Book Review : Confess by Colleen Hoover

March 23, 2015 Book review 12 ★★★★★

When I think of this book, the words that shoot immediately into my mind are CoHo does it again!  She has written another beautiful, haunting book that will break your heart and mend your heart.  In the unique way that only she can.

Book Review : Confess by Colleen HooverConfess by Colleen Hoover
Published by Simon and Schuster on March 10th 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Emotions & Feelings, Love & Romance, New Adult, Romance
Pages: 320
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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At age twenty-one, Auburn Reed has already lost everything important to her. In her fight to rebuild her shattered life, she has her goals in sight and there is 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 chance and puts her heart in control, only to discover that Owen is keeping a major secret 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.

To save their relationship, all Owen needs to do is confess. But in this case, the confession could be much more destructive than the actual sin.

First Line of Confess by Colleen Hoover:

“I pass though the hospital doors knowing it’ll be the last time.”

My Thoughts on Confess by Colleen Hoover:

Gah!  I only have to read that first line and already my eyes start to fill up a little.  This book is such an emotional seesaw.  There are two main characters in the book – Auburn and Owen – and both of them are struggling with huge issues.  And before you start eye rolling and thinking, yeah, yeah, typical NA book.   Let me reassure you, this book is anything but typical.

What I loved:

The characters.  I adore the characters; I can’t believe they are only characters in a book.  To me they sprang into life with drama and flair.  They are so authentic that I actually worried over the dilemmas when I wasn’t reading the book.

The little twists.  Colleen is renowned for her sneaky revelations during her books.  This one was no different and when they came they took the wind out of me.

The art.  Owen is an artist and the book includes the art work that he does.  Danny O’Connor was the actual artist behind it and I loved the extra dimension that this added to the book.

The creativity of the story and the characters and the artwork just all added up to one thoroughly enjoyable read

What I disliked:

I usually have something negative to add.  Not here.  I just loved it all.  My husband probably disliked that I ignored him from the moment I started to the moment I finished but that’s what CoHo’s does to me!

Overall I loved it!  Just when I think Colleen Hoover can’t do better, she proves me wrong.  She has a special talent for emotional, creative plots and I can’t wait to see what she comes up with next.  And whatever it is, I’ll be buying on the publication day and not a second later!


Rating Report
Did I feel it?
Overall: five-stars

Who should read Confess by Colleen Hoover?

If you’ve enjoyed previous Colleen Hoover books then I KNOW you’ll love this one too.  And that’s a strong statement but I stand over it.  If you like poignant storylines and an epic romance, then I can safely say you’ll enjoy this also.  Fans of authors such as Cora Comack, Tarryn Fisher Robin York should also like this one.



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12 Responses to “Book Review : Confess by Colleen Hoover”

  1. Tonyalee

    Ah I am so glad to see you loved this too! This is my 3rd Hoover book and I can see why everyone adores her.

    However, I listened to the audio, so I didn’t get to see the paintings. Kind of bummed about that.
    Tonyalee recently posted…Weekly Wrap Up (51)

    • trish

      That’s exactly why I didn’t get the audio, I think it’s a big part of the book. Still you can always look them up online.

    • trish

      I’m very hit and miss with NA books and romance books in general but I have no hesitation in recommending a Colleen Hoover book. She makes you feel every emotion during her book.

  2. trish

    I loved Hopeless and Losing Hope so much. And Someday Maybe is excellent so if you already own that, then I’d get to that soon too!

    • trish

      I loved the art every bit as much as I loved the way the music was woven into Maybe Someday. Both just make the book so unique and so much more of an experience.

  3. Berls

    I’ve only read Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover so far, but I’m convinced you’re right on all the above points based just on that book. I need to hurry and read the rest of her books, since they all seem to have these amazing characters and emotional whammy that I love.
    Berls recently posted…Cursed by Fire by Danielle Annett

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