Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Confess by Colleen Hoover Blog Tour & Giveaway!

Thanks for checking out my stop on the Confess by Colleen Hoover Blog Tour. Take a look at my review and don’t forget to enter the giveaway by clicking the link listed at the end of the review below!

Publication: March 10, 2015
Publisher: Atria Books
Source: The Publisher

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover, a new novel about risking everything for love—and finding your heart somewhere between the truth and lies.
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…

Auburn has just moved from Portland to Texas. Needing to hire a lawyer and she can’t afford it on just her hairdresser salary, she comes across a help wanted sign at an art gallery called Confess, where she meets Owen. People leave anonymous confessions and he uses those confessions as inspirations for his artwork. I loved that. It was such a unique idea. 

As soon as he sees Auburn, he can’t believe his luck at crossing paths with her after all this time. I did think it was a little weird that he seemed to know her/have a strange fixation with her even though they had never spoken before in his life. My interest was piqued. (That explanation isn’t shown until practically the end of the story though.)

“Some secrets should never turn into confessions. I know that better than anyone.”

The story is told through Auburn and Owen’s point of view. These two have a very tragic past. It was interesting to see them try to come to terms with their issues and make things better. Even though I think Owen is oddly too into Auburn at the beginning, they did seem to have a strong connection and a sweet romance. I could say more, but I think this story is better if you discover the little/big things are your own. 

Confess was a little bit of an emotional bittersweet read. There are some sad moments, sweet moments, manipulation, and secrets. And the ending….was perfect. I don’t know how exactly to say it except it was the sweetest ending.  

RATING: 3½ out of 5.

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About the Author
Colleen Hoover is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Slammed, Point of Retreat, This Girl, Hopeless, Losing Hope, Maybe Someday, Finding Cinderella, and Ugly Love. She lives in Texas with her husband and their three boys. Please visit ColleenHoover.com.
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