Book Review: Confess

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Title: Confess

Author: Colleen Hoover

Genre/s: New Adult, Romance

Pages: 306

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There are people you meet that you get to know, and then there are people you meet that you already know.”

“I’ll love you forever. Even when I can’t.”



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…


This is the first book I’ve read from Colleen Hoover, and the buzz around the town is accurate! She really is one brilliant author out there. I love her writing style. The way she writes is simply flawless. I finished reading the book in less than a day. This book is one of the books that you can’t put down once you picked them up.

Confess is a story that starts with a chance encounter and then twines in a way that seems destined and significant. Deception and pain, love and loss, secrets and truths, hope and redemption—they all twist and tangle together, creating another unforgettable novel from one of the freshest and most trusted voices in romance.

The way the concepts of confessions and fate were woven into the story was genius. Owen is an author and he uses people’s anonymous confessions to inspire his art. The fact that these were real confessions made by real readers just added a whole new level of ‘Whoa!’ to the story. One of the things I love about the book is that there are images of paintings inside from a real artist, which I found intriguing (especially the painting of Auburn).

Auburn and Owen went through a lot, went through hell and back, to be with each other. And the growth they had, and the way they realized that each of them deserved more than what they were receiving and that it was okay to want it, was amazing. They deserved happiness.

The beauty of Confess is that confessions aren’t always flawed omissions. They can change someone’s life. Someone out there has gone through a similar situation and reading they aren’t alone, changes their views on their own confessions.

We all have that one thing that we don’t tell to anyone, even to our closest friends or family, it’s our secrets. But all you can do is learn from it all and move forward. Say it out loud, write it down, let it go and move on.

If you haven’t read it yet, buy your own copy and start reading now. I swear, you can’t put it down once you start reading it. You’ll not regret it.

Rating: 5/5


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