From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of It Starts with Us and It Ends with Us, a novel about risking everything for love—and finding your heart somewhere between the truth and lies.
At age twenty-one, Auburn Reed has already lost everything important to her. In her fight to rebuild her shattered life, she has her goals in sight and there is 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 chance and puts her heart in control, only to discover that Owen is keeping a major secret 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.
To save their relationship, all Owen needs to do is confess. But in this case, the confession could be much more destructive than the actual sin.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Romance superstar Colleen Hoover has some of the most devoted fans ever, and with this emotionally charged drama, it’s easy to see why. Twenty-one-year-old Auburn tragically lost her first love as a teen. When she meets rising young painter Owen—who’s suffered his own share of tragedy—it could be exactly what they both need, but will their pain tear them apart? Hoover’s message is that the key to lasting love is in letting go of our most closely guarded secrets. Hoover based Owen’s paintings on the anonymous confessions of her fans and commissioned artist Danny O’Connor to paint scenes inspired by these real-life stories, which appear throughout the book. This makes Confess feel real and raw. We were moved by every minute of this bittersweet tale—and we have the empty tissue box to prove it.
I love this book! This my third Colleen Hoover book and my favorite by far. I couldn’t put it down. Colleen has such a refreshing way of writing. I’ve read plenty of books that leave me dissatisfied but this one gripped me, I fell in love with Owen’s character. Thank you Ms. Hoover for delighting my soul.
WOW. ALL THE EMOTIONS in the best way.
This book truly kept me turning the pages and wanting more the whole time. The way that the author teased how Owen knew Auburn at the beginning of the book makes you feel like it may be from a negative memory but the way he knew her was truly unmatched. It’s so easy to love Owen and the way he cares for others and will do anything for the ones he loves even if it impacts his life in the greatest ways. The guilt he holds from the car accident is clearly there but the way you watch him learn to accept it and continue to help his father is beautiful. Auburns drive and love for her son is the sweetest thing and really incredible how she’ll do absolutely anything for him. The end is truly a mic drop moment when you think Trey has won but she comes up with the master plan to get Owen out of jail and get custody of her son. This book is one of my favorites from CoHo!
This book started so much slower than other Colleen Hoover books I’ve read in the past but got really good at the end