Confess: I am an emotional person and I don’t particularly like that about myself.

I just finished reading Confess by Colleen Hoover.  I have read five pieces by Colleen and four out of the five have made me cry.  With some it was a lot of tears and others it was an ugly cry.

Confess is about two people: Auburn and Owen.

Auburn makes a big move from Portland, Oregon to Dallas, Texas.  She’s struggling.  She hates her job as a hairdresser and doesn’t have much of a social life.

Owen is an artist who has his own studio and does well enough that he only has to open his studio once a month.

One day Auburn stumbles open a help wanted sign that just so happens to be posted outside of Owen’s studio.  They may have only been together for less than a weekend, but that connection is enough to last a lifetime.

You find out real quick, that Owen has seen Auburn before.  Throughout the story I was trying to figure out what their connection was.  When I found out, is when I shed the tears.

This story follows two strong human beings.  I don’t think I’d be able to make the kind of sacrifices that Owen does or be as strong as Auburn has to be with her decisions.  I really liked what these characters stood for.  It makes me really appreciate what I have.

I also really like how the confessions are tied into the paintings-you’ll see what I mean when you read the book.  I don’t know if I’d be brave enough to slip a confession through Owen’s door.

What are you brave enough to confess? Are you able to leave a confession in the comments below?

What books have made you cry?


3 thoughts on “Confess

  1. One of the books I return to time and time again is “Take My Regret” by A. J. Jackson. The plot moves swiftly enough that I can start and finish it in one sitting. Not one reread has passed without rivers of tears and I always greet that ache in my chest that arrives with the turn of the first page like I would an old friend. I welcome all the emotion it pulls out of me every single time and whenever the last word comes to pass, I leave with the certainty that I’ll return to the story in time.

    My confession? It ties into “Take My Regret” – I wish I had parents who, despite mistakes and wrong-doings, missteps and missed opportunities, loved me the way that little girl is so obviously loved.

    Thanks for the platform on which I can let loose a little knot in my stomach xo


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