I’ve read and collected many Colleen Hoover books to share her best quotes.
Colleen Hoover is a bestselling author known for her heart-wrenching romance stories.
If you want to know where to start, here’s a list of all Colleen Hoover books in order, from her first novel to the newest releases.
I’ve included each book’s summary to motivate you to read.
Colleen Hoover Stand Alone Series Books In Order (Non-Series)
- Ugly Love (2014)
- November 9 (2014)
- Confess (2015)
- Too Late (2016)
- Without Merit (2017)
- Never Never: The Complete Series (2017)
- Verity (2018)
- Regretting You (2019)
- Heart Bones (2020)
- Layla (2020)
- Reminders of Him (2022)
Colleen Hoover: Collections
- One More Step (2020)
- Two More Days (2021)
It Ends with Us Series
- It Ends with Us (2016)
- It Starts with Us (2022)
- Hopeless (2012)
- Losing Hope (2013)
- Finding Cinderella (A Novella) (2013)
- All Your Perfects (2018)
- Finding Perfect (2019)
Maybe Someday Series
- Maybe Someday (2014)
- Maybe Not (2014)
- Maybe Now (2018)
Never Never Series (With Co-author Tarryn Fisher)
- Never Never: Part One (2015)
- Never Never: Part Two (2015)
- Never Never: Part Three (2016)
- Slammed (2012)
- Point of Retreat (2012)
- This Girl (2013)
Colleen Hoover Books In Chronological Order Summaries By Series
1. “Ugly Love”
Ugly Love is a story of Miles and Tate Collins, two people desperately fighting against their love and the fear that comes with it. After suffering a tragedy in his past, Miles is reluctant to open up to anyone and has decided to live a nomadic lifestyle.
Tate is an independent spirit who falls in love with Miles despite his attempts to fight it. Her love for Miles is the only thing Tate can’t control. With her help, he can start facing his past and the pain that comes with it.
Through their journey, they learn that love is strong enough to overcome even the most difficult circumstances. Ugly Love is an emotional story of love and loss, with characters that readers will remember long after the book is finished.
2. “November 9”
November 9, a contemporary romance novel by Colleen Hoover, explores the theme of second chances. The story follows Fallon, a young woman struggling to rebuild her life after a traumatic event that ended her relationship with Ben, the boy she thought was “the one.”
On the anniversary of their breakup, Ben unexpectedly returns and proposes to give their love a second chance.
Fallon must choose between her past and present relationships as the story unfolds and learn to love and trust again. With its realistic characters and engaging plot, November 9 offers readers an emotional journey to a happily ever after.
The story emphasizes the importance of forgiveness, trust, and courage in overcoming personal obstacles, showing that there is hope for second chances.
Confess is a novel written by Colleen Hoover. The story follows Auburn Reed, a young woman who visits an art studio to find a career path, and Owen Gentry, the artist who runs the studio.
After connecting over their shared personal struggles, Auburn and Owen find themselves in a passionate, unexpected love affair.
The novel follows their journey as they struggle to come to terms with their past and present while trying to stay together against the odds. Despite their efforts, the two must accept that not all love stories have happy endings.
With courage and strength, each must learn to accept their past and move forward to find hope in the future. Confess is a powerful story of love, forgiveness, and hope. It will leave readers with a newfound appreciation for the beauty of life.
4. “Too Late”
Sloan is willing to go the extra mile for those she loves. Daily, she finds herself trapped in an unhealthy relationship with the immoral and dangerous Asa Jackson.
Sloan strives to make it through until she can find a solution, undeterred by any obstacles that arise. All that stands in her way is Carter.
Conversely, Asa believes he is the best thing to happen to Sloan and will do whatever it takes to stay ahead of her and his own business. He will go to any lengths necessary, with Carter being the only thing in his way.
5. “Without Merit”
“Without Merit” is about the Voss Family, which is anything but normal. The mother, who had battled cancer, resides in the basement; the father is married to her former nurse; the youngest sibling never engages in any leisure activities, and the eldest siblings appear unfailingly perfect.
Merit, however, is unlike her relatives. She has been obliged to conceal her family’s secrets for years but resolves to break free.
