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It Starts with Us
It Starts with Us | Colleen Hoover
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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.
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It Starts with Us | Colleen Hoover
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Book 2 of 2

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Cathyloves2read
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I am glad that Colleen Hoover wrote this follow up book. I did like “It Ends Wish Us”better, but “It Begins With Us” tied things up nicely. Most of the characters were very likable, especially Atlas. He did seem a little too perfect at times though. I suppose Lily deserved that agree she had to deal with Ryle.

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katiekat311
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This book made me realize exactly why I take a pause between series. Finishing the first, I NEEDED more of these characters, so I dove right in. Don‘t get me wrong I adored this story in every way possible. I LOVE Atlas and Lily, as well as their journey. BUT, diving right in after the first, I found moments of not appreciating their story as much as I wanted or should and I HATED those moments, they deserved more from me. Still, so VERY good.💕

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Book_Lover95
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I‘m going to be honest, I have mixed feelings about this one. Yes, it was a great story. And I was so happy to see Lily get her happy ending. This could have been a great slow burn love story. However I personally feel the author rushed this one. I also wish more details were given into Atlas‘s past.

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PageShifter
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Characters were fleshed out, and I loved to spend more time with the characters that were familiar already. I just adore how believable/realistic they felt.

This was much lighter than the previous book, but had some darker moments too. Atmosphere was well created.

I loved how there were several things happening and the book didn't feel like unnecessary sequel. Some things got solved a bit easily. I truly enjoyed reading this!

#SeriesLove2024

TheSpineView Fantastic!🤩📖📚 5mo
Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 4mo
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Rib._ica
It Starts with Us | Colleen Hoover
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Este livro é apenas perfeito, a mistura entre perfeição no amor e tristeza tornam este livro um dos melhores de Collen Houver 💖
Se tiverem oportunidade leiam!!! 💕

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Jgacreations
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Loved it! What a fantastic follow up to a heart wrenching and beautiful first book.

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Roary47
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4.5✨ Simply magical. This was the love story I was missing in: “It Ends With Us”. There is mild conflict, but it really just pulls two amazing and lovable characters together. I couldn‘t put it down. #SeriesLove @TheSpineView @Andrew65

TheSpineView Fantastic! 6mo
Andrew65 Excellent 👏👏👏 6mo
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cemsreadingcorner
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“I‘ve been out of the dating loop for a while, so if hug is code for something else, I have no idea.
Surely a hug still means a hug.
I can barely work social media, much less keep up with slang. I swear, I‘m the most out-of-touch millennial I know. It‘s as if I skipped right over Gen-X and into Boomer territory. I‘m a Boomer millennial. A boollennial.” ~ Lily

cemsreadingcorner Love this quote because I‘m in the same boat. Can‘t keep up with the new slang. So, therefore, I‘m a Boollennial. 😂😂 (edited) 6mo
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cemsreadingcorner
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I enjoyed this book from start to finish. It was captivating, and I loved the redevelopment of love between Atlas and Lily. It was nice to see them fall in love all over again after going a while without seeing each other. I also loved how the characters dealt with Lily‘s abusive ex-husband. They handled things well. Too many sex scenes though. I don‘t really care for sex scenes in books (or tv shows & movies, for that matter). Still a great book!

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Beccaf
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Completed the book on a cold, wet, miserable night. Enjoyable read to get closure on the characters.

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Hillea2
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I started and finished this on a long flight which helped the time go by! I love these characters and was happy to continue the story. All of the emotions!

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KatieRose23
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Happy happy Thursday! So close to Friday!!! 😁❤️
Just started this last night! So far so good!
#colleenhoover #romance #thursday

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DKelley13
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It's been a while since I read "It Ends With Us", so I wasn't sure what to expect with this sequel. Colleen Hoover's writing has a way of jumping off the page, fueling me to devour the entire story. I didn't find the sequel nearly as intense or compelling as the original, but given the nature of the more lighthearted tale, I found it to be sweet and satisfying.

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SheilaChew
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Summer evenings, relaxing with a book.

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Seeking_Serenity
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The biggest 5⭐ I've ever given goes to this book. It's so funny and full of love, but also it doesn't not have any sadness. However, the good moments are more than the heartbreaking ones, so I absolutely wholeheartedly love it ♥

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Seeking_Serenity
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This book is something else I'm telling you 😂♥ it started with a funny quote and ended with one too I laughed so hard both times that I want to read it again right now😂
Ps: the 1st quote in the picture is in the wedding vows at the end😂 and a 15 year old said it as a joke but Considerate Atlas put it in his wedding vows even though it was not supposed to be 😂😂

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SheilaChew
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I‘m finally reading this book. I have mixed feelings so far, at about 20 pages in. My sandwich was amazing!

