Genres: Contemporary, Fiction, New Adult, Romance
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.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.
I liked it but didn’t love.
Thoughts on Confess
Something about this book just didn’t pull me the way Colleen Hoover’s books usually do. I didn’t feel invested in it like I did her previous books. I’m scared that she’s going for more quantity instead of quality. I really hope that it’s just me and not her.
I didn’t really like the characters in this book, but again I just didn’t like them enough. The things that I loved Ugly Love and Maybe Someday is that I was obsessed with those characters. The characters in Confess seemed forgettable.
I think my favourite thing about this book was the artwork. With Maybe Someday, Colleen Hoover had music as a focal point and then had someone record songs that went with the book. With Confess, there was art involved and now people can buy that same artwork that was in the book. I love how she makes the books more real in that way.
The romance was fun but I just didn’t feel the connection between the two main characters. I may have to read it again to see if I have a different reaction.
I will always buy Colleen Hoover’s books. I love them and find something in all of them that I enjoy, but this just wasn’t one of my favourites.