My Rating: ★★★★★
Genre(s): New adult fiction; Romance
Plot: [From Goodreads] 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…
- Colleen Hoover wrote it
- It’s a Colleen Hoover book
- Colleen Hoover
- Such a different love story
- Her female protags are always so on point
- The feels. All of them.
- That plot twist.
- Basically the entire book.
- The art that went along with the book was breathtaking.
- The confessions idea is really cool.
- The cat.
- The ending was just… amazing. So amazing.
- The insta-love was kind of meh
- Owen was kind of creepy until I really got it
- “There are people you meet that you get to know, and then there are people you meet that you already know.”
- “It’s amazing how much distance one truth can create between two people.”
- “Some secrets should never turn into confessions. I know that better than anyone.”
- “Please don’t allow anyone to make you feel less than what you are.”
- “Sometimes in order to save a relationship, you have to sacrifice it first.”
My Thoughts: This book was incredible. I kept thinking I knew what was going to happen, and then Colleen would just turn around and surprise me. Auburn’s secret was impressive, although now that I know it, I can see the foreshadowing. And the ending. Ugh. The way that you learn that Owen knew of Auburn, and the way that that all plays out. The feels. All of them. If you love Colleen Hoover, read this book. If you don’t know who Colleen Hoover is, pull your head out from under whatever rock you’re living under and read this book. Read all of her books. And cry.