Unfortunately, when her bid for independence fails, Merit must confront the consequences that could cost her dearest love.
6. “Never Never”
“Never Never” is a suspenseful and gripping young adult novel by Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher. The story follows Charlie and Silas, best friends who have been together since childhood.
When Silas wakes up one day with no memory or idea of his identity, the two embark on a journey of self-discovery. As they piece together clues from their past, they uncover secrets that could change their lives forever.
With the help of their friends, family, and a mysterious stranger, they must find out who Silas is before it’s too late.
With unexpected twists and turns and an exploration of the power of friendship, “Never Never” is a thrilling journey into the unknown that will leave readers on the edge of their seats.
A thrilling story about friendship, self-discovery, and intrigue, “Never Never” is a story that will capture the hearts of readers everywhere. It is a must-read for fans of suspenseful and heartfelt novels alike.
With its unique blend of mystery and suspense, “Never Never” will surely provide readers with a captivating experience.
“Until then, never lose hope. Never stop loving me. Never forget. Never Never,”
~Colleen Hoover, Never Never: Part Two, Silas, Chapter 20, Page 200
Verity is a suspenseful psychological thriller by Colleen Hoover.
The novel follows the story of Lowen Ashleigh, a struggling writer facing financial difficulty when she takes up an extraordinary opportunity.
Jeremy Crawford, the spouse of the bestselling author Verity Crawford, has recruited the aspiring novelist to conclude the remaining books in a popular series that his unwell wife cannot complete.
Lowen soon discovers that she is writing Verity’s memoirs and that the memoirs reveal dark secrets from Verity’s past. Page after page of harrowing accounts, including Verity’s recollection of the night that irrevocably changed her family’s life.
Lowen concludes to conceal the manuscript from Jeremy, realizing that its content could be detrimental to him, who is already struggling with grief.
As Lowen’s affection towards Jeremy grows, she recognizes the advantages of him reading his wife’s writing.
Despite his devotion to his disabled wife, such a devastating revelation would make it difficult for him to remain devoted.
Verity is a heart-wrenching story of love, loss, and redemption. With unexpected twists and turns, Colleen Hoover has crafted a gripping story that will keep readers on edge until the end.
8. “Regretting You”
“Regretting You” is about Morgan Grant and her daughter, Clara, who is sixteen years old and who desire to have little in common.” Regretting You” explores themes of mother-daughter relationships, first love, loss, and betrayal.
Morgan Grant and her daughter Clara, who is sixteen years old, would rather be completely different.
Morgan is adamant that her daughter not repeat her errors. Morgan put her personal goals on wait when she got pregnant and married at an extremely early age.
Clara has no interest in repeating her mother’s career path. Her mother is as unimaginative as she is dependable.
Morgan and Clara’s relationship is strained because they value different things. Chris is the only one who can preserve the peace at home; he is Morgan’s husband, Clara’s father, and the family’s pillar.
But then Chris is in a mystery and tragic accident, and the peace is shattered. The catastrophic and long-lasting effects won’t just hit Morgan and Clara.
While Clara seeks solace from the one male she has been strictly prohibited to date, Morgan receives help from the last person she would anticipate.
Mother and daughter drift more apart as time goes on due to growing secrets, hatred, and misunderstandings between them.
They’ve drifted so far apart that reuniting them now could be impossible.
Regretting You is a moving story about the power of forgiveness, the strength of family, and the courage to make difficult choices.
9. “Heart Bones”
“Heart Bones” by Colleen Hoover is about Beyah Grim, who was bestowed with only two gifts from her parents: life and a less-than-stellar last name.
However, Beyah has crafted her destiny and is now on the path to greater success due to her hard work and determination.
Beyah has only two months before she can move forward with her planned future, but an unexpected death changes everything.
With no other place to go, she is forced to turn to her last resort – spending the remainder of her summer on a peninsula in Texas with a father she barely knows. The past she desperately wanted to leave behind will have to wait for her inevitable return.
Beyah intends to remain inconspicuous and let the summer pass without any hitches. However, her new neighbor Samson disrupts this arrangement.
