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…
I’m not sure how Colleen Hoover seems to come up with the most amazing and memorable quotes, but she does every time. I’m sure you will notice my list of favorite quotes is the longest I’ve ever made. I even left some out because the list kept growing. Colleen’s writing reminds me more of poetry or song lyrics than a novel. She invokes such strong emotions and feeling with her writing that I can only compare her to a very short list of authors.
I love how Colleen waited until the very last chapter to reveal certain events that happened years before and had unknowingly impacted Auburn’s life both in the past and the present. Yes, these events COULD have been revealed in the beginning of the story, but I felt like the mystery throughout combined with the revelation at the end added so much more emotion with a larger impact.
I am slowly making my way through all of Colleen Hoover’s books and as soon as I heard about Confess being made into a show for Verizon’s Go90 app, I knew this had to be my next read.
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“I’ll love you forever. Even when I can’t.”
“Some secrets should never turn into confessions. I know that better than anyone.”
“I love that she’s embarrassed. In order to be embarrassed, a person has to are about the opinions of others first. That means she cares about my opinion, even if only a fraction.”
“I think she might be one of those people who are good at everything they do. She has a talent for life.”
“My mother says there are people you meet and get to know, and then there are people you meet and already know.”
“I laugh, and the tenderness that enters his eyes at the sound of my laughter makes me realize that this is what I want. Selflessness.”
“I don’t feel lost in him at all, because it’s the first time I’ve ever felt like someone truly found me.”
“She’s like a light, unwittingly brightening up the darkest corners of a man’s soul.”