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Review: Confess – Colleen Hoover


Confess by Colleen Hoover
Pages: 306 Pages
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publisher: Atria Books (Simon and Schuster), March 2015


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Overall Rating: 4/5


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…

I loved the art visual element… This totally reminded me of Maybe Someday and the songs that were part of the book reading experience. I totally commend Colleen Hoover for this idea, it’s totally creative and makes the reading experience much more enjoyable. I found that the plot for this book very creative as well. I loved the idea of it. As usual, Colleen Hoover’s writing style is totally on point! I love the he said she said style this book was written as well.
Although I thought the characters were pretty good, I found myself liking Owen the best out of all of the subjects in the book!

I found myself not as attached to the characters and plot of this story unfortunately. However, this may be in part be due to my extremely high expectations for Colleen Hoover.

Plot: 4.5/5
Characters: 3.5/5
Writing style: 4.5/5

Final Thoughts
I honestly really enjoyed Confess. The plot was really intriguing and the additional art visuals added to the experience. Definitely a solid book by Hoover once again, however I didn’t love it as much as Ugly Love// Maybe Someday. Although, I definitely did like it. I just found myself not as attached to the characters and plot. I didn’t feel as many emotions for them unfortunately. However, I definitely enjoyed it, and if you liked Colleen Hoover’s other novels, I feel like you would like this one as well.

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