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Colleen Hoover is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of seventeen novels and novellas.

Born in Sulphur Springs, Texas, she holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Work from Texas A&M University-Commerce.

In 2015, Colleen founded The Bookworm Box, a charity subscription service and bookstore that has since donated over $1,000,000 to assist the needy.

Her novel Confess (2015) has been filmed as a series starring Katie Leclerc and Ryan Cooper.

Colleen married Heath Hoover in 2000 and together they have three sons.

More about Colleen Hoover

Genres: Romance, Thriller, Young Adult

Born: 1979

United States


Non Series

  • Ugly Love (2014)
  • November 9 (2015)
  • Confess (2015)
  • Too Late (2016)
  • It Ends with Us (2016)
  • Without Merit (2017)
  • Never Never: The Complete Series (2017)
  • Verity (2018)
  • Regretting You (2019)
  • Heart Bones (2020)
  • Layla (2020)

Hopeless Series

  1. Hopeless (2012)
  2. Losing Hope (2013)
  3. Finding Cinderella (A Novella) (2013)
  4. All Your Perfects (2018)
  5. Finding Perfect (2019)

Maybe Someday Series

  1. Maybe Someday (2014)
  2. Maybe Not (2014)
  3. Maybe Now (2018)

Slammed Series

  1. Slammed (2012)
  2. Point of Retreat (2012)
  3. This Girl (2013)

Detailed book overview

Non Series

Ugly Love

It was never love at first sight when Tate Collins met Miles Archer, an airline pilot. In fact, they didn’t even consider themselves friends.

Their intense, indisputable attraction however sees them set up the perfect agreement. Miles isn’t looking for love and Tate doesn’t have time for love—so sex it is!

Miles however has only for two rules for her:

Never ask about the past. Don’t expect a future.

The two are convinced that they can handle it, only to soon realize just how hard it really is.

Hearts will be invaded. Promises will be shattered. Love will get ugly.

Author: Colleen Hoover
First Release: 2014
ISBN: 978-1476753188
Publisher: Atria Books
November 9

“You’ll never be able to find yourself if you’re lost in someone else.”

When Ben and Fallon end up spending her last day in L.A. together thanks to their mistimed meeting and attraction, her hectic life gives Ben the kind of inspiration he has always been yearning for his novel.

Despite leading separate lives in their respective relationships, the two continue to meet over time on the same date every year.

That is however until Fallon starts having her doubts about Ben; uncertain whether he has been creating a perfect reality just so he can get the most ideal plot twist.

Will their relationship, and is novel, prove to be a love story if it ends in heartache?

Author: Colleen Hoover
First Release: 2015
ISBN: 978-1501110344
Publisher: Atria Books

Auburn Reed had already lost everything dear to her by the time she was twenty-one.

As she struggles to pick up the broken pieces and rebuild her life, her sole promise is that there simply won’t be any room for error.

When she however goes job searching at a Dallas art studio, an attraction with the artistic Owen Gentry is formed.

She for the first time puts her heart in control, only to find out that Owen is hiding a deadly secret.

Owen must confess if their relationship is to survive, but confessing could very well cause more damage than the actual sin.

Director: Elissa Down
Cast: Katie Leclerc, Ryan Cooper, Nea Dune, Sherilyn Fenn, Rocky Myers, Amy Pham, Kyle Secor, Elliott Smith
Author: Colleen Hoover
First Release: 2015
ISBN: 978-1476791456
Publisher: Atria Books
Too Late

Sloan will go to the ends of the earth for those she loves. She in fact does it daily.

Mud stuck in a toxic relationship with the wild and disreputable Asa Jackson, she’ll do whatever it takes to persevere until she finds a way out.

Nothing will get in her way, except Carter.

Sloan is the best thing to ever happen to Asa, while Asa similarly claims to be the best thing to ever happen to Sloan.

He leads an inappropriate lifestyle and nothing will get in his way—except Carter.

Author: Colleen Hoover
First Release: 2016
Publisher: Hoover Ink, Inc.
It Ends with Us

Lily has worked incredibly hard for the life she envisions for herself.

Having come from a little town in Maine, she graduated from college, moved to Boston, and launched her own business and even met Ryle Kincaid—the charming neurosurgeon.

Although Lily is his weakness, Ryle is quite confident, stubborn and with a pinch of arrogance.

He however has a “no dating” rule, which makes Lily curious about Atlas Corrigan—the woman he first fell in love with.

Lily and Ryle’s relationship will face the ultimate test when Atlas suddenly resurfaces.

Author: Colleen Hoover
First Release: 2016
ISBN: 978-1501110368
Publisher: Atria Books
Without Merit

“Not every mistake deserves a consequence."

Nothing about the Voss family is normal.

The once cancer-affected mother resides in the basement, the father is married to the former nurse of the ailing mother, the young half-brother never does anything fun while the eldest siblings are annoyingly perfect.

Merit Voss on the other hand is unlike the rest of the family. Forced to keep her family secrets for the longest times, she one day decides to desert her them for good.

