on March 10th 2015
Published by Simon and Schuster Genres: Contemporary, Fiction, General, New Adult, Romance, Suspense, Thrillers
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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.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.
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I posted this on Facebook shortly after finishing Confess on release day. This was about 12:40ish in the morning:
“Dear Colleen, I can’t sleep. I finished #Confess a little while ago and I’m a mess. Idk if I want to cry, happy sigh, or both. My chest and stomach are literally hurting from the feels. You have messed me up and I know you’re #notsorry and that’s ok. I think the only solution is to start reading it again.
P.S. Don’t you dare stop writing. Ever.”
Urban Dictionary defines “the feels” as described below:
-A wave of emotions that sometimes cannot be adequately explained.
-Feelings you get when something you read/see/hear/etc is just so touching and perfect that you can’t help but make sounds, curl into a ball, and never stop thinking about said thing that made you this way.
I think it’s safe to say, we can rename the feels to Confess. Because this book gave them to me something fierce. It was everything I’ve come to love about Colleen’s writing- slightly broken characters finding love, and healing when they least expect it. Writing that is heartfelt, writing that pulls you in emotionally and doesn’t let you go, even after the last page has been read. I loved Owen and Auburn; they felt real to me with their struggles. There is just so much about Confess that makes it amazing I feel like nothing I can say would do it the Justice it deserves. Do yourself a favor and just read it and experience it for yourself. You WON’T be sorry.