Book Review – Confess by Colleen Hoover | Blushing Geek

Book Review – Confess by Colleen Hoover

Confess by Colleen Hoover | Blushing Geek

Confess by Colleen Hoover
 March 10th 2015 by Atria Books
Genre: ContemporaryNew AdultRomance
320 pages
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
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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.


When I read about the part where it mentioned that the confessions featured in this book were real and came from anonymous sources, I was really expecting a list of confessions instead of a story in this book. So, when I started the first page and read a story of a 15-year-old girl saying goodbye to her dying first love, I thought it’s a confession in a story form (?), and you know me, I love emotional reads so I decided to continue. And contrary to what I expected, this book isn’t a collection of confessions but it played a big role in this story. It’s an emotional read alright, but it’s also more than just that (I’ll let you discover that yourself, *wink). 

Ofcourse this is a romance story but I love that it didn’t just focused on that part but it also features family love. And I love a good family story! But it wasn’t your usual happy and loving family story but it was really a complicated one. Both the main leads have their hands full and they’re also not willing to share them. Aside from cheating, the other thing I hate in my romance story is the lying. I usually turned into a crazy mode when that happens but for this one, I was able to hold out my annoyance and be patient. This is absolutely one of those moments that I surprise myself, lol haha.

Considering all the things the main leads need to endure, I have to say that the romance part was so beautiful. I’m not a big fan of destiny or fate when it comes to my romance but for this one, it’s hard not to get affected because you can clearly see their chemistry. It’s kind of complicated too because it involves a kid, a know-it-all “inlaws” and a sick bastard. 

I don’t have any negative things to say about the female lead (which is pretty unusual for me though). I don’t think I find something that is annoying and with everything that happened, I think I admire her love for Adam, for her son and for Owen. Her unconditional love is giving me that warm feeling and convinces me that love really is the most wonderful thing in the world.

And as for Owen, well, I didn’t basically fall head over heels in love with him but I sure like his character. He immediately got my attention when he was first introduced and I’m glad it stayed all throughout the story. Ofcourse I wasn’t pleased when he lied to Auburn but hearing his reasons, well, he does have a point so harboring any ill feelings towards him would be a waste of effort now. Plus I think he’s a really good son and what he endured all those years isn’t really something a by-then 16 year old kid can handle by himself.

This was my first time from Colleen Hoover and as you can see above, I was really impressed. I absolutely love the writing style and I’m so happy that this story was taken from both the main characters’ POV! And yes, that means you’ll be hearing more from Colleen Hoover in this blog in the coming months, *wink.

Overall, I really think Confess is a very good read. I think the reason why I am giving this one a 4-stars rating instead of a perfect 5-stars was because of how the conflict was resolved.  I don’t know if it’s just me but I think it was pretty easy, but oh well, who doesn’t love a good HEA eh?


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