Confess by Colleen Hoover- Book Review

As I was reading this book, I felt panicky, happy, and sad.

Confess takes the reader on a romantical, but scary ride, as one guy goes to jail for possession and the other one trying to sabotage relationships.

Summary (GoodReads): 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?

My view: The beginning of the book is pretty harsh and intense since Auburn’s then-boyfriend, Adam, dies. In fact, the whole book is a rollercoaster of intense. I like how Hoover shared a bit of Auburn’s past, with her having a kid, AJ, with Adam, since that really clarified a lot of questions that popped up in the beginning.

I did, however, have some issues that I know that a lot of other people did too with this book. Auburn is depicted as a woman who needs protection at all costs and has two men fighting over her, which kind of sounds like a lot of different romance novels out there. Trey is Adam’s brother, who is dead from the beginning, and does a lot of risky things to “have” Auburn. I guess I don’t really like the idea of women being portrayed like they can’t defend themselves.



Published in 2015

Picture from Sharing Horizons
Summary from Good Reads
Price: $9.41 (paperback from amazon)

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