It Starts with Us - Colleen Hoover

It Starts with Us

By Colleen Hoover

  • Release Date: 2022-10-18
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 4.5
From 4,564 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).


  • I haven’t even read the book

    By i didnt ask <3
    Yo I haven’t even read the book so I can’t say much. The first book was fire but ugly love is better lol
  • Loved it!!

    By MariiiiiC
    The end I needed after It Ends With Us.
  • So good!

    By STompkins66
    This was one of the best! She makes you just love Lily and Atlas. So much happiness
  • Read it!!!

    By Vossey45
    Incredible book and series
  • No thanks

    By Supadupa909
    This is a no go for me. Super boring. Lots of reading same things over and over. Repetitive and boring. Had hopes after the first book but wish I didn’t waste my time
  • Loved this series!

    By JessAvreigh
    I felt the first book was definitely better but this one was also very beautiful. I just love Atlas❤️
  • 10/10.

    By queen reality
    Literally, so pleased that Colleen Hoover decided to write a second book following It Ends With Us. I absolutely loved this book so much! I went through waves of emotions whilst reading - sad, happy, angry. In the end I couldn’t be happier with the outcome! Well worth the wait, as I preordered right after the first book. Just, THANK YOU! 😭💖
  • 2 1/2 out of 5

    By rawrl0ver5
    The book was good but I felt like it was very rushed. (Spoiler) It would’ve been nice to see vows from Lily as well. Or even a wedding scene. It was so slow in the beginning and towards the end everything moved way too fast. Glad they got their happy ending but it would’ve been nice to see more detail near the ending.
  • Great sequel!

    By angelina1986
    Absolutely love this book and the first one. Read both in 5 days and that’s saying something because I hardly read and when I do it slow! I couldn’t put these books down! Absolutely wonderful to read!
  • Didn’t want it to end!

    By AlisaCamille
    Loved this