Exclusive Excerpt: Confess by Colleen Hoover + Giveaway




Confess
Author: Colleen Hoover
Reading Level: New Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 10th 2015
Review Source: Atria Books
 

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover, a new novel about risking everything for love—and finding your heart somewhere between the truth and lies.

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…


My mouth is agape and my eyes are wide as I stand and read all the confessions my eyes can reach. I still have no idea what this building is or what I even think about all these things being plastered up for the world to see, but reading them somehow gives me a sense of normalcy.  If these are all true, then maybe my life isn’t quite as bad as I think it is.

After no less than fifteen minutes, I’ve made it to the second window, having read most of the confessions to the right of the door, when it begins to swing open. I take a step back to avoid being hit, while I simultaneously fight the intense urge to step around the door and get a peek inside the building.

A hand reaches out and yanks the HELP WANTED sign. I can hear a marker sliding across the vinyl sign as I remain poised behind the door. Wanting to get a better look at whoever or whatever this place is, I begin to step around the door just as the hand slaps the HELP WANTED sign back onto the window.

Help Wanted.
Knock to apply.
DESPERATELY NEEDED!!
BEAT ON THE DAMN DOOR!!

I laugh when I read the alterations made to the sign. Maybe this is fate. I desperately need a second job and whoever this is desperately needs help.

The door then opens further, and I’m suddenly under the scrutiny of eyes that I guarantee are more shades of green than I could find on his paint-splattered shirt. His hair is black and thick and he uses both hands to push it off his forehead, revealing even more of his face. His eyes are wide and full of anxiety at first, but after taking me in, he lets out a sigh. It’s almost as if he’s acknowledging that I’m exactly where I’m supposed to be and he’s relieved I’m finally here.

He stares at me with a concentrated expression for several seconds. I shift on my feet and glance away. Not because I’m uncomfortable, but because the way he stares at me is oddly comforting. It’s probably the first time I’ve felt welcomed since I’ve been back in Texas.



Don’t forget to check out Me, My Shelf & I tomorrow for the next episode in the CONFESS excerpt chain, and follow along with all the other stops on the 10 Days of Confess chain!


Colleen Hoover is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Slammed, Point of Retreat, This Girl, Hopeless, Losing Hope, Maybe Someday, and Finding Cinderella. She lives in Texas with her husband and their three boys. Please visit ColleenHoover.com.


1 print copy of CONFESS!
Open to US/Canada only

a Rafflecopter giveaway

110 comments:

  1. Ok now I've got to read this book! Thanks for the chance to win it!

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  2. This sounds so good!!! Thanks for giving everyone a chance to win it!!!! Can't wait to see who does!

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  3. Oh! I have never wanted to read a book this bad! The excerpt is killer!
    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!

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  4. Christina R. in the rafflecopter

    LOVE Colleen Hoover! She's so awesome! And I love the excerpt! I laughed out loud as well :)

    thank you so very much :)

    I have a CAnadian address but rafflecopter might show my location outside CAnada because I’m doing a semester abroad

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  5. I love Colleen's books - they're amazing!

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  6. Im obsessed with Colleen Hoovers books. Im dying to read this. Now following her on twitter too (I cant believe I wasnt before)

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  7. Can't wait to read this.. Thank you..

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  10. Thank you for the opportunity. As with everything written by Colleen Hoover, I can't wait to read this book!

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  13. Colleen Hoover is now my favorite author & I just found out about her this past December.So far I've read all of her books except the Slammed series. From reading all the excerpts this book sounds like a great read. I hope I'll get to read it soon, Thanks for the chance!

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  39. Counting down the days until we get a new CoHo book, can't wait!!!

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  43. This looks good. I have never read Colleen Hoover but I just might pick this one up. Thanks.

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  46. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  48. Thanks for the chance. I love Colleen Hoover and can't wait for Confess!

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  49. I'm soooooooooooooooooooooo excited about Confess!!!!!

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  56. I NEED OWEN in my life! I need this book!
    hahha

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  57. Love the idea of art work to go with the book, and hope to see it soon:)

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  58. CANNOT wait for this, thanks for the tour <3 :)

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  67. I absolutely love Colleen Hoover's books! I can't wait to read Confess and the cover is amazing. Thanks for the chance to win it! (:

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  68. All of your books are wonderful. I even cried just reading the prologue of Confessions! Thank you for the chance to win a copy!!

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  69. Thank you for this giveaway. I hope I win. This will really be a great graduation gift :]

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  70. I love Colleen Hoover and everything she has written. Can't wait to read Confess!

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  72. I love all CoHo's books and I'm really hoping I win. So excited for this new book; can't wait!!

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  73. I'm such a HUGE fan of Hoover!! I can't wait to read this next book!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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  74. would like to win. have read any of her books yet. looks good

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  75. I can't wait to read this one!!
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  76. Loving the sounds of this book!

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  79. Hi, hopefully I'm not too late and thanks for the chance =D

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  80. Can't wait to read this book!

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  81. Thank you for this amazing chance! I'm a huge fan of Colleen Hoover! :)

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  82. I can't wait to read Confess! Colleen Hoover is one of my favorite authors.

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  83. Thanks for the chance! I can't wait to read Confess, I know it's going to be great judging by all the reviews I've been reading!

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