Published in 2016, It Ends with Us is a romance novel, the first in a duology. The novel tells the story of Lily Bloom, a young woman from an abusive home who struggles to find her way in the world without recreating the patterns of violence from her youth. Moving between Lily’s present and diary entries from her adolescence, the novel explores the complex nexus of love and abuse. The novel won the 2016 Goodreads Choice Award for Best Romance and has been optioned for a feature film.


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