Colleen Hoover Books in Order - Complete Reading List (2023) (2023)

Are you interested in finding out about all the Colleen Hoover books in order because you read one of her books and really liked it? Don’t worry, as I’ve got you covered. In this article, you’ll find all her standalone novels and book series in proper reading order!

Colleen Hoover is an American author who has published many books, a good chunk of them being highly successful bestsellers. In the beginning, Colleen Hoover was self-publishing her novels, but that’s no longer the case.

Her earlier books eventually made their way to the New York Times Best Seller List in 2012, which caught the attention of Atria Books. They republished the previous books under their publishing company, and Colleen Hoover was working as a full-time writer by the time This Girl came out.

Since then, Colleen Hoover has been pumping out successful book after successful book. Six of her books have made it to the top ten list on the New York Times paper fiction best seller list, which is pretty impressive. Her latest book, It Starts with Us, published in 2022, was a sequel to the phenomenally successful book It Ends With Us.

One of Colleen’s Hoover books has even made its way to the small screen. Confess was turned into a series by Awestruck and stars Katie Leclerc and Ryan Cooper. It is available on iTunes and Amazon’s Prime Video for purchase.

Another of her popular book, It Ends With Us, is also all set to receive a movie adaptation starring Blake Lively and Justin Baldoni!

All Colleen Hoover Books in Order:

Colleen Hoover has written several books, most of them are standalone novels, but she also has authored several book series.

Below you’ll find all her books categorized according to their status, whether they are standalone novels or part of a series. So, keep scrolling, and you’ll understand exactly how to read all her books in proper order!

Standalone Novels:

1. Ugly Love (2014)

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Ugly Love focuses on Tate Collins, a busy woman who doesn’t have time for love or relationships. Miles Archer simply doesn’t want love and sees no point in it. From the moment Tate and Miles meet, it is clear there is something between them. That something ends up being an undeniable sexual attraction, which they can only resist for so long.

Once the mutual attraction comes to light, the two become involved in a sexual relationship. Miles’s only caveat is two rules: Don’t ask about the past, and under no circumstances should you expect a future.

Tate knows she can follow these rules. Remember, she doesn’t want love and has no time for it either.

They enter into this arrangement and are positive that they can handle this type of relationship. However, soon it becomes obvious that both of them are in over their heads.

2. November 9 (2015)

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Every year, Ben, an aspiring writer, meets Fallon on the same day, i.e., November 9. They initially met a few years before on Fallon’s last day in Los Angeles. She was due to move across the country and ran into Ben, which was a total surprise to both of them.

Even though Fallon has moved across the country, they continue to meet on that same day. It doesn’t matter what they are currently going through or experiencing. They make sure never to miss meeting up again.

Unbeknownst to Fallon, she ended up becoming the muse for Ben. It was her life that gave Ben the inspiration he needed to work on his novel. Everything continues to fall in place for the two until Fallon is hit with the reality that the things Ben had told her over the years might have been a lie.

It’s a fact Fallon is unsure she can handle.

3. Confess (2015)

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Auburn Reed might be only 21, but she’s dealt with enough tragedy in her life to last ten lifetimes. However, she is resilient and determined to rebuild her life no matter what it takes. She starts this process by seeking a job at a local art studio in Dallas.

At that studio, she meets Owen Gentry, the artist who owns the studio and works there. He is a secretive and fascinating man to whom Auburn has an instant attraction. These feelings are quickly pushed to the side in favor of focusing on her professional life.

Sometimes, though, the heart wants what it wants. When Auburn decides to let her guard down around Owen, she learns the man of her dreams has a huge secret. It’s this simple fact that forces Auburn to take a second look at their relationship and reevaluate anything.

The last thing Auburn wants is drama; if that means cutting Owen out of her life, then so be it.

4. Too Late (2016)

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Sloan and Asa Jackson are in a relationship. Is it a healthy relationship? Not in the least. It’s very unhealthy. Asa lives a dangerous lifestyle and isn’t afraid of getting his hands dirty to get ahead. He might care for Sloan, but it’s his business that comes first… will always come first.

Still, Asa claims Sloan is the best thing to ever happen to him and vice versa. He is the best thing to happen to Sloan; without him, she’d be no one.

Sloan desperately wants out of this toxic and overbearing relationship. She loves Asa, but being with him is too dangerous.

