{Review} Confess by Colleen Hoover

Posted March 16, 2015 by Bee in Reviews / 12 Comments

{Review} Confess by Colleen Hoover


by Colleen Hoover
Published on March 10th 2015
by Atria Books
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Young Adult
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
Amazon | Goodreads

Also by this author: This Girl, Hopeless, Slammed, Maybe Someday, Ugly Love

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover, a new novel about risking everything for love—and finding your heart somewhere between the truth and lies.

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 to the enigmatic artist who works there, Owen Gentry.

For once, Auburn takes a risk and puts her heart in control, only to discover Owen is keeping major secrets from coming out. The magnitude of his past threatens to destroy everything important to Auburn, and the only way to get her life back on track is to cut Owen out of it.

The last thing Owen wants is to lose Auburn, but he can’t seem to convince her that truth is sometimes as subjective as art. All he would have to do to save their relationship is confess. But in this case, the confession could be much more destructive than the actual sin…

3.5 Stars

This is the first Colleen Hoover book I’ve read that is not 5 stars. Sigh. I think I’m going to be the black sheep with this one. While it still is a good book, I had a few issues with it that kept me from loving it completely like I usually do with Hoover’s books.

Confess starts out pretty emotional and I was happy because it showed promise for what was to come, but I was a bit disappointed to be honest. The plot often felt a bit messy and by the time I finished it, I didn’t feel like the story was over. I still have questions and there are still some things I would’ve liked to be resolved. I don’t know, it just feels like somethings missing here. The story and plot felt like they were all over the place. Still, that didn’t keep me from reading it in one sitting and finishing it late at night in bed.

The highlight for a Colleen Hoover book is most of the time the romance. Next to the obvious heartbreaking stuff worked into the story (which I kind of missed here?). The romance in this book was… Okay? I didn’t feel it. I just didn’t. It feels like… Sigh. Like insta-love. I know, it’s awful! I’m sorry! But they saw each other two times and suddenly the world will end if they say goodbye. It just went way too fast, all of it. I liked the characters, don’t get me wrong, but I just didn’t buy the romance.

Ghaah, this is so frustrating! I did enjoy it and it kept me up because I needed to finish it, but the end just didn’t satisfy me. There is an extra thing in this book that I really liked though. Like Maybe Someday had the music, this one has artwork inside it. And it’s beautiful and it brings something extra to the story that I really loved.

In the end I’d say Confess is still a good, compelling story that just left me personally a bit disappointed. But I’m a black sheep with this one and I’ve loved all of Colleen’s other books so you should really read it if you’re a fan of contemporary and Colleen Hoover.



About Colleen Hoover

Colleen Hoover is the author of five New York Times bestselling novels. Her first series was published in 2012 and includes Slammed, Point of Retreat, and This Girl. Her second series, published in 2013, includes the #1 NYT’s bestseller Hopeless and the companion novel, Losing Hope. She has released a free novella, Finding Cinderella, as a thank you to her readers for their continued support. The novella is a companion to her Hopeless series, but can be read as a standalone.

Colleen lives in East Texas with her husband, their three boys, their dog, Pacey, and their zombie, Steve. Colleen loves Diet Pepsi more than all of the things, and is a ninja in her spare time.

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