On the surface, Beyah and Samson seem to have nothing in common; Beyah comes from a deprived background, whereas Samson was born into an affluent and privileged family.
Yet, they share one thing: a fascination with sorrowful subjects.
Beyah and Samson find themselves irresistibly drawn to one another, forming an immediate connection too strong to ignore. Deciding that a summer fling is the best way to proceed, they agree to remain in shallow waters.
Little does Beyah know that a current of emotions will sweep her away, dragging her heart out to sea.
This book is about falling in love when you least expect it and the power of love to overcome all odds.
Layla is a powerful romance novel by Colleen Hoover that tells the story of two lovers – Layla and Leeds. Upon meeting Layla, Leeds is sure she is the woman he will spend his life with.
Unfortunately, an unexpected attack leaves her fighting for her life and spending weeks in the hospital.
Although Layla recovers physically, she has deep emotional and mental scars that have changed her from the woman Leeds once knew.
To help restore their relationship, Leeds takes Layla back to the bed-and-breakfast where they first met. But soon after arriving, her behavior becomes increasingly strange, and inexplicable events start occurring.
Leeds begins to feel a disconnect with Layla, prompting him to seek comfort in Willow, another visitor of the Bed and Breakfast.
Leeds is drawn to Willow due to their shared anxieties, and his decision to aid her in uncovering the truth places him in opposition to Layla’s interests.
Leeds quickly comprehends that he cannot help them and must make a difficult decision. A decision that could have serious consequences for everyone involved.
11. “Reminders of Him”
“Reminders of Him” by Colleen Hoover is a story about Kenna Rowan. After serving a five-year prison sentence for unfortunate mistakes, Kenna has returned to her hometown, hoping to reunite with her four-year-old daughter.
Despite putting forth a considerable effort to make amends, she finds that the bridges she had burned are beyond repair. Everyone involved in her daughter’s life refuses to allow Kenna back in.
Kenna’s daughter is the only one who hasn’t completely cut ties with her, and Ledger Ward, a local bar owner, is one of the few remaining connections for Kenna.
However, if anyone were to discover their growing bond, both could face forfeiting the trust of those close to them.
Kenna and her partner form a strong bond despite the obstacles they face, but their relationship deepens as their risks increase. To ensure that their future is full of hope and renewal, Kenna must learn from the errors of her past and find a way to move forward.
Colleen Hoover Collections
1. One More Step (2020)
Have you ever pondered the creative processes of some of the world’s most prolific authors? With ONE MORE STEP,
The Bookworm Box provides an extraordinary reading experience that allows readers to explore how each storyteller’s mind works.
Twenty-six writers were presented with the same opening sentence, yet each story is unique and unrelated, the sole commonality being the starting point. Each author has contributed to this anthology to support
The Bookworm Box charities, of which 100% of proceeds will be donated.
The following authors have contributed to this anthology:
A.L. Jackson, Aleatha Romig, Amy Daws, B.B. Easton, Cathlin Shahriary, Colleen Hoover, Debra Anastasia, Devney Perry, Emma Scott, Evan Grace, Gianna Gabriela, Ginger Scott, Jaci Wheeler, J.B. Salsbury, Jessica Sorensen, Julie Solano, Tracy Justice, K.F. Breene, K.L. Grayson, S.M. Soto, Lilly Wilde, L.K. Farlow, M. Lynn, Santana Blair, Tijan, T.K. Rapp
2. Two More Days (2021)
“Two More Days” is the second anthology installment and is an incredible opportunity to engage in a unique and memorable reading experience. Each of the featured authors of The Bookworm
Box in 2020 has contributed their own stories generously, all initiated by the same starting sentence. It is then up to the authors where they take the story; no two stories are related.
This is a truly remarkable collection of tales that emphasizes each author’s creativity, and 100% of the profits from this anthology will benefit the various charities supported by The Bookworm Box.
