Book SynopsisDon’t miss #1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover’s beloved novel about risking it all for love—now an Awestruck original series, coming soon to go90.com and the go90 app, available for iOS or Android.
Auburn Reed is determined to rebuild her shattered life and she has no room for mistakes. But when she walks into a Dallas art studio in search of a job, she doesn’t expect to become deeply attracted to the studio’s enigmatic artist, Owen Gentry.
For once, Auburn takes a chance and puts her heart in control, only to discover that Owen is hiding a huge secret. The magnitude of his past threatens to destroy everything Auburn loves most, and the only way to get her life back on track is to cut Owen out of it—but can she do it?
With her moving and compelling prose, Hoover “will pull heartstrings in this second-chance love story” (Booklist). Confess - Goodreads
This is the second book by Colleen Hoover I've read - my first being Ugly Love. To be honest, I picked up this book because I heard that there is going to be a TV show coming up. I saw the first two episodes and I was hooked to the story; thus, I thought I should give the book a try. (Plus the leading actors looked good together.)
So... I read the book after I saw the TV show and I do not regret that. In my opinion, the book and the TV show complete each other... But enough about the show and let's talk about the book.
My overall impression... It is an unique story and real but not flawless. The story flowed nicely. The characters fit together splendidly driving the action of the story quite well. Owen and Auburn have a great chemistry; although, chemistry is not the equivalence love. From Owen's perspective, I was able to understand the romance by the end of the book due to past circumstances - and if you read the book, you know what I am talking about. Not so much from Auburn's perspective. From her point of view, Owen sometimes was quite the creep. Do not get this wrong. I liked him. He was the sweet, good, and honorable guy. The things he said sometimes to Auburn, without her knowing what connected them, should have made her run away a little...
I understood what the author tried to do but she relied to much on the "fate" concept and not so much on the power to make a decision, to take action in your life. That left the story unresolved - literary - and underdeveloped. It felt rushed leaving plenty of room for a novella or a second book... Which... I wouldn't mind if it means that I will have a better resolution.
Despite the sad parts, there are a lot of funny scenes too.
After Ugly Love, I was expecting more from Colleen Hoover since she has such a beautiful writing style.
Overall, this was my cup of tea. And, if it happens for you to be a fan of Colleen's let me know what is your opinion on this book, the Confess TV show, and her other books.
This is my sole opinion. ^_^
Genre: Romance, New Adult, Contemporary, Fiction
Sexual content: heavy
Violence: moderate to heavy
Drugs/Alcohol: moderate to heavy-ish
Feel Free to check out my Confess show info -->HERE<--while admiring the TV show inspired book cover below.