Confess didn’t meet my expectations. Been on a Colleen Hoover reading spree since last year. This wasn’t like I expected.
Auburn has suffered immensely in her teenage years and is struggling with her life. The story begins with her in search of a job as she is desperately in need of income. When she notices a Help Wanted sign and signed up for the job she definitely didn’t expect herself to be falling for the ludicrously handsome and talented artist Owen Gentry she begins to work for. As they continue to get acquainted, we realise that both of them are hiding big secrets which, if confessed, threaten to destroy any kind of relationship that they have built up.
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?
It was just too boring. Just like Maybe someday.
I’m afraid Colleen has just applied the same formula, Trauma, tragic event, a lady in distress and put it all in one book. I couldn’t get into the book. I didn’t like any of the characters. It all fell flat for me. I’m glad I listened to this as an audiobook. Mean’s I’m not as upset as I would probably have been.
One thing I kept on saying was how awfully similar this story was to Reminders of Him. it felt like she wrote Reminders of Him to apologise for how subpar Confess was.
The book started out interesting and true to Colleen Hoover’s writing style, there was the instalove in the first few pages, then the reason they wouldn’t be together, then them still fighting to be together, then the reveal at the end that’s supposed to make it all make sense, It’s worked in other books but not just this one.
It started out strong, I was intrigued. Then all the reveals just fell flat. The ending was not satisfying it felt empty.
Another thing was I just couldn’t relate with any of the characters. Owen makes decisions hoping that things out of his control will magically happen. Auburn was as annoying as Collen’s female characters could get and all I saw was a whinny somewhat small person I just couldn’t relate with.
There was just so much drama going on with the characters and all involved, that after going through such a roller coaster, you are left with a moment that is anticlimactic.
I would definitely not be recommending Confess. You can read Reminders of Him, It’s not so much better but they are almost the same stories and Reminders of Him is a better version of Confess.