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MysticFaerie
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4⭐️/5⭐️

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Sci.Cricketts
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I think the sequel was better than the first! That rarely happens in my opinion.

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kstadt929
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Sleepy snuggles and a new read 🥰

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Samasaurr
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nothing but love for this one🥰

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Cupcake12
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It starts with us begins with Atlas and his side of the story. Lily and Ryle are learning how to co-parent, Lily bumps into Atlas. After two years, they still can‘t deny their spark. Ryle is still part of her life but not happy with the their relationship. Following two POVs, both Atlas and Lily, the story shows how realistic and tragic living with abuse can be. No denying that Colleen Hoover can deliver an emotional impacting story.

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Cupcake12
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I‘ve read the first one so now need to see if this is just as good.

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Kgaudiuso
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It was cute, and oh so cheesy, but a great way to end their story.

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JessieKB
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Loved this one. Sweet, fun, and super quick read about “righting” your heart and life, starting over, and loving others. I will miss these characters.

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mcctrish
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Panpan

Repetitive, uninspired, basic writing. My original impression continues to stand

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JacintaMCarter
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#2023Book42
Surprisingly, I liked this one more than the first book, though it was also too predictable. And, once again, the side characters were the most interesting part.

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mcctrish
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My husband was experimenting with iced coffee recipes this morning ( mocha frappé) and I‘m giving CH another chance. I mock her books far too much after reading only one, but I think my main issue with them is they read like basic YA. Anyways - I had this one and I have Verity somewhere ( bought for a bookclub I couldn‘t attend) so I‘m going to read them and probably not change my mind but things happen

Tamra They can‘t say you haven‘t tried! 12mo
mcctrish @Tamra 🤣🤣 12mo
CoverToCoverGirl I can‘t wait to see your review on Verity. I thought it was awful (my DIL recommended it and really wanted me to read it). I seriously wondered how it was even published until someone else brought it to my attention that Hoover supposedly self published it. I won‘t be reading anything else by her. The writing felt immature and the storyline was cringy. 12mo
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mcctrish @CoverToCoverGirl so many people say Verity is CH‘s good book 🤣🤣🤣 dear lord what have I committed myself to 12mo
CoverToCoverGirl @mcctrish I await your review. 12mo
mcctrish @CoverToCoverGirl same as the first one 👎🏻👎🏻 although at the end the story just moves along at a normal speed unlike earlier in the book when it seems to circle back on itself and be repetitive ( and I‘m not talking about the 2 perspectives of Lily and Atlas but the weird circular way the story is told - nothing is said and there is no forward movement in the story - just round and round monotonous bleh) 12mo
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SarahBookInterrupted
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So, this wasn‘t as good as the first book, but I still enjoyed it. I am one of those people who wants to know what happens to characters I love afterwards and this book definitely scratches that itch. I was glad to see that the support surrounding Lily increased in this book even more. I loved the intervention scene. I also liked knowing more about Atlases past and family life. This book also make me adore Atlas even more then I already did.

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abostwick24
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I wanted to give Hoover a read because I‘ve been hearing so much about her books. This wasn‘t a bad romance novel — I just wasn‘t wowed by it. The story between Atlas and Lily is sweet and they have a love that is very movie perfect. However, that was countered out by all of the abuse — for me it was hard to read about. Yet, I understood why it was included and made for a empowering ending. Overall, it was eh for me.
My review: ⭐️⭐️✨(2.5/5)

AvidReader25 Same, I was curious but it wasn‘t for me. 11mo
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Evita
It Starts with Us | Colleen Hoover
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2.5 out of 5

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Bec_lectic
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Mehso-so

A sequel to It Ends With Us, i definitely enjoyed the first book much better. I felt like this story kind of dragged and was just boring in parts. At the end of the book the author reveals that this book was never supposed to be a sequel but due to a large outpouring of requests to continue the story Hoover did just as the fans asked which I think is pretty cool! In all, an ok book if you‘re looking for an easy read.

jamield1911 I felt much the same with this. It was a really unnecessary and quite boring sequel. It was an easy read though! 13mo
Bec_lectic @jaimeld1993 the ability to make it through a boring book is always a plus 🤣 12mo
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TamTracy
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I enjoyed the book and was invested and entertained but I felt more interested in his relationship with his brother and mom rather than with her. It also annoyed me just a bit that he miraculously solved all of their problems with one conversation in two different scenarios. Not even a little realistic. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Mjm1
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Finishing it off today. Entertaining series. I think I need a switch in authors for a few books after this though. I had never read CH until Verity and this 2 book series. Very quick and entertaining reads.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Have you read any of her others? 12mo
Mjm1 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I have read Verity and It Ends with US (edited) 12mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Mjm1 I liked Verity! So creepy good! I couldn‘t get into her others 🥴 12mo
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jamield1911
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This was a decent sequel but also quite boring in parts. Not much actually happened. I liked the split narrative, but I found myself much preferring Atlas to Lily. I found Allysa to be even more of an unrealistic character in this book, but I really warmed to Marshall here.
It was a little cringey and an unnecessary sequel but an easy read all the same.

