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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.
Publisher: New York, NY : Atria Books, 2015
Edition: First Atria paperback edition
ISBN: 9781476791456
Branch Call Number: Fiction Hoover
Characteristics: 308 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm


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Aug 24, 2017

Every book I read from her is great, this one is no exception! Loved it

Aug 15, 2017

Twenty-six year old Auburn Reed is out in the city with a certain future in mind. With a stable job and happiness, Auburn seems as if she can do anything. But when she loses her job, she’s in search for another one automatically and finds an art studio hiring an employee. But this art store isn’t just any art store. The public can write personal confessions on slips of paper and the artist of the studio paints the confessions on canvas. Auburn meets the artist, Owen, and instantly they both feel a connection and attraction to each other. This amazing romance novel is one of my favourites, and it shows how Owen and Auburn fall in love with each other while finding each other’s harsh pasts. I would rate this book a 5/5. I recommend this book for ages 14 and up.
- @ilovefood of The Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board

Jul 27, 2017

I feel like each book she writes gets better/ becomes my new favorite
** read all of her books they won't disappoint**

Mar 04, 2017

I have been feeling so unmotivated to read, so I decided to pick up something light.
Confess was just what I needed. I understand there may be flaws, and I noticed them. However, I just fell in love with this story. I don't know if it's because of where I am in my life, but I just related so much to Auburn. Her feelings of longing to be understood and wanted/cherished just resonated so much with me, and Owen's reactions to her situation and her insecurities just warmed my heart.
I loved the art being included in the book, although I wish they would have been spread out and placed next to the page in which they were mentioned instead of grouped altogether in the middle.
I was definitely thrown by most all of the twists and turns, and the last third of the book had me on the edge of my seat.
OWEN!!!! OMG! I loved him! He is definitely my new bookish crush. The way he handled himself and his witty remarks totally won me over. He was just so understanding and... wonderful.
I would recommend this to fans of Hoover. Like her other works, Confess will satisfy your need for that perfect mix of fluff and depth.

Apr 12, 2016

One of my all time favorites.

Feb 23, 2016

Another great Colleen Hoover book!

Dec 20, 2015

This was not listed as a YA novel but that's what it was. Still a good read. If you like Jojo Moyes and John Green, you'll probably like this one.

Oct 22, 2015

This book was well written but it was cheesy and predictable. I wouldn't act how Aubern did if I had a kid. I'm just not much for "omg... they're meant to beeeee!" books.

Sep 08, 2015


Mar 30, 2015

Predictable but enjoyable, nonetheless.

I was worried that the synopsis was exaggerating about Auburn's life or Owen's secrets but they were pretty significant and definitely unexpected. I loved Owen's art studio and the concept behind his paintings.

I really liked the author's writing and wouldn't mind seeing myself reading something like this in the future.

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