Review: Confess by Colleen Hoover♥

Friday, October 16, 2015

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…

My Review:

I confess: this is the first of Colleen Hoover's book that literally made me cry when it ended. I was so devastated by the fact that it was over because I was enjoying it so immensely and felt like I wanted it to go on forever. It was just breathtaking.

I love books that have to do with arts. Whether it is painting or singing or sculpting or dancing. They always have so much heart in them, so much passion and so much beauty wrapped within them that make it impossible for me not to fall in love with the book and its characters. Confess was like that for me. There were so many secrets within this book and although some were predictable it didn't matter because the ones that weren't completely took me by surprise. It was amazing to see this huge thousand-piece-puzzle slowly be filled with all it's missing pieces.

Owen Gentry was unlike any other character I have ever read about. The thing is I can't find it in me to put together the ways in which he was so different. It was just the feeling I got while reading things in his point of view, while reading his thoughts and the way that he saw the world. By reading about his feelings and about how he finds inspiration in people's confessions and turns a piece of paper into art that leaves you speechless. Owen Gentry blew my mind.

Auburn was such an amazing heroine. She was so thoughtful and so caring and she got to me so much. I wanted to protect her sometimes because the people in her life sometimes just pissed me off. She was so unbelievably strong and she went though something so heartbreaking at such a young age. All I wanted was for her to finally be able to find happiness and peace but it was a very long road to find both. The book was constantly surprising me. There were so many pieces that finally came together at the end and made everything click for me. 

My book is currently filled with post it tabs and post it notes full of my thoughts as I read this book and ugly little emoticons I tried to draw when words failed to come to mind. I just simply loved this book. The epilogue was amazing although I do wish there would have been an epilogue about with Auburn and Owen to give me a little bit of closure but it was still more than I ever thought it would be. That's the easiest way to put it. I always talk about how good a book was and how I couldn't put it down. But I could put this one down. I could drag this one out. Because the more I dragged it out meant the more time that I could spend lost in the world of Owen and Auburn. I loved this book and its characters as well as its unbelievably extraordinary art.

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