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It Starts with Us

By Colleen Hoover
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Publisher Description

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).

4217 Reviews

Slightly Smiling Face“Colleen Hoovers writing is addictive - it’s so easy to read. I liked that it continued on from where “it ends with us” left off, and the characters were likable and the plot was exactly what I needed right after the previous book - something positive, with enough complexity to keep me up reading late.”
Believable charactersCharacters change and growLikable charactersEasy to readRealistic settingFeel goodRomanticViolence
Slightly Smiling Face“I loved this book I just didn’t like how lily spent most of her time worrying/thinking about Ryle’s feelings. I wanted to see more of atlas and lily and less Ryle all together but besides that I actually enjoy every part of it.”
Easy to readFast-pacedRealistic setting
Loudly Crying Face“This book shows me that a happy ending will never be close to generic. That wanting two characters to find love and comfort within each other is allowed. That there is always a light peeking at the end of the tunnel no matter how long. That no matter how alone you may feel, there too is others that understand your pain. That YOUR story is worth telling and will be heard by the ones who need it most. Thank you for this book. It changed my perspective on relationship and friendships as a whole. 💕”
Likable charactersBeautifully writtenDescriptive writingAddictiveBeautiful settingRomanticAbuseSexual assault
Smiling Face with Heart-Eyes“This was the perfect ended I didn’t know i needed!! I never connected with Atlas in the first novel… but now i can never see Lily with anyone else. It was so wholesome and this was exactly what Lily deserved 🥰 bravo once again Colleen!!!!”
Likable charactersEasy to read
Beaming Face with Smiling Eyes“I’m so glad that I read this, I absolutely understand the hype surround this book. It was beautiful to read about Atlas and Lily reconnecting and falling in love again. A truly beautiful love story. I also loved Lily’s growth!”
Believable charactersCharacters change and growMulti-layered charactersOriginal characters

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