Auburn Reed has her entire life mapped out. Her goals are in sight and there’s 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…
Kindle Edition, 320 pages
Published March 10th 2015 by Atria Books
Genre: New Adult
It is a given for me to read anything that has Colleen Hoover's name on it. Because I know that I am going to read it I don't read the synopsis and I don't read reviews. The less I know about the book the better my enjoyment of it always is. Confess was no exception and I went in blind. Hoover's writing for me is like slipping on your cosiest pyjama's, finding that spot on the couch that molds to you and that much needed glass of wine after a hard day at work all wrapped into one.
Reading the prologue just about killed me. I could tell that I was in for an emotionally charged story and I was more than up for it. Then when I felt the intensity between Auburn and Owen when they first met I knew I was in for an amazing few hours. There was no way that anything was getting done in my house.
"I could tell her how I know her. Make her realize why I have this overwhelming urge to protect her. But some secrets I'll take to my grave."
I've said it before but Hoover has a way of capturing the emotions and chemistry between characters that sets her apart from other authors in this genre. In this book I was captivated by the simple act of hands touching. The moment I am talking about happens at Auburn's apartment when Owen is leaving and they are on opposite sides of the door. It was absolutely and undeniably one of the most beautiful and intimate moments I have had the pleasure of reading. The way she takes such a basic act and turns it into something so breathtaking is beyond amazing.
"There are people you meet that you get to know, and then there are people you meet that you already know."
I won't re-tell the story or give anything away but I will say that I loved it. I loved the plot, I loved Auburn and I loved Owen. Colleen Hoover is one of the leading authors of this genre in my opinion and I was not disappointed. Her amazing storytelling filled with humour, chemistry and emotion was as evident in this book as in the rest of them.
About the Author
Colleen Hoover is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Slammed, Point of Retreat, This Girl, Hopeless, Losing Hope, Finding Cinderella, Maybe Someday, Ugly Love, and Maybe Not. She lives in Texas with her husband and their three boys.
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