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Ultimate Guide to Hopeless: Colleen Hoover Series (+PDF)

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Love to binge CoHo books? This guide to Hopeless: the Colleen Hoover series of coming-of-age romance fiction books tells you everything you need to know before you dive in and/or read your next novel.

Get answers to frequently asked questions about the Hopeless Colleen Hoover series, including the series order, then get a summary of the storyline and characters in each of the four books in the series. Lastly, get a printable PDF of all Colleen Hoover books so you can track your reading.

(If you’re shopping for a present, this book series is a great gift for fans of Colleen Hoover.)

FAQs About the Hopeless: Colleen Hoover Series

Below are answers to frequently asked questions about the Hopeless Colleen Hoover series books:

What order should I read the Hopeless series?

You should read the Hopeless series by Colleen Hoover in this order:

1. Hopeless (2012)
2. Losing Hope (2013)
3. Finding Cinderella (2013)
4. Finding Perfect (2019)

What is Hopeless by Colleen Hoover about?

The #1 New York Times bestseller Hopeless by Colleen Hoover is a coming-of-age romance fiction book (and series) that begins with the story of high school senior Sky and Dean Holder, a troubled man with a reputation. As their bond grows, he reminds Sky of something in her past, and secrets are revealed, challenging Sky’s ability to trust.

Watch the unofficial (fan made) book trailer below for a visual reference as to what the Hopeless Colleen Hoover series is about:

Hopeless: Colleen Hoover Series

The age rating for the Hopeless series is Mature Adults aged 17 and over.

Below is a quick summary of each book in the Hopeless Colleen Hoover series list (in order):

Hopeless (Hopeless Series Book 1 of 4)

#1 New York Times bestseller

“Sometimes discovering the truth can leave you more hopeless than believing the lies.”

Hopeless is the first of four books in the Hopeless series by Colleen Hoover.

High school senior Sky must decide whether to keep believing lies or know a truth that makes her feel hopeless.

She’s completely captivated by Dean Holder, who has a promiscuous reputation in town. There’s something about him that reminds her of her troubled past, but she can’t deny their growing bond.

When his secrets are revealed, Sky’s ability to trust is challenged and she must face emotional scars if she wants to move forward in this tale of first love.

Losing Hope (Hope Series Book 2 of 4)

GoodReads Choice Award Nominee

“In order to miss someone, that means you were privileged enough to have them in your life to begin with.”

Losing Hope continues the Hopeless series from Dean’s point of view.

Dean has been haunted by guilt and remorse over the little girl he couldn’t save and felt even more pain once they reconnected.

Only upon redeeming himself and loving Sky can he start to heal himself.

Finding Cinderella (Hopeless Series Book 3 of 4)

“We all have deal-breakers, Daniel. Some of us just hope we can keep them hidden forever.”

Finding Cinderella is a novella. Eighteen-year-old Daniel (Holder’s friend) and the girl he meets by chance profess their love for each other, but they agree it will only last one hour and it will only be make-believe.

Afterward, the girl rushes off like Cinderella, and Daniel is left trying to remind himself it was only a pretend love affair.

A year later, he meets Six, a strange girl who further threatens his happily ever after.

Finding Perfect (Hopeless Series Book 4 of 4)

“True love exists and the people in this house are proof of that.” 

Finding Perfect is a novella that concludes the Hopeless series.

Daniel, Six, Holder, Sky, and Breckin are plan on celebrating Thanksgiving at Sky’s parents’ house.

Daniel reaches out to Six and learns that their shared secret is set to put a damper on the holiday. So, he tries to find answers for the one he loves. The problem is it may only lead to despair.

That’s everything you need to know about the Hopeless series.

Bonus: Get your printable PDF of the list of Colleen Hoover books in order below to track your CoHo reads.

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