This was my first Sparks book and I really liked it I m so glad I finally read one of his books I must admit that the firs half of the book was really slow, I was wondering the whole time why was I reading it That s the reason why I m giving just 3 stars, and I almost gave 4, because then things got really good between the two characters and the ending was great.
An important fact is that this book does have a HEA I must clarify this because Spark is known for his tragic endings, but this is not the case in this book.
I will be definitely buying another of his books soon.
Dicen que normalmente se conoce a los escritores por una obra que una nica novela es lo que les da la fama Dicen, no s si ser cierto o no, y mucho menos en el caso de este escritor aunque te vendan sus novelas como el autor que escribi El cuaderno de Noah Con esto no quiero decir que sta novela sea mala, ni mucho menos, es m s, me ha gustado bastante, sin embargo, y despu s de leer Querido John, de este mismo autor, esperaba algo m s.
De todas maneras, es una muy buena novela.
Even for my throw away books, I have SOME standards I call it my popcorn for the brain genre because they are usually fluffy and without substance I somewhat enjoyed The Notebook, so I thought that this would be an ok bet However, this book disappoints even on the popcorn level.
The story was 100% predictable from the beginning so reading it wasn t the least bit exciting I know it s supposed to be a romantic book but the so called tension did not come across well in the book It just felt like two people being stupid Even the actual romantic parts was just two people being stupid I read it very quickly, and not because I couldn t put it down, but because it was SO fluffy that there was nothing really to read At 300 pages, the storyline could have fit into 10.
And this is coming from a girl who still likes Sweet Valley High.
My experience Never start reading a book with high expectations Actually never do anything with expectations Your imagination sets the bar too high to be achieved.
Normal storyNormal charactersOrdinary romance Jeremy Marsh Is The Ultimate New Yorker Handsome, Almost Always Dressed In Black, And Part Of The Media Elite An Expert On Debunking The Supernatural With A Regular Column In Scientific American, He S Just Made His First Appearance On National TV When He Receives A Letter From The Tiny Town Of Boone Creek, North Carolina, About Ghostly Lights That Appear In A Legend Shrouded Cemetery, He Can T Resist Driving Down To Investigate Here, In This Tightly Knit Community, Lexie Darnell Runs The Town S Library, Just As Her Mother Did Before The Accident That Left Lexie An Orphan Disappointed By Past Relationships, Including One That Lured Her Away From Home, She Is Sure Of One Thing Her Future Is In Boone Creek, Close To Her Grandmother And All The Other People She Loves Jeremy Expects To Spend A Quick Week In The Sticks Before Speeding Back To The City But From The Moment He Sets Eyes On Lexie, He Is Intrigued And Attracted To This Beautiful Woman Who Speaks With A Soft Drawl And Confounding Honesty And Lexie, While Hesitating To Trust This Outsider, Finds Herself Thinking Of Jeremy Than She Cares To Admit Now, If They Are To Be Together, Jeremy Marsh Must Make A Difficult Choice Return To The Life He Knows, Or Do Something He S Never Done Before Take A Giant Leap Of Faith A Story About Taking Chances And Following Your Heart, True Believer Will Make You, Too, Believe In The Miracle Of Love I do enjoy a good ghost story, and I liked the storyline surrounding Jeremy Marsh trying to debunk the town s belief that there are real ghosts in their cemetery But, I found that the storyline surrounding the impending romance between Jeremy and Lexie extremely annoying Their conversations consisted mainly of irritating banter which I found difficult to believe I didn t find either of those characters endearing, at least during those segments of the book I did finish it I had to find out what was going on in the cemetery, of course Ugh There are so many things wrong with this book, I don t even know where to begin Someone needs to tell Mr Sparks that self respecting women don t sleep with a man after knowing him for only 2 days And no man I know is physically capable of making love all night Like most of his other books, this one was completely predictable The difference is that the characters in this one were pathetic Lexie is a whining snot Jeremy is a womanizer and I m expected to believe he suddenly sees the light and falls head over heals for her in 48 hours Whatever This is all compounded by the fact that I listened to this one and the narrators voice was SO irritating Fake southern drawl falsetto for Lexie did not add to my overall impression of this book I have owned the sequel, At First Sight, for a long time, so I may try it