Colleen Hoover's books have been trending on TikTok for a while, and it’s not hard to see why – the prolific American author has penned more than 20 novels in recent years and shows no sign of slowing down.
With several bestsellers under her belt, including favourites such as the It Ends With Us series, Verity and Hopeless, Colleen Hoover has clearly put her stamp on the New Adult and Young Adult space. However, the Texas-born author has also made her mark on the psychological thriller genre, namely with her acclaimed novel Verity.
The #1 New York Times bestselling author is no stranger to accolades. Hoover took home the prize for Best Romance in the Goodreads Choice Awards three years running, with her novel Confess winning in 2015, her famed novel It Ends With Us taking out the award in 2016, and her book Without Merit winning yet again in 2017.
In addition to series such as Maybe Someday, Slammed, It Ends With Us and Hopeless, Colleen Hoover has written many stand-alone books, one of which – 2015’s Confess – was adapted into a TV series for streaming service Amazon Prime Video in 2017. It’s one of two Colleen Hoover books to make it to the screen, with It Ends With Us being turned into a movie starring Blake Lively as the story’s lead character, Lily.
Hoover lives in Texas with her husband and their three sons.
Sloan will go through hell and back for those she loves. And she does so, every single day. Caught up with the alluring Asa Jackson, a notorious drug trafficker, Sloan has finally found a lifeline to cling to, even if it's meant compromising her morals. She was in dire straits trying to pay for her brother's care until she met Asa. But as Sloan became emotionally and economically reliant on him, he in turn developed a disturbing obsession with her - one that becomes increasingly dangerous every day.
When undercover DEA agent Carter enters the picture, Sloan's surprised to feel an immediate attraction between them, despite knowing that if Asa finds out, he will kill him. And Asa has always been a step ahead of everyone in his life, including Sloan. No one has ever gotten in his way.
No one except Carter.
Standalone Colleen Hoover books can be read in any order. These include Ugly Love, Confess, Without Merit, Regretting You, Layla, Heart Bones, All Your Perfects, Never Never, and Reminders of Him, as well as psychological thrillers Verity, Too Late, One More Step, and Two More Days.
Colleen Hoover’s series should be read in the following order:
“There is no such thing as bad people. We’re all just people who sometimes do bad things.”
— Colleen Hoover, It Ends with Us
“Sometimes in life, we need a few bad days in order to keep the good ones in perspective.”
— Colleen Hoover, Maybe Someday
“Don't take life too seriously. Punch it in the face when it needs a good hit. Laugh at it.”
— Colleen Hoover, Slammed
“You’ll never be able to find yourself if you’re lost in someone else.”
— Colleen Hoover, November 9
Lily hasn't always had it easy, but that's never stopped her from working hard for the life she wants. She's come a long way from the small town in Maine where she grew up – she graduated from college, moved to Boston, and started her own business. So when she feels a spark with a gorgeous neurosurgeon named Ryle Kincaid, everything in Lily's life suddenly seems almost too good to be true.
As questions about her new relationship overwhelm her, so do thoughts of Atlas Corrigan – her first love and a link to the past she left behind. He was her kindred spirit, her protector. When Atlas suddenly reappears, everything Lily has built with Ryle is threatened.
When Tate Collins meets airline pilot Miles Archer, she doesn't think it's love at first sight. They wouldn t even go so far as to consider themselves friends. The only thing Tate and Miles have in common is an undeniable mutual attraction.
Once their desires are out in the open, they realize they have the perfect set-up. He doesn't want love, she doesn't have time for love, so that just leaves the sex. Their arrangement could be surprisingly seamless, as long as Tate can stick to the only two rules Miles has for her.
Never ask about the past. Don't expect a future.
With a strong hold on the romance market – with an exception in Verity, her standalone thriller offering – Colleen Hoover's work has inspired countless book lovers to devour her every word.
Once you’ve read and loved It Ends With Us, you’re going to be looking for your next fiction fix, and we’ve got you covered with our wrap-up of books to read if you like It Ends With Us.
Along with the rest of the reading community the world over, we can’t get enough of Colleen Hoover! The author of the moment shares a bit about her writing and wild popularity thanks to TikTok.