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.
Oh, em, gee!!! FIVE STARS!
Finding your heart somewhere between the truth and lies.
2 truths and a lie about Owen
Owen’s dad is a lawyer
Owen has a cat named Owen
Owen has only 2 phone numbers in his phone
2 truths and a lie about Auburn
Auburn gave Owen a drunken haircut
Auburn grew up in Portland, Oregon
Auburn has a roommate named Emory
2 truths and a lie about Confess
The horror movie 1408 is mentioned
The story is broken into 3 parts
Two states play a major role in this story
I have a confession-> out of the 9 things mentioned above 7 are true and 2 are lies. Have fun figuring out which ones are the lies and which ones are the truths. 🙂
While reading this book I had to keep stopping to tell my husband what a great book I was reading. And then, throughout the day, I would give him an update on what was happening in the book. When he arrived home tonight he asked me if I had finished my book. I wonder if he’ll miss hearing me talk about the book or if he was checking to see if I’ve come back to reality. *lol*
The dedication is was what prompted me to tell my husband about Confess:
The confessions you read within this novel are true confessions, submitted anonymously by readers. This book is dedicated to all of you who found the courage to share them.
Whoa! That dedication intrigued me. Then the first confession left me with my mouth hanging up. It still haunts me to think about it. I have so many questions for this anonymous person. I suppose that will be one confession that goes to the grave with the person. Actually, all the confessions were fascinating and left me pondering the person behind the secret.
CoHo is one of my favorite authors. When I open her books I know I’m in for something special. Her stories challenge me to think outside the box. My first CoHo experience was with Slammed. I had never even heard of Slammed poetry prior to reading that book. I had the same experience with this book… the concept in this book with the confessions was a brilliant idea. I LOVED IT!!! I want to live in CoHo’s brain and figure out where she gets all these awesome ideas.
Also CONFESS includes original artwork by Danny O’Connor to augment your reading experience! As an arc it didn’t include the artwork. I’m looking forward to the published version so I can view his artwork. I love how CoHo enhances your reading by offering more to her stories… like in Maybe Someday it had music that accompanied the story.
I don’t want to elaborate too much on the story line because something’s are best experienced on your own.