All Colleen Hoover Books & Best Reading Order

Colleen Hoover is the #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of 11 novels and 5 novellas and she is known as “The Professional Make-Believer”. We think that she absolutely deserves that title – we love her books! And one of her most recent releases, Layla (which we can’t get enough of), even has a more paranormal theme to it, which isn’t something Hoover has done before. This just proves how versatile she is as an author! Which means you should definitely read every single book full of angst, heartbreak, hope and love stories by her right now. And luckily for you, we’ve got every title right here.

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About Colleen Hoover

Colleen Hoover is the best selling author of over 23 books and she is also a New York Times Bestselling Author.  Colleen lives in Texas, where she was born in Sulphur Springs.  Her first two books Slammed and Point Of Retreat were originally self published after which she was offered a contract by Atria Books.  

Colleen even has her own nonprofit book subscription service called The Bookworm Box. There is even a store of the same name in Sulphur Springs, Texas where every Colleen Hoover book on the shelves is signed. So if you are a number one Colleen Hoover fan it’s definitely worth a visit.

Books By Colleen Hoover List

Slammed Series

The Slammed Series has three books in total and it tells the story of Layken and Will, a troubled young adult couple who meet when Will moves in next door to Layken. The path of true love doesn’t run smoothly for this young couple who fall in love.


Layken’s father died suddenly, leaving her to gather every ounce of strength to be a pillar for her family to prevent their world from falling apart. Now her life is taking another unexpected turn. Her mother gets a job that makes them move across the country. A new home means new neighbours. And Layken’s new neighbour is the attractive Will Cooper.


Point Of Retreat

The emotion-packed story of Will and Layken continues. A stunning and unforeseen revelation about Will’s past leaves them questioning everything that they thought they knew about each other. They must decide whether they are willing to fight for a future together or to retreat back into solitude and heartache.


This Girl

Layken and Will’s love has managed to withstand the toughest of circumstances and they can finally have a sense of security in their relationship. But Layken wants to know everything about Will, even if he wants to keep the painful memories of the past where they belong. Still, he can’t resist Layken and so he begins to untangle his side of the story.

Hopeless Series

The Hopeless series introduces to us a couple that are perfect for each other – Sky and Holder. Although they may seem completely different from each other, Sky can’t deny how captivated she is by him and they learn more about each other. Including truths they’ve never before shared. Losing Hope (Book Two) tells the story from Holder’s perspective, as opposed to Book One which is from Sky’s point of view. Finally, there are two novellas Finding Cinderella and Finding Perfect.



Sky is a senior in high school when she meets Dean Holder, a guy with a promiscuous reputation that rivals her own. From the start he both terrifies and captivates her. Something about him sparks memories of her troubled past, a time she’s tried to bury. Though she wants to stay away, his unwavering pursuit and enigmatic smile breaks down Sky’s defences.

TRIGGER WARNING: Child abuse, child sexual abuse, incest, and suicide.


Losing Hope

Although Sky left no secret unearthed, Holder’s past remains a mystery. He’s haunted by the little girl he let walk away from him and spent his entire life searching for her. He had hoped for closure and to get rid of his guilt when they reconnected. But he could not have anticipated that the opposite would occur and even more guilt and regret would be thrust upon him.


Finding Cinderella

A chance encounter in the dark leads Daniel and the girl who stumbles across him to profess their love for each other. Under some conditions: it will only last one hour and it will only be make-believe. When the hour is up and she rushes off like Cinderella, Daniel tries to convince himself that what happened only seemed perfect because they were pretending. Moments like that just don’t happen outside of fairy tales.

Maybe Someday Series

The Maybe Someday series has three books and tells the story of two couples Sydney and Ridge and Warren and Bridgette. For the best reading experience, Maybe Now should be read after Maybe Someday and the spin-off novella, Maybe Not. However, Maybe Now can also be read immediately following Maybe Someday.


Maybe Someday

Sydney is living in an idyllic bubble. She lives with her best friend, has a great boyfriend, and the music coming from the balcony opposite is fast becoming the soundtrack of her life. But then she finds out her boyfriend is cheating on her. Moving on is harder than she expects, but Ridge, the attractive man behind the music, is giving her hope and they begin to write songs together.


Maybe Not

When Warren has the opportunity to live with a female roommate, he instantly agrees. It could be an exciting change. Or not. Especially when that roommate is the cold and calculating Bridgette. Tensions run high and tempers flare as they can hardly stand to be in the same room together. But Warren suspects that anyone who can hate with that much passion should be able to love with the same passion. And he wants to test that theory.