Aileen Erin, Alessandra Torre, Chanda Hahn, Charleigh Rose, Colleen Hoover, Dominique Laura, Eric R. Asher, Ilsa Madden-Mills, Jennifer Wilson, Jessica Hawkins, Jewel E. Ann, K. Bromberg, Kandi Steiner, Karina Halle, Katie Ashley, Kelsie Stelting, Laurelin Paige, Leia Stone, Lexi Ryan, Lora Richardson, M. Robinson, Marni Mann, Max Monroe, Meagan Brandy, Micalea Smeltzer, Dr. Rebecca Sharp, R.K. Lilley, S.J. West, Tijan, Willow Aster.”
It Ends with Us Series Series Summaries
1. “It Ends With Us”
It Ends With Us is a powerful love story about Lily and Ryle, two people going through different life struggles.
Lily has experienced considerable hardships; however, such adversity did not impede her from striving for her desired future. Having graduated college and moved to Boston, Lily successfully established her own business.
When a romantic connection was sparked with the attractive neurosurgeon Ryle Kincaid, Lily’s dreams seemed to come true.
No matter how hard she tries, Lily can’t seem to forget Ryle. He’s assertive, stubborn, and perhaps even arrogant, but he has a sensitive and brilliant side. Plus, the fact that he looks amazing in scrubs doesn’t hurt, either! Despite her growing attraction for him, his aversion to relationships is a cause for concern.
Even as Lily slowly becomes the exception to his ‘no dating’ rule, she can’t help but ponder the root cause of his anti-romance stance. What made him turn his back on relationships?
Lily is overwhelmed with questions about her new relationship, but amidst this comes thoughts of Atlas Corrigan—her first love and a reminder of her past.
Atlas and Lily were kindred spirits, and he was her protector. When Atlas reappears out of the blue, everything she has been building with Ryle is suddenly jeopardized.
“There is no such thing as bad people. We’re all just people who sometimes do bad things.”
~Colleen Hoover, It Ends with Us, Character: Ryle Kincaid), Chapter 1, Page 17
2. “It Starts With Us”
In “It Starts With Us,” Atlas and Lily strive to rediscover the passionate love they shared as teenagers while being mindful of the potential ramifications that such a relationship could have as grown adults.
Lily and her ex-husband, Ryle, had established a friendly co-parenting relationship when she unexpectedly ran into her first love, Atlas.
After almost two years apart, she was thrilled that they had the luxury of time to rekindle what they once had, and she impulsively agreed to a date when Atlas asked her out.
But the joy of being reunited with Atlas is dampened by the fact that her ex-husband, Ryle, remains a part of her life. Ryle will inevitably disapprove of Atlas’s presence in the lives of his former wife and daughter.
It Starts with Us picks up right where It Ends with Us left off, taking us on a journey through the perspectives of Lily and Atlas.
We learn more about Atlas’ past and follow Lily as she rediscovers love and learns how to handle an ex-husband filled with jealousy.
It’s an emotional ride that will take you to the depths of the heart and back.
“I can draw a seedling with two tiny branches. Yours and mine. We’ll be on our own brand-new, tiny family tree—one that starts with us.”
~Colleen Hoover, It Starts with Us, Josh Corrigan, Chapter 31, Page 278
Colleen Hoover’s Hopeless Series
“Hopeless” by Colleen Hoover follows two individuals whose pasts are fraught with tragedy as they embark on an emotional and captivating journey to learn the power of love, trust, and truth.
Would you rather uncover the truth, even if it holds despair within its knowledge, or remain blissfully unaware in the comfort of a lie?
Sky, a senior in high school, finds herself face-to-face with Dean Holder – a guy whose promiscuous reputation rivals her. His presence strikes a chord in her, stirring up unexplainable memories of a dark, troubled past she’s worked so hard to bury.
Determined to keep her distance, Sky struggles against Holder’s persistent pursuit and enigmatic smiles. But he soon manages to break down her defenses, and an intense bond begins to form between them.
Little did Sky know that Holder had been keeping secrets of his own that would shatter her world and change the way she thought forever.
Only by bravely confronting the painful truths can Sky and Holder have a shot at healing their emotional wounds and discovering a way to live and love without limitations.
Hopeless is a novel that will leave you captivated, spellbound, and reflecting on your first love experience.
2. “Losing Hope”
“Losing Hope” is a gripping novel by Colleen Hoover that follows Holder’s life.
