What IS it about Colleen Hoover, anyway? Somehow, her books manage to hold me hostage, keeping my mind captive from the very first page. A Colleen Hoover novel is the literary equivalent of Thin Mints; once I start, I just can’t stop. Of course, Confess is no exception to The Rule of Hoover. I’ve been looking forward to this book for some time, and Colleen has delivered.
Auburn and Owen’s story is something special. An exceptional connection, forged from a painful past. Secrets, love, lies, and devotion all meld together to weave an incredible tale. The bond between the two is remarkable, given their circumstances. I can’t really accurately describe it for you, it really is something you need to feel, to experience for yourself.
More than a simple love story between two people, Confess explores many types of love, both healthy and unhealthy. This type of story layering is one of my favorite things about a Colleen Hoover book. You always get so much more than you expected.
Then there’s the art. Obviously this book is about an artist, and Colleen actually includes the original artwork that is mentioned in the book. Just like the original music in Maybe Someday, Colleen’s multi-media approach to the stories she pens create a truly immersive reading experience. She’s really blazing a new trail with these features, and I can wait to see what she comes up with next.
As much as I enjoyed this book, I will say that I did feel like the ending was a little bit rushed. However, that didn’t take away from my enjoyment of this story, and the final chapter of Confess made me more than happy.
With each book, Colleen protrays an intensity of emotion that you don’t get from just any book. A rare talent in a sea of unique voices, I feel lucky as a reader to be on the receiving end of her efforts. Whether this is your first Colleen Hoover book, or you’ve read everything she’s ever published, Confess will leave you confessing your love for all things CoHo.
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Meet Colleen Hoover
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.