Author: Colleen Hoover
Publisher: Atria Books
Release Date: March 10, 2015
New York Times
bestselling author Colleen Hoover, a new novel about risking everything
for love—and finding your heart somewhere between the truth and lies.
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.
once, Auburn takes a risk and puts her heart in control, only to
discover that Owen is keeping some 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.
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 just can’t believe it’s come to this. I haven’t even built up a
clientele at the salon I’m working at, so I’m definitely going to have
to look for a second job. I just have no idea
when I’ll find time to fit it in, thanks to Lydia’s erratic scheduling.
Speaking of Lydia.
I dial her number and hit send and wait for her to pick up on the other
end. After it goes to voice mail, I debate whether to leave or a
message or just call back later tonight. I’m
sure she just deletes her messages, anyway, so I end the call and drop
the phone into my purse. I can feel the flush rising up my neck and
cheeks and the familiar sting in my eyes. It’s the thirteenth time I’ve
walked home in my new state, in a city inhabited
by nothing but strangers but I’m determined to make it the first time
I’m not crying when I reach my front door. My neighbors probably think
It’s just such a long walk from work to home, and long walks make me contemplate my life, and my life makes me cry.
I pause and look into the glass window of one of the buildings to check
for smeared mascara. I take in my reflection and don’t like what I see.
A girl who hates the choices she’s made in her life.
A girl who hates her career.
A girl who misses Portland.
A girl who desperately needs a second job, and now a girl who is read
the HELP WANTED sign she just noticed in the window.
Knock to apply.
take a step back and assess the building I’m standing in front of; I’ve
passed by it every day on my commute and I’ve never noticed it.
Probably because I spend my mornings on the phone and
my afternoon walks with too many tears in my eyes to notice my
all the sign says. The name leads me to believe it might be a church,
but that thought is quickly dismissed when I take a closer look at the
glass windows lining the front of the building.
They are covered with small scraps of paper in various shapes and
sizes, concealing views into the building, removing any hope of taking a
peek inside. The scraps of paper are all marked with words and phrases,
written in different handwriting. I take a step
closer and read a few of them.
day I’m grateful that my husband and his brother look exactly alike. It
means there’s less of a chance that my husband will find out that our
son isn’t his.
I clutch my hand to my heart. What the hell is this? I read another.
haven’t spoken to my children in four months. They’ll call on holidays
and my birthday, but never in between. I don’t blame them. I was a
I read another.
lied on my résumé. I don’t have a degree. In the five years I’ve been
working for my employer, no one has ever asked to see it.
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I'll be the first to tell anyone, if you want a guaranteed great book,
go buy something from Colleen Hoover. She has been and probably always
will be one of my very favorite authors. Confess is Colleen's newest
offering and as always she spins a unique tale full of angst, heartbreak
and ultimately, love.
Holy mother of all prologues! If that
doesn't suck you in right away, nothing else will. Because, WHOA! The
beginning of Auburn's story will have you wiping away tears within just a
few short pages. And our hero, Owen, OMG! Seriously! O-M-G. Owen is an
artist and owns his own gallery. People slip anonymous confessions into
his mail box and he draws his inspiration for his paintings from them.
Confession: I loved this storyline.
Confession: Colleen Hoover writes some of the most heart wrenching, unique books I've ever read. I hope she never stops writing.
Confession: Auburn and Owen just may just be some of my favorite characters from Colleen yet.
can't wait for everyone to be able to read this amazing book. I
absolutely loved it. Confess is written in the first person narrative,
alternating in Auburn and Owen's voices. It's a full length standalone
with no cliffhanger.
~ Review by Erin
Colleen Hoover is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Slammed, Point of Retreat, This Girl, Hopeless, Losing
Hope, Maybe Someday, Finding Cinderella, and Ugly Love. She lives in Texas with her husband and their three boys. Please visit