Release Date: January 25, 2015
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. *** 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.
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.
I received No More Confessions by Louise Rozett from the publisher and this is my honest review.
I have been following this series from the beginning. A few years ago when it came out I read the first book, Confessions of an Angry Girl which was the very beginning of Rose Zarelli’s story, and I have loved every book since then. For the third book I chose to be apart of the blog tour because as soon as I knew it was coming out I wanted to read it immediately, and I am so glad I did.
These books have such a hold over me. I love the characters, every single one of them. I did have my issues periodically with some of them *cough cough* Jamie! But other than quick little bouts of anger I love them all, and never want to let them go. I feel like the reason I love these characters so much is because I have been with them all since the beginning. I have watched all of them grow in their own different ways. Some have gotten more mature, some have gone down bad paths but regardless I will follow them to the end.
As always Rose has grown more than ever since when we met her at the start of her freshman year. She is doing so much better handling her love life, and for the most part she is being smart about it. I cannot really say much because again this is a third book in the series and giving a lot of details will probably contain spoilers. But the couple that is spotlighted in all three books has a lot to do with No More Confessions and I loved it. I enjoyed seeing them grow together. I know these two are my favorite bookish couple, because it has been a long time since I have come close to crying because of a book, and there was something near the end of this that made me tear up a few times.
The only thing I was not a fan of in this book was that the ending seemed very rushed to me. All of the sudden it was Rose’s birthday, her and Jamie were fighting and she went home. The next thing you know something bad has happened and the hospital came into the picture, physical therapy was involved for like one chapter and then BAM the book ended. I did not like that. It just seemed like their whole relationship was smooshed into a few pages and that was it. I needed so much more when it came to the end, I had so many questions and I do not even know if there is going to be another book. I really hope so, I need more than what happened.