REVIEW: Confess by Colleen Hoover a.k.a ‘is that it?’


Colleen Hoover
Published March 10th 2015 by Atria Books
NA/A > Contemporary | Art
320pages (paperback)




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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…





Is that it?


Is this book so so deep that I just didn’t get it? I’m serious though. I imagine the reviewers who gave this book a 5 star rating looking down at me. If that’s the case, I AM GENUINELY SORRY. Because I felt nothing towards this book. Its so far from AMAZING and EMOTIONAL.

Some books give you hope, some books makes you believe in fate, destiny, people-who-are-meant-to-be. Some books gives you happy tears or will make you ugly cry. And what does Confess even do? I DON’T KNOW. Maybe to convince you to hangout more at art exhibits bc hello CUTE BROODING GUYS. I swear, if it isn’t because of the art pieces, I feel like I was robbed. Like I was promised with something so amazing and special and all I got was… nothing. ITS JUST SO FREAKING SAD.

I have a lot of issues in this book that I don’t even know where to start.

– Owen is creepy and he doesn’t make any sense. What is it with this guy and WHY DOES HE WANTS THINGS MORE COMPLICATED!? This guy makes issues that is not even there. He’s keep secrets that are not even made to be kept. Like, DUDE, THAT’S NOT EVEN A BIG DEAL.STOP BEING SUCH A DRAMA QUEEN AND SAY IT. NO ONE’S GONNA DIE.

If it isn’t because of the timespans, I will not buy the romance at all. They fall inlove so fast its ridiculous. But anyway, I don’t want to dwell on that so much because falling in love is different with every people and some people really do fall in love that fast. I mentioned it because it bothered me that nothing about the pair felt real to me. I just rolled my eyes and yawned when they’re declaring love/likeness to each other.

– Auburn is likeable but nothing special. Hmm, I don’t have any problem with her. She actually think straight most of the time and she can be witty and admirable. But like I said, nothing special.

The mega secret that the blurb is talking about. Oh dear god I WANNA PUNCH SOMEONE when I read the last chapter because I can’t believe that was it. What the hell is that? Am I supposed to be amazed or cry because of that?

My first rating was 3stars but i just realized that 3stars means I LIKE IT SO MUCH and that’s just not what i feel towards Confess. So 2.5 it is.

I just feel sad and disappointed about everything. Unlike in Ugly Love where I want to hurt someone.

Now, maybe I’ll go and re-read SLAMMED because I need to be reminded of why I loved and adored CoHo in the first place.

*this is a rushed a review. Maybe I’ll add some more when I skimmed the book because I honestly forgot about some of the things that happened in here*




20 thoughts on “REVIEW: Confess by Colleen Hoover a.k.a ‘is that it?’

  1. Awww, Paula! My heart is bleeding for you, it really does 😛 I’m so sorry that this book was a monumental disappointment! Unfortunately, it does happen :/ I’ve had quite a few disappointing reads the past few weeks, too, lol. I’ve rarely seen negative reviews for this book so I had thought you would like it as well. Although I have to say, guys that make things a bigger deal than it is would peeve me off, too! I mean, come on, dude, there’s no need to make a mountain off an anthill, right?!
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  2. I started out such a fan of Colleen Hoover, especially her Slammed and Hopeless series too. But her NA titles are getting remarkably worse with each book sadly. There’s nothing to set her part from other NA authors. There’s hardly any romance, just wanky lust and a storyline that builds on a sexual relationship. The more reviews I read for Confess, the less likely I am to read this at all. Lovely review Paula, hopefully you enjoy your next read much, much more <3
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    1. Finally! Someone with the same thought. I was such a big fan of Slammed too. I don’t know what’s happening, I hope her latest book wouldn’t be like this 🙁 Thanks Kelly!

  3. Oh I’m sorry it wasn’t what you expected and that finally you were disappointed in this one. I didn’t know about it but I think I’ll pass. thanks for the review!

  4. I feel bad for you (because I know how reading a bad book sucks) but I loved your review so much that I can’t feel bad for a long time. 😀 I started as a CoHo fan with the Slammed Trilogy but when I read Ugly, I just… ugh! I DNF’d it because it just wasn’t the CoHo I loved. And with this review, I don’t think I’ll be in a hurry to touch her future books.
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    1. Awww. Thanks Joy!! So glad to hear that! 😀 the first book I read from her is Slammed too. And I loved it. So much. That’s why this book makes me sad 🙁

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