Confess Review

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Confess
by Colleen Hoover
paperback
306 pages
my rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Synopsis via Goodreads

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 Owen is keeping 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…


 

My thoughts:

I enjoyed this far more than I thought I would, the last couple of CoHos books left me feeling a little underwhelmed, but CoHo has an interesting way of writing that successfully keeps me intrigued. I like the way she  slowly reveals a little bit of the mystery throughout the book, I never try to guess what’s going to happen next I just like for her stories to reveal themselves the way they do.

Auburn has to be one of my favorite CoHo leading ladies, I found her to be a tremendously strong woman and liked how she inspired strength in others throughout the book. my heart broke for her so many times when she had to go through the crap that she did, I admire that she would go anything for the people she loved in her life.

Owen was great, I enjoyed his point of views a lot and his style as an artist and seeing where his inspiration came from fascinated me. His character   kind of emphasized that I really like artists. That’s always been one type of guy I’ve always felt drawn to and not always in a romantic way, I always try to make friends with painters, writers, and musicians and so far out of the 5 CoHo books I’ve read I’ve loved Ridge- Guitarist, Ben- Writer, and now Owen-Painter. I think it’s safe to say that I love creativity.

The plot was well done, there were a lot of flashbacks thrown into the story, but they were all clear about where they were in the timeline and I really appreciated that. The ending in the present day, however, left me very unsatisfied, I feel like I needed more closure from Auburn and Owen, but I loved the last chapter of the story, it was perfect I wouldn’t have changed an entire thing about it.

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2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,200 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 20 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.


 

This has been an amazing year! Like any it’s had it’s up and downs, old friendships were rekindled, toxic friendships were let go of, I met the BF, and I finally took the plunge to sign up for college classes and work towards obtaining my bachelor’s degree.

Book wise I read a lot of new to me and read so many new books and discovered so many new authors that I now love and I created this blog here and it’s been such a great year. Thank you to everyone to reads my posts and thank you to all of the bloggers that I have met through here, I’ve met so many lovely people and I can’t wait to see what 2016 brings.

WWW Wednesday 12/30

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The Lazy Blogger is back!

Seriously I have been so lazy these past few days, I don’t mean to be it’s just that I’ve been on vacation and blogging and work are the furthest things away from my mind but I’m going to try to fix that.

I thought I would start my efforts with a WWW Wednesday p0st, I have been doing a nice amount of reading but I’ve also been getting distracted by my Xbox One and have been spending a lot of time playing Rise of the Tomb Raider and Batman Arkham Knight. They are so awesome!

WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Taking On A World Of Words. Simply answer the following questions:

What have you recently finished reading?

What are you currently reading?

What do you think you’ll read next?


 

What have you recently finished reading?

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To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

I loved this book so much! It was so cutesy and adorable and sweet and I could go on and on about it, it was so good! I immediately had to go out and buy then read and devour

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P.S. I Still Love You

Ahh more cutesy and more adorableness! Loved.

I also finished

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Happily Ever After by Keira Cass

I liked this well enough, I found some parts of the book to be a bit slow but still ended up enjoying it.

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Carry On

Finally finished this! Again I have mixed feelings about this and I won’t go into it here but I’ll be posting my thoughts on it real soon.


 

What are you currently reading?

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I am currently reading Frozen Tides

I’m only about 40 pages in so far so I can’t say much yet but I wish I had reread Gathering Darkness, it been about 4 months since I’ve read it so my memories about what previously happened are coming back a bit slowly.


 

What do you think you’ll read next?

Once I finish Frozen Tides I will be two books away from reading 150 books in 2015, I want to make that 150 so I plan on picking up


Deathnote volumes 5 and 6

I want to make that 150 happen!


 

So those are my reading plans for today and tomorrow.

What are you currently reading? Did you meet your reading challenge for 2015?

‘Tis the Season Book tag!

