Original title : Confess
Author : Colleen Hoover
First published in : 2015
Genre : romance, young adult
Edition : Atria paperback
Pages : 306
Status : read from 11/18/16 to 11/22/16
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Synospsis : 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…
Review : ‘He kisses me like he’s giving me every kiss he wishes he could have given me in the past, and every kiss he’ll wish he could give me in the future’.
Confess is such a wonderful book. This is the second one I read by Colleen Hoover and I am not disappointed at all. I first read November 9 and I still remember every details of the plot and I already know that it will be the same with this novel. Once again, Colleen Hoover perfectly knows how to deal with suspense and romance. She builds strong characters that we love or hate, but we are never left indifferent. From the beginning to the end of this book, I’ve always been trying to discover what was the link between Auburn (I love this name by the way!) and Owen, but once again, I was so far away! Colleen Hoover definitely knows how to keep the reader attentive and gives us the will to read even more and more. I was always thinking ‘just one more chapter’ and finally I had more than hundred pages read. I was split between the will to know the end and the fact that I didn’t want this book to end.
I don’t know if you remember, but when I reviewed November 9, I wrote : ‘I thought it was about a beautiful love story between a boy and a girl that destiny had reunited, but I was wrong. It is much deeper than that and my feelings proved it. Indeed, during my reading, I laughed, I cried, I’ve been angry and disappointed, but most of all, I fell in love with love. Yes, this novel taught me lots of things about life and love, and even if I have been through a lot of things like diseases, I had a lot more to learn about difficulties of life and forgiveness.’ Well, this is so true for this novel too. I have learnt so many things about love, faith and life and I know that this story is not just a story, but this is what about life is. If we could all learn something about this novel, world would certainly be better for all of us.
‘Every other part of you is with me. I’ll love you forever. Even when I can’t. Even when I shouldn’t’.