It Starts with Us - Colleen Hoover

It Starts with Us

By Colleen Hoover

  • Release Date: 2022-10-18
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 4.5
From 4,995 Ratings


Before It Ends with Us, it started with Atlas. Colleen Hoover tells fan favorite Atlas’s side of the story and shares what comes next in this long-anticipated sequel to the “glorious and touching” (USA TODAY) #1 New York Times bestseller It Ends with Us.

Lily and her ex-husband, Ryle, have just settled into a civil coparenting rhythm when she suddenly bumps into her first love, Atlas, again. After nearly two years separated, she is elated that for once, time is on their side, and she immediately says yes when Atlas asks her on a date.

But her excitement is quickly hampered by the knowledge that, though they are no longer married, Ryle is still very much a part of her life—and Atlas Corrigan is the one man he will hate being in his ex-wife and daughter’s life.

Switching between the perspectives of Lily and Atlas, It Starts with Us picks up right where the epilogue for the “gripping, pulse-pounding” (Sarah Pekkanen, author of Perfect Neighbors) bestselling phenomenon It Ends with Us left off. Revealing more about Atlas’s past and following Lily as she embraces a second chance at true love while navigating a jealous ex-husband, it proves that “no one delivers an emotional read like Colleen Hoover” (Anna Todd, New York Times bestselling author).

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  • The best author!

    By mary_lovesbooks
    A good author doesn’t write a book with a happy ending but a message to be learnt from.
  • Amazing book!

    By Michelle lengthen
    Love this series and author! Great book!
  • 5 Stars

    By Akasoccerchik142003
    So happy this book was written! This is a must read!
  • Great

    By Taaylorrm
    Love it
  • Loved it!

    By Annxoxo123
    Best book !
  • It starts with us

    By staceymiche
    This book is a must read for anyone and everyone , fell in love with it , so real and so interesting
  • this book ruined my life

    By Sidney R. Davis
    ok honestly this book almost brought me to tears. would definitely re-read in the future
  • Childish

    By shelbynieto
    Amateur author. Very slow, this is a teenage fantasy read- this book doesn’t hold a-lot of realistic qualities, despite both this and it’s prior trying to be reliable to common domestic abuse women face. It also felt like a lot of the moments were clearly thought out but a lot of the book felt like “yeah yeah, get to the point”. Once again I found the names to be awful, and the finding Nemo reference humor was much more present and absolutely awful.

    By ABCNCB12345
    This book gets a lot of mixed reviews, and honestly for good reason. If you weren't absolutely in love with Lily and Atlas, there is really no reason to read this. I, on the other hand, felt like I didn't get enough of Lily and Atlas in IEWU so I liked getting to see more of them. This is basically just a super long epilogue for the first book. I enjoyed this book a lot because I already loved the characters and stuff, but this is definitely not a book you NEED to read after IEWU.
  • Ugh

    By klutzygrll1466
    Unnecessary. Boring. Uninspired. Repetitive. Frustratingly slow-paced.