July 12, 2015

Wicked Review: Confess by Colleen Hoover

Published: March 10, 2015
Publisher: Atria Books
Acquired: Digital copy

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…

Colleen Hoover has done it again. I don't know why it took me so long to pick this book up and start reading it. She is absolutely brilliant. Never failed to evoke the right emotions out of me by just reading her books.

Auburn and Owen met in the most circumstantial of events. Auburn is looking for means to have money so she can pay her lawyer and Owen is need of an assistant for a night for his show.  Owen is an artist. He uses confessions from other people and make them into wonderful pieces of art. Now, that's new. Owen agrees to pay Auburn two hundred dollars for two hours. What could go wrong?

Nothing went wrong? Except that there's undeniable connection between the two of them. It's an all consuming type of connection. The kind that takes the breath out of you and without the other person, you just couldn't breathe. The kind of love that is so scary you'd welcome death just to be with the one you love.

Auburn is a mother trying to gain full custody of her son AJ who is under the care of Lydia, Adam's mother. Adam is Auburn's first love. They fell in love fairly young at the age of fifteen and neither of their parents approved of their relationship. Hence this set up between Lydia and Auburn which makes me sick to the core. I hate it. I hate that Auburn has to ask for permission to see her own son. How screwed up is that?

This is where Auburn and Owen's relationship is at risk. Owen was arrested for possession of illegal drugs. To put things to perspective, the court may use their relationship against Auburn and deny her full custody of her son.

This is what I love about reading new adult. It tells you about more mature situations such as this. This isn't far away from reality. This is what Colleen Hoover's all about. She creates stories and characters that captures our hearts and stays with us forever.

She loves music. LOVE music. Namely The Avett Brothers, Lumineers, Pink, Eminem. She is addicted to Diet Pepsi and could tell you in a taste-test which restaurant it came from. She gets stoked whenever she gets a message from Goodreads saying she has a new friend request. She wrote the Slammed Trilogy (Slammed, Point of Retreat and This Girl), Hopeless, Losing Hope, Finding Cindrella and Ugly Love.

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