Friday, March 13, 2015

Review: CONFESS by Colleen Hoover

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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…

There is one thing that keeps me coming back for more of Colleen Hoover's  books and that is the uniqueness of them. Each one is nothing like the previous and they are all vastly different than anything else being published by others. She an author who is not afraid to go outside the mold and create her own individual style. THOSE are the types of books I look for when spending my hard earned money and I know I'm always getting with Ms. Hoover. 

Another thing I know without a doubt I will get with a CoHo book is my heart ripped out. She has this ability to weave scenarios into her stories that just gut you. In this case, she decided to rip our hearts out from the beginning, starting with the prologue. I was a blubbering mess before even starting chapter one so I knew this was going to be a damn good book.

When Owen and Auburn meet, it is almost like divine intervention. Both needed each other but neither were aware of truly how much until they began their confessions. Nor do I think they were prepared for how intense their connection would be. 

And please don't think this is your typical love story of boy meets girl, they make googly eyes at each other and live HEA. The fates may have thrown them together but that doesn't mean they were kind to them along the way. Both have suffered unimaginable heartbreak and continue to tread through the aftermath of the wreckage it left behind. 

As to be expected, this book was beautifully written and will make you feel an emotional connection to characters, whether you want to or not. The only problem I found, as is the case with ALL CoHo books, it was too short. I didn't want it to end because I already know it is going to be months before I get my next fix! 



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