It Starts with Us: A Novel

· It Ends With Us Book 2 · Sold by Simon and Schuster
152 reviews

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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).
152 reviews
Micaela Carrillo
November 5, 2022
Really disappointing. I feel as though the first book would have been a great stand-alone novel. There is no plot development, and it ultimately leads to nowhere. I do not feel like this book was necessary; the relationship with Atlas and Lily was cliche and I would have rather refrained from reading this one and kept the ending of It Ends with Us in my mind instead.
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DontHaveItAllTogether Tm
November 15, 2022
I was heart broken when I finished the first book, now I'm a mess after finishing this one. I want every person I know to read Lily and Atlas's story. I wish for people to under stand how love should look, and the signs of what an unhealthy relationship looks like. I wish for the Lily's of the world find their Atlas and learn how to understand the Joshes. I also hope for the best for ever Ryle out there, for the sake of every Emmerson
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pranjal srivastava
October 31, 2022
this is my favorite book. I can't get over this book. colleen hoover never disappoints her fans and she proved it this time too. atlas's pov are amazing. his calm demeanor and passionate love are all the readers were waiting for. but my dear friends remember it's our favorite colleen hoover who always has twists and turns and mystery in her books and yet again she has something very spicy in this book. this book not only raised my standards for love and men but also for bestfrnds <3
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About the author

Colleen Hoover is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty-three novels, including It Starts with Us, It Ends with Us, All Your Perfects, Ugly Love, and Verity. In 2015, Colleen and her family founded a nonprofit called The Bookworm Box, a bookstore and monthly book subscription service. Colleen lives in Texas with her husband and their three boys. For more information, please visit

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