Narrator: Elizabeth Louise, Sebastian York
Published by Simon & Schuster Audio Release date : March 10th, 2015
Genres: New Adult, Romance
Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
Source: Purchased | Format: AudioBook
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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…
If there is one name that people recognize that read New Adult – it’s Colleen Hoover. I read Hopeless– which I loved. And then there was Never Never – which I didn’t like at all. I’ve heard so many lovely things about ALL of her books – but it just hasn’t been a ship I have jumped on, for no reason in particular. But I see the appeal, because I am *THIS CLOSE* to adding Hoover to my auto-buy list.
What surprises me – and maybe shouldn’t – is that she writes characters with so much depth. They are flawed and layered, and unapologeticly real. Emotion pours off the page, and in all-consuming and at times, suffocating (in a good way). The chemistry between Owen and Auburn came natural. Their scenes together were my favorite and not just the sexy times.
It’s hard to really get into the plot without spoilers – but holy moly is it twisty. You think you have everything figured out – but you don’t. And how intricately their stories are intertwined will blow you away. I will also go on the record and say that the Confessions are one of my favorite things. I loved how they were real confessions, from real people. It also adds an additional layer of depth to the paintings, since these are what was used as Owen’s inspiration. (There is more to it than that but SPOILERS!!)
Elizabeth Louise & Sebastian York nailed it. It’s hard to find two narrators that are both “in-sync” with the characters. Not to mention Sebastian York’s voice is sexy. I can listen to this man all day long, seriously.. Both will be added to my favorite narrator list for sure.
As you can see – I loved this book. I am itching to go and buy a physical copy so I can see the paintings for myself. Plus – it’s a new favorite and MUST be added. I highly recommend it. (Especially on audio, because OMG sexy voice).
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