Holder has been plagued by the memory of the little girl he could not protect. His life has been a constant struggle with guilt and regret, and he has never stopped searching for her, hoping that reuniting with her would bring him the peace of mind he needed to move on.
Unfortunately, Holder was unaware of the even more intense emotions that would arise once he found her again.
In Losing Hope, Holder uncovers how his and his family’s lives were changed forever by the happenings of Sky’s childhood. Undergoing a journey of self-discovery, Holder looks to make amends by rescuing Sky.
Through the act of loving her, he is eventually able to start healing.
With a powerful story of love and loss, Hoover delivers an emotional and captivating tale.
3. “Finding Cinderella”
Finding Cinderella is a contemporary romance novel by Colleen Hoover. It follows the story of two strangers, Daniel and a mysterious girl, who proclaim their love for one another after a chance encounter in the dark.
But this love comes with conditions: they agree it will only last an hour and be fictitious. When their hour is over, and the girl runs away like Cinderella, Daniel attempts to tell himself that what occurred between them was only beautiful because they pretended it was.
Moments like that with females like her are only seen in fairytales.
After a year and one failed relationship, his belief in insta-love is shattered when he meets Six, a lady with an unusual name and an even more unusual attitude.
Daniel quickly discovers that how he feels for Cinderella and truly feels for Six is similar, especially when his two loves are the same person.
Unfortunately for Daniel, discovering Cinderella does not ensure their happily ever after…
It simply makes matters worse.
Will a painful past secret ruin Daniel and Six’s one opportunity to save each other?
4. “All Your Perfects”
All Your Perfects is a brilliant tale about a failing marriage and a forgotten pledge that may save it.
Quinn and Graham’s rocky marriage threatens their ideal love. Years of memories, errors, and secrets are pulling them apart. The thing that may save them may end their marriage.
All Your Perfects is a powerful tale about a broken relationship whose future depends on previous promises. This tragic page-turner asks: Can a powerful love with a flawless beginning last a lifetime between two flawed people?
This beautiful story of love, loss, and resilience will surely move readers and leave them with an uplifting message.
5. “Finding Perfect”
Colleen Hoover revisits some of her most popular characters in the novella Finding Perfect. Readers of Finding Cinderella will appreciate this finale told from Daniel’s perspective.
Complete this feel-good saga by reading Hopeless, Losing Hope, Finding Cinderella, and All Your Perfects for the optimum experience.
In “Finding Perfect,” Daniel and Six go through a difficult time. She’s distant, and he suspects their child is one of the reasons. Daniel starts a trip to find their kid to reconnect with the lady he lives with.
Maybe Someday Series Summaries
1. “Maybe Someday”
“Maybe Someday” is a contemporary romance novel by Colleen Hoover. It tells the story of Sydney, an aspiring musician, and Ridge, a struggling artist.
Sydney’s life as a twenty-two-year-old is fantastic: she’s enrolled in school, has a stable job, is madly in love with her lovely boyfriend, Hunter, and lives with her closest friend, Tori.
When she discovers that Hunter is cheating on her, her world completely shifts, and she must decide what to do.
Not long after moving in next door, Sydney finds herself smitten by her neighbor, the mysterious and beautiful Ridge. She finds herself enthralled by his regular nightly balcony performance of guitar-playing passion.
Even more so, there is one aspect about Sydney that Ridge cannot disregard. They begin to rely on one another in increasingly important ways.
They discover that music can bring them closer together and help them overcome their struggles. They will find out if fate is real or just a maybe someday. This novel will tug at your heartstrings and leave you wanting more.
2. “Maybe Not”
“Maybe Not,” tells the story of Warren and Bridget. Warren accepts the offer to share a room with a female roommate as It might be an exciting transition. Maybe not.
Especially when that roommate is the chilly and somewhat calculating Bridgette, tensions are rising, and tempers are flaring as the two can’t stand being in the same room together. But Warren has an idea.
Someone like Bridgette, who can hate with such zeal, should also be able to love with such zeal. And he wants to be the one to put this idea to the test.
Will Bridgette have the courage to open her heart to Warren and learn to love?