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However, getting away from such an intense person and relationship is never easy. This is especially true if one person in the relationship refuses to let the other one go without a fight.

5. Without Merit (2017)

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Merit Voss knows she doesn’t have a normal life. She and her family live in a repurposed church, with her sick mother confined to the basement. To make matters work, Merit’s father has married her mother’s former nurse, who eventually brought her half-brother into the world.

It’s a strange dynamic, and since this is the case, it’s no wonder Merit herself is pretty odd. She likes to collect trophies, trophies that she has not earned. While searching for one of these trophies, Merit meets Sagan. The attraction is instant, but Merit is forced to squash those feelings the moment they begin because Sagan is taken.

All these issues culminate in Merit wanting to run away from her family. She tries to leave and fails. This leaves Merit more desperate than ever and unsure of where the hell she can even turn for help.

6. Never Never: The Complete Series (2017)

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Next up in Colleen Hoover books in order list is Never Never: The Complete Series, which is a 3-part series she co-authored with Tarryn Fisher.

Charlie Wynwood and Silas Nash wake up one morning to find themselves in bed with one another. They are shocked and frightened because they are virtual strangers to each other. Neither Charlie nor Silas remember meeting the other person, which is concerning because the two are in a relationship.

They were childhood friends who started dating at the age of fourteen. Charlie and Silas have shared many moments as friends and a couple, but neither remembers anything about the other. It’s as if someone reached in and pulled out all those memories.

Naturally, Charlie and Silas are concerned. The couple sees no choice but to work together to figure out why they don’t remember their relationship. However, the more they discover, the more they realize it might be better just to let bygones be bygones and keep forgetting.

7. Verity (2018)

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Struggling writer Lowen Ashley has just gotten a very strange job that involves helping an injured woman finish her remaining book series. The injured woman in question is Verity Crawford, a bestselling author who is unable to complete her books. Jeremy, Verity’s husband, has hired Lowen to complete the books because he sees this as the only way.

Once she arrives, Lowen gets straight to work. She looks through Verity’s notes, hoping to get some idea of where she can start. While working on Verity’s unfinished novel, Lowen starts getting closer to Jeremy and growing feelings for him. This proves to be a problem after Lowen uncovers Verity’s incomplete biography, which tells the truth of what happened the day their daughter died.

Lowen finds herself torn. She doesn’t want Jeremy to find out the truth because it would only hurt him, but at the same time, he deserves to know about the atrocities his wife has committed.

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8. Regretting You (2019)

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Morgan Grant’s one goal in life is to make sure her daughter doesn’t get pregnant and married at a young age as she did. Clara is more than happy to not follow in her mother’s footsteps, but despite their common goal, the mother and daughter do not get along. They have pretty different personalities and clash whenever they interact.

Chris, Morgan’s husband and Clara’s father, does a great job of keeping the peace between the two most important women in his life. When he dies, the peace he had been keeping immediately vanishes; all that is left is bitterness and resentment.

Both mother and daughter find comfort in different ways. To Morgan’s dismay, Clara finds this comfort in a boy she has forbidden her to see. This situation only adds to the animosity between the two Grant women.

It will either bring them closer in the end or break them apart completely.

9. Heart Bones (2020)

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Beyah Grim hasn’t had an easy life, and this is in no part thanks to her parents. They’ve made her life even more difficult, so all she wants is to move away and forge her part. Of course, after a sudden death, Beyah finds herself staying with her father in Texas. Usually, this wouldn’t be a big problem, but she doesn’t know him. To Beyah, he’s nothing more than a stranger.

Once she gets there, Beyah meets Samson, the next-door neighbor. The two are pretty different. She’s poor, and he’s rich. Yet, despite these differences, they end up getting together and having a relationship that they both plan to end at the end of the summer.

The problem is that feelings are a tricky thing, and when the heart wants what it wants, it’s difficult to deny it.

10. Layla (2020)

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Leeds thought that his relationship with Layla would last forever. She was his soulmate, and only old age would pull them apart. When she nearly dies, Layla is left with major post-traumatic stress disorder from the accident. She becomes a shell of herself, and Leeds almost doesn’t recognize her.

He can only think of getting her healthy again, so in an attempt to repair things, he brings her to a bed and breakfast. It’s where they first met, so he expects that it will have some impact on Layla. Instead, Layla ends up getting worse, which pushes Leeds away.

