Confess by Colleen Hoover : Book Review

Storyline Rating : 4/5 stars

Brief Summary from Goodreads :

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…

My Point of View :

It’s been awhile since I read any books since I’ve been bogged down by the piles of assignments ever since my new semester began. So when I finally had the time to pick up “Confess”, I was very..I mean….VERY eager to read it and not stop.

It’s difficult for me to put words into how I feel right now (I just finish reading), so I’ll just summarize it using a timeline.

Before reading : OMG (pun intended, if you get what I mean)! Colleen Hoover’s new book! MUST-READ!

While reading : Oo….confessions, awesome pictures…..(*cried*)….(*smiled…or not*)….she has a….?

After reading : What did I just read? That’s the end?

This is most definitely not my favorite story written by Colleen Hoover. I really love the idea of turning confessions into pictures, love the pictures that’s included in the book, but…it’s the plot that I don’t really like. The first half of the story is fine, the second half was…”Meh…”. I don’t feel much for the chemistry Auburn and Owen have – I feel that Auburn and ADAM had more chemistry (Why did ADAM DIE??). And I hate Auburn for staying with Trey even if she’s it’s for AJ, I mean anyone can see (I mean read) that Trey is an abuser-in-the-makings. The whole story ended without giving the villains’ real sendoff from the story. The she-villain gave up too easily and the he-villain just gave up too! I mean…shouldn’t they at least fight back (I’m not supporting villains….it’s just too easy).

Even though I did not like how it ended, I do like the pictures – especially the hands barely touching one. I believe that is named “I’ll love you forever, even when I can’t”, which is also my favorite quote/confession out of the entire story.

This story may have disappointed me, I’m still excited to see what Colleen Hoover will write next! She has never failed to bring something fresh or unique into each book she writes.

Favorite Quote :

“I’ll love you forever, even when I can’t”




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