I can’t even begin to tell you just how excited I am to be on the blog tour for Confess. I literally squealed when I saw the invitation in my inbox. I’ve loved everything Colleen’s ever written and just knew this one would be amazing. They all are. You can buy your copy today, so DO IT. (And I would highly recommend a print copy because of the incredible artwork inside.)
Confess by Colleen Hoover
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Publication date: March 10, 2015
Publisher: Atria Books
Format: eARC, 320 pages
How I got it: From the publisher
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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…
Why do I always find myself totally at a loss for words when it comes time to review a Colleen Hoover book? Every. Single. Time. I will in no way to justice to this book, so you should probably just buy a copy now and spend your time reading it instead of this review. 🙂 Also, I’m keeping things vague and spoiler free because you really just need to experience this one for yourself. I don’t want to say anything that might ruin it for you.
Colleen has a way of slaying me with every single character, every single story. I expected to be all emotional reading Confess. I did not, however, expect to be in tears on the second page of the book. Seriously, that has to be a new record. But oh my god. (Or, OMG … you’ll get the reference once you read it.) I was feeling the feels right from the start.
I connected with Auburn right from the very first few pages. (Hence the tears.) It was impossible to read her story and not feel for her. The girl’s been through a lot. There were times during the book that I wanted to scream because I felt like she could’ve stood up for herself, but I also understood what was holding her back. I was, however, impressed with her personal growth throughout the book.
Owen was an interesting guy. It was a little tough to get a handle on him, but I did know that I liked him from the start. Quirks and all. The more I learned, the more I liked him. He was far from perfect, but he was doing what he could with what he had. He was an incredibly talented artist and I loved how he took others’ confessions and turned them into art. I can’t wait to get my paperback so I can enjoy all of the art inside. I just know it’s going to be gorgeous.
I loved how these characters came together. If you believe in fate (which I do) you have to believe it was all meant to happen just as it did. It was beautiful and heart-breaking and hopeful. There aren’t many authors who can rip me apart and put me back together quite like Colleen can. I go into every single one of her books expecting it, but somehow manage to be surprised when it happens. It’s a strange phenomenon. Don’t get me wrong, there are plenty of light-hearted and sweet moments in this book too. Again, I don’t want to give too much away, but this book has one of the most heartfelt and gorgeous love scenes I’ve ever read in book. I was literally crying while reading it. I get chills just thinking back on it.
My best advice to you is to just read this book. Expect the feels… and the unexpected. It seems like everyone is keeping a secret in this book, so there are lots of revelations. Some more shocking than others. The characters are multi-dimensional and real. Confess was utterly unputdownable. And, probably, best read with a friend for moral support and flailing.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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