Author: Colleen Hoover
Publisher: Atria Books
Source: Simon and Schuster
Goodreads: 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).
Ope’s Opinion: This story is amazing! The “f”word is over used and unnecessary. The steamy sex scenes are over the top – too much detail for me. The story and the characters kept me reading.
Colleen Hoover has an incredible imagination and a great writing style that moves the story along at a quick pace. She makes it easy to want the best for the characters.
I wish I had reread It Ends With Us before reading It Starts With Us to refresh my memory of the details from the first story.
Thanks for mentioning reading the first book and then this one. I’d need to do that!