It Starts with Us - Colleen Hoover

It Starts with Us

By Colleen Hoover

  • Release Date: 2022-10-18
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 4.5
From 11,236 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).


  • Insanely good

    By demari17
    Loved every part of this book
  • It starts with us

    By jeusjieiejej
    I loved this book! Really gave me closer on the last book and gave me the happy ending I’ve dreamed of 😍 love the plot and the different POVS
  • Loved ❤️

    By nin1345583848293749204830
    I love the book so much
  • I honestly…

    By swishyambee
    i honestly thought the first one was better, but i loved seeing how they ended up. just wish they would’ve gotten together sooner.
  • Much to be desired.

    By J.Lecato
    Very predictable. It feels like it was written by a high schooler. It is highly unrealistic. Overall it was not a good or interesting read. It ends with us is better, but still not great.
  • It was okay…

    By fnabf wk
    Could have been better it just didn’t live up to my expectations with the last book. It Ends With Us needed a sequel but it could have been written better. And Atlas I liked him but I also didn’t it was a weird love hate relationship with him.
  • The perfect ending!

    By Virjinyuh
    What a wonderful ending to Lilys and Atlas story!!! I have my peace now!!
  • Beautiful story

    By Annadevlin317
    Really enjoyed it
  • Love

    By tuth be told
    Loved this book. Leaves me wanting to read more of their story!
  • Loved it!

    By KK -b-nay nay
    So glad there was a second book, it tied up any loose ends.