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Confession (Curio #5)

4.01  ·  Rating Details ·  511 Ratings  ·  64 Reviews
This is the fourth title in the Curio Vignettes series, follow-up stories to the novel Curio.

Caroly has waited forever to fall in love. An American now living in Paris, she’s finally found what she craved all those lonely years—a passionate, sensitive man, more gorgeous than she’d ever dreamed, and just as beautiful on the inside.

The only issue? Well, that small matter of
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Published November 21st 2012 by Ellora's Cave
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Mirjana ***Let's Sound It Out - - - Mary-On-A***
This was pretty much me reading the entire time!


Normally, I'm not into uber-romantic and poetic proclomations of love, but I'm pretty sure that Didier could tell me to "Fuck Off" and I'd swoon. I'm a little hesitant to start the next, and last novella......not becuase of where the story might go, but because I know that it will end. Sigh.....with a heavy heart I shall go forth and complete the journey.
Allison ❤️Will Never Conquer Her TBR❤️
4.5 "I love you, Didier" stars!

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Can I just say I love this series? Anyone who remotely watches my feed will see I've devoured every book, several a day. It's difficult to write reviews on books that are 40-50 pages long but I feel each one deserves it's own little review!

This series is seriously addicting. Each and every installment is a continuation of the love story of French male prostitute Didier and his muse Caroly. Didier is a perfect male specimen on the outside, model and sexual God...bu

A rooftop, confessions, pigeons, rain, and other...

The most important part in this vignette is obvious from the title. After all that anxiety caused by the preparations for this important step for Didier, the time had come for him to make it, and confess the feelings that had been brewing inside him to Caroly. Only now we were back to Caroly's POV so we got more of her anxiety since she was kind of expecting a disaster. Instead she got a confession. I must say, with everything Didier did to make
I knew (or rather, hoped) it would happen eventually and CONFESSION was the one to do it. I finally love Caroly.

I feel more naked than I ever have, letting him see every messy emotion contorting my face. I want to hide, but more than that, I want him to see. If this is love, it's sloppier than movies and love songs let on. It's wonderful, and I need him to see what a wreck it's made of me.

This whole snapshot was just perfect. Tender, frightening, beautiful, nerve wracking, eye opening.. for them
Feb 10, 2016 Karen111 rated it liked it
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Whoops. I skipped ahead to this one without reading Reversal, so I may now go back a little!


This was my least favourite of the books so far. That's not to say it wasn't good enough to finish - just certain things annoyed me.

Although they both laid their emotions bare, this was Didier's opportunity to say he was out of prostitution, but instead that's a goal for the future!!!

And Caroly's inner dialogue still irks me. No wonder she was still a virgin at thirty. With delightful musings lik
Jan 12, 2013 Anna rated it really liked it
For those of you following the Curio Vignettes- this is a must read. It's the money shot really. I'm hoping that Cara McKenna continues with these vignettes because I would love to see where things go from here for Didier and Caroly as they move forward.
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
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In CONFESSION, we are back to Caroly’s POV and although I much prefer Didier’s, I thought McKenna picked the most suitable POV for what happens in this book. Readers finally get what they have been anticipating – Didier professes his love for Caroly and it is perfection! The rising anticipation and Caroly’s uncertainty all makes for a wonderful experience and Didier’s words are simply to die for. Achingly sweet and vulnerable, Didier bares his entire heart and the fact
Nov 08, 2012 Giedre rated it it was amazing
I love Cara McKenna. She constantly proves she can write amazing erotica and the new Curio vignette is no exception. However, I kind of expected Confession to be told from Didier's POV. I think that's why I didn't love it fully. Still, maybe it was the smarter POV choice, because it's Caroly who hasn't ever said or been told "I love you" while Didier admitted to saying it to someone else before, even if it didn't come even remotely close to what he feels for Caroly.

Eh, whatever.

To paraphrase C
Jul 15, 2012 Jessica rated it it was amazing
Love this series. I was glad Didier was finally able to tell his feelings to Caroly. I know it gets a little repetitive but they are in love and they love to hear it. I just hate we have to see this story in snippets because this would of been one great book. I think there is one more in the series and not sure how it will end. But I think we need to see about what his job would be and if they move in together. I think Didier should take over the jewelry store when the guy retires. We need this ...more
Nov 08, 2012 Nakeesha rated it liked it
Shelves: big-girl-shelf
The declaration was lovely. But then it got really repetitive. There was no tension. Nothing to be fixed. I feel like McKenna has this talent of using sex to heal and repair souls, but nothing was in need of repair in this story. Well, except Caroly's continued and redundant objectification of Didier. But she flat out asked Didier if her awe of his good looks bothered him, he said no, and McKenna kept typing how good looking Caroly thought he was. All future vignettes should be from Didier's per ...more
Jul 02, 2012 Amy rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2readseries

"You're mine," I whisper.
"I am."
"And you're mine," he breathes.
"I always was."

This story was told from Caroly's POV and while I prefer Didier's voice, it was still so romantic and loving as Didier finally confesses his heart. This installment really shows how both have strengthened each other so much with their mutual love and admiration for the other.

Favorite Quote: "You love me for my broken insides, as much as my polished surface."
Oct 25, 2013 Michelle rated it really liked it
This is the fourth title in the Curio Vignettes series, follow-up stories to the novel Curio.

These little stories are like book crack.

Another great short from Cara Mckenna of the journey of Didier & Caroly as their relationship continues to transform from prostitute & client, to lovers and now to something much more than either of them expected.

