I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed reading Confess by Colleen Hoover. But here’s the thing…I don’t know if I’m going to watch the TV show. It’s the casting of the girl. She doesn’t really fit to me. She looks too old to play the role. I do like Owen, he was cast well.
Some of those confessions had my jaw on the floor. Here’s a few of my favorite ones…
“Every 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’m scared I’ll never stop comparing my life without him to how my life was when I was with him.”
“Sometimes I wonder if being dead would be easier than being his mother.”
“When I’m with you I think of all the great things I could be if I were without you.”
Now its’s time to review! I’m going to try to keep it pretty but you never know with me.
First a word from the author…
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.
I loved the unique feel to this book. I think that was my favorite part. The confessions… maybe because I have so many within myself. I could probably write a book with my confessions alone. That would be a good one.
Owen, Owen, Owen! I didn’t see that one coming. He is such a book boyfriend, for someone else. I loved him, don’t get me wrong, he’s just not my type but worked perfectly for this Auburn. There connection gave me all the book feels that I needed and loved. If ever there were two people who meet and loved each other in a previous like, it was Owen and Auburn.
There are people you meet that you get to know, and then there are people you meet that you already know. – Auburn
My absolute favorite quality about Owen was his loyalty, even at the end of the book. I’m big on loyalty, like really big. Once the loyalty is lost in any type of relationship I have with you, I cut you off. It may hurt me very much but it’s true. Owen made me question his loyalty for a long time in this book but in the end his truth proves how wonderful he is. He sums up what a good friend, lover, son or whatever is supposed to be.
He knows when you need to keep shit to yourself. He’s kind of like me in that way. I believe that sometimes you have to keep things inside in order to keep life calm on the outside. That can be just as powerful as speaking the truth out loud.
Although, it did break my heart knowing how bad his heart hurt with keeping all those confessions inside. I guess you can say we have that in common too.
With Auburn, I had more of a love/like relationship with her. I would say love/hate but nothing she did ever made me hate her, our thought process is just different. I wanted to sit down with her and have a wee chat about finding herself and speaking up for herself. I don’t I could have been friends with the girl in real life. Maybe when she got older, IDK. I’m very picky when it comes to my friends which is why I don’t have many. I would say I only have 3 real friends. The kind you can call anytime, day or night and they would be there for you. Something tells me Auburn isn’t that kind of girl.
As I’m writing this, it kind of sounds like the book sucked. I need to change this up and share why I did love this book.
“I’m scared I’ll never feel this again with anyone else,” I whisper. He squeezes my hands. “I’m scared you will.”
It was their connection that made the book for me. It was Owen’s connection to Auburn’s life before he officially became a part of it. It was the way their story was written. It was the acceptance they had for one other despite all the pain they had been through.
Auburn’s heart is broken for more reasons than one but the book starts out by sharing one of those. She lost the first boy she ever loved to cancer. You can tell by the first few pages of the book that they had something most people will never experience in their life. It broke my fucking hurt.
Then along comes Owen many years later there to pick up the pieces. He gave her a reason to love again. Their love was classic yet it couldn’t exist right then and there. Owen was willing to give Auburn up so she could love someone else who needed her more. He was so selfless.
The writing just gutted me and I loved every minute of it.
I don’t think this is a book everyone will like but that’s okay. It’s up the reader whether or not they want to pick it up. I’m glad I did.
This isn’t my best review and I hate that. I should have reviewed it right after I read it like I normally do, it’s when I do my best work. I tried to find all those original thoughts and feelings I had initially but they just weren’t there. It sucks. This book deserved better. I need to get my shit together.
The cutest conversation ever…
Me: I’m coming for a drink. Do you serve cheese sticks?
Me: Do me a favor. When I order cheese sticks, don’t say you don’t serve them. Just say you ran out.
Harrison: Okay. Random request, but whatever.