Confess – Colleen Hoover


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 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. 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…

My opinion

I love Colleen Hoover. Her books are all lovely and romantic, but not standard. Colleen Hoover has a lovely way of writing and she introduces her main characters quite well, but there’s still some mystery to them. Next to that she always has some element in her books which makes them stand out. That element is also there in ‘Confess’, but I won’t share that (spoilers!). I can tell you that the ending came as quite a lovely and special surprise for me.

What makes reading ‘Confess’ even more special is that the book is filled with paintings. The main character, Owen, is a painter and the story is partly about his paintings. I received the e-book from the Dutch publisher and I was quite happy that the paintings are also shown in the e-book! Most of the times you have to miss illustrations when you buy the e-book version, so this was quite amazing.

Apart from the special ending, I felt ‘Confess’ was at times a bit meh. One person in the book annoyed me so much and he played a bit part in the book. But thankfully I could easily get over that, and if you ignore that person, it’s a lovely Colleen Hoover book.


‘Confess’ is another wonderful new adult book by Colleen Hoover. Her stories always have a special element and ‘Confess’ has that element too. The paintings that are added to the book makes reading it even better.


Confess by Colleen Hoover
Published by Simon & Schuster
Genres: New Adult
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781471148590

You can buy the book at Book Depository here.

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