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 that Owen is keeping some 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…
The story is about a heroine named Auburn who, by the age of 21, had already lost the most important thing in her life and was now just struggling to make ends meet. Faced with an impossible situation, she was desperate for any income she could get. When she came across a curious building, quite literally covered in scraps of paper with peopleï¿½s deepest, darkest confessions written on it, she had no idea what sheï¿½d find inside. She certainly wasnï¿½t expecting to find a quirky, ridiculously handsome, and very talented artist who practically begged her to work for him.
What she didnï¿½t know was that he was keeping a secret. He remembered herï¿½ knew her from before but couldnï¿½t tell her how. So the balance of their dynamic was very interesting as they both fell for each other while each respectively keeping back huge personal secrets that could change their livesï¿½
I read this book as slowly as I could to prolong the experience. The story was completely unpredictable. Most books give you a vague idea of the direction theyï¿½re heading in but not Confess. I read each page with no idea what would happen next and I honestly loved that about it. This book is most certainly a romance, but itï¿½s also so much more. Itï¿½s a story of survival, courage, unexpected chances, fate, sacrifice, confessions, lies, love, and healing. Itï¿½s deeply emotional and very fast paced. ï¿½ Caitlyn
Plenty Valley, 11/03/2016
Confess was a novel that I didnï¿½t get into so much in the beginning; however, it got much better as I read along and ultimately I came to love the story that unfolded. The story line is really gripping, with themes such as injustice and sacrifice for love. The characters, Auburn and Owen are just like us and therefore theyï¿½re easy characters to connect to. I was on the edge of my seat until the very last page. This is the first book of Colleen Hooverï¿½s that Iï¿½ve read but it will definitely not be the last! - Wonda
Tweed Heads, 11/03/2016