strength to recover even from the most devastating experiences that can happen to them.
This is such a beautiful tale of romance, second chances, and (allow me to say the cheesiest thing ever) true love. I have no more words, I just love it so much.
Have you read It Ends With Us? How did you like it? I wanna know in the comments below!