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jamield1911
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This knocked the wind out of me.

I cut out most of my family due to how toxic they are. I chose to protect my babies & not allow them to be around people who were so malicious & thrived on drama. Nor would I allow them to grow up being afraid to be themselves due to family "views." Only my immediate family are good people.

Never feel you owe it to your family to stick with them through thick & thin. If they don't deserve your kids' time, leave.

dabbe Glad you have found ☮️. Your kids are very lucky to have you. 💙💚💙 13mo
jamield1911 @dabbe thank you, Denise. I would do anything to keep them happy and allow them to feel safe being who they are! 13mo
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Lydiamansel
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Quick and consuming

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kstadt929
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#BookSpin this month is a BOTM choice - I chose this one that has been on my TBR forever! And my #DoubleSpin is It Starts With Us ❤️ hoping I enjoy it more than the first in the series 😬 @TheAromaofBooks

BennettBookworm True Biz is the best everrrrrr 14mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 14mo
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Shaaaannnn
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This book filled me to the brim with love. It Ends With Us is worth reading just to be able to read this one next. I absolutely adore Lily and Atlas‘ love story and I truly do feel the care that colleen hoover took in creating their storyline. Ugh, it‘s just too cute.

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OrangeMooseReads
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The follow up to ‘It Ends With Us‘ this felt a little forced like she HAD to continue the story of Lily and Atlas. The way some of the things happened are a little far fetched for me and the convenience of certain aspects of the story were a little much for me.
If you are a Hoover fan grab this, if you read the first book it doesn‘t hurt to know what happens, beyond that pass on it.
2 ⭐️s

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swishandflick
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I'll be the first to admit that CoHo isn't for everyone, and her books can sometimes be hit or miss. But I've long thought that It Ends With Us was her best book, so I was a little skeptical going into the sequel. Its been a while since I read the first one, so beyond broad strokes it took my brain a second to catch up to where things left off... but boy, is grown up Atlas just as swoon worthy as I knew he'd be. I enjoyed seeing what happens next.

Cailey_Mac I‘m glad you enjoyed it! I‘ve been putting it off due to some negative reviews, but maybe I‘ll read a bit and see how I feel 1y
swishandflick @Cailey_Mac I think there was enough distance between when I read the first one (right when it came out) and now, so I wasn't directly comparing the two. I don't think it packs the same punch as the first one did, but I wasn't really expecting to. Kinda felt like checking in on friends 🤗 1y
Cailey_Mac @swishandflick I like that in a book; where it feels like the characters are just on a different adventure! 1y
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Lisalucy
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This book was exactly what I hoped it would be and more. The story of lily continues and I get all the details I was missing at the end of the last book. Brillant read.

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GidgetsTreasures75
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2-24-23: My 23rd finished book of 2023! Book 2 in the It Ends With Us series. In book 1 we meet Lily who falls for Ryle but Lily has a serious past with Atlas. Book 2 picks up where 1 left off. Lily and Atlas are finally reconnecting but Ryle is going to be a problem. Don‘t want to give anything away but I will say it was nice to revisit these characters and get to see them get the closure they deserve. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️📖#️⃣2️⃣3️⃣

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chaelan.villacin
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Chapter 1-2 summary:
Vandalism of his restaurant is what Atlas experiences, yet choses not report to authorities. Him and Lily had an encounter on that morning, and Atlas is waiting for a message from his first love. He hopes for a second chance with her, after her recent divorce with her ex-husband Ryle.

chaelan.villacin Lily tries to avoid thoughts about her unexpected meeting with Atlas, and becomes overwhelmed. She worries for the reaction of Ryle if she were to start a relationship once again with Atlas. For their relationship was not quite a happy one. 1y
chaelan.villacin If you like books that are about romance, I recommend that you read this book!

A theme within these chapters is fear of starting something new and how it may affect an individuals life. This is present for Lily is afraid to start something she had experience once before, and worries it may affect the life she has now.
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MissYaremcio Thank you for the review Chaelan! I read the first book, but I am now tempted to read this one! 6/6 1y
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OriginalCyn620
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I am all about Lily and Atlas!

#secondchancelove
#loveathon2023
#loveathon

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jackie.migues
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I loved this one way more than the first one, but only because I appreciated the story line and their story a lot.

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Love you

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Littlewolf1
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My #bookspin and #doublebookspins for February #bookspinbingo. I love the fact that they‘re both romance books for this month… It worked out perfectly.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1y
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