Summary: After Lily opens her own business and starts falling for Ryle Kincaid, her life becomes almost too good to be true. Except that Ryle has an aversion to relationships. Still, Lily tries her best to make it work until more questions arise about their relationship. Enter Atlas Corrigan, her first love and her link to the past, putting everything Lily has built with Ryle on the line.
Thoughts: I’m not a fan of romance in general, but this is one book I couldn’t not read. I loved how Colleen Hoover portrayed Lily’s relationship with Ryle, and then going into the past to show us her relationship with Atlas, and how it all just came together in the present. There were times where the scenes were so graphic, I’d cringe and have to put the book down just to take a few deep breaths before continuing. I just felt Lily’s fear and sadness and I think this is my favorite book by Colleen Hoover as of yet. It is a great and very emotional read. Ultimately, this is a story not only of abusive relationships, but of love and forgiveness and how the choices we make not only effect us, but those around us and those who come after us. I highly recommend this book, even if it is a bit uncomfortable to read at times, the topic is too real and important to ignore.