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Desperate and hurting, Leeds finds comfort in Willow, who is also staying at the bed and breakfast. However, the closer he gets to Willow, the more it pulls him away from Layla, who desperately needs him.

He is torn between two women and unsure of whom to choose.

11. Reminders of Him (2022)

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Kenna Rowan is the mother of a four-year-old daughter. What sets her apart from most mothers is that she spent the past five years in prison, even giving birth to her daughter there. After she is released, she heads straight to her hometown with the intent of becoming a part of her daughter’s life. This would be easy to do if everyone around her daughter didn’t keep trying to push Kenna away.

She finds herself in town with people who despise her… all except Ledger Ward, who owns the local bar. He is also close to her daughter and this, along with her loneliness, draws her to the man.

It seems only natural that the two forms a relationship, but if anyone were to find out about it, Ledger would no longer be able to be in Kenna’s daughter’s life. This would destroy Kenna’s only link to her daughter.

It Ends With Us Series:

1. It Ends with Us (2016)

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Next up in the list of Colleen Hoover books in order is the “It Ends with Us” series, featuring two books, starting with the book with the same title.

Lily is the type of person who has to work hard for everything in her life. However, she’s finally made it and is running her own business in Boston. When she meets Ryle Kincaid, a handsome neurosurgeon, she feels like her life will only get better.

The man can be a stubborn jerk, but at the same time, he is sweet. It’s this dual personality that draws Lily in and makes her smitten with him. Despite Ryle’s no-dating rule, they end up dating, which makes Lily feel special.

However, just as Lily’s relationship with Ryle is taking off, her first love, Atlas Corrigan, comes back into her life. Suddenly, Lily has no idea what she wants and is torn between two men, something she never thought would happen to her.

2. It Starts with Us (2022)

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It Starts With Us is the sequel to the popular novel, It Ends With Us. A few years have passed since the first book, and Lily and Ryle are now divorced, sharing custody of a daughter they both love dearly.

Soon after the divorce, Lily meets Atlas again, who asks her on a date. She quickly says yes and is thrilled to be rekindling her relationship with her first love. The problem is that Ryle is not going to like the fact that Atlas Corrigan, the one who shook up their relationship so many years ago, is dating his ex-wife.

Lily has to figure out what she wants to do. Will she follow her heart or let her ex-husband have the final say?

Colleen Hoover Books in Order – Hopeless Book Series:

1. Hopeless (2012)

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Sky and Dean couldn’t be more different. However, the moment senior high school student Sky meets Dean Holder, she finds herself drawn to him. She does try to avoid him at first because he scares her, and it’s always best to avoid people like that.

Dean doesn’t get the message because he keeps trying to pursue her. Eventually, he does wear Sky down, and she lets down her guard, allowing him to get close. When secrets from Dean’s past come to light, Sky realizes that she should have stuck with her guns and stayed the hell away from Dean.

Nothing good comes from getting involved with someone dangerous. All it brings is pain and nothing more.

2. Losing Hope (2013)

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The second novel in this Colleen Hoover book series focuses on Dean Holder, the boy who turned Sky’s life upside down. He keeps making his interest in her known, despite her initially trying to stay away. Eventually, it works.

What Sky isn’t aware of is that the two of them once were acquainted, and every day they were apart, Holder felt guilty he couldn’t help her. He was always determined to find her and reunite with that girl, which he was one day able to do.

It is working out until it isn’t. Sky is pulling away from him. Dean wonders if his second chance is going to be ripped out from underneath him.

3. Finding Cinderella (2013) – A Novella

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We all know the fairy tale of Cinderella, who leaves the prince with nothing but a shoe behind. Daniel never thought he would find himself in an exact situation like the fairy tale depicts.

Daniel connects with a mysterious girl at an event, and they spend an hour talking before she runs off in a rush. He ends up wondering if it was even real and tried to just put the event behind him.

A year later, he meets this strange girl named Six. Something about her seems familiar, and he is as drawn to her as he was to that peculiar girl from that night.

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4. All Your Perfects (2018)

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Marriage is no picnic, and this is something that describes the relationship between Quinn and Graham. They have a great and intense love for one another, but their relationship is suffering. The mistakes and secrets they’ve made over the years have all come to a head and are ruining their relationship.

This novel is a raw look at how some marriages end up. Love is beautiful, but it is also very messy and ugly. Some people can withstand this, while others fall victim to it. Only time will tell if Quinn and Graham’s marriage can survive.

