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…
What an incredible concept for a story -Confessions. She uses the title of this book very well through- out the book. First, without giving a lot of the plot away, there is an art gallery in this book called Confess. People leaves little tiny notes of anonymous confessions to the artist. He, in turn, uses them to create the most amazing art.
Secondly, the main characters both have some sort of secret. Which you know, Hoover dangles in front of us, like candy for a baby. This, is what keeps us on the edge of our seats, she gives us little nibble and we gobble it up. The very end of the story, when the painting of the hands is explained, tore me up. That chapter made the whole book for me.
I found the secondary characters to be lacking. You can tell me how someone is a bad guy, but unless you make me feel it, is he really a bad guy? I really would have like to have seen more out of Trey, I think if we were to have seen his character panned out a little more, this would have been our 5 star epic Hoover we all know and love.
I give Confess 4 stars