Maybe. Maybe not.
3. “Maybe Now”
In “Maybe Now,” Ridge and Sydney are delighted to be together without feeling shame. While Warren and Bridgette’s relationship remains as rocky as ever and Maggie fights off her sickness, they learn to negotiate their newfound independence.
When Maggie finds an old list of things she’d “maybe one of these days” do, she resolves to seize the day and complete all the items on the list.
While Sydney becomes increasingly skeptical of their connection, Maggie informs Ridge of her whereabouts and experiences, and he can’t help but worry.
But if she wants to get over her envy, she’ll have to accept how she and Ridge met and the permanence of Maggie’s presence in their lives or risk losing the man she loves.
This touching and fulfilling conclusion demonstrates that perhaps now is right now.
Readers witness the characters through the novel as they navigate new romances and long-standing friendships, exploring the age-old question of which is more integral: friendship, loyalty, or love?
“Slammed,” Colleen Hoover’s first book, vividly portrays the enchantment and bafflement of a young couple’s first love. Layken and Will form an improbable relationship and then learn that fate has different plans.
After her father’s untimely passing, eighteen-year-old Layken steps up to support her mother and younger brother. She holds up a brave front of determination, but her optimism is fading from the inside out.
Then she meets Will, a gorgeous twenty-one-year-old whose presence makes her nervous but whose enthusiasm for poetry slams inspires her.
A surprising revelation abruptly ends their new relationship not long after a thrilling first meeting, during which they each detect something fundamental and familiar in the other.
As they try to strike a balance between their mutual sentiments of love and the external factors driving them away, the smallest of encounters becomes unbearable.
Poetry is the only way they have found to express what’s on their minds and envision a world where love should be celebrated rather than regretted.
2. “Point of Retreat”
“Point of Retreat” by Colleen Hoover is a continuing story about two broken individuals, Will and Layken. The couple learns that sometimes it takes a break up for them to realize how much they complete one another.
As Layken and Will’s emotionally charged narrative progresses, a shocking and unexpected discovery about Will’s history causes them to reevaluate their relationship.
Now that their relationship is on shaky ground, they must choose between fighting for their shared future and withdrawing from their loneliness and heartbreak comfort zones.
How much more does Layken need to see from Will before he knows their love is real? Something amazing will happen to keep this couple together, and their choices and solutions will affect them and others around them.
3. “This Girl”
“This Girl” is the exciting last installment of Colleen Hoover’s acclaimed Slammed trilogy. Every romance has two sides. Now it’s Will’s turn.
The young couple, newlyweds Layken and Will, are now starting to feel at ease with each other after their love weathered the storms of life together.
Layken enjoys their new life together, but she also wants to know everything there is to know about her husband, Will, despite his repeated assertions that he would rather leave the past in the past.
Still, he gives in to his wife’s pleading. He begins to disentangle his side of the tale, giving his most private emotions and thoughts for the first time, recounting the good and terrible times, and even making a few stunning admissions of his own, back to when they first met.
Will’s point of view is presented in This Girl, which details the ups and downs of their troubled romance. In this, the last book of the acclaimed Slammed series, their future depends on how they cope with their past.
Which book should I read first of Colleen Hoover?
You should read “Slammed,” Colleen Hoover’s debut novel if you want to start at the beginning because it’s one of her stand-alone novels that you can read before or after her other books.
What Are Colleen Hoover’s Best Books Ranked?
According to Goodreads choice awards and ratings, Colleen’s best books are ranked the following:
- “It Ends with Us”
4.35 avg rating — 1,864,070 ratings
4.40 avg rating — 1,398,706 ratings
- “Ugly Love”
4.19 avg rating — 1,046,444 ratings
4.28 avg rating — 401,511 ratings
3.73 avg rating — 232,358 ratings
- “Reminders of Him”
4.49 avg rating — 619,811 ratings
- “November 9”
4.26 avg rating — 613,967 ratings
- “Regretting You”
4.21 avg rating — 327,753 ratings
4.22 avg rating — 263,560 ratings
- “Maybe Someday”
4.14 avg rating — 322,233 ratings