It Starts with Us: A Novel (2) (It Ends with Us) by Colleen Hoover

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In the highly anticipated sequel to the #1 New York Times bestseller “It Ends with Us,” Colleen Hoover takes readers back to where it all began—with Atlas. This time, we hear Atlas’s side of the story and discover what lies ahead in “Before It Ends with Us.”

Lily and her ex-husband, Ryle, have finally settled into a civil coparenting routine when fate unexpectedly reunites Lily with her first love, Atlas. After two years apart, she is thrilled that time seems to be on their side, and without hesitation, she agrees to go on a date with Atlas.

However, her excitement is dampened by the realization that despite their divorce, Ryle remains a significant presence in her life—and he won’t take kindly to Atlas Corrigan being a part of Lily and their daughter’s world.

Told from the alternating perspectives of Lily and Atlas, “It Starts with Us” picks up right where the gripping epilogue of the bestselling phenomenon “It Ends with Us” left off. As we delve deeper into Atlas’s past and witness Lily embracing a second chance at true love, we follow their journey while navigating the challenges posed by a jealous ex-husband.

Colleen Hoover’s masterful storytelling continues to captivate as she unravels the complexities of love, loss, and second chances. With emotions running high, “Before It Ends with Us” proves once again that no one delivers an emotional read quite like Colleen Hoover.

 

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“It Starts With Us” serves as the much-awaited sequel to Colleen Hoover’s best-selling novel, “It Ends With Us.” Picking up right where its predecessor left off, the book delves into the lives of Lily Bloom and Atlas Corrigan, presenting a second chance at their childhood love while navigating numerous struggles and challenges.

In “It Ends With Us,” readers witnessed Lily’s harrowing journey through divorce and domestic abuse with her ex-husband, Ryle. As the sequel commences, Lily and Atlas embark on a path to rekindle their long-lost love, yet they must tread carefully, considering the complexities of co-parenting and respecting Ryle’s presence in their lives.

Colleen Hoover brilliantly portrays the dynamics of a divorced family and the intricacies of co-parenting, drawing from personal experiences that readers can relate to. Throughout the book, Lily comes to realize her worth and the love she truly deserves, ultimately embracing the affection that Atlas has to offer.

The novel introduces new characters like Theo and Josh, adding depth to the story and revealing more about each character’s journey. Hoover seamlessly transitions the plotlines from “It Ends With Us,” ensuring a cohesive and captivating reading experience.

With themes of love, empathy, and personal growth, “It Starts With Us” explores the complexity of relationships and the blurred lines between right and wrong. Hoover’s skillful storytelling ensures that even the antagonist characters evoke empathy, as they may be trapped in their own cycles.

The book beautifully showcases the rekindling of love and the hope for recovery after facing domestic abuse. It reinforces the idea that not all love is unconditional and that relationships can be flawed and challenging. However, the connection between Atlas and Lily is portrayed as once-in-a-lifetime love, genuine and child-like, making it easy for readers to fall in love with their story.

Through the emotional roller coaster of Lily’s domestic abuse experience and her path to healing and happiness, “It Starts With Us” highlights the resilience of the human spirit and the power of hope. The novel offers a comforting and uplifting read, demonstrating that there is always a light at the end of the tunnel, even in the darkest of times.

Ultimately, “It Starts With Us” beautifully brings to life Lily and Atlas’ second chance at true love, delivering a captivating narrative filled with love, courage, and hope.

Brief Summary Book of It Starts with Us: A Novel (2) (It Ends with Us) by Colleen Hoover In the highly anticipated sequel to the #1 New York Times bestseller “It Ends with Us,” Colleen Hoover takes readers back to where it all began—with Atlas. This time, we hear Atlas’s side of the story and…