Tuesday, March 10, 2015

5 STAR REVIEW~ Confess by Colleen Hoover


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… 


The beautiful musing that make a book by Colleen Hoover so phenomenal and gorgeous are all present in her newest novel, Confess. Confess is a beautifully told story of Owen Gentry and Auburn Reed. It was a little bit different then previous Colleen Hoover books I've read but it didn't make me love it any less. 

Colleen does a great job with the depth and emotion she puts into this story about two people who always put others before themselves. Confess follows Owen "OMG" Gentry, a young gallery owner who paints beautiful stories on a canvas based on the anonymous confessions he receives through a slot in his studio. Auburn is struggling with her recent move to Texas and in desperate need of just a little extra money. When Owen posted a sign for help wanted, Auburn happens to stumble upon it. It seems fate is dragging Owen and Auburn together in their time of need.

I loved Owen's quirky and fun personality. He had the weight of the world on his shoulders but when he was with Auburn he just radiated happiness and fun. I adored that about him. Auburn was worried about one thing, and one thing only and couldn't afford the luxury of distractions but Owen drew her in. 

I loved the chemistry Colleen Hoover displayed between our two main characters. It was colorful and memorizing and the best part for me was no matter the fight they seemed to have against them or the reasons they shouldn't have ever felt for each other the way they did, they just couldn't stop it. 

Colleen Hoover's words always seem to flow effortlessly on the page. Her unique writing style is something I crave in a story. When one of her novels release, everything is dropped and left unattended until the last page of that novel is devoured. Confess was no different. I received it and completed it in one day. 

If you are looking for memorable, magical and beautiful, Colleen Hoover and her captivating words in Confess are just right for you. I can't wait to see what this amazing author gives us next because I am sure it will continue to blow us all away!

5 stars!


Colleen Hoover's love for writing began in 1985 when she was five years old. Her first story was titled "Mystery Bob" and was a huge hit with her mother, who was really good at faking interest. 
Colleen continued to write short stories for friends and family until December of 2011, when she decided to write a long story she titled, "Slammed." She self-published SLAMMED to Amazon in January, 2012 and it hit the NYT's bestsellers list in May, 2012. She has since signed with Atria Books, a division of Simon & Schuster, and now has six NYT's bestsellers. Colleen prefers to be called a writer, as the term "author" still terrifies her and makes this feel like a job with expectations. She doesn't work well under pressure and hopes writing will always remain fun and exciting. 
Colleen's newest novel, UGLY LOVE, releases August 5th, 2014. She is currently working on a new novel, CONFESS, which she is writing as fast as she can before she wakes up from this crazy dream.

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