Auburn has had a tough six years. At fifteen, she lost the love of her life and she doesn’t think she can love again. Now, six years later a few days before her twenty-first birthday, she’s recently moved to a new city that she hates, working at a job that she also hates, but she needs it so she can pay the lawyer she just hired to deal with some legal troubles. She’s on her way home debating on how she can pay for him, when she notices a help wanted sign in the window of a building called Confess. She’s debating when someone comes outside to take down the sign and puts that help is desperately needed. She takes the job.
While she’s being trained by the guy – Owen – she learns what she’s getting herself into. Owen runs an art gallery that only opens once a month. The difference is that he gets his inspiration from strangers who write on pieces of paper their deepest confessions. Some make it others don’t. But sometimes the confession is the hardest part as Owen and Auburn are about to find out.
Usually when I read books from the digital library, I only read so many chapters a day in an attempt to limit my screen time. When it came to Confess I read all of it yesterday – my eyes aren’t thanking me for it today, but I don’t regret it. Confess was really good and cutesy. I loved how everything was interconnected. I didn’t really like Auburn all that much when the book started but she really grew as a character throughout, which I liked. Some of the events were hazy and weren’t fully explained until they played a major role in the plot, so for a good chunk of this book I was confused. Owen, though, is also adorable and there were a lot of times I just wanted to reach through my screen and hug him.
Final Rating: 4 out of 5 stars. The only reason this book is getting four stars is because of the early confusion and because the ending was kind of left open. Does Owen ever tell Auburn that he was there that day she said good-bye to Adam? I really would like to know!
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