Monday, March 20, 2017

Review / QT & L4C Meme: Confess by Colleen Hoover

Hello. Today I am sharing my review, Lusting For Covers Meme and Quote-Tastic meme for Confess by Colleen Hoover

Spoil Free Review
Rating 3 Stars - Liked It
After watching the mini series trailer for Confess I had to bump it up on my TBR pile ASAP.  Colleen Hoover is a mastermind when it comes to originality. I loved the confessions and actual paintings.
Well I did not love Confess has much I was hoping for. On the other hand I did not hate it either. What happened to her alpha male heroes I love to read about. Emory who is Auburn's best girlfriend has more balls than Owen. I understand why Owen at times did have to stand down but I really needed him on quite a few occasions do some serious ass kicking. I was actually shocked a few times he did not step in. In one scene I actually did not like him for not stepping in.
I was missing the sexual tension and  couple chemistry Colleen Hoover is known for in her books. Owen and Auburn were cute and a bit awkward together. I liked it but was still not always feeling their chemistry.  I loved and respected them as individuals. They are both selfless and the sacrifices they endure for their loved ones is sad and beautiful.
Confess is broken down in Two Parts. Part One was boring. I kept waiting for something major to happen and nothing did until the last chapter. Part Two was a bit better than Part One as I could not swipe my kindle fast enough but still I needed some situations to be dealt with more.
Overall Confess was not a bad read. I did feel that there was too many serious themes happening.  I felt a lot of  times certain scenarios were rushed and not fleshed out. I was really shocked by this because Colleen Hoover is a amazing story teller who can bring out different emotions. Confess should of been one of those books where I could laugh, cry, get angry and go all fan girl on the hero. Unfortunately the execution and emotions were not there for me.
I think this will be one of those occasions where I will like the on-screen better. 
Quote-Tastic is a weekly meme hosted by Anna @ Herding Cats & Burning Soup. Share a favorite quote that's grabbed you for one reason or another. You can add a review or post just a quote.
I thought this scene was cute with their flirting. He is leaving her apartment and will be back the next night to see her.
Owen: "And I don't know how it is in Portland, but you also shouldn't allow strangers inside your apartment."
Auburn: "You walked me home. I couldn't deny you the use of my restroom."
Owen:  "Thank you , I appreciate that. Just don't let anyone else in to use your restroom, Okay?"
Auburn: "We haven't even been on a date yet and you're already trying to dictate who can and can't use my restroom?"
Owen: "I can't help it if I'm a little possessive. It was a really nice restroom."
Auburn: "Good night, Owen."
Owen: "I'm serious. You even have those cute little seashell soaps. I love those."
Lusting for Covers is a weekly meme, held on Sunday, that allows bloggers to share their current cover obsession with fellow book lovers. This meme is hosted by TBQ @ TBQ's Book Palace
Love the new cover that ties into the mini-series. It was nice to visualize Owen from the sexy  hero on the cover. The couple pose is passionate. Love how he is caressing her neck and is about to kiss her cheek.


  1. Hi.. welcome back! I missed your posts. :-D
    I read lots of so-so reviews for this book. Like you says, not great but not good either. It is just ok. I haven't read it yet but I'm not sure that I will. :(
    Awesome review, btw. :-D

    1. Thank you. Missed your post too. Yes unfortunately I was part of the mix emotion group on this one.

  2. I get your point, I read a few of her titles and I still have to find one that makes me swoon, get all emotional, and say "Wow, what a great read!". Lots of friends and bloggers I follow are crazy about her writing, but it doesn't seem to work for me.

    1. I love her writing voice and story telling but Ugly Love and this one were not my favorite. Hopeless and slammed were wow books for me. Definitely swooned over both heroes. Bummer her books did not worked for you.

  3. I'm sorry you didn't enjoy this one as much as you'd hoped. I have read one book from CoHo, but I've been hesitant to pick up another. I don't know why. The one I read was great - Hopeless.

    Great review!

    1. Loved Hopeless as was a five star for me and my 1st book I read from her. I have only read 4 books. I feel like her YA are better than her New Adult. Since her last 2 new adult I read did not wow me.

  4. Do you know Confess is the only Hoover book I haven't read/listened to. I actually have it on audio. LOL

    1. With the many mixed reviews I look forward to see what you think.

  5. LOL that's cute. I'm sorry it wasn't a total win for ya. Disappointing when that happens but still doesn't sound too bad!

    1. No not that bad. Just from her it was missing some stuff I love about her characters and story telling.


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