Confess by Colleen Hoover

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

That’s what scares me,” I tell him. “I’m afraid if I listen to my heart once, I’ll never figure out how to ignore it again.


Confess is about Auburn Mason Reed who moves to Texaseven though she hates his art studio.She is desperately in need for another source of income when she comes across Owen Mason Gentry who is desperate to hire someone to help him and is desperately in need for another source of income. The two clicks instantly, however, even if fate brought them together, fate also placed a lot of walls between them.

As usual, Colleen Hoover writes beatifully. My heart was already broken at the prologue.Hoover adds another form of art in this story – paintings. And to add a little more spice, she adds anonymous confessions. The characters are very relatable and lovable. They are as human as humans can be. Sometimes infuriating but in the end, you can’t help but sympathize with them. The plot is also well-written.

Then there’s Owen, another guy you would love. Where can we find these guys?

But here’s the thing: Confess was like love at first sight to me. The cover, the prologue, the start intrigued me. I loved it instantly, however, as I read on I realize that I expected too much and my expectations were not met leading to my disappointment. I was in love with the idea of the book since I have loved Hoover’s books but as I unravel more of the story, it’s clear to me that I may have liked the book but that’s all there is.

Don’t get me wrong, though. This book is good. It’s just that this book did not connect to me much. As I have read in this book, “You can love a lot of things about a person but still not love the whole person.” I think that’s it. I love a lot of things about this book, especially the confessions, but I guess I cannot love the entirety of the book.

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Maybe Someday


Maybe Someday (Maybe, #1)

Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

“If there are two people in this world capable of finding a way to love each other, it’s us.”

I don’t know why I keep torturing myself this way. I have read the other books written by Colleen Hoover and I know how intense the emotions are. I know how Colleen Hoover makes you fall in love, rips your heart out, but in the end makes you believe in true love. So here I am, again, utterly amazed with one of Hoover’s masterpieces.

Maybe Someday is about a woman who just found out she was being cheated on by her boyfriend of two years and the man who helped her realize that she deserves more. However, that man has a girlfriend of his own. So basically, Sydney and Ridge have to fight their attraction for each other. More than the love story, Maybe Someday is also a story about music.

Colleen Hoover really has an immense talent. Her writing style is brilliant such that I am certain that every one who reads this- regardless of gender and age- would understand the complexities of love as portrayed by this story. With this book, prepare to laugh, to smile, to actually fall in love with a fictional character… However, prepare to cry and get your heart broken as well. While reading this book, there wasn’t a single moment that I did not feel anything. From the first word to the last, this book has affected me so much.

Another thing is the music! This is also a good book for music lovers. Listen to the soundtrack yourself and be moved.

Maybe Someday is a great read for everyone. I am certain that this book will be enjoyed. Furthermore, you’ll also learn a lot not just about romance but about friendship and brotherhood as well. This book is deeper than ordinary love stories.