Review: Confess by Colleen Hoover
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 am having mixed feelings about this book, but first lets take a moment to admire the perfection that is this cover. Do you see the face…I must have glanced at this cover a dozen times before I noticed it. It is stunning and the type of cover that all books should aspire to be as beautiful as. Now lets get back to what I did and didn’t love about this story. I loved how complex and dimensional Auburn and Owen are. They have a multitude of secrets and layers that neither are quick to share. This makes moments and secrets shared between them that much more tender.
Now there is a certain character, and for spoiler sake, I will not identify them but they creeped me out. Like I had to pause mid-way through the book because I was like nope, nope, nope. Red-flag be flying high in the sky right now. Then as the story progressed…they continued to get creepier! I was like I cannot deal with this, at 76% I wanted to throw up because I was completely disgusted and creeped out. In the end, the story wraps up into a nice little package that definitely answers one of my remaining questions and left me with a smile on my face. I don’t know if it was Colleen’s intention to write such an appalling character but if it was, bravo Colleen you succeeded.
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