Spotlight & Giveaway: It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover

Posted August 3rd, 2016 by in Blog, Spotlight / 43 comments

Today it is my pleasure to Welcome author Colleen Hoover to HJ!

The newest, highly anticipated novel from beloved #1 New York Times bestselling author, Colleen Hoover.


Please summarize the book for the readers here:

Sometimes it is the one who loves you who hurts you the most.
It-Ends-With-UsLily 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.

Fast Facts from Colleen Hoover about IT ENDS WITH US

  • It’s the first book I’ve ever written to make me snot-cry.
  • One of the main character’s names is Ryle, but many people mispronounce it. It’s Ryle like Mile, not Miley.
  • It’s the only book I have released this year and will release this year, because it drained me. I just wanted to watch TV after I wrote it, so I’ve watched months and months worth of Netflix. I chilled a little, too. 😉
  • It’s the most personal book I’ve ever written. I fashioned the story after true events, which is why I cried so much.
  • It’s my favorite cover. I approved the cover before I even wrote the book, so the cover actually assisted in a lot of the character development and plot line.


Please share your favorite scene from the book:

Lily’s first kiss.

He picked up the feather I’d been playing with and he started twisting it between his fingers. He laid it back down on the pillow and then he did something I wasn’t expecting. He moved his fingers to my lips and he touched them.
God, Ellen. I thought I was gonna die right then and there. It was the most I’d ever felt inside my body at one time. He kept his fingers there for a few seconds, and he said, “Thank you, Lily. For everything.”
He moved his fingers up and through my hair, and then he leaned forward and planted a kiss on my forehead. I was breathing so hard, I had to open my mouth to catch more air. I could see his chest moving just as hard as mine was. He looked down at me and I watched as his eyes went right to my mouth. “Have you ever been kissed, Lily?”
I shook my head no and tilted my face up to his because I needed him to change that right then and there or I wasn’t gonna be able to breathe. Then—almost as if I were made of eggshells—he lowered his mouth to mine and just rested it there. I didn’t know what to do next, but I didn’t care. I didn’t care if we just stayed like that all night and never even moved our mouths, it was everything.
His lips closed over mine and I could kind of feel his hand shaking. I did what he was doing and started to move my lips like he was. I felt the tip of his tongue brush across my lips once and I thought my eyes were about to roll back in my head. He did it again,
and then a third time, so I finally did it, too. When our tongues touched for the first time, I kind of smiled a little, because I’d thought
about my first kiss a lot. Where it would be, who it would be with. Never in a million years did I imagine it would feel like this.
He pushed me on my back and pressed his hand against my cheek and kept kissing me. It just got better and better as I grew
more comfortable. My favorite moment was when he pulled back for a second and looked down at me, then came back even harder.
I don’t know how long we kissed. A long time. So long, my mouth started to hurt and my eyes couldn’t stay open. When we fell asleep, I’m pretty sure his mouth was still touching mine.
We didn’t talk about Boston again.


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Meet the Author:

Colleen HooverColleen Hoover is the New York Times bestselling author of nine novels, including the #1 bestseller, Hopeless. She lives in Texas with her husband and three children. She is the founder of The Bookworm Box, a book subscription service which donates 100% of its profit to charity. She also owns The Bookworm Box, a specialty bookstore located in Sulphur Springs, Tx.

Mrs. Hoover’s highly anticipated novel, It Ends With Us, releases August 2nd, 2016 and is currently available for preorder.

Her novel, Ugly Love (2014), has been optioned for film by Hackybox Pictures and is slated to begin filming in 2016, starring Nick Bateman.

You can follow Colleen on her very active Facebook page at and on Instagram and Twitter @colleenhoover
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43 Responses to “Spotlight & Giveaway: It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover”

  1. Marilyn

    When our neighbor was late getting home she called and asked us to take her daughter in until she came home.

