Confess by Colleen Hoover

Genre: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

Pages: 306

 Publication Date: March 10th 2015 by Atria Books

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At age twenty-one, Auburn Reed has already lost everything important to her. In her fight to rebuild her shattered life, she has her goals in sight and there is 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 chance and puts her heart in control, only to discover that Owen is keeping a major secret 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.

To save their relationship, all Owen needs to do is confess. But in this case, the confession could be much more destructive than the actual sin.


My Thoughts

Okay, I’ll admit it… Colleen Hoover is my guilty pleasure. I’ve read Ugly Love which I adored and also Hopeless which led into Finding Hope. I have recommended Colleen Hoover to friends and family, turned my sister into a CoHort and somehow I’ve only read those three books before.

There is something so addicting about her writing style, how it can suck you in and pull on your heart strings. The sometimes tangent way she writes makes it a quick, easy read but it flows so effortlessly while it makes you feel how rushed, panicked, hurt or angry the character is. I appreciate the complex characters that Hoover writes and she does not disappoint with this book.

I’m not a sad book person, I don’t like crying and I don’t like dealing with real issues which is why I always hurl myself into Fantasy novels, but here I am reading Confess. Which is about Auburn Reed who has already lost one love when she was only fifteen and it is a weight she carries with her into her adulthood – and a secret she keeps hidden, too. She needs a steady job and just as she’s about to give up hope she stumbles on the front step of an art studio – one that belongs to Owen Gentry. A young artist who somehow is tied to Auburn and he knows her. Nothing is ever easy though and since it is a Colleen Hoover book you know that drama surfaces on both ends.

Were there some things that I didn’t like? Sure, Insta-love, I-know-her-but-she-doesn’t-know-me, frustrating scenarios that Auburn puts herself in. But overall, it’s a typical but original story by Colleen Hoover. It’s about imperfections, about secrets, lost love and a second chance at it, a second chance at life and repairing one’s self.

I totally read this because of the series that is coming out on the go90 app, not going to lie and my sister, as well as sister-in-law, happened to be breathing down my neck for me to read and finish it!… 😉

I devoured it in a day because Hoover makes it so easy to do!

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