Maybe Now

What is more important? Friendship, loyalty or love? Colleen Hoover and Griffin Peterson collaborate once again to bring fans of Maybe Someday back into the musical world of Ridge Lawson and Sydney Blake. And Maggie. And Warren and Bridgette.

This full length novel is a follow-up to the New York Times bestselling novel, Maybe Someday.

It Ends With Us Series

There are two books in the It Ends With Us series. The first book It Ends With Us introduces us to Lily and Ryle Kincaid, as well as Atlas, Lily’s first teenage love. The second book in the series, It Starts With Us, will be released in October 2022 and it will tell us the story from Atlas’s point of view and bring back the beloved characters we met in It Ends With Us.


It Ends With Us

Lily hasn’t always had it easy, but that’s never stopped her from working hard for the life she wants. She’s come to Boston and started her own business. So when she feels a spark with the gorgeous neurosurgeon named Ryle Kincaid, everything seems too good to be true. He may have a soft spot for Lily, but his complete aversion to relationships is concerning, even if Lily is the exception to his ‘no dating’ rule. This is a real emotional rollercoaster of a read, we highly recommend it!

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It Starts With Us

Hoover tells fan favorite Atlas’s side of the story and shares what comes next in this long-anticipated sequel to the “glorious and touching” (USA TODAY) #1 New York Times bestseller It Ends with Us.


The following books are standalones and can therefore be read in any order.


Never Never (with Tarryn Fisher)

Charlize Wynwood and Silas Nash have been best friends since they could walk. They’ve been in love since the age of fourteen. But as of this morning…they are complete strangers. Their first kiss, their first fight, the moment they fell in love…every memory has vanished.
Charlize and Silas must work together to uncover the truth about what happened to them and why. But the more they learn about the couple they used to be…the more they question why they were ever together to begin with.


Ugly Love

When Tate Collins finds airline pilot Miles Archer passed out in front of her apartment door, it is definitely not love at first sight. They don’t consider each other friends, but they do have an undeniable mutual attraction. He doesn’t want love and she doesn’t have time for a relationship, but their chemistry cannot be ignored. What can become of these two tortured souls, find out in this heart-breaking book.

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Auburn Reed has her entire life mapped out. Her goals are in sight and there’s no room for mistakes. But when she walks into a Dallas art studio in search of a job, she doesn’t expect to find a deep attraction with the artist who works there, Owen Gentry.


November 9

Fallon meets Ben an aspiring novelist the day before her big move to New York. Their untimely, but undeniable attraction and Fallon’s eventful life is the inspiration for the novel that Ben has always wanted to write. Over time and amidst relationships of their own separate lives, Ben and Fallon continue to meet on the same date every year. Until Fallon becomes unsure if Ben has been telling her the truth.

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Too Late

Sloan will go through hell and back for those she loves. And she does, every single day. After finding herself stuck in a relationship with the dangerous and morally corrupt Asa Jackson, Sloan will do whatever it takes to get by until she can find a way out. But Asa will do exactly what he needs to stay a step ahead of Sloan. Nothing will get in either of their ways. Nothing except Carter.

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Without Merit

Voss Family is anything but normal. They live in a repurposed church, newly baptized Dollar Voss. The mother lives in the basement, the father is married to the mother’s former nurse, the little half-brother isn’t allowed to do anything fun and the eldest siblings are perfect. Then, there’s Merit. While browsing at the local antiques shop for her next trophy for her collection, she finds Sagan, who sparks renewed life into her.


All Your Perfects

Quinn and Graham’s perfect love is threatened by their imperfect marriage. The memories, mistakes, and secrets that they have built up over the years are now tearing them apart. The one thing that could save them might also be the very thing that pushes their marriage beyond the point of repair.

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Lowen Ashleigh is a struggling writer on the brink of financial ruin when she accepts the job offer of a lifetime.Jeremy Crawford, husband of a bestselling author, has hired Lowen to complete the remaining books in his wife’s series as she is injured. But Lowen discovers an unfinished autobiography which could change everything. This book is a psychological thriller that is full of plot twists! We call it a “must read”!

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Regretting You

Morgan Grant doesn’t want her sixteen-year-old daughter, Clara, to make the same mistakes she did. By getting pregnant and marrying way too young, Morgan put her own dreams on hold. But with warring personalities and conflicting goals, Morgan and Clara find it difficult to co-exist. The only one who can bring peace to the household is Chris, Morgan’s husband and Clara’s father. But Chris is involved in a tragic and questionable accident. And the mother and daughter are falling further apart. Can they save their relationship, find out in this heart wrenching novel.

