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Thursday, March 10, 2016

Confess ~Review

"I'll love you forever.
Even when I can't."

Back of book:
Auburn Reed has lost everything important to her. In her fight to rebuild her shattered life, she has her goals in sight and there is 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… 

Colleen Hoover has easily become one of my favorite authors. I love her, I love her writing style, how she can flawlessly insert plot twist, and have so much heart breaking and heart tugging but still make the story an incredibly happy one. 

This is definitely not one of her saddest books, it still has it's moments. Unlike Ugly love and November 9, this one didn't have me in a flood of tears. I loved this book, so much. I enjoyed the story line and the confessions and the stolen moments. 

There were so many questions I had while reading this, and they were all eventually answered, and answered at a pace where it gave me something to think about.

It's hard to write about a career if you aren't actually in that career. A lot of research goes into characters and how to make them realistic. As I was reading I saw no flaw in the character's development. Each character had the knowledge belonging to their career and Owen especially, truly felt like an artist to me.

Hoover's characters are relatable. You may not be in the same situation as the character but you find something to relate about them. I love how much I relate to them and how I can feel all that they feel. Her characters all make me smile, one way or another.

Another thing Colleen Hoover know how to do right, are these little romantic scenes. She makes the heart flutter and you smile and giggle while you're reading. Her characters are so tender and loving and the have unbreakable connections. 

This book was incredible and I highly recommend this to anyone, everyone, the whole world. LOVED THIS BOOK. 

The character development throughout this novel was incredible, as is her development through all her novels. 

I think what I like most about Hoover's novels, is she spends half the novel, making you fall in love with the characters, and the story and then at about three fourths of the way through, she has some extreme plot twist, one that makes you look away from the books, just so you can digest what just happened. Then it's a struggle for the characters to decide how they want to react to their new situation. I love it, her books are ones that you simply can't put down. They are page turners and so much happens in such a short book. You don't even notice how small it is because of all the huge content in it. 

Please read this book! It was incredible and I loved it so much! 

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Ugly Love ~Review

“When life gives you lemons,
make sure you know
whose eyes you need
to squeeze them in.”

Back of Book:
When Tate Collins meets airline pilot Miles Archer, she knows it isn’t love at first sight. They wouldn’t even go so far as to consider themselves friends. The only thing Tate and Miles have in common is an undeniable mutual attraction. Once their desires are out in the open, they realize they have the perfect set-up. He doesn’t want love, she doesn’t have time for love, so that just leaves the sex. Their arrangement could be surprisingly seamless, as long as Tate can stick to the only two rules Miles has for her.
Never ask about the past.
Don’t expect a future.
They think they can handle it, but realize almost immediately they can’t handle it at all.
Hearts get infiltrated.
Promises get broken.
Rules get shattered.
Love gets ugly.

I got a glimpse of Colleen Hoover as a writer and now I can't stop reading her books! Hoover has an incredible way of making her 300ish page books feel like six chapters. They are fast paced, no dull moments, and extremely entertaining.

I really enjoy how she has one chapter be from one character's view point and the next chapter is from the other character's view point. What I enjoyed most about these chapters, was that Miles chapters take place six years earlier.

Just by reading the back of the book, everyone knows something must have happened in Miles's past that has made him the way he is. Being able to read these events as they unfold, while still knowing what's going on in the present is great!

While Tate spends her chapters in the dark, the readers are in a small circle of light. We know what's going on with Miles, slowly but surely we are getting the entire story.

There was a lot of sex in this book. And these moments where steamy. Like fog up the windows steamy. So it is definitely for a more mature audience. However, as much sex as there was. The story itself was so overwhelming that it out did the mature content. There was so much to the actual story line that looking back on it, there seemed to be so much less sex than there actually was. The mature content just doesn't stick with you as much as the story itself does.

The character development in this book was outstanding. I loved Cap and Corbin. Corbin's relationship with his sister, Tate was protective. He loved his sister and would do anything for her, and you could see that in the way he treated her and the guys in her life. Cap was hilarious. Having an older character in the book to give these younger ones advice was a great idea. I loved him, he felt like my own grandfather.

As I read their stories, I could feel the tearing and ripping of my heart as I went on the journey with the characters. My heart ached for Miles's pain and I wished nothing more than to take it away from him.

This novel had it's sad parts, and when they were sad they were the saddest thing I could imagine, but then there were these beautiful moments where the world seemed perfect. This was an incredible read. I find myself loving Colleen Hoover more and more as I continue to read her books.

I highly recommend this book to those of you who want to have love, drama, sorrow, and excitement tied into one book. It is definitely for a mature audience though, it's a New Adult book for a reason.

Comment below and let me know what you thought of this book!