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It Starts with Us

Written by: Colleen Hoover
Narrated by: Colin Donnell, Olivia Song
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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).

©2022 Colleen Hoover. All rights reserved. (P)2022 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.

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So good!

I loved the first book so much. I’ve ready it probably 10 times.
I’m saying that this book is a perfect description of the next chapter. Navigating life.
Highly recommended.

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I loved this!

Great narration. Loved the story. I’m new to Colleen Hoover but will be reading more of her work now!

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wow to the 2 of them

I liked it! it was very enjoyable to listen to this love story.
I look forward to the other one

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Life and love as it should be, How do we get “It To Start With Us”? These are the best thoughts for all mankind,

Simply put, she describes & explores all types of thoughts and feelings, to show possible ways to understand & take action when confusing
incomprehensible behaviour presents itself from a loved one.

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love this series

I sure hope there’s another book coming!!!!! Was in this story every minute every word.

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Loved it!!

Loved this book! It was easy to listen to and a perfect sequel to It Ends With Us.

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i love this sequel so much omg.

i wish so bad that there was a third one, i’ve always hated books but this was different, it definitely changed my perspective. i love how much detail was put into it and how the emotions felt so real.

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Looking forward to the second book….

A well rounded story. I loved everything about it. The romance. The way they expressed their love for each other. The way they handled their hardships with such maturity and respect.

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It doesn’t get better than this…

I loved everything about this book…
‘It ends with us’ is one of my favorite books, and I was so excited to see how Lily and Atlas’s story evolves…‘It starts with us’ delivered in every possible way.
My heart is full. I’ll be listening to this again and again…

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Thank you Colleen!

Loved it! Colleen does it again! interesting, captivating and thrilling! couldn't have asked for a better ending!

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