It Starts with Us: A Novel


Unabridged Audiobook

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Book
1487
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222
Release Date
October 2022
Duration
8 hours 51 minutes
Summary
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).
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Lauren C.

I’m so sad I loved it ends with us… but this story had NO plot and was VERY under developed. I wish Colleen had sat on this for awhile and fleshed out a true plot. There was a lot of potential , a lot of great characters to work with and Just fell flat. I’m so bummed I hope she does a third one thst she actually fleshes out and redeems herself and these characters that deserved better

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Brandi A.

Overhyped and underdeveloped….

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Anonymous

This was so disappointing and boring to be honest There was absolutely no plot

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KristenLeigh

Not as good as the first. Plot was blah but it was nice to close up some loose ends lingering from the first book.

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Anonymous

So disappointed- loved It Ends With Us and was looking forward to It Starts With Us but did not enjoy it very much at all - did not live up to all of the hype!!!!

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Lady B.

This was so so good. I think I had a huge smile on my face the whole time. So much love I'm this book.

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Mauricio E.

Nice

Very disappointing! I hope they do not make two movies.

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Anonymous

I felt this book was rushed. There was no plot and I kept waiting for something to happen, but nothing ever did. A lot of repetition and wordy parts that just seemed to be filler. I fast forwarded through some of it.

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Elayne C.

I enjoyed this book

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Anonymous

I loved the book I think it was really good and sweet

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Rjackman

Beautiful story with an ending that has you reflecting on your own new chapters.

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Anonymous

GREAT BOOK! It Ends With Us broke my and It Starts With Us glued my heart back together

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Lesley K.

I was very much looking forward to this book. I only wish the book had more substance. Was very light and repetitive.

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Ivette V.

Great books. Part one and two are amazing.

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Katey W.

Amazing book!!!

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Jennifer H.

Love this book! Gives me sense of closure from the first book, but I want one more book for this series (:

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Brenda A.

Story line was good but to much of the lovemaking descriptions for me. I saw the author on TV and thought I would give it a read. I don't get the rave reviews at all

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Anonymous

I absolutely loved this series and am sad that I’m done with it

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Mark G.

I loved both books and was very pleased to hear the ending. <3

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Dawn A.

I read both books in this series and they aren’t my kind of book. I found the story boring and predictable.

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Jen

Another great read by Colleen Hoover! I loved that there was some sort of an extension of It Ends With Us. I loved both books so much, if I knew how to give 1/2 stars, I would have given one to narration for It Starts With Us. I accidentally read All the Little Pieces first so I may read it again, if not, it’ll definitely be another C.H. book!

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Rebecca B.

I loved this book!

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María S.

I have to say it was okay. Not the best, but not the worst either. It had potential to be great but everything was rushed and it jumped too far into another event that I thought I missed info.

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Anonymous

I liked the first book better but was happy the story continued in the second. Not much happened in this book, very predictable, but again I was happy to keep the story going.

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Anonymous

Loved loved loved the story! It was easy to follow along and was perfect for my drive to and from work. I wasn’t the biggest fan of the female narrator just because it didn’t match the voice I had imagined in my head

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Anonymous

Not much of a story! But I still like seeing where characters end up when books end abruptly (it ends with us). Narration from female wasn’t great- especially when she tried to do the male voice, it fell flat for me

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Anonymous

So many valuable lessons! Worth the read!

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Amanda C.

Kept waiting for it to get better but never did. Predictable and nothing like the first installment. A good story but could have been condensed into a few chapters after “It ends with us.” . Slow read and hard to finish bc it’s so boring.

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Amanda T.

Couldn’t put this book down. So good!

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Anonymous

Love

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Adena F.

The book was interesting enough to listen to all the way through since I enjoyed listening about Atlas and Lily’s love story, but she really should have ended it with it Ends with Us and called it a day. Not a lot of substance in this storyline.

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cindymachatton

I enjoyed the book but thought the ending was a bit flat.

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Gerry

I love all of Hoovers books.

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Anonymous

Colleen hoover is my new favorite

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Dee G.

Loved it!

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Amanda L.

Great follow up!

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Anonymous

I loved it! I laughed and cried.

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Ronni D.

The first book in the series was good so I looked forward to the sequel. However, It Starts with Us, was ridiculous! I had to skip most of it just to get to the end because the plot was so unrealistic and schmaltzy!

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Anonymous

The female narrator makes the book come off even more immature than the writing.

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Lesley T.

I really liked Ms Hoover's book " It Ends With Us", but this book," It Starts With Us" doesn't have much tension, action or suspense. I kept waiting for something significant to happen and then it was over. Lesley T

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Soledad A.

I enjoyed this book. I don’t want to spoil it to people but I love a happy ending. I also like how this book was more about Atlas.

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Amelia M.

This book felt so real. It had the good and the bad and I just can’t get enough of Lilly and Atlas!

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Karen H.

I couldn’t put it down! Great narrator great story!

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Nathalie B.

Repetitive and quite predictable…much preferred It ends with us

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Pamela M G.

Perfect

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Anonymous

I thought it was very toned & very remarkable

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Alenna N.

The book was lame and the narrators voice change when voicing Atlas was so jarring and unnecessary

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Joy S.

I enjoyed this and the narrator was very good. A little mature, but it was not rated for the very young.

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Anonymous

First of Colleen Hoovers books that didn’t have me not wanting to put my book down. Took me months to read, which then finally led me to download the audiobook for it. Finished it thanks to the audiobook, but there really was no plot. Did it “start” with Lily and Atlas? Or was the title meant for Josh? I’m pretty disappointed.

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Desire W.

Super predictable and boring.. So disappointing because the 1st book really made you think and feel a certain way for characters where is this book was just exactly what you figured.

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C J P.

Slow and need more plot

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Anonymous

amazing

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Tonya G.

Light read, nothing exciting but feel good follow up.

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Judy B.

Loved the book

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Crystal Y.

It's okay...I'm left wanting a little more from the story line. Boring and cheesy at times and I am not hard to entertain. Honestly, the book feels rushed like a cash would have waited longer to be able to really feel the passion between Atlas and Lilly. Can a book be lack Lustre?

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Anonymous

It was extremely boring and read like a self help book. The story lacked climax and substance and had a lot of repetition. The narrator was to perfect and precise.

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Jenna B.

Loved the book! Can't wait for the next!

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Brittany R.

Loved this series. Full of passion. Narrators were great to listen to.

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Annamaria M.

Loved how this book wrapped everything up!

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Anonymous

Love it!! A very real story in the lives of so many!

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Anonymous

I absolutely loved this book. I kind of wish it was longer

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Liz W.

great book for the second. good read if you're a fan of the first

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Melanie W.

absolutely loved it!!

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Anonymous

10/10

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