Confess by Colleen Hoover

Page 10 had me bawling. (I think that’s a record for me.) Page 49 had me laughing my butt off. By the end, Confess by Colleen Hoover had my emotions put through the ringer and it. was. awesome.

22609310 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…

I’m not sure where to start with this review. I read Confess in one sitting, unaware that the sun had gone down and I had to be up in 4.3 hours for work. The book sucked me in to the point that I didn’t notice and I didn’t care. I had to see what happened with Auburn and Owen’s story.

Auburn and Owen both have issues.  Beautifully-broken and at times unnervingly naïve, these two aren’t able to fight the connection they feel, a connection which Hoover crafted with great care and made my sigh at the end of the novel that much deeper.

The story had my stomach in knots but the way that Hoover resolves it was brilliant and perfect. The fusion between the written word and art was awe-inspiring. How does she do that? She always meshes two things together so beautifully in a unique and innovative way. But she still keeps the fundamentals of a great love story. Man, I enjoyed this book so, so much.

Colleen Hoover does it again. Everything this woman writes is gold.

STARS: 5 out of 5


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