Confess by Colleen Hoover
Published on March 10, 2015 by Atria Books
Genres Romance, New Adult, Fiction
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“Confess” by Colleen Hoover revolves around the main character, Auburn Reed. Auburn has recently moved to Dallas, Texas from Portland, Oregon, but we don’t learn why she has moved until almost halfway through the book. Auburn doesn’t seem to like the Dallas area; she lives with a quirky roommate and works as a hair stylist at a local salon. While walking home from work one day and thinking about how she needs to find a second job, she walks past Confess, a local art studio. She notices that there is a help wanted sign on the window and ends up working the art show that night, hosted by the artist and owner Owen. They are both immediately attracted to each other, but Auburn is very hesitant about getting involved with anyone. Despite her best efforts, they become involved with each other. They both have secrets from their past and present that threaten to keep them apart and destroy parts of their lives.
This story alternates back and forth between Auburn and Owen’s point of view. Sometimes I find this to be confusing, but the author did a good job with this writing style. This book did become slightly frustrating to me because there are several open ended questions that don’t get answered until about 75% of the way through the book. We learn very early in the book that Owen knows who Auburn is, however, we don’t find out until the very last chapter, how he knows her. I wouldn’t say there are a lot of dramatic plot twists, the characters just have complicated lives that seem to overlap in certain areas. I did find a few things unbelievable, mainly about Owen and the art studio he owns.When I read the last chapter, I did like that the author finally answered all of my questions about the characters and tied the whole story together. Overall, it is a great book and actually the first full length novel I have read by the author. Also, whether you read the e-book or have the physical book, the art work inside is amazing and so, so beautiful, see picture above! Happy reading!