Winner of the 2015 Goodreads Choice Award for Best Romance
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.
At age twenty-one, Auburn Reed has already lost everything important to her. In her fight to rebuild her shattered life, she has her goals in sight and there is 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 chance and puts her heart in control, only to discover that Owen is keeping a major secret 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.
To save their relationship, all Owen needs to do is confess. But in this case, the confession could be much more destructive than the actual sin.
This is the first book that I've ever read by Colleen Hoover but, it definitely won't be my last. This is a true romance novel. I loved how Colleen made the characters seem real. There were a few times when I wanted to reach in and just shake some sense in Auburn. But, I loved how did what she needed to do to finally get full custody of her son. I loved Emory! Everyone needs a friend like Emory. I was hoping that Trey would be found out and handled better. I loved Owen and everything that he brought to the story. My favorite line from the book was when Owen was talking with Auburn and said, "Sometimes in order to save a relationship you have to sacrifice it first." The ending left me with a lot of unanswered questions. Does Auburn every find out the connection with the painting? Do Auburn ever find out the real reason Trey doesn't like Owen? There really should have been more story line at the end.