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…
Have you ever fallen in love with a book so fast? So fast, in fact, that you haven’t even finished the prologue and you’re already swearing that this book is legendary. I don’t know, I’ve read all of Colleen’s books and I swear, she just keeps getting better and better.
I loved the title. I loved the book cover. I loved the story. I loved the characters. I loved the confessions, and of course, I loved the paintings.
The paintings and the confessions are so damn relatable that these itself can put you to tears!
The story has been an artwork itself, I fell in love with how it began, and how the story progressed, especially how it ended. I had an OMG (lol, IKYKWIM) moment when the connection between the two main characters was finally revealed. The reveal was so heartwarmingly sweet, and I was so caught up in the story that I really didn’t figure it out, and I thought OMG it should have been obvious!
“There are people you meet that you get to know, and then there are people you meet that you already know.”
Owen and Auburn must have been one of the best main characters in a love story I have ever read. Their meet-cute was adorable, well to be fair, almost every scene that transpired between these two, borders on giggly to breathtakingly beautiful.
Auburn is one of the strongest heroine I have ever read. Her love is amazing, and I can only compare this love to Harry Potter’s mom, a love so great, and so big that it can save a life. She is also pretty selfless; she can sacrifice everything for the people she loves the most.
Then there is Owen, this amazing painter, this incredibly funny guy, this understanding, and caring, and patient, and noble person. Auburn and Owen are very similar when it comes to love and selflessness, I think. I thought Owen was kind of shady and messed up at first, but after I found out his real situation, I didn’t have anything bad to say about him. He is the kind of guy, I dream to fall in love with. He definitely made it to my Top-Ten book boyfriends list. (lol)
“It’s amazing how much distance one truth can create between two people.”
I want to mention Trent because he is very, very creepy. I think I developed a fear for the police because of him.
Well, that’s it. I can’t create a very detailed review because I might spoil things, and this review is kind-of-three-weeks-too-late, so I kind of forgot some details. But guys, if you want to feel alive, and happy, and in love, READ THIS, I SWEAR THIS STORY IS AMAZING, plus it’s kind of short, you can read it in half a day.