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.
Let me just cut to the chase. This book has been so hyped for months now, I swear everywhere I looked I saw it; Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, countless most anticipated book lists for book bloggers. It lives up to the hype. It deserves every single bit of hype it is receiving.
I’m rarely speechless, I tend to talk a lot and I have been known to chatter incessantly about books. This time, it’s really hard to put what I’m feeling into words. But that actually works out just fine as I think this is the kind of book you should read without knowing very much. Seriously don’t read anything but the blurb. And this review because I would never reveal anything.
I’m just going to share some actual thoughts that I had while reading this:
- Such an important story with some very difficult and tough subject matter
- Vitally important issues (did I already say important? Yes, it’s that big of a deal)
- Emotional. I’m not sure my heart can handle this.
- I think this is the definition of a book hangover. Will I ever stop thinking about these characters? Do I really want to stop?
- Everyone needs to read this. Yes, you. I don’t care who you are or what type of books you normally read, this needs to be one of them. You won’t regret it.
Every once in a while a book comes out that has the power to change lives. Seriously.Change lives for the greater good. This is that type of book. I wasn’t kidding when I say I will always recommend this book to people. Now and forever. I’m going to make my daughters read it when they’re older. Required reading if you will.
Watch for a giveaway within the next few days, I’m so passionate about this book that I have to share the love.
I apologize if anyone is annoyed by how vague this review is, but once you read IEWU it will all make sense.
Thank you Colleen Hoover for being so brave and bold.
Overall rating: 5/5