Confess - Colleen Hoover


By Colleen Hoover

  • Release Date: 2015-03-10
  • Genre: New Adult
Score: 4.5
From 520 Ratings


Winner of the 2015 Goodreads Choice Award for Best Romance

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.


  • Phenomenal

    By Kelker98
    This book completely touched my heart and really opened my eyes to the world of domestic abuse. Colleen’s “note from the author” at the end of the story about her mother is so heartbreaking, but shows what an incredible woman she is. This is an amazing book wow.
  • Wow

    By Regi19
    This Book Made Me Laugh And Made Me Cry. I Felt What Adam Felt, I Felt What Owen Felt And I Felt What Auburn Felt. Took Me Only A Day To Read And From The First Page To The Last I Loved Every Word!! Besides Ugly Love This Is The Second Book Of Colleen's I Have Read.... I Wish This Didn't Have To End. Thank You!!
  • Must Read

    By User072119
    I'm not sure how Colleen Hoover seems to come up with the most amazing and memorable quotes, but she does every time. I'm sure you will notice my list of favorite quotes is the longest I've ever made. I even left some out because the list kept growing. Colleen's writing reminds me more of poetry or song lyrics than a novel. She invokes such strong emotions and feeling with her writing that I can only compare her to a very short list of authors. I love how Colleen waited until the very last chapter to reveal certain events that happened years before and had unknowingly impacted Auburn's life both in the past and the present. Yes, these events COULD have been revealed in the beginning of the story, but I felt like the mystery throughout combined with the revelation at the end added so much more emotion with a larger impact. I am slowly making my way through all of Colleen Hoover's books and as soon as I heard about Confess being made into a show for Verizon's Go90 app, I knew this had to be my next read.
  • Loved it

    By Kaylamollyann
    Loved it make feel like you are there with them.
  • I'll love you forever ... even when I shouldn't

    By mj_toth
    What a beautiful story. I’m not sure what I thought Confess would really be about but I loved how Owen, an artist, has a slot at his studio where people can walk by and leave anonymous confessions about anything they want. He uses these as inspiration for the art he creates, naming each piece with the confession. Owen finds a kinship with these confessions as he tries to cope with his own fractured past. Auburn finds herself living in a new city for very challenging reasons after the love of her life dies as a teenager. She needs another job and finds herself in front of Owen’s gallery where a help wanted sign is posted. It sort of feels like fate. We get to experience these two broken souls as they connect on that fateful night. With all the hurdles they each have to face, can they find a path to love? Will they let themselves realize that they deserve love? I loved every heart stopping moment of this incredible love story that also surprised me more than once with the wonderful twists and turns.
  • OMG

    By MeritaR
    This book is amazing. I started reading it and could not put the book down, read it in one day.
  • I can't read it

    By Adriananamaria
    I purchased the book and it keeps telling me error none of the pages will load.
  • Beautiful

    By Tori_k101
    This book was beautifully written and immediately had me engrossed. The amount of emotions this story evokes are amazing. I knew from the first page that I was going to love this and I'm so grateful that I picked it up by chance. It's such a beautiful story and I'm thrilled that it will grace my bookshelves forever!
  • Amazing!!

    By Merissamae
    Colleen Hoover is a fantastic author. Confess is the first book of hers that I read and I literally couldn't put it down. Within the next few days after finishing it I read 4 more of her books. I highly recommend!!
  • Wonderful

    By Ihottimami
    This story made me cry 😔 I feel so happy I ran into this book in the library ❤️ wow! Bravo Colleen! I would soooo love this book come to life! A movie 👌🏼❤️😊 I will definitely go to sleep thinking about this book! Excellent job👏🏼