But when her escape plans fails, Merit is forced to face repercussions that could see her lose her one true love.

Author: Colleen Hoover
First Release: 2017
ISBN: 978-1501170621
Publisher: Atria Books
Never Never: The Complete Series

Charlize Wynwood and Silas Nash have been buddies ever since they were young. Having been in love since they were fourteen, they hold dear memories of their first kiss, their first fight and the moment they fell in love.

This morning however, they are distant strangers.

What really happened to them?

Why were they ever together in the first place if they feel this way about each other?

This book is a collaborative work by Colleen Hoover, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Hopeless, and Tarryn Fisher, the New York Times bestselling author of Mud Vein.

Author: Colleen Hoover
First Release: 2017
ISBN: 978-1981426768
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Lowen Ashleigh is a struggling writer on the verge of a financial disaster.

So when Jeremy Crawford, who is married to bestselling author Verity Crawford, offers to finish up the remaining books on behalf of his injured wife, Lowen willingly accepts.

Although Lowen only intends to stay at the Crawford home for perhaps one or two nights to collect all the notes she needs, she finds herself spending more and more time with Jeremy.

In the process however, she comes across a disturbing manuscript that Verity swore to take to her grave.

And for Jeremy, discovering the truth would truly shatter his already grieving heart.

Author: Colleen Hoover
First Release: 2018
ISBN: 978-1791392796
Regretting You

Morgan Grant doesn’t want Clara, her sixteen-year-old daughter, to repeat her mistakes of getting pregnant and married while still way young; something that forced her to postpone her dreams.

Clara also doesn’t want to follow the same path that her now predictably organized mother took.

But with opposing ambitions and personalities, Morgan and Clara struggle to live with each other.

The only unifying factor in the family is Chris— Morgan’s husband and Clara’s dad.

Everything however changes when Chris is involved in a terrible and suspicious accident; one which will have ramifications that will stretch beyond just Morgan and Clara.

Author: Colleen Hoover
First Release: 2019
ISBN: 978-1542016421
Publisher: Montlake
Heart Bones

If it were up to Beyah, she wouldn’t even be born.

Yet here she is, struggling to make something out of herself.

Now just two months shy of the future that she has struggled to build, a tragic event leaves her with nowhere to go; forcing her to spend the rest of the summer with her alienated father in Texas.

She plans on keeping a low profile for the remainder of the summer, until she meets Samson.

Born with a silver spoon, Samson's life is in stark contrast to that of Beyah. However, the two have more in common than they could have possibly imagined.

Author: Colleen Hoover
First Release: 2020
ISBN: 979-8671981742
Publisher: Independently published

When Leeds crosses paths with Layla, he has no doubt that she’s his dream woman.

All that however changes when Layla is hospitalized for weeks after a vicious attack.

Upon being discharged, Leeds takes her to the B&B where they first met in an effort to heal her emotional trauma; efforts which prove futile after Layla’s behavior take a turn for the worse.

Estranged, Leeds crosses paths with Willow at the B&B and the two spark an instant connection.

But as his interest in Willow blossoms, his desperation to help her conflicts with his priority to assist Layla.

Who will help in the end, given that he can’t save both women?

Author: Colleen Hoover
First Release: 2020
ISBN: 978-1542000178
Publisher: Montlake

Hopeless Series


 “Learning the truth can sometimes leave you more hopeless than believing the lies.”

That is the lesson that Sky Davis learnt after she met Dean Holder.

Coming with a reputation that could only match her own, and equipped with a mysterious ability to stir her feelings like no one else ever has, Dean terrifies and attracts Sky from their very first meeting.

No longer able to fight off his intense charm, Sky eventually gives in.
It however doesn’t take long for her to discover the source of his unstable and unpredictable behavior.

It truly will test her belief in the dejected boy that she has fallen in love with.

Author: Colleen Hoover
First Release: 2012
ISBN: 978-1476743554
Publisher: Atria Books
Losing Hope

“In order to move forward in life, you must sometimes face the past”

Holder has throughout his life been haunted by thought of the girls he couldn’t save from danger.

He has never moved on, and is constantly searching for the girl in order to make peace with his heart.

Unbeknownst to him however, their meeting will cause even greater pain to him.

In the first installation of the Hopeless Series, we learnt of what happened when Sky Davis, an unsettled girl, met a long-lost childhood friend by the name Dean Holder.

Hopeless was the story of Sky. Losing Hope is the story of Dean.

Author: Colleen Hoover
First Release: 2013
ISBN: 978-1476746555
Publisher: Atria Books
Finding Cinderella (A Novella)

After an accidental encounter in the dark, eighteen-year-old Daniel and the girl agree to love each other. The only condition however is that their professed love will only last for an hour!

When the hour elapses, the girl takes off like Cinderella, as Daniel tries to convince himself that what occurred was only just make-believe.

A year later, after one awful relationship, Daniel meets Six: a mysterious girl whose name is just as strange as her personality.

