All of you guys know how much of a CoHo fan I am. I will seriously read EVERYTHING this lady publishes. So needless to say, I read this book as soon as it was available via Amazon. Luckily I found the time to read it during spring break and utterly enjoyed it.
Confess by Colleen Hoover
Publisher: Atria Books
Release Date: March 10th, 2015
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary/Realistic Fiction
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 love 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. (Goodreads)
My Bookish Thoughts:
This book was a lovely cap off to my Spring Break. It had just the right amount of heartbreak, swoon-worthy moments, and excitement that kept you guessing at how everything would end.
This book revolved around the idea of anonymous confessions, and let me tell you that was probably one of my favorite parts of this book. The confessions that Colleen put in the book were all real-life confessions, and somehow that just made this book even more heartbreaking and real to me. The story of Owen and Auburn, took twists I did not expect all throughout the entire book. Owen's work as an artist was well crafted, and with the incorporation of Danny O'Connor's artwork, that brought an entirely new dimension to this book. There were probably six different paintings incorporated into this book that were astounding in and of themselves, but when they were paired with the anonymous confessions, it made them all so much more astounding.
That's one thing that I really love about Colleen Hoover's books, she always tried to incorporate different types of art into her writing. It ranges everything from slam poetry, to actual music, to this phenomenal artwork. All of that to say, CoHo knows what art is and she melds different types of art to craft one beautiful story.
Because there are so many twists to this book, I really don't want to go into much depth about the plot, but just know that it will definitely leave you breathless!
If this book came with a warning label, it would look a lot like this:
WARNING: Beware, this book will make you hurt for these characters and confess your deepest and darkest secrets.
I gave this book 5 stars