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Heart Bones

After carving her own path through life, Beyah is on her way to bigger and better things.  With only two months separating her from the future she’s built and the past she wants to leave behind, an unexpected death leaves Beyah with no place to go during the interim. So as a last resort, she spends the summer with a father she barely knows. Samson, her new neighbour, has nothing in common with Beyah. But they’re drawn to each other.

colleen hoover books: layla


Leeds thinks he’ll spend the rest of his life with Layla. Until an unexpected attack leaves her fighting for her life. After weeks in the hospital, Layla recovers physically, but she’s emotionally and mentally scarred. She’s nothing like the girl Leeds fell in love with. So Leeds takes her back to the B&B where they first met, but her behaviour takes a bizarre turn. Leeds takes solace in Willow, another guest at the B&B. But his decision to help Willow find answers conflicts with Layla’s well-being. This is a haunting must read!

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Reminders Of Him

After serving five years in prison for a tragic mistake, Kenna Rowan returns to the town where it all went wrong. She hopes to reunite with her four-year-old daughter. But the bridges Kenna burned are all proving to be impossible to rebuild. What can Kenna expect from the future? Find out in this heartbreaking yet hopeful novel.

Frequently Asked Questions

What order should I read Colleen Hoover’s books?

Colleen Hoover Books In Order – the following list is the recommended reading order of books by Colleen Hoover:

  1. Slammed – Slammed Series Book 1 (2012)
  2. Point of Retreat – Slammed Series Book 2 (2012)
  3. This Girl – Slammed Series Book 3 (2013)
  4. Hopeless – Hopeless Series Book 1 (2013)
  5. Finding Hope – Hopeless Series Book 2 (2013)
  6. Finding Cinderella – Hopeless Series Book 3 (2013)
  7. Finding Perfect – Hopeless Series Spin Off (2019)
  8. Maybe Someday – Maybe Someday Series Book 1 (2014)
  9. Maybe Not – Maybe Someday Series Book 2 (2014)
  10. Maybe Now – Maybe Someday Series Book 3 (2018)
  11. Ugly Love (2015)
  12. Confess (2015)
  13. November 9th (2015)
  14. Too Late (2016)
  15. It Ends With Us (2016)
  16. Without Merit (2017)
  17. All Your Perfects (2018)
  18. Verity (2018)
  19. Regretting You (2019)
  20. Heart Bones (2020)
  21. Layla (2020)
  22. Reminders Of Him (2022)
  23. It Starts With Us (2022)

All of Colleen Hoover’s books are immensely popular but her most well known and popular book would be It Ends With Us. It Ends With us is a heart-wrenching story about budding florist Lily, who hasn’t had an easy life but that has never stopped her. And Lily feels a spark with a gorgeous neurosurgeon named Ryle Kincaid, which makes everything in her life seem too good to be true. It isn’t long before she finds out that are exactly that.

What is the saddest Colleen Hoover book?

Colleen Hoover is the expert at giving us powerful, heart-wrenching emotional reads. There are many books in contention for the saddest Colleen Hoover book but our top picks would be:

  1. It Ends With Us
  2. Regretting You
  3. Verity
  4. Ugly Love
  5. Hopeless
  6. Reminders Of Him
  7. Heart Bones
  8. Layla
  9. Maybe Someday
  10. All Your Perfects

Do Colleen Hoover books have an order?

Colleen Hoover has four series that are best read in order. The series are:

  1. Slammed Series – Slammed, Point Of Retreat and This Girl
  2. Hopeless Series – Hopeless, Finding Hope, Finding Cinderella and Finding Perfects
  3. Maybe Someday Series – Maybe Someday, Maybe Not and Maybe Now
  4. It Ends With Us Series – It Ends With Us and It Starts With Us

The rest of Colleen Hoover’s titles are standalones and can be read in any order.

Is Colleen Hoover still writing books?

Yes, Colleen Hoover is still writing books and putting out new releases every year. Her last release was Reminders Of Him, which was out on January 18 2022 and her next book is It Starts With Us which will be out on October 18 2022.

What is Colleen Hoover’s latest book?

Colleen Hoover’s latest book is Reminders Of Him and it was released on January 18 2022.

We hope you enjoyed checking out this list of books from Colleen Hoover! Did you find your next read?

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