Author: Colleen Hoover
Publication: March 10th 2015 by Atria Books
Genre: New Adult ~ Contemporary Romance
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From #1 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.
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 Owen is keeping 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…
This book is about Auburn Reed (love her name!) and Owen Gentry. They meet when Auburn is looking for extra cash and Owen is looking for help in his art studio. They're instantly attracted to one another and turn out to have more in common than their middle name.
I really loved reading in both Auburn and Owen's points of view. I enjoyed getting to know them and them trying to get to know each other. Owen, especially was an amazing character. I just adored him. What can I say, I'm a sucker for charming artists.
The art and confessions, though, was my favorite part of the book. How could I not love that? The art inside the book was so beautiful and the confessions were compelling as well, especially because they came from readers.
It wasn't until the last chapter of the book that it became an emotional read for me. That was the moment were I thought, yes this is a full five star read for me. I never read a book quite like it due to the art and confessions but the story was beautiful as well.
Colleen Hoover's love for writing began in 1985 when she was five years old. Her first story was titled "Mystery Bob" and was a huge hit with her mother, who was really good at faking interest. Colleen continued to write short stories for friends and family until December of 2011, when she decided to write a long story she titled, "Slammed." She self-published SLAMMED to Amazon in January, 2012 and it hit the NYT's bestsellers list in May, 2012. She has since signed with Atria Books, a division of Simon & Schuster, and now has six NYT's bestsellers. Colleen prefers to be called a writer, as the term "author" still terrifies her and makes this feel like a job with expectations. She doesn't work well under pressure and hopes writing will always remain fun and exciting. Colleen's newest novel, UGLY LOVE, releases August 5th, 2014. She is currently working on a new novel, CONFESS, which she is writing as fast as she can before she wakes up from this crazy dream.