Author : Colleen Hoover
Genres : Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Publication : March 2015

Goodreads’ synopsis : Auburn Reed has her entire life mapped out. Her goals are in sight and there’s 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 risk and puts her heart in control, only to discover Owen is keeping major secrets 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.

The last thing Owen wants is to lose Auburn, but he can’t seem to convince her that truth is sometimes as subjective as art. All he would have to do to save their relationship is confess. But in this case, the confession could be much more destructive than the actual sin…

This is my third Colleen Hoover’s book and I really enjoyed it even though for this one I wasn’t a total wreck after finishing it. I don’t know why. And of course it doesn’t mean I didn’t like it. Far from it !

Anyway. Auburn is a young adult, destroyed, a total wreck. She just moved to Dallas. She doesn’t believe that something good can happen to her. Until she notices this signboard on a gallery door. Her life is about to change.

Owen is an artist. He owns the studio/ art gallery. And he is immediately attracted by Auburn. But this attraction is mixed up with guilt. Guilt of what, we won’t know until a long time.

I love CoHo’s writing style. She has this ability to write wonderful and realistic characters. They have so many flaws, they seem so real. You can easily connect with them because they act the same way as you would, if you were in their shoes.

This book is about lies and confessions, of course, but also about family issues, trust, second chances and fate.
It’s about learning to trust your guts, your instincts and follow your heart. It’s about Life.

I also want to speak about the book cover and the art inside. Because wow. The cover is gorgeous, and the texture chosen is perfect. You can feel the paint stain/spot ! And the art, I fell in love with those paintings. I hope they exist in real, because I would totally buy at least one of them !

Sometimes people want what they can’t have and confuse that with feelings for another person.

5 stars

Now I need to buy another of her books. I’ve already read Ugly Love and Maybe Someday (I’m gonna reread them too!). Which one of her other books should I buy first ?



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