No More Confessions by Louise RozettSeries: Confessions #3
eBook, English, 194 pages
Debut: January 25, 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Young Adult
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Read First: June 16-19, 2015 | Snuck from: YA Bound Book Tours -- I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
ROSE ZARELLI 3.0 is done confessing because confessions are for people who have done something wrong. And I haven't done anything wrong.
For Rose Zarelli, freshman year was about controlling her rage. Sophomore year was about finding her voice. With all that behind her, junior year should be a breeze, right? Nope.
When a horrific video surfaces, Rose needs the one person she wants to be done with, the person who has broken her heart twice—Jamie Forta. But as the intensity between them heats up, Rose realizes she isn’t the only one who needs help. The thing is, Jamie doesn’t see it that way—and that could cost them both everything.
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It's been two years since Rose's dad died, and of course it's something she still struggles with. That video gave her a new target to hate, while her worry for Jamie was pushed into the background by her quite some. It was nicely displayed how we sometimes just don't want to acknowledge a certain problem, or offer help in the wrong way. It's so human! I just love Rose as a character beyond reason, I really do.
Everything she has been through in the first two books has made her a lot calmer, wiser, and stronger already. And this time, that trip to meet Gabriel... It was so heart-wrenching, and I'm over the moon that she realized how misdirected that particular anger is, and that she's not hanging on to it when she learns it's all just a horrible misunderstanding, but that she's able to let it go, really let it go and just grief like she should. It amazes me every time how Rose finds her gentle heart buried under all that rage, and manages to grow as a person on all the occasions she has to dig it out.
So while she does, she learns more about herself, starts following her own way, and gains the confidence that comes with growing into yourself. I think that's what Jamie loves about her, even if he can't say it. Which pains me, because Rose was so very sweet with him, in everything she did, and he just... Except for that one night, he didn't do anything to particularly make me like him again, but maybe now... I hope when he's back on his feet for good, he'll be a 2.0 version too, and I'd very much like to meet him. That ending was just bad, and an improved version is imperatively vital right about now.
It surprised me that Rose pretty much neglected the band this time around. I thought it would hold more significance, as outlet for her anger, but except for her big bad fail, and her now moving on by herself (which is a good thing, I think)... I really wouldn't call it a key element of the story. Maybe in book 4? In a big city like L.A., new start and all... lots of things you can come up with righ there! Like, how about some new hot dummer for Rose, so Jamie actually has to show some fight for once? Up until now, it was Rose who did all the hard work, and I think it'll be good for her ego if she got some attention just for being herself. Maybe now that she's pretty much found herself, her senior year should be about acknowledging her worth, that what she does has an impact on the world around her, and especially that she's worth fighting for (or over).
Area Scan: Idea: 5/5 -- Style/Vocab: 5/5 -- Plot: 4/5 -- Heroine: 5/5 -- Hero: 3.5/5 -- Hearts: 5/5 -- Tears: 5/5 -- Heat: 3.5/5 -- Thrills: 3/5
Discovered: 4+ Hoods
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