Monday, 15 August 2016

Review: Confess by Colleen Hoover.


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…

Colleen Hoover for sure knows how to build the best insta-love out there. Do the main characters meet and fall in love withing the same ten minutes? It's okay, as long as Mrs. Hoover writes it. What is it that she does for me to believe in all of the relationships she makes, no matter how surreal they actually are?

I went into this book totally blind, and it turned out to be one of the best reading experiences ever. Not knowing what is waiting for me in the following pages is fantastic and way more captivating than knowing the whole plot. That way, I had no expectations (well, I kind of did, because it is Colleen Hoover).

In this book we meet Olly, a painter with a  few secrets, and Auburn, a girl with a tough life... and a little secret of her own. We get to see how they meet and fall in love, but as every other Colleen Hoover, they cannot be together, it's impossible, painful. And great. It is definitely great and well done.

If you ever want to read an impossible love story, one with struggles and a pure strong connection between two imperfect people: Colleen Hoover.

This is a definitely frustrating love story, given the situation the characters are put through. It gets in your nerves and gets your heart racing, which is why this book is a hell of a good one. You can believe in the characters, their personalities, their reactions... everything.

As always, we get that artistic spark Colleen always adds to her novels (poetry, music...) and in Confess we get to enjoy some really breathtaking drawings and real confessions from readers. Original must be Colleen's middle name.

Confess is a book about family, love, loyalty and fear. Really recommend this for contemporary lovers looking for a fast-paced and emotional dramatic and romantic read. 



  1. ¡Hola! No lo leo por posibles spoilers. Pero he visto la sinopsis y creo que podría gustarme. Besos:3

    1. Hola! Tranquila, Bela, nunca hago spoilers sin avisarlos en el titular dentro de la reseña. Fíjate, en esta puse "spoiler-free", es decir, sin spoilers. UN besazo y gracias por leerme<3