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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.
At age twenty-one, Auburn Reed has already lost everything important to her. In her fight to rebuild her shattered life, she has her goals in sight and there is 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 chance and puts her heart in control, only to discover that Owen is keeping a major secret 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.
To save their relationship, all Owen needs to do is confess. But in this case, the confession could be much more destructive than the actual sin.
COLLEEN IS ONE OF THE BEST AUTHORS EVER. Every single book is nothing short from perfect and I'm sure this book is one of them.
Confess Your Truth
I have wanted to read this book from the moment I first heard about it. Finally, a story from an author that has a main character as an artist! Then I got a little nervous, because artists are not easy to completely depict. However, as any CoHort will tell you, I had to put my faith in Colleen Hoover to deliver what she does best. …And…OMG…did she.
As we are brought into Auburn Reed’s world, she is struggling to make her life work. She has responsibilities and needs to be careful of who she lets in. Now enter, Owen Gentry. He is the artist and the man that has awoken something in Auburn that she thought was long gone. Through the ups and downs of their relationship, confessions are not only present in Owen’s artwork, but they play a big part in how we learn more about these characters. They say that confessions are good for the soul, but will they bring Auburn and Owen closer together or farther apart? Or will they be each other’s fate?
As each page turned, I realized how well-crafted this story is. There is no twist or turn that the author misses in the past or the present in this book. She brings the emotion and passion that we all love to read about. Her characters are not only multi-dimensional, but they are real. I have commented on this in the past, but it is an aspect of a well written book that always pulls me in. A character must be one that I, as the reader, can visualize as a real person. I want to be allowed to laugh, cry, and get angry right along with them. With Confess, this is exactly what you get. From cover to cover, there is nothing about this book that I don’t like.
Art Note: Because a large part of this book centers around art, I feel that I must make some sort of comment on this aspect. When you are able to see the pieces, you will understand just how beautiful the work of Danny O’Connor (aka DOC) is. The quality of in which the paint applied as well as the variety of lines creates an abstraction that goes simply beyond normal portraiture. The artist’s gift for manipulating the canvas allows these portraits to come to life. Whether it is the artist's intention or not, when I see his pieces, I am deeply affected. It is almost as if I am seeing the emotions (…or confessions) of the people that are depicted instead of their features. I can honestly say that the artist’s work enhances the story of Owen and Auburn.
OMG! What a powerful HEA. The story and art work were so beautiful. Be prepared to have all kinds of feelings.
The confession in the book, wow!