Friday, March 13, 2015

Blog Tour Book Review: Confess by Colleen Hoover



I am so excited to be a part of the tour for Colleen's latest release, Confess. This was once again, an amazing read by a master at her craft and I am so excited to be sharing my review with you today!




Release Date: March 10, 2015 by Atria Books
Series: Stand Alone Novel
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance

Book Description:
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… 






About the Author:


Colleen Hoover is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Slammed, Point of Retreat, This Girl, Hopeless, Losing Hope, Maybe Someday, Finding Cinderella, and Ugly Love. She lives in Texas with her husband and their three boys.




It is very rare that I fall in love with a book after reading the prologue, even more rare that only a few pages into that prologue and I already have tears running down my face. But I never, without a doubt, if there was anyone that would be capable of making that happen, Hoover would be the one, and she did. Oh my goodness, did she.

How could I not already be in love with Auburn and after that prologue and intrigued by Owen after the first chapter? Colleen, seriously, what are you doing to me.

A prologue and chapter in, and I am already a mess. Already on the edge of my seat ready to dive right into the big ball of emotional wreckage that I just know awaits me. Armed with tissues in hand and a quiet house, and I'm ready for whatever she can throw at me.

Ha! I always think I am ready for what emotions this woman's stories can bring to me but I never quite am. I am never really quite ready for the torrent of tears and the feels. Oh my goodness the feels! 

How can one person write such heartfelt, beautiful stories that can completely tear you up in all the best ways possible? Rip out your heart, piece it back  together shattered piece by shattered piece and then drop it to watch it shatter all over again? And still, those of us with our hearts ripped out, come begging back for more because it always hurts in the very best way imaginable. 

Colleen Hoover, really is a master at what she does.

This book tore me up as much as it lifted me up. It made me smile, laugh, cry, smile some more and then cry some more. Happy tears, sad tears, just lots of crying involved. From the first page, literally to the last. 

I would like to think I am a better person having known Owen and Auburn. Having taken this journey with them, coming out a softer but stronger person because of it.





*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*

50 comments:

  1. Wow this sounds like quite an emotional one! Definitely sounds like Colleen Hoover! I need to get my hands on a copy! Loved the review :D

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    1. This is one of my favorites so far!

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  2. wow already with the prologue? that's great! I keep hearing great things about this author, I really need to try her! Great review!

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  3. oh wow, I had no idea they did a blog tour for this novel. Fun! Woah, I am completely interested in reading this one. Actually bought it, but have not yet scheduled when to start it... SOON. Great review and, by the way, so in love with that cover. *.*

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  4. This book must be so phenomenal if you already had your heartstringe being pulled at the very prologue. I've always wanted to read a CoHo, but never felt like reading her recent ones (wanted to try the first ones) but I am so tempted to go with this one first! It sounds so good and heartfelt.

    Faye at The Social Potato

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    1. This is a fabulous place to start Faye!

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  5. Honestly, I've never read anything from Hoover but I know she always writes hit after hit and looks like this isn't an exception! Maybe this is the book to finally try her out! Awesome review kindlemom! :)

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    1. Oh gosh Amir, you need to read something of her's! Really anything is great but I highly recommend this one. :)

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  6. Gah. Okay maybe one day. I've not tried her yet but a number of yall that I follow or am reader friends with just rave. My poor tbr pile. lol

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    1. I know what you mean but she is worth it, I promise!!

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  7. I feel like I'm not quite emotionally equipped to handle this book Ali!!!! Clearly I need to strap on a bit more armor before I tackle it, but I can't wait. As much as I delay reading books that I know are going to destroy me before putting me back together, I always end up loving them the most:) Gorgeous review!

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    1. Yes, that is a great way too put it Jenny and so true, they are always the ones that really stick with you in the end. :D

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  8. Omg, you're making me want to read this baby so bad! So many feels! Yey for the awesomeness!!

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  9. I have been dying to read this. SO BAD!

    And now that I see your review I am even more excited. A chapter in and you are already a mess. I need this book haha

    Great Review!

    Michelle @ Book Briefs

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    1. You definitely need this book Michelle!

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  10. I just might pop my Hoover cherry this weekend. I think I'm ready to get emotional or even cry!! Lol

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    1. Woo hoo! I can't wait to see what you think about her work, I know you will love it!

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  11. I love it when you can fall in love with a story from the prologue. I love it even more if you end up laughing and crying and generally a mess :) I want to read this very bad!

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    1. It really does make for a great book/experience when that happens.

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  12. Interesting to read your review after reading a not so positive review of this one. Everyone seems to love it, but I am gunshy of Hoover because I have been disappointed twice. I am glad it was such a winner for you, though.

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    1. Sorry that has happened Heidi, hopefully you like this one.

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  13. Wow, it sounds like this one was definitely a winner for you. I'v never read anything by this author, but have been planning to give her a try for a while now.

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  14. Yeeesh! So much love. That prologue was a friggin' killer!

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  15. Wow, this one really packed a punch for you. I like that, it almost changed you a bit. :) Congrats on being on the blog tour.

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  16. wow happy to see you enjoyed this book :D great review, I'm still waiting for my copy to come to the mail

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  17. Oh Boy, this sounds like Collen's writing gave you plenty of feels in the best of ways! It's rare to fing an author who can do this, even as early as the prologue and early chapters. I'm so happy this is a five star for you!! I'm putting this on my wish list, but with a warning of all the feels to come.

    Hope you're having a wonderful weekend, Ali! :)

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  18. This wasn't my favorite Colleen Hoover book, but her writing and characters are always top notch! I love how she manages to pull you in from that first page. OMG that prologue nearly killed me. I just wanted a tiny bit more build up with the romance.
    Lovely review, Ali! :)

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    1. Yes she is a master at pulling you in from the get go.

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  19. I don't think it ever happen to me to fall in love with a book after reading a prologue! That is really rare and I totally understand your love for this book. Colleen's books for me are either hit or miss and let's hope that this one will be hit. Great review :)

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    1. I know me neither but this totally did it!

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  20. I just read and reviewed my first book by this author a few weeks ago-Maybe Someday. I can guarantee it won't be my last. Loved it. This one sounds really good as well. Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. I am so glad you tried her and loved her!

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  21. I bought Confess and Im really looking forward to reading it! Colleen Hoovers books are always so good! <3 Bee @ Bee Reads Books

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    1. I hope you love this as much as I have!

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  22. Wahoo...yes I am even more excited to dive into my audio copy. So glad you loved it Ali!

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  23. I thought this was an old book with a new cover, but I guess I was wrong. Haha. I haven't read anything by this author, but I have obviously heard many things about her work. :D It's a shame my library doesn't own a single book by her... I really want to check out her work.

    Cucie @ Cucie reads

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    1. That is sad to hear, we need to change that! :P

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  24. I'm so excited to read this! It sounds like an emotional read, but definitely worth it. Lovely review!

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  25. I have this on my TBR list. I am so glad it was a book that gave you good feels! Can't wait to read it now.

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    1. I hope you love it as much as I did!

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