10 books like this ends with us to make your next read
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Colleen Hoover is #1 New York Times best-selling author. As of this writing, Hoover has three books on the bestseller list, with It Ends with Us having been on the paperback list for over 60 weeks. Part of the reason is that Colleen Hoover’s books have taken TikTok or BookTok by storm. She primarily writes romance novels, which have captured the hearts of a large fanbase who call themselves the CoHorts.
It ends with us tells the story of Lily, a small-town woman who worked hard to make it in Boston. There she meets neurosurgeon Ryle Kincaid and the sparks between them are immediate. Ryle is adamantly against dating and romantic love of any kind, but he is attracted to Lily and they begin a fragile relationship. Although she worries about what in his past makes him so hostile to love, she doesn’t expect his past – in the form of Atlas Corrigan, his first love – to come forward. in their lives and threatens his new relationship. Now she has some tough decisions to make.
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Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams
Bordering on the New Adult genre, this book tells the story of Queenie Jenkins, a 25-year-old British Jamaican living in London. Queenie is in a constant state of comparison. Comparing herself to her white colleagues, comparing the two cultures she grew up in, comparing life to her family members. After a messy breakup with a longtime boyfriend, Queenie makes a series of impulsive decisions and hooks up with men who take up a lot of brain space but add little to her life. This behavior sends her spiraling with existential questions and pushes her to make changes in order to answer them. If you loved Hoover’s characters’ journey of self-discovery, you’ll love Queenie.
The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner
If you liked the complicated family and backstory of It ends with usthen you might want to give The Serpent King A try. In this young adult novel, Dill is the son of a Pentecostal preacher who handles poisonous snakes during church services and encourages Dill to do the same. The vipers at home and at church aren’t the only ones Dill has to deal with. Bullies at school single him out because of his father’s identity. Fortunately, he has two close friends, Lydia and Travis, who are also outcasts. Together, this group helps each other survive in rural Tennessee and face their impending graduation. None of them know there’s another ending just around the corner that will change everything.
Love and Other Words by Christina Lauren
Macey Sorensen is ambitious in every aspect of her life except for her heart. She’s a new pediatric resident, planning her perfect wedding, and engaged to a secure, financially stable older man. This carefully constructed life, where her heart is safeguarded, is the one she wants; she is sure of it. When she meets Elliot Petropoulos, the one and only love of her life, the scaffolding supporting her plans begins to slowly crumble. Years ago, nerdy, lanky Macey fell in love with Elliot at a time when her heart was already hurting her after losing her mother. He gently made her believe that she had to try her luck in love, and the very night he confessed his love to her, he broke her heart. This second-chance romance is perfect for readers looking for undeniable sparks between the characters.
Long shot by Kennedy Ryan
In It ends with usthe protagonists deal with domestic violence, just like the female protagonist in Long shot. If you are sensitive to such content, please be aware of it before reading it. August and Iris meet at a sports bar and bond over the basketball game. The chemistry between the two is instantaneous, but Iris is already in a relationship with one baller and doesn’t want to tangle with another. Years later, Iris is trapped in a marriage with the baller she was dating and sees August occasionally at events. He instantly knows something is wrong, but Iris is trapped and cannot tell him how or why for fear of retaliation against her child. It’s a beautiful love story that overcomes insurmountable obstacles.
Written in the Stars by Alexandra Bellefleur
In this charming romance, one of the main characters is reluctant to love, just like Ryle. Darcy had a terrible first date, but just to get her brother out of his dating business, she lies and says the date was a success. She, on the other hand, is desperate for true love and knows it’s not Darcy for sure. When Elle’s new business partner turns out to also be Darcy’s brother, she is shocked to hear him excited about the budding romance between her and her sister. She accepts it because Darcy begs Elle, and besides, she needs her business to thrive. But this fake relationship has a firm expiration date: New Year’s Eve. As the end of the year approaches, they begin to realize that part of the fake relationship turns into real feelings.
Seven Days in June by Tia Williams
Eva Mercy and Shane Hall never expected to meet at a literary event. She writes erotica and he writes radical American fiction. Their chemistry on the panel is more than professional, and everyone in the room can feel it. What no one in the room knows is that Eva and Shane had a sweltering week in June madly in love 20 years earlier when they were teenagers. They try to play it cool on stage, but the warmth between them is undeniable, especially because they secretly wrote each other in their books. Now another week stretches ahead of them, and Eva doesn’t know if she can trust the man in front of her when the boy from her past broke her heart. If you love the romance in Colleen Hoover’s books, this one will have you swooning all the way through.
Marjan Kamali’s stationery
In this historical novel, Roya works in a paper mill. The romance-loving store owner sets Roya up with his favorite customer, Bahman, an activist, and Rumi stan. They fall in love instantly and a few months later, the day before their wedding, they agree to meet in the town square. But a riot breaks out, and in all the confusion and chaos, Roya completely loses Bahman. She searches and searches but ultimately decides to move on by going to college in California and then starting a new life with another man in New England. More than 60 years later, fate intervenes and reconnects Bahman and Roya. Now she has the chance to ask him questions she’s never asked before. Where did he go? How could he have forgotten her so easily? The fate that brings Atlas back to Lily in It ends with us must be the same who acts in this book too.
When We Were Infinite by Kelly Loy Gilbert
This is a YA novel that focuses on loyalty in friendships. All Beth wants is for her tight-knit friend group of five to stay together. She has a difficult home life and when she witnesses an act of violence against a boy from the group she has a crush on, Jason, she is determined to protect him at all costs. They work together to support Jason. But he makes a life-changing choice and now Beth and the rest of the group must decide how much they’re willing to sacrifice for the friendship. The bonds of this group make it a founding family, as do the relationships in It ends with us. When friends move up to family, what can push them back?
I’m Not Above You by Kosoko Jackson
Lily works hard in It ends with us create the life she wants. In I’m not above you, Kian and Hudson have the opportunity to start over and recreate their life together. Now broken up, Hudson frantically texts Kian to meet him at a cafe. Kian hopes it’s to apologize. Alas, Hudson’s parents are in town and he wants Kian to act like they’re still dating, until they leave. Reluctantly, Kian agrees. At dinner with the parents, they are forced to attend the wedding of the season together. Hudson can’t afford to tarnish his reputation anymore, but Kian isn’t sure the whole charade is a good idea. Old feelings begin to resurface and the couple needs to get real with each other and themselves about their feelings.
Meet Dr. Dil by Nisha Sharma
If love loving doctors turn out to be your pervert after reading It ends with us then you’ll love Dr. Prem Verma, host of the Dr. Dil Show. Kareena Mann is a desperate romantic trying to stop her parents from selling her childhood home. They agree to give her the house if she gets engaged, but she only has four months to find a soul mate. The last thing she needs is the negative attention she’s getting from an argument with Prem Verma going viral online, making the only man in her life the one she loves to hate. The bad publicity hurts the show he’s on and Prem needs it to fund his community health center. When Kareena’s meddling aunts offer to fund the clinic if he convinces her they’re going together, it’s an opportunity he can’t turn down. At first, Prem and Kareena seem to disagree on everything. The more time they spend together, the more their feelings change. They have to admit that the passion they feel for each other no longer burns with hatred.
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