5. Finding Perfect (2019)

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Finding Perfect is the final book in the Hopeless series. It brings us back to Daniel, who was one of the main characters in Finding Cinderella. In that book, Daniel ended up having a connection with a strange girl. They talked for an hour before she ran off… much like Cinderella from the popular fairy tale.

A year later, he meets Six, a strange girl who seems familiar to him. This book explores more of Daniel’s story and will help it finally conclude.

Will Daniel finally get the happy fairy tale ending he’s been hoping for, or will life once again prove that fairy tales are nothing more than a child’s fantasy?

Maybe Someday Series:

1. Maybe Someday (2014)

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Sydney might be only 22, but she can confidently say that her life is going pretty well. She is finishing college, has a job, and is in a great relationship with her boyfriend, Hunter. It sounds perfect on paper, but life likes to throw people curveballs. It throws Sydney one in the form of one cheating boyfriend.

Immediately, Sydney breaks things off with Hunter. She is devastated but resolves to pick up the pieces of her broken heart and move forward. The last thing Sydney wants is to get involved with anyone else, so when she finds herself drawn to her neighbor Ridge, Sydney is caught off guard.

The two end up in each other’s orbit, with Ridge becoming as infatuated with Sydney as she is with him.

2. Maybe Not (2014)

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Roommates are a way of life. Sometimes we end up with good ones, and other times we end up with bad ones. When Warren finds himself needing a roommate, he ends up with Bridgette as one, which seems like a good idea at first. He’s never lived with a girl before, so this seems like a great opportunity.

The problem is Bridgette is not a very friendly person. She is cold, which clashes with Warren’s personality. They end up barely getting along, which is a problem, given that they are roommates.

Warren is puzzled by Bridgette and wonders why she hates life so much. He is determined to find out if she can love as well as she can hate. Only time will tell if he will be successful in breaking through Bridgette’s cold demeanor.

3. Maybe Now (2018)

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This novella is a sequel to Maybe Someday and Maybe Not. Sydney and Ridge are now dating and are very much in love. Warren and Bridgette are also dating, but their relationship isn’t doing as great. Then there is Maggie, who is extremely sick.

She ends up finding an old list that is a bucket list of sorts. While attempting to accomplish this list, Maggie keeps Ridge in the loop. This makes Sydney jealous even though she has no reason to be. Maggie is not a threat to Sydney and Ridge’s relationship.

All she wants is to tackle some things on her list before her illness becomes too great. Maggie just hopes Sydney can understand that before she destroys her relationship with Ridge for good.

Slammed Book Series – Colleen Hoover’s First Book Series:

1. Slammed (2012)

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The first book in the series, Slammed, focuses on Layken who has a great life and family. She has loving parents and a little brother she adores. However, when Layken’s father dies, the entire family is devastated. On the inside, she is drowning, but she has to maintain a strong front for her mother and brother. If she doesn’t, then who will keep them afloat?

When Layken meets her new neighbor Will, the two end up connecting partly because Layken falls in love with Will’s slam poetry. They start to date, but it isn’t long into their short relationship that something shocking breaks them apart. Layken is devastated by losing what she hoped would be something amazing.

The problem is, when you live next door to your ex, it’s tough to avoid them. What might end up bringing them together again is the slam poetry that started it all.

2. Point of Retreat (2012)

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Point of Retreat, a sequel to Slammed, brings the focus back to Layken and Will’s relationship. They had just started to get in a good place again when Will’s past reared its ugly head. It ruins what they have, leaving Layken unsure of where they even stand.

Will is frustrated because he doesn’t understand what he has to do to prove to Layken that he loves her. He wishes Layken understood how much he cared about her and is determined to find out what he can do to show her they are meant to be.

The novel is just as emotion packed as the first one in the series, and once you start, you’ll be dying to find out what happens to Layken and Will.

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3. This Girl (2013)

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In the third book in this series, titled This Girl, Layken and Will seem to be doing pretty well. They are married, and everything is going perfectly for the happy couple. The problem is that Will still has secrets from his past that he refuses to talk to Layken about. He says he doesn’t want to talk about it because bringing up those painful memories will bring nothing but heartbreak.

