Confess by Colleen Hoover
Published by Atria Books on March 10, 2015
Genres: Chick Lit, Contemporary Romance, New Adult, Romance, Women's Fiction, Young Adult
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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover, a new novel about risking everything for love—and finding your heart somewhere between the truth and lies.
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 that Owen is keeping some 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…
I have a confession, I’m in awe of Colleen Hoover. Everything she writes is gold. I really don’t know how she does it. I’ve been a fan from the beginning, reading Slammed a few years ago I was blown away by Colleen’s ability to suck me into her stories. She hasn’t disappointed me yet. Confess is just as amazing, just as well thought out as her other books. What she may lack in discipline she more than makes up for in her in her plots. I’ve definitely seen growth in her writing. The more she believes in herself the more we’ll see it in her writing. So much untapped potential and I only see great things in her future.
I don’t know how to describe Confess. It’s so much more than a romance. In real life people come with baggage, they come with secrets, and they come with the willingness to love. Most of the time. Life isn’t perfect. We think we know what we’re doing but then someone steps into our lives and things…change. We’re redirected and turned around, left trying to figure it all out. What’s right for us and where are we going?
There are people you meet that you get to know, and then there are people you meet that you already know.
Auburn thinks she knows where her life direction is. She has a goal. There’s no room for distractions, namely men. Meeting Owen wasn’t planned. This is the beauty in Colleen’s writing, she takes us to places we didn’t know we needed to go. Pushes her characters outside their own boxes. Owen’s art gallery is like him, unique, different, and deeply emotional. He paints peoples confessions. I was intrigued and excited to see how she incorporated them into a story that ends up coming full circle in the most unusual way. The ideas in Colleen’s head are masterpieces. The incorporation of art, confessions and the written word, is sublime.
I’m scared I’ll never feel this again with anyone else,” I whisper. He squeezes my hands. “I’m scared you will.”
For once I wish I could read a CoHo book WITHOUT crying. But dang it if she doesn’t get me every single time. The prologue geez, my kids were laughing at me when I told them it was the prologue. My teenage daughter snickered. She may as well have pointed and called me a loser. But that prologue yo. Only CoHo.
So get ready to have your world rocked CoHo style. Confess is about love, loss, lies, hurt, friendship, family, forgiveness, and confessions.
*A copy of this book was kindly provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review*
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