Author: Colleen Hoover
Published: March 2015
Summary: Auburn has recently moved to Texas and finds herself pretty lonely and in need for work. When she stumbles into Owen Gantry’s art gallery responding to a help wanted sign, she has no idea how complicated her life is about to get. Both Owen and Auburn have more than their fair share of secrets, which they are reluctant to ‘confess’ to each other.
My Thoughts: So. Much. Drama. This book is oozing with drama from the get go through the final page. Both Auburn and Owen have plenty of secrets they are hiding from each other, which I was trying to figure out the whole book. Normally I am very good at calling plot twists and hidden secrets in books and movies, but I admit that I did not see any of the secrets coming. Tried as I might, I missed the mark on every one of my guesses. This was my first Colleen Hoover novel, and I was expecting it to be more smutty romance than it was-which is a good thing. It was very tame and hardly present. Her writing and the story elements sort of reminded me of a Nicholas Sparks novel. While I don’t really like Nicholas Sparks books because they are cheesy and predictable, I found Colleen Hoover to be a slightly more effective writer in creating somewhat believable characters. It was a touch cheesy, but in a book like this there is an expected allowance for cheese. I didn’t hate this book. I enjoyed it for what it is, an addicting read that kept my attention, but won’t stick with me longer than it takes for me to write this review. I think I will pick up another Colleen Hoover novel in the future when I am looking for a book with those qualities.