I was tagged by Arianna at The Daydreaming Bookworm thank you for tagging me Arianna!


 

1. Do you have a favorite winter read?

*thoughts going on in my head* Don’t say Harry Potter Don’t say Harry Potter Don’t say Harry Potter everyone else has….GAH I wanna say Harry Potter!  

I’m actually going to go with the Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follet, it’s one of my favorite books to curl up with and reread.

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2. Find a book with blue on the cover!

 

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Pretty blue! I can’t wait to read this!

3. Find a book you’d use as the star on a Christmas tree!

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Gorgeous cover! I would put this at the top of my tree!

4. Pick one fictional place that would be perfect for a winter vacation!

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Hogwarts! I want to go here so badly!

5. Pick one fictional character you’d take with you on your winter vacation

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Celeana from Throne of Glass, we could spend time kicking back and reading or go shopping, sounds good to me!

6. Name one book on your wish list this year!

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I want to read this so bad and I want the pretty hard back edition even if Lair of Dreams won’t match it :/

7. Favorite holiday drink, treat, & movie?

DRINK: Peppermint tea 

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TREAT: Molasses Cookies 

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MOVIE: Nightmare Before Christmas! 

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I tag:

Lizzy at My Little Book Blog

Ashleigh at A Frolic Through Fiction

Lauren at Drifting Lexi

Dee at The Bookish Khaleesi

WWW Wednesday 12/23

So this week I’ve been a little slumpy after last weeks binge, so I haven’t been pushing myself too hard, also, Christmas Party Time has started so I haven’t even had that much time to even read, I’ve had family parties to go to and when I finally get home I’m so tired I just collapse in bed still holding my book.

But that’s all going to change because today is my last day of work until January 4th! YAY! I love Winter Break. I plan on sleeping a lot and reading and catching up on Agents of Shield and Gotham and I can’t wait!

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WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Taking On A World Of Words. Simply answer the following questions:

What have you recently finished reading?

What are you currently reading?

What do you think you’ll read next?



What have you recently finished reading?

I just finished

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Their Fractured Light by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

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Confess by Colleen Hoover


 

What are you currently reading?


Carry On by Rainbow Rowell I’m about 110 pages in and things are getting good!

and Happily Ever After by Keira Cass


 

What do you think you’ll read next?


Frozen Tides by Morgan Rhodes and To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han


 

Thats it for this weeks WWW Wednesday, not a lot of excitement on this end.

What are you reading this week? Are you ready for the upcoming holiday festivities?

Book Fangirling Blog Award

 I was nominated by Rae over at Bookmark Chronicles thanks again for tagging me!

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The Rules:

  • Create a post to accept your award.
  • Add the blog award button into your post and put it on the side of your blog as a widget. Visit fangirling for the award button.
  • Answer the questions I have below.
  • Nominate between 5-10 book bloggers who you think also deserve this award.
  • Come up with your own 5 questions for your nominees.


 

Questions from Rae:

  • Favorite Book Series (nope, don’t say HP!)Throne of Glass!
  • Fictional CrushJon Snow
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  • A book that you read this year and would recommend to friendsFangirl
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  • A book that you read this year that was disappointingCruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge
    I expected a lot more from this book especially after seeing a lot of praise for it, I was massively confused throughout it and a lot of my confusion was never cleared up.
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  • First book on your TBR for 2016The Fellowship of the Ring by JRR Tolkien
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My Questions:

What is your favorite genre?
If you could read in a foreign language, which language would you pick?
Who is your favorite fictional villain
What’s a book that you did not finish
How do you like to keep your books organized? Is it alphabetical? by color? etc?


I tag:

Lisa at Bookshelf Fantasies
Ashely at Socially Awkward Bookworm
Kat Impossible at Life and Other Diasters
Aria at Aria Stuck in Wonderland
Emma at Emma the Book Lover
Enjoy! If you have already done this then feel to ignore.
Thanks for reading! ❤