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.
This was my first Colleen Hoover book, I always hear mixed reviews when it comes to her but this book has such a high rating that I thought I give to a try. I’m glad I did… I really enjoyed this book and thought it was well done given the subject.
The entire book was a rollercoaster of emotion for me, just as much as for the characters. I really liked how she went back and forth in form of the Journals, but man these journals had me bawling almost every single time, they were so heartbreaking and yet filled with little moments of joy …. Most of the time.
I liked Lily, it was easy to relate to her and see her point if view, though she had her moments where I wanted to smack her more than once but I think that was the point and made the book even better.
Ryle… oh man the man I hate to love and love to hate , thought it was brilliantly done with him , that even we asa a reader have to struggle with him.
Atlas, while I liked him for the most part and his part I had some issues with it. Well mostly with the present Atlas , nut nothing to major.
Overall I really loved this book, there were some eye rolls at some overly convenient situations but overall I really enjoyed it and cried my eyes out more than once. Though I think the after word by the author is what got me the most. I really enjoyed the ending and thought it was done wonderfully.
I rate it 4.5 ★