Thursday, March 12, 2015

Confess by Colleen Hoover

Confess by Colleen Hoover

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 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…


Some people believe you can just learn and master how to write, and you can. And people that do have written great books. But books like Confess aren't written by people who have learned how to, they're written by people who have the natural talent to express a story with words. This story was so captivating. It was a little bit different from Colleen Hoover's other books because it was more serious and more intense, but as usual I got very emotionally invested after only the first chapter.

My reading experience of this book could be considered a little strange. As the story moved closer to the end, there was a scene that I couldn't even read because I just didn't want it to be happening. There was a whole few chapters where I was almost skimming just because it was the "bad part" of the story. And that says a lot about how powerful this book is. Without giving away spoilers, I was so invested in Aubern and Owen's story, there were parts that I didn't want to read, and if you've read the book, you'll know which scenes I'm talking about.

The characters in this book were incredible. The ones I was supposed to love, I did, and the ones that I was supposed to hate, I did. Out of all the characters though, Owen was the one who stood out the most. He seemed like such a complicated character, but at the same time, really open and simple. His story itself was so raw that seeing it play a role in his relationship with Auburn, just took the book to a whole new level. The story behind how he started painting with the confessions is so beautiful and I hope something like it happens in this world.

There isn't much else I can say about this book, because most of what is going through my head is just a bunch of thoughts and feelings that don't make sense out loud. So in conclusion, I loved this story. It has everything a book should have. The emotion, the laughter, the originality, the plot twists, the turmoil, and everything in between. If you like all that or some of it in a book, read Confess. And then go find an art studio.