Friday, June 26, 2015

No More Confessions (Confessions #3) by Louise Rozett


Release Date: 01/25/15

Summary from Goodreads:

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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ROSE ZARELLI is done confessing because ​confessions are for people who have done something wrong. ​And I haven't done anything wrong. Here, I'll prove it to you.

1) After my mother got that call, I “borrowed” her car. (Because you can’t steal your mother’s car, can you?) I don’t really remember driving downtown, but I do remember...

2) …getting past the bouncer at Dizzy’s (I mean, it’s his job to spot a fake ID, so that’s on him)…

​3) …and then later, telling my mother the truth about the bar but lying about how I got in. (A truth totally cancels out a lie, right?)

After all, what’s a little duplicity when finding Jamie Forta is the only thing that’s going to keep you from losing what’s left of your mind?

See? Junior year is off to a great start.


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Review:

I have mixed feelings. Rose was finally herself or at least a person who was comfortable in their own skin. She knew who she was and what she wanted to be. For me Rose was at her best. She evolved as a character. Jamie was a total opposite. I honestly don't know why he was taking the destructive path. I wasn't expecting him to start drinking. I thought he was smarter than that and he wouldn't want to become someone like his father.

If I exclude the Jamie plot line, I can say that I liked the story and it was something I would have wanted to read, mostly because Rose and her mother move on with their lives without forgetting Rose's father Al.

So far you can see that I liked the book and you might wonder why I have mixed feelings. Well, here it is. The end. The ending of the story is the kind of ending that leaves the reader/viewer imagining the future, giving him only a few clues about the direction the characters will take. I would have preferred an epilogue after an x amount of time after the ending chapter.

I wanted something certain for Rose, to see how Peter and Tracy were doing as well as Angelo and Steph. The last four people were forgotten in the last chapter(s). I hope for an epilogue or a novella with all of them together.

About the Author:

Louise Rozett is an author, a playwright, and a recovering performer. She made her YA debut with Confessions of an Angry Girl, followed by Confessions of an Almost-Girlfriend, both published by HarlequinTEEN. The next book in the series, No More Confessions, is due out January 2015. She lives with her 120-pound Bernese Mountain dog Lester (named after Lester Freamon from THE WIRE, of course) in sunny Los Angeles, and pines for New York City. Visit www.Louiserozett.com for more info.

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