There are however no such things as fairytales. And unfortunately for Daniel, finding Cinderella threatens their happily ever after, rather than assuring it.

This third book of the Hopeless Series can also be read as a standalone novel.

Author: Colleen Hoover
First Release: 2013
ISBN: 978-1476783284
Publisher: Atria Books
All Your Perfects

“Can a sonorous love between two imperfect people begin well and end well?”

Quinn and Graham have had a marriage that is everything but perfect, and this is the one thing that threatens their perfect love.

The memories, slip ups and secrets that the two have compounded over the year is now drawing them further apart.

At this point, the only thing that can save them could very well be the one thing that pushes their marriage on the edge—to the point of having irreconcilable differences.

This is a heartfelt and sincere novel about a wounded couple whose future is based on a promise made in the past.

Author: Colleen Hoover
First Release: 2018
ISBN: 978-1501193323
Publisher: Atria Books
Finding Perfect

This book marks the return of some of Colleen Hoover's most adored characters. Told through the personal thoughts and opinions of Daniel from Finding Cinderella, readers will in the end get the conclusion that they have been yearning for.

In order to get the ultimate reading experience, this moving book should be read after Hopeless (2012), Losing Hope (2013), Finding Cinderella (2013) and All Your Perfects (2018).

Author: Colleen Hoover
First Release: 2019
ISBN: 978-1712965382
Publisher: Independently published

Maybe Someday Series

Maybe Someday

A college student with a stable job, sharing a room with her best friend Tori, and madly in love with her delightful boyfriend Hunter, it’s safe to say that twenty-two year old Sydney has an amazing life.

All that however changes in a split second when she learns that Hunter is cheating on her, and she still doesn’t know what action to take.

Sydney has a mysterious neighbor, Ridge, who she just can’t take her eyes off. For some reason, Ridge also can’t ignore her.

When the unavoidable meeting of the two finally takes place, Sydney and Ridge will realize they need each other in more ways than one.

Also a standalone novel, this book is about friendship, disloyalty and romance.

Author: Colleen Hoover
First Release: 2014
ISBN: 978-1476753164
Publisher: Atria Books
Maybe Not

Warren jumped head first at the opportunity of having a female roommate. It was an exciting change. Or maybe not.

Bridgette, the roommate, is however scheming and unwelcoming. When tensions become palpable and tempers reach boiling point, the two can’t even stand being in the same room together.

But according to Warren, anyone who can hate with that passion can also love with that passion.

Will Bridgette eventually learn how to love?

Maybe. Maybe not.

This second installation of the Maybe Someday Series is a spinoff and can as such be read separately.

Author: Colleen Hoover
First Release: 2014
ISBN: 978-1501125713
Publisher: Atria Books
Maybe Now

What’s more important? Is it friendship, loyalty or love?

Colleen Hoover and Griffin Peterson collaborate once again to bring fans of Maybe Someday back

This book brings together the musical world of Ridge, Sydney, Maggie, Warren and Bridgette, as they go through new relationships and old friendships.

Although it is a follow-up to the New York Times bestselling novel, Maybe Someday, this book should be read after Maybe Not.

Author: Colleen Hoover
First Release: 2018
ISBN: 978-1093389050
Publisher: Independently published

Slammed Series


Eighteen-year-old Layken becomes the cornerstone for both her mother and younger brother after the sudden death of her father.

Although she maintains a strong outward appearance, she is assuredly losing all hope.

Layken however gets a new lease of life when she meets Will, her new handsome twenty-one-year-old neighbor who so happens to be passionate about poetry slams.

But soon after their first date, the two make a shocking discovery that suddenly ends their new relationship.

When daily interactions become unbearable due to the constant struggle between their true feelings and the forces that pull then apart, poetry will intervene.

Author: Colleen Hoover
First Release: 2012
ISBN: 978-1476715902
Publisher: Atria Books
Point of Retreat

In Slammed, young couple Layken and Will had a love strong that it conquered insurmountable challenges to emerge stronger than before.

In Point of Retreat, the story of the two continues where a secret from Will’s past leaves them with doubts about what they thought they knew about each other.

With the very force that holds their relationship weakening, Layken and Will must decide whether they are want to fight for their future, or retreat once again to a life of loneliness and heartache.

Author: Colleen Hoover
First Release: 2012
ISBN: 978-1476715926
Publisher: Atria Books
This Girl

"For every love story, there are two sides. This is Will’s side."

Having fought for their love and overcome insurmountable challenges to emerge stronger than ever before, young lovers Layken and Will are now happily married; enjoying the safety and security of their union.

Although Layken loves their new life together, she still has the insatiable desire to know everything about her husband, even though for Will, it only invokes upsetting memories from the past.

Unable to resist his wife’s request however, Will starts revealing his deepest thoughts and feelings, narrating both the good, bad and nasty moments.

In this final part of the Slammed Series, the future of their relationship will depend on how they tackle issues from the past.

Author: Colleen Hoover
First Release: 2013
ISBN: 978-1476746531
Publisher: Atria Books
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