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.
"That could be fate, you know."
I'ts long time since I have read a book from Colleen Hoover as I haven't read Ugly Love so I can say that I really missed her writing! This author is so charismatic. Each of her books have so many emotions and her stories are unique. I find this story so brilliant, the confessions from different people which become paintings and the fact that there were pictures of the paintings inside the book make it even more captivating!The prologue and the ending was intense and I cried while I was reading.
The story:Auburn is living in Texas and she needs a second job. While she was walking she sees an art studio. Owen is the owner and the artist who creates his paintings from Confessions which people leave in his studio.We see the attraction between them but Auburn knows that it isn't the time for a relationship because there is someone else who cares for him a lot...I will not say what exactly he is to her because if I say it's a spoiler... I don't want to give anything else.I feel that if I say more it will reveal the story so you need to read it to learn!
Both characters are a little mysterious as both have some secrets that they don't reveal from the beginning.I loved that they give a little of themselves at perfect times.I'm not sure if I should say their love was insta or not exactly but we see the bond from the beginning and the relationship between Owen and Auburn moved fast .I liked Owen because he is sweet and I loved his passion for the art!
What I wanted more?I wanted to see more of Auburn and Owen as a couple.What I didn't like?I didn't like Trey and Lydia at all.Especially Lydia for the way she treated Auburn and Trey for everything!I think he is really sick! The only thing I didn't like about Auburn is that she didn't say anything to them..I know her reasons but she could have done something sooner!
I can't say it's my favorite book but still the writing and the brilliant story make it a wonderful story! I really think I should buy it in paperback because of all these images of paintings inside the book!