My confession: this book was not for me. 2.5 / 5 stars.
The blurb: 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…
Though I can only give this book 2.5 stars, it wasn’t all bad. I loved the idea of the anonymous confessions and the paintings they inspire. This was the best part of Confess for me. It’s an original idea which Hoover uses in a thoughtful and effective way.
A terrific read thanks to its cast of engaging characters. Funny and moving in places, this is one for all us keen readers and anyone who has ever been an obsessive fan of anything. 4/5 stars.
This book is proof that if you create wonderful characters it doesn’t matter much what they get up to (including sitting about reading and writing fan fiction), we’ll enjoy spending time with them. The main character, Cath, was great, but for me it was Levi who stole the book.
So why didn’t I give Fangirl 5/5 stars?