Review: Confess

Tuesday, January 26, 2016
22609310Title: Confess
Author: Colleen Hoover
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication Date: March 10, 2015
Publisher: Atria Books
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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 sorry, but I really can't help it! After reading this one, I just found myself lying down on the bed and staring at the ceiling. I just needed the time to have everything sink in. OMG!
Colleen Hoover has effortlessly done it again. Swear, I don't think I've read any book of hers and hated it. I don't think I can hate any book of hers at all. Reading Confess has made me all giddy and happy, and it was such an easy read that I almost finished it in one sitting. Almost. I found myself already in halfway, and I just stopped. I stopped reading it for a week. I guess I was afraid of it being over so soon, or I was afraid that I might not end up liking it as much as I thought I would.

The thing is, I didn't exactly connect with Auburn or Owen immediately. I am not really a fan of instalove, and that's what I felt happened between the two of them. It took a while for me to love them, but OMG. I love how the entire book revolves around confessions, and it was just amazing. I was always afraid of confessions - I felt that they were something private, and hard to say it out aloud to others. But then, reading these confessions was just an entirely different experience. Some made me ache, and some made me smile. Indeed, it really takes courage to be able to send these confessions in, and it was just AMAZEBALLS.
Some secrets should never turn into confessions. I know that better than anyone.
The story was brought about by lies, truths and secrets, but in the end, it boils down to one thing: sacrifice. I love how Auburn and Owen were all about selflessness and doing all the things just for the sake of their loved ones. I just cannot stop shipping them! OMG!
Selflessness. It should be the basis of every relationship. If a person truly cares about you, they'll get more pleasure from the way they make you feel, rather than the way you make them feel.
The only thing that I didn't like in this one was that I felt that Owen was the one calling the shots. I didn't like how he kept on saying that Auburn deserves him because it felt like he was the one owning Auburn, when it's not supposed to be like that. I feel like this should come from Auburn, and not from him.
She deserves better. So much better. She deserves me. If only she knew that.
All in all, I'm glad that Confess is one of the few paperback copies of Colleen Hoover's books that I own. I mean, OMG! The artwork were all so beautiful, and I couldn't help but stare at each one for quite a while. The mystery that comes with Confess and the beauty of the paintings, selflessness and confessions were all amazing and beautiful. These just won't let me put the book down! I'm glad that I finally got it in me to continue reading this one and actually finish it, else, I would have missed out all the beauty.


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