Review: Confess


Where shall I start? Colleen Hoover is one of the most talented authors when it comes down to highly emotional stories. I loved every book I read so far written by her. And although I really enjoyed my time reading Confess it feels like one of her rather weaker books. But! One of Hoovers weakest books is still terrific and will with absolute certainty thrill you while reading it.



Title: Confess | Author: Colleen Hoover | Number of pages: 320 | Genre: Lovestory | Publisher: Atria Books | Price: 8,99 € | ISBN: 9781501176838 | Where can you get it? Amazon* [Germany] Amazon [UK] Amazon [US]


Auburn Reed is determined to rebuild her shattered life and she has no room for mistakes. But when she walks into a Dallas art studio in search of a job, she doesn’t expect to become deeply attracted to the studio’s enigmatic artist, Owen Gentry.

For once, Auburn takes a chance and puts her heart in control, only to discover that Owen is hiding a huge secret. The magnitude of his past threatens to destroy everything Auburn loves most, and the only way to get her life back on track is to cut Owen out of it—but can she do it? [goodreads]

Reading Time

Lovely. Wonderful. Sweet.

With Confess Colleen Hoover has written a book which didn’t leave me completely devastated. Still, I loved the story about Auburn and it was difficult for me to put the book aside even for a moment. Hoover knows perfectly well how to built up tension so that her reader can’t stop reading. She used quite a lot secrets to make me incredibly curious about what will happen during the course of the story. All those secrets were driving me mad. There was so much to discover, so much to get to know that I needed to keep on reading.

„I love you forever. Even when I can’t“
Confess | Colleen Hoover | page 10

As the book title would suggest this story is about confessions. But it is not excactly refering to confessions in a religious kind of way. Those confessions are about secrets nobody dares to tell anyone out of fear to get judged for it. After every confession we get to know I kind of got addicted to them. I wanted to know more, more, more. I wanted to know every little detail, every secret that was hidden somewhere between the lines. The secrets were the main reason why I rushed through the pages.

„We don’t really have time for questions, but I promise I won’t torture, rape, or kill you if that helps.“
Confess | Colleen Hoover | page 17

The easy writing style of Hoover which still holds on important messages by using simple words triggered great emotions which made sure reading through the book is both easy and challenging. It is the greatest thing to read Colleen Hoovers books because they make you feel loved and they make you feel wanting to give love back to even seek for it to embrace it with everything you’ve got. To give so many important messages on the way to the reader is remarkable.

Some secrets should never turn into confessions. I know that better than anyone.
Confess | Colleen Hoover | page 32

I love the way Hoover is playing with our minds. I have to admit that I didn’t expect even one of the solvings about the secrets and every now and then I caught myself with prejudices and conclusions I made too fast without overthinking it. Hoover has this talent to make us think more about our own actions and the life and burden of other people. The plot twist took me by surprise: I wasn’t expecting any of it and I loved the way we figured everything out bit by bit. As usual: Colleen Hoover gave our protagonist so much physical pain to suffer through that I wondered how much a human being can even possibly endure before falling apart.

It’s amazing how much distance one truth can create between two people.
Confess | Colleen Hoover | page 166

Although I really enjoyed reading the story about Auburn the book had a few weak points too which disappointed me slightly. I reached a point during the book where I even thought that the entire book couldn’t satisfy me. Though in the end I liked quite a few outcomes I must say that some situations were handled a little bit to easy considering the topics have been most of the times really tough ones. The way everything ended didn’t convince me but it was still a very sweet story.


Confess could captivate me especially with all the confessions we get to know through the story. Including the ones of our love interests. The book left me with a good feeling though I wished there would’ve been a little bit more drama. It still was a wonderful story worth reading to understand the meaning of love and the importance of family.


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