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It Starts With Us by Colleen Hoover

Book summary of It Starts With Us

It Starts With Us is the sequel to Colleen Hoover’s best-selling 2016 romance novel It Ends With Us. It was acquired by Simon & Schuster and has been recommended by multiple accounts on TikTok, a popular app that features literaryally-inclined users dissecting current reads.

This book picks up almost a year after the last one ended and includes Atlas’ side of the story. It also focuses on Lily’s divorced abusive ex-husband Ryle Kincaid and co-parenting with their daughter Emerson.

Lily Bloom

Lily Bloom is a college graduate who moves to Boston with plans to open her own flower shop. She has had a troubled childhood as her father was abusive towards her mother. The abuse was kept a secret and led to Lily resenting her mother.

She meets neurosurgeon Ryle Kincaid, who is very attractive and sensitive. He has a real soft spot for her, and their relationship starts off as passionate and romantic. However, their relationship quickly begins to change and they start to question their feelings for each other.

The novel opens with Lily on a rooftop in Boston, mourning the recent death of her abusive father. As she looks down the streets, a tall, dark, and handsome stranger enters her reverie. He shakes her out of her reverie, and they begin to talk.

As they start to share naked truths, a chemistry develops between them. They have a strong connection with each other, and it’s clear that they both share similar pain and hurt.

At first, Lily is hesitant about starting a relationship with Ryle, because she doesn’t want to risk losing him. But eventually, she realizes that she needs to confront her past and move forward with her life.

After a while, Ryle and Lily begin to see eye to eye, and they start to have fun together. They also become good friends.

Lily is a very interesting character and her story is incredibly well-written. She is a very courageous person who is bold and brave, but she is also compassionate. She helps Atlas despite her father’s insistence that people who are struggling don’t deserve help. She also demonstrates compassion to Ryle after he has hurt her.

As a reader, I was immediately drawn to Lily. She is a very brave person and she is also compassionate, which makes her a great character to read about.

She is very ambitious, and she wants to succeed in every aspect of her life. She is also very creative and kind.

Her goal is to succeed in her business, but she also wants to be a good wife and a good mother. She is very compassionate and she does her best to protect her family, even when they are going through difficult times.

Ryle Kincaid

In It Starts With Us, Lily Bloom has never had it easy, but she has always worked hard to make her dreams come true. A successful businesswoman, Lily has a great life in Boston, and she’s met the man of her dreams – neurosurgeon Ryle Kincaid.

Ryle is a charming and clever guy, and the spark between him and Lily is very exciting. But he has issues with relationships, and while their relationship seems perfect at first, Ryle starts to become a little more unreliable.

Throughout the story, he tries to get better, but things are not working out for him. He has a difficult time controlling his anger and is also prone to domestic violence.

This is a heartbreaking book, and it will take you on an emotional roller coaster. It is not for the faint of heart, but it is worth reading if you want to learn more about domestic abuse and how to deal with it.

A lot of people think that this book is too mature for teens, but I didn’t see any problems with it. It was a very different book that I enjoyed reading. I liked the characters and the plot. I also thought that the author did a great job at showing real life and making it very detailed and realistic.

The story begins with Lily and Ryle meeting on a roof. They were there to reflect on the eulogy she had given for her father.

They were very attracted to each other and they started to grow closer to one another. They became friends and he even started to work at her flower shop.

He had a big impact on her life. She didn’t really know what she wanted in a guy until she got to know him. He wasn’t a good person, but he was still a very attractive guy.

But after a few months, things start to go downhill. He gets drunk and he hurts her a couple of times. Then he pushes her down and she hits her head.

After that they start to fight a lot. They start to break up and they end up getting a divorce.

Atlas Corrigan

When Lily Bloom runs into her childhood friend Atlas Corrigan, she hopes their friendship can blossom into love. They share a connection that was forged years ago, when Lily watched her father abuse her mother and Atlas supported her.

As a teenager, Lily took in Atlas, providing him with food, shelter, and companionship, all while he tried to finish high school on his own. When she left for college, they lost touch.

Six years later, she owns a flower shop with Ryle Kincaid and is happy to be co-parenting their daughter Emerson. But she doesn’t want to fight for full custody of Emerson, because she fears a custody battle would be expensive and potentially violent.

In her new life, Lily continues to feel a longing for her long-lost sibling, even though she has never met him. As she rereads old journals written when she was 15, she is reminded of the closeness she felt for Atlas and longs to have more closure with him.

It Starts With Us is the second book in Colleen Hoover’s “Lily and Atlas” series and picks up almost a year after the first. It’s a powerful and touching story, which will leave readers wanting more.

Atlas has always been a great character, and I was really glad to see him return in It Starts With Us. I loved how he was willing to give Lily space and take her on her own terms, while at the same time showing her that he is there for her.

As the story moves on, we find out a little more about how Lily and Atlas met and what happened to them years ago. I think that the author did a great job of giving us a glimpse into their past and why they were so close.

I also enjoyed how he was able to grow in his own ways after the incident with Ryle, and became less violent and more thoughtful. This was a positive change for him and helped him in his relationship with Lily. He is a good character and I hope that he gets more attention in future books from Colleen Hoover.

Emerson Bloom

It Starts With Us is a book that will make you cry. It is a great story that is told well and is written with love. It is a book that will make you think about the relationships in your life and how they can affect you.

It starts off with a girl who is trying to escape from an abusive relationship. She meets a boy named Ryle Kincaid and they fall in love. But Ryle and Lily’s relationship is not as perfect as it seems. He is also a neurosurgeon, and he has a daughter, Emmy. He is a great character because he is kind and caring, but also very powerful.

Lily Bloom has always had her fair share of struggles in her life, but she has never let anything get her down. She has a strong work ethic and she wants to achieve her dreams. She is determined to find a good life for herself and her daughter. She has a hard job and a lot of debt, but she is always striving to be better. She loves her job and her daughter, but she knows that it is going to take some time.

One of the things that makes Lily a great character is her mom, Jenny. She used to ignore the abuse from her husband, but she started to care about her daughter and tried to do what she could to help. She also wanted her daughter to have a better life and to be happy.

Another great character in this novel is Emerson Bloom. He is a great character because despite his flaws, he is a great writer and has a strong voice that is very influential. He is a very well-respected critic and is known to be an expert in many areas. He is very intelligent and he has many great ideas.

He is very knowledgeable and he is a great reader. He is also very passionate about his work.

His favorite books are “Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human” and “The Western Canon.” He is also a very good author of fiction, and he has many works that have become bestsellers. He has written over forty books in his career and is a Sterling Professor of Humanities at Yale University.

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