This is the first book I’ve ever read of Colleen’s. I was searching for an emotional read. It’s about Lily, who moved out of her hometown to start her own florist business. She meets a neurosurgeon called Ryle, and her life is well, almost too good to be true.
However, she never forgets about her first love Atlas. When he reappears, it sends Lily’s emotions into overdrive. We get to see snippets of Lily and Atlas’s younger years in the journal Lily reads, which she wrote a long time ago. Halfway through the book you’re wondering if Lily will stay with Ryle, even when he reveals he’s not everything good she thought he was, or if she’ll get back with Atlas, which isn’t so simple due to other circumstances.
This book delves into dark, realistic subjects, and actually makes you feel sorry for Ryle on several occasions, and Lily. The ending was satisfactory, and I believe Lily made the right choice in her life. This was a sweet, heart-wrenching novel. It didn’t make me teary, or anything, but I still have other Colleen Hoover books to read, so I’m hoping they’ll do the trick, as I’m yet to find my first tear-jerker.