author: colleen hoover
rating: 3.75/5 stars
synopsis [from goodreads]:
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…
“There are people you meet that you get to know, and then there are people you meet that you already know.” -Colleen Hoover, Confess
haven’t not read colleen hoover’s other books yet, i can’t judge it based on her other books and stuff but i felt like this was one of those book’s that make you feel very emotionally connected to the characters and stuff.
i enjoyed this book for the most part, especially because the confession was submitted by readers themselves, it makes it feel a lot more personal and i like how they tied it in together with the paintings in owen’s gallery.
i did however find the ending a little lacking and it got pretty draggy at some parts of the book, but overall, i enjoyed it very much!
! spoilers ahead !
i felt like i should’ve read up more on the synopsis of this book before reading this, so it did take me a little longer to understand what was going on. i felt that they should’ve have focused more on the roommate as well so that we could get a dynamic of their relationship.
i didn’t like how it was so instant lovey for owen and auburn, because owen only met auburn once but they never once talked to each other. also, the part about auburn being a mom was quite shocking but i sort of saw it coming when she bought that child tent. however, i did not expect lydia to be so much of a bitch.
she was literally trying to take aj away from auburn and become his mom so that he can replace adam. lydia and trey are such manipulative bastards though i can’t understand why owen couldn’t have just told the truth that the drugs were his dad’s to auburn so that she wouldn’t be too upset. this entire thing basically happened because he lied to her…and this book is called confess.
“Sometimes in order to save a relationship, you have to sacrifice it first.”
their relationship wasn’t even in any trouble, but owen messed it up himself by just keeping the truth from her -.- moving on, i felt that this whole trey-auburn-owen thing got really draggy, especially in the middle and that made me kind of want to give up. auburn was so wishy washy on this whole thing, trey and her are basically in an abusive relationship and owen was still telling lies.
and of course, we cannot forget the ending. i really expected it to have ended on a better note instead of leaving it hanging like this. owen talked about auburn and knowing her like he played a big part in this whole thing when in fact adam just gave him the inspiration to start painting. and how did owen even know this much about auburn anyway?? creepy much
hopefully, we at least get some sort of a proper closure or a short epilogue that will hopefully pop up somewhere 🙂 overall, this book was quite a disappointment considering the great things i’ve heard about colleen hoover but i have also heard that this wasn’t her best book, so i’ll definitely try and read others!