Friday, 3 April 2015

Review - Confess - Colleen Hoover


BLURB:

 

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: 

 

Well, again Colleen Hoover managed to wow everyone with yet another story that blew us away.

Right from the first few chapters, I was already hooked on the characters and the story. I wanted to know what was going on and why the events were happening. I was already welling up within the very first chapter, which never happens.
It felt like a story had already happened, and I was starting to read at the end instead of the beginning. So I assumed what we were being told was going to be very important, down the line. So I was glued, and taking everything in.

Auburn has not had it easy. She has moved to a new place and is starting again. We don't know the full details why, but that she has a past, and she has a plan. She will follow the plan, no matter how much she hates it.
What she doesn't expect, is while walking down a street one day, wondering about how to make some more money, she happens to meet someone so far removed from everything else in her world. Owen, a man who is unique, different, and addictive. An artist who spends a lot of time alone. He is offering her a solution to just one of her many problems at the time.

So begins a friendship, between 2 people who are completely different from others. They match perfectly, but they also can't be together as anything else, for various reasons. Some we don't even know the details about, for quite some time. But, they have an incredible chemistry, and it feels like they were meant to meet and know each other. Like fate has brought them in to each others paths.

Like any other CH book, even the simple scenes and interactions, are completely addictive. The writing as always is laced with some sort of drug, that my eyes seems to get hooked to. Yes, weird description, but seriously, I couldn't put this story down. It was incredible.

I absolutely loved both Auburn and especially Owen. He was perfect in so many crazy ways. I didn't want this story to end, for even one second.
The story was beautiful and sad in equal measures, and of course I was crying on and off. But the ending was fantastic, and made me feel instantly better. I absolutely loved all the art references in this book. It wasn't just a story about an artist, we felt like we were actually in his gallery, from all the beautiful and detailed descriptions of his art, plus just to make it totally perfect, and a totally Colleen Hoover book, there was actual images of his art within the pages. Art that had been created by an artist CH had found, and asked for some help. How amazing is that? Taking a story above and beyond simple words. I love that. It's very Colleen Hoover.

Hugely recommend this book. 5 massive stars!