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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.
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…
Colleen Hoover has done it again... yup she has weaved her magic and given us what can only be described as a beautiful, emotive, heart wrenching, compelling read that had me giggle snorting one minute and crying my heart out the next. Why am I so surprised that this is yet another 5 hearts read from this author? I don't know because she hasn't failed me yet (no pressure Mrs Hoover... no pressure) but CoHo books are officially on my automatic one click list now!!!
Everyday of my life it feels like I'm fighting my way up an escalator that only goes down.
And no matter how fast or how hard I run to try to reach the top, I stay in the same
place, sprinting, getting nowhere. But when I'm with her it doesn't feel like I'm
on that escalator. It feels as if I'm on a moving walkway, and I'm effortlessly just
carried along. Like I can finally relax and take a breath and not
feel the constant pressure to print in order to prevent hitting rock bottom.
What I want to know is how the lovely lady comes up with the ideas for her books because they are all so unique, so different and the concepts she has started to use to bring them to life and to give her readers a fuller, more rounded experience of the stories she has to tell is second to none. Colleen Hoover already has a unique story telling ability. The way she writes is different. It's engaging, it draws you in, it makes you see and hear the characters in your head. But now she's pushed the boundaries even further. In Slammed, we got poetry, in "Maybe Someday," we got music (in fact a whole soundtrack) to connect us to what unfolded before our very eyes. This time she has given us art and it fits so beautifully, so perfectly, so seamlessly into "Confess." I cannot wait to see the paintings from artist Danny O'Conner in the paperback version because I know they will add a whole new dimension to the story line, not just because of how they look but because of the confessions associated with them. The question is, which ones will stand out for you?
She deserves so much better than what I can give her. I don’t, however,
think she deserves better than me. I think she would be perfect for me and I would
be perfect for her, but all the bad choices I’ve made in my life
are what she doesn’t deserve to be a part of.
"Confess" definitely wasn't an easy book to read and right from the first few pages, I could feel the ache in my chest growing. By page seven I was close to tears and despite all the humour and the light heartedness that came and went in Owen and Auburn's story, that soul searing pain in my heart was never far away. Theirs was a journey fraught with obstacles and secrets, with twists and turns. Some I saw coming, others hit me like a ten ton truck out of control, knocking the wind out of me and leaving me speechless. There were so many moments I wished I could have jumped in to this book just so I could rewrite the story unfolding before me. I didn't want it to go in certain ways, I didn't want the characters to endure some of what they did. They didn't deserve it and I so desperately wanted more for them.
'I'll love you forever, even when I can't."
"And I'll love you forever. Even when I shouldn't."
Owen and Auburn were a delight to get to know. They were down to earth and relatable and each of them had so much inner strength, so much resilience, I was in awe of them. The secrets they had, kept me guessing, the confessions they were so desperate to share but were unable to verbalise had me on the edge of my seat. There was so much at stake... the past... the present and more importantly, the future. Nothing was simple and straight forward and as demons came out of the shadows, I knew the couple were in for one hell of a rough ride.
She's like a light, unwittingly brightening up the darkest corners of a man's soul.
"Confess" was another masterpiece from this author. It was engaging and unique with characters you couldn't help but want to befriend and take under your wing. The beauty, pain, angst, sorrow, laughter and the sense of hope all fit perfectly amongst the pages and ensured my emotions got the mother of all workouts and as for my heart... it left a note saying it needed a vacation and was off for a few days to recuperate.
If you haven't picked up a book by this author yet, implore you to do so because what you will find is a story that sucks you in right from the start and doesn't spit you out until the very last page. It will make you think, make you question and make you contemplate and for me, that's always a sign of an excellent book.
“I’m scared I’ll never feel this again with anyone else,” I whisper.
He squeezes my hands. “I’m scared you will.”
I couldn't give "Confess" anything less than ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
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