Books | Fiction / Romance / New Adult
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of It Starts with Us and It Ends with Us, a 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.
Simon and Schuster
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"OMG! That’s how I’m going to start, this book had me hooked by the first page. Colleen Hoover has to be my number one favorite author. I loved how the story actually illustrated the art to give the readers an understanding to the confessions. I had so many emotions while reading, one minute I was sad, happy, angry, and the list goes on. This reminded me a lot of her other book called “Reminders of Him” which is my favorite book from COHO. "
"Is it possible to have two fates, can you find true love twice? Although young, the loss of auburn’s first love Adam is devastating. Since then it just seems like she cannot break free to move forward, that changes when auburn meets Owen an artist of confessions helping her realize after all there may be much more worth grasping. This book kept me listening it had a couple good surprises, the whole book was so satisfying!"
"⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ As always, I love Colleen Hoover ❤️ This one unlike her others did not have me hooked from the start and all the characters took a minute to grow on me. As the story began to unfold I loved it. I rooted for Owen the whole time and wanted so badly things to work out with AJ. The ending was perfect."
"3/5 ⭐⭐⭐🐾 what's interesting with Hoover's writing is the difference in her previous work that was written earlier in her career vs now. This earlier novel from Hoover was drastically different from her latest release, 'It Starts With Us'. I want to add that I believe Hoover should continue to try creating more thrillers because to me, the novels Verity and Layla have been her best work. "