Layken desperately wants Will to talk to her about her past, and eventually, she convinces him to tell her everything. Thus begins the most challenging job of Will’s life, revisiting all his painful memories from his past. He knows that no matter how sad it is, he has to get through it. For the sake of their relationship, he must.

Short Story Collections by Colleen Hoover:

1. One More Step (2020)

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One More Step is an anthology series that features a unique premise. All twenty-six authors featured in the book were given the same first sentence. Where they went with the story was up to them. None of the stories in this anthology are connected, and all stand up uniquely on their own.

“The Bookworm Box” is the reason this short story collection exists. This business was set up by none other than Colleen Hoover. She created the Bookworm Box to help indie authors gain exposure from the general public. Not only that, but it also helps donate to charity.

All the proceeds of this particular short story collection have been completely donated to charity. The authors were more than happy to give up their profits.

2. Two More Days (2021)

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Two More Days is the second anthology from Bookworm Box, and it is just like the first book. All the authors were given the first sentence and then wrote their story based on the ruling. No story is the same. They are all different, each offering a unique experience for the reader.

The Bookworm Box is, again, the one to thank for this short story collection. It’s an autographed book subscription service that people can sign up for. It was initially started by Colleen Hoover and her sisters back in 2015. They are still going strong today and continue to donate money to charity. To date, they’ve donated over a million dollars to various charities.

Only time will tell if another anthology series comes out. We think there will be because of how successful the previous two were!

Who is Colleen Hoover?

Colleen Hoover was born in Sulphur Springs, Texas, on December 11, 1979. She graduated with a degree in social work, and before becoming a full-time author, she worked as a social worker and teacher full-time. During this time, she also married her husband, eventually having three sons with him.

It was in 2012 when Hoover self-published Slammed and Point of Retreat. Once her books got the attention of a famous book blogger, she got signed by the publishing company Atria Books.

Since 2012, Colleen Hoover has consistently written and published novels, usually in the romance and young adult genres. Some tackle complex subjects, but she gives them the attention they deserve.

By October 2022, it’s reported that Colleen Hoover has sold more than 20 million books worldwide. She’s won several awards and achievements, including being on the New York Times bestseller list multiple times during her decade-long career.

With several novels coming in the future, Colleen Hoover shows no sign of stopping anytime soon!


1. How Many Colleen Hoover Books Are There?

There are a total of 26 books that Colleen Hoover has written, which include two short story anthologies.

2. What Was Colleen Hoover’s First Book?

Colleen Hoover’s first book was Slammed, published in 2012.

3. Do You Have to Read Colleen Hoover’s Books in Order?

Colleen Hoover has four book series, so those should be read in order. Her standalone books, however, don’t have to be.

4. Which Colleen Hoover Book Should I Read First?

If you are new to Colleen Hoover, it’s best to start with the It Ends With Us series, which has excellent ratings and reviews.

5. Are Colleen Hoover Books Connected?

The only Colleen Hoover books that are connected are the ones that are series. This includes the It Ends With Us, Hopeless, Slammed, and Maybe Someday series. The rest are standalone novels that are not connected.

6. What is the Best Colleen Hoover Book?

The best Colleen Hoover book is It Ends With Us, the first book in the It Ends With Us series. It is one of her highest-rated books.

7. What Kind of Books Colleen Hoover Writes?

Colleen Hoover usually writes in the young adult fiction and romance genres.

8. Have Any Colleen Hoover Books Adapted into Movies?

It Ends With Us is getting a movie adaptation starring Blake Lively and Justin Baldoni. There are also rumors that Verity will be turned into a movie, but so far, there is nothing concrete. Only her book, Confess, has received a web series adaptation.

9. Does Colleen Hoover Have a New Book Coming Out Soon?

While nothing concrete, it’s been reported that Colleen Hoover is due to have a new novel as early as 2023, with many more to come over the next few years.


And there you have it all, you Colleen Hoover lovers out there! Colleen Hoover has been a staple in the novel world for the past decade, specifically in the romance and young adult genres. She always captivates her readers with engaging characters and unique plots.

Thankfully for those Colleen Hoover fans across the globe, she shows no signs of stopping. She will be publishing more novels over the next few years that will probably be just as successful as the ones she wrote in the past.

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With rumors of two of her books getting films, Colleen Hoover’s books will reach an ever-wider audience.

It isn’t easy to fathom, but not everyone is a book reader. For those who want to read some or more of Colleen Hoover books in order, this list we made is just for you.


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