Sep 17, 2012 Ellie rated it liked it
Even though this book has the emotional payoff, it just didn't have the same magic for me as the previous novellas.
Oct 05, 2013 Tressa rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance
Confession is a short story and I thought it was okay. It was different from After Hours.
Claire Sayan
May 11, 2016 Claire Sayan rated it liked it
2.5, not my favourite this one.
Dec 26, 2012 Caroline rated it it was amazing
i love this series....
Apr 27, 2014 Dianne rated it liked it
To be reviewed...
~ Cariad ~
Mar 26, 2013 ~ Cariad ~ rated it really liked it
Again more of this beautiful erotic tale.
I've really enjoyed the whole series.
Feb 24, 2014 UltraMeital rated it it was amazing
Shelves: erotica, novella, m-f
At long last!!! A confession! That's not a real spoiler considering the built up of the previous installments and the name of the novella. So here we are in the one before last novella in the Curio Vignettes (mini) series and as usual I'm really happy to finish another sweet part!

This one was mostly their love confession to one another and them dreaming together of their future together, as a real couple. I'm not much for sticky love but I felt their confession of love was simply beautiful, real
Carey Sabala
Nov 28, 2012 Carey Sabala rated it it was amazing
So if you haven't been following this series, this vignette probably won't make much sense to you but it definitely could easily be a standalone short story as well but to get the full experience of this story, I'd recommend reading the series from the beginning but as such, I'll review this story on its own.

This is the one fans have been waiting for!!! This vignette is the epic one where (as the title says) Didier confesses his feeling for Caroly, out loud, to her and OMG was it wonderful!! Ca
Oct 15, 2013 Andrea rated it really liked it
Confession is a turning point for Didier and Caroly. The time has come for feelings to be declared, changes to be made. This story is a celebration, of his progress, her openness and happiness and their love.

What continues to strike me with the Curio series is how beautifully McKenna has constructed her characters. Didier is not just a prostitute, he is an artist, a teacher. Caroly is not only a woman who's protected herself from rejection, she is a woman strong enough to support and help the m
Sep 04, 2012 Karen rated it liked it
Rating 3.5

This was the BIG moment but it felt like a bit of a letdown. Mostly because it was told from Caroly's pov. I really like Caroly and how much she's changed over the series but there is very little conflict when it comes to her. The series has really become all about Didier's struggles.

The moment he confesses his love is sweet and there are few beautiful, revealing scenes but for the most part we know Caroly isn't going anywhere no matter what. She may want Didier all to herself at some
Nov 25, 2012 Beate rated it it was amazing
Didier and Caroly break my heart. But at the same time, they make my heart so happy! Ms McKenna is tricky like that. In one paragraph she'll make you so sad on the characters' behalf, you'll want to cry, only to turn it all around in the next paragraph and make your heart soar.

Finally - finally - Didier and Caroly have confessed how they feel about one another, and finally they're planning a future together. I love how attached to each other they are, and I hate that Didier is still keeping up w
Sofia Grey
Of all the vignettes, this was perhaps the most poignant, and the one that I held closest to my heart. After 4 previous books where Caroly and Didier looked as though they might make it as a couple, suddenly things change:

"I need to talk to you about something." His voice is heavy - heavy with dread, not lust - jumpy gaze watching the wine in his glass.

My heart twists with fear. My feet are heavy, like huge rocks pinning me to the bottom of a river, cold water rushing by, wrenching my limbs and
Nov 14, 2013 PepsiGirl rated it it was amazing
Oh, this was good. As seen through Caroly's eyes her relationship with Didier is just that an official one. She is his GIRLFRIEND! Well we still have that pesky little problem of the job he has but no worries. He's thinking of looking for other work....someday, soon, she hopes.. I know that this is all hearts and flowers and I love it really, but come on... Didier, you got to lose the other women. Caroly has stated that she is not jealous of the other women but we all know that she doesn't like ...more
Jan 10, 2013 D rated it liked it
Recommends it for: fans of Cara McKenna
3.5 stars. oh, cara. my friend. my Dealer. oh, talented one. you did it again. this book has all the best cara mckenna has to offer, blah, blah, blah, read-all-of-my-other-cara-mckenna-reviews, while sweetly and believably and engagingly continuing the This-Shouldn't-Have-Worked-But-My-God-It-Does romance of caroly and didier. 'nuff said. read it.

BUT: i have to say that i can't QUITE get on board for any of the cover art in this series. while the male model's pecs are without flaw, his face woul
Nov 07, 2012 Crs2005 rated it really liked it
I am enjoying this series so much and I am happy they love each other, but Caroly bothers me a little. I understand this is her first for everything with a man, but her low self-esteem drives me crazy. I dont expect her to be all " I am woman hear me roar" but seriously girl buy a clue. Overall this series is unique, endearing, hot, sexy and overall a joy to read and I looking forward to the next one!!!
Bianca Isabel
Sep 02, 2015 Bianca Isabel rated it liked it
This one's from Caroly's pov. They finally said their I love you's to each other and became a couple. The author did a really good job in making ordinary steamy scenes to extraordinary. This was a hot read! Also, their relationship is one I could say that develop to a greater level. They have this kind of understanding with their personalities that makes them perfect for each other. I hope they will be able to conquer their love all the way. HEA please!
Aug 06, 2015 voluptuous_sheen rated it it was amazing
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Since she began writing in 2008, Cara McKenna has published nearly forty romances and erotic novels with a variety of publishers, sometimes under the pen names Meg Maguire and C.M. McKenna. Her stories have been acclaimed for their smart, modern voice and defiance of convention. She was a 2015 RITA Award finalist, a 2014 RT Reviewers’ Choice Award winner, a 2012 and 2011 RT Reviewers’ Choice Award ...more
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