Confess, by Colleen Hoover | Book Review #294

Note: This review has been copied and pasted from my GoodReads account.

Book Review

22609310-2Auburn 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 like this book, the story made me think. And if I book can do that then we’re good to go. The dedication in this book explains a lot of the story, but it’s also a big heads up. Some of these confessions really brought to light of what (I would think are) only a small sum of people in the world feel.

These confessions broke my heart and the story brought my heart back together again. I would say this book is really different to what Colleen’s already written. Usually my heart breaks for the characters. With Confess it was the confessions and not so much the actual book.

The characters are new though (obviously). There are a lot of scenes in this book that I really didn’t think of before. Now that I am thinking about the confessions, Confess seems like… I dont know. I feel like I understand more of what Auburn went through, after the fact.

Saying that, Auburn is a great main character. Even though she is scared a lot of the time, she holds together pretty well. I was also blindsided by a small plot-twist. And a bigger one. The supporting character, Owen, he’s great. Owen so whole-heartedly supports Auburn emotionally. And he’s also there when she needs him that I can’t help but really appreciate everything that he’s done in the story.

Confess wasn’t as emotionally gripping as her other books and even though the story broke my heart… Confess was a good read, and I couldn’t put it down until I was finished reading it.

I ended up giving Confess 3 of 5 stars on Goodreads.

Happy Reading!

PS, this review was originally from my Goodreads. This review is an oldie, one of the first few that I made. I know it’s choppy, but I wanted to have this review over here on Adele Is Reading, too.


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