Thursday, March 19, 2015

*BLOG TOUR* CONFESS by Colleen Hoover - Review + Giveaway! #ConfessYourTruth




Confess by Colleen Hoover
Genre: New Adult Contemporary
Publisher: Atria Books
Publication Date: March 10th, 2015

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 that Owen is keeping some 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…





And now for my review:
*Spoiler-Free* REVIEW: Confess by Colleen Hoover
Publication Date: March 10th, 2015

*DISCLOSURE: ARC was provided in exchange for a fair and honest review



Review:
Confession: I cried within 5 minutes of starting Confess. That HAS to be a Colleen Hoover record.

Confession: I stopped over a dozen times to reread that last sentence just to savor the words. Then I went back to read them aloud to myself so that I could savor them on my tongue.

Confession: I fell in love multiple times within this book and when I turned the last page, I didn't want to read anything else because I knew I wouldn't experience that same kind of love for a while.

Reading a Colleen Hoover novel has become a visceral experience for me. First, with Maybe Someday where the music was woven into the fabric of the story, and now with Confess, where the art is not only described, but can be seen and it can be felt. Artist Danny O'Connor captured the essence of Colleen's words and characters so beautifully, I find it necessary to tell you to go out and buy this book in paperback. Seeing them printed is truly worth the price.

Auburn and Owen's story, both individually and together, is beautiful. It's also heartbreaking, it's tumultuous, it's frustrating, and it rings true. Colleen is a master at taking very flawed characters that you might not really like, and show you why they are deserving of your love.

All that being said, I have to admit, this was not my favorite of all of Colleen's novels. But, this is like comparing your pets (maybe even your children). I love them all, but some just strike a deeper chord with me. This novel did feel a bit short to me. I felt like there was so much more of their happily ever after that I wanted to see after enduring their hard fought battle for it. Ultimately though, this is just a longing of mine. The novel ended well and it left me with a perma-smile on my face. It also left me with no desire to pick up another book for a while so that I could just contemplate what I just experienced. Colleen Hoover engages her readers on every level, grabbing you at the very beginning and not letting you go until the very end.

Colleen gives new meaning to the phrase O.M.G.

A delighted, enraptured five stars!

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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. Please visit ColleenHoover.com.




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all the best, dear readers!


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