Thursday, March 12, 2015

Book Review: Confess

Title - Confess
Author - Colleen Hoover 
Genre - Contemporary Romance
Publisher - Atria Books
Published - March 10th 2015
Format - Kindle

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…

Opening Line
I pass through the hospital doors knowing it’ll be the last time.

“Are you moving forever or just for a little while?” Emory asks. Owen looks in my direction and raises an eyebrow.
“Oh,” I say, forgetting they haven’t been formally introduced yet. I point to Emory. “Owen, this is Emory. My strange roommate.”
He nods slightly and looks in her direction without turning too much. I think he’s nervous I’ll mess his hair up even more, so he’s being as still as he can possibly be. “A few months, probably,” he says in response to her. “It’s not permanent. A work thing.”
Emory frowns. “That’s too bad,” she says. “I already like you a whole lot better than the other guy.”

Favorite line
I’ll love you forever. Even when I can’t.

Auburn has moved to Texas from the only home she’s known to start over in a strange town. She just graduated from beauty school so she has a job and a place to live while she gets settled in. After meeting with a lawyer it’s clear that she won’t be able to pay for one without getting a second job. While walking home she happens across a help wanted sign in the window of Confess art gallery and a artists in very much need of a clerk for his showing that’s just a short while away. Auburn takes the job its one night and the money is good bonus the artist is attractive. He even walks her home after the gallery closes each finding what they need in each other having been alone to long. They even agree to meet up the next night but Owen never shows.

Two people from different worlds finding common ground both with secrets that they fear will scare the other off. While Auburns has to accept the fact that Owen stood her up it won’t be easy since it’s been years since she dated anyone. Owen’s life is equally complicated too he has his own ghosts haunting him and his future is uncertain. When they meet again three weeks later on her birthday the fire is still sizzling between them and after one evening it’s going to be impossible for them to say goodbye. Will they survive each other’s confessions? Has fate brought them together?

I loved Auburn she had my heart right from the start she is just a great character with a good heart how could I not become attached to her. As I learned her confessions it all just made me respect her more she’s a smart strong girl risking it all for the ones she loves. We have two potential guys Owen and Trey for Auburn but it didn’t take long for me to see that Owen was the one to capture her heart. Together they just work, and I love when broken people find happy what they need to make them whole.

I was going to wait to read a few other books but after seeing the craze on facebook for Confess I decided I couldn’t wait. I even dropped my current book to start reading and instantly I was sucked into Auburn and Owens world. Confess is a beautifully written story about two people who each possess their own secrets going through life missing out till fate brings them together. I think the author did a great job creating a unique story that captures the heart as well as the imagination. Confess is an emotional roller-coaster filled with confessions, romance and lots of tears some happy others sad. I loved every moment of Confess it’s just so aww inspiring and I hated to see it end. I loved the characters they worked so well together even though they tried to avoid each other as long as they could. The characters are memorable and easy to connect with they will stick with me till her next book. While this is only my second book by the author I’ve been come a quick fan of her novels and eagerly look forward to reading another. A must read for all fans of contemporary romance!