  2. NyokoBlue

    I helped my bestfriend to break up with her now ex-fiancé because he was such a big j*rk u.u and believe it was not easy to do so…

  3. Rita Wray

    A woman was screaming for help outside my house so I ran out to help her and so did my neighbor. She was running from her boyfriend or husband. The police arrived so she was okay.

  4. Kate Sparks

    We let into our apartment a neighbor who was having problems with her boyfriend… She called the police [back in the 80’s]… I was a little uncomfortable when she said, ‘yes, he has guns.’

  5. Jenn McElroy

    I will go out of my way to help new teachers in my building and district as well as people that are struggling in classes at the gym. Always a teacher!

  6. Glenda

    I’ve got bulging disks in my neck in part because of a ‘good dead’.

  7. Gretchen

    I will try to help anyone that needs it. I take meals to 2 friends that have suffered complications after illnesses & surgeries a few times a week. Recovery is slow and it’s something they don’t have to worry about on those days.

  8. erinf1

    I do what I can. But I also keep in mind that the only person looking out for me, is me! Thanks for sharing!

  9. Tonya Cole

    I helped my best friend..I let her and her son live with me until she got on her feet ❤

  10. Patricia B.

    We are currently more or less the caretakers of a 95 year old widow. She has no family here and has needed help getting things straightened out for several years now. She was just a customer at the post office where my husband worked, but now we are almost totally responsible for her. We have finally gotten her finances pretty much straightened out. She has been from hospital to nursing home, to hospital, to assisted living. to hospital, to nursing home, and on and on for 2 years now. It has taken much of our time, but no one should be that alone.

  11. Tanja Dancy

    I would go as far as I need to for family or friends. I loaned money to a friend who needed it, even though I was out of work and needed it myself.

  12. kermitsgirl

    Sometimes too far – a rent free room for a few months in my house for a friend, car rides to homeless people, taking care of a coworker’s daughter’s roommate’s (yes, someone I had almost 0 connection to and had never met) cat for six months. I’m not good at saying no to people.

  13. jodi marinich

    depends on the person… family and close friends i would do anything

  14. Hadassah

    I stayed up all night talking to my best friend, once upon a time, to try and convince him not to join the military. He chose not to go after a while, but that was only because his applications were rejected, than God. But the final decision to stop applying was during a time a separation, so I didn’t know if he had gone. Last year, we reconciled and he told me. I was so relieved. . . . . But we’re no longer friends. That’s a story for another day. 🙁

  15. Amy Rickman

    I’ve provided my time and money more than once to help someone.

  16. Cynthia P

    It’s nothing major, but I help my mom all the time. She has very bad arthritis, so I usually help with cooking and cleaning at home.

  17. Jami Birnbaum

    For my sister & our framily, I will go as far as I am capable of… or figure out a way to get them what they need if I’m not able to do it myself. With me, family comes first.

  18. lmh

    My father has always been a “fitness enthusiast.” He jogs everyday and everyday he tells me to come with him. I didn’t want to, though. I’ve always been lazy. I’ve had this lazy ass for years. I hate jogging. I hate cardio but even I think I need it. The first time I came with him to jog, there was this old man who looks after the people’s car. He looks after them as though he’s making sure no one’s gonna rob them. But I’ve always had this affection for old people. The first time we got there, he looked after our car. Before we left, he was standing by the doorway of the driver’s side of the car. I think he was expecting for a tip or something. I can’t blame him. He might have needed it so bad. My father, though, failed to recognize him. After that moment, I told my dad that I would always come with him if I get the chance (I’m a college student. I have a tight schedule.) Whenever I come with him, I would always give him enough money so that he’d be able to buy food. He always looks after our car in return. I’m not expecting him to do that, though, because I’m giving him money not as a payment but instead, I’m doing it because I felt like it’s the least I could do for him. I always pray for him, too.

    I think I would go as far as I could just to help people even if it means I have to do something that I really don’t like doing. I love helping people.

  19. Linda Trinklein

    I try to help when ever I can, Always be kinder than you feel, you have no idea what battle someone eles is fighting!