by Colleen Hoover
Published March 10th 2015
New Adult/Contemporary Romance
5 Stars

“Selflessness. It should be the basis of every relationship. If a person truly cares about you, they’ll get more pleasure from the way they make you feel, rather than the way you make them feel.”

There is just something about Colleen Hoover books. This one had me crying at the prologue, who does that? Colleen, that’s who. I don’t think there is a book of hers I have ever read and left without shedding a tear. But my sister says that I cry too much even when I shouldn’t and this was when we were watching The Fault in our Stars! I say she is the one who is emotionally challenged. But when it comes to review her books, it’s always best to not give much away. Go in blind people, it is always so much better than when you know what to expect from the book apart from the usual awesomeness.

“It’s amazing how much distance one truth can create between two people.”

The story is about Auburn, a twenty one year old dealing with loss and looking to find a way to stand on her own two feet. But there is more to her story and in the true Colleen Hoover fashion, she went beyond what I thought would happen. Auburn is contemplating on where she can get a second job when Owen comes into the picture. He needs help, she needs a job. These are two kids in their early twenties who are trying to make it work in their respective situations.

“I’m scared I’ll never feel this again with anyone else,” I whisper.
He squeezes my hands. “I’m scared you will.”

The main focus in this novel was not lust and all that stuff than comes with most New Adult novels, there was a lot more being brought out. And that’s the thing with Colleen Hoover’s books, she never shies away from topics that most people would keep away from. There was a lot of selflessness and sacrifices that I had to wonder if I could have gone through. But Colleen loves her insta-love stories. This is no different but it is not really one of them in some sense. Does that make sense?

“Selflessness. It should be the basis of every relationship. If a person truly cares about you, they’ll get more pleasure from the way they make you feel, rather than the way you make them feel.”

The topics she discusses in her books always push you to think more about certain issues that are out there. They are thought provoking in every way. That’s what I love most about her work. I never fail to be pushed to thinking about what is not always rosy. I would love to go in and discuss the ones in this book but then I would ruin it for you because the mantra when going into her books is go in blind.

What I loved the most (I loved so many things) were all the confessions shared. It makes you think of what people around you and hiding when they are around you. We all have secrets and that’s a fact. Even the most open people out there, I am pretty sure they have something they keep to themselves. The confessions in the book were submitted anonymously to the author and that’s what makes it even more real. There is no guarantee that they are all real but there is a possibility that they are. It makes you try and build a life of the person behind the confession, try and understand the reason behind their confession. This was such a unique aspect of the book. I loved it so much.

The paintings! OMG! (Get it?) If you have a copy of the book, you can see the paintings that fit I with Owen’s character and his work. I wanted to purchase them all! I went in and stalked the artist on Instagram and his work is just so amazing and I thank Colleen Hoover for bringing him to my path.


I will always recommend Colleen Hoovers books, I just love her work. There is a unique way she delivers every story she has and she has never failed me. Pick this one up, seriously and don’t forget to go in blind. It’s always best to go in blind with her work.

I need to stop hyping her, I know what going into books overhyped does to people. You end up finding it meh. So let me just say the book is not that great, its meh. Hahaha that should do the trick, right? Now, get the book!

Get the book here.

If you are interested in the artist’s work, be sure to check him out Danny O’ Connor.



3 thoughts on “Confess

  1. Thank you for introducing me to Colleen Hoover! I just finished It Ends With Us and I have picked up every other book by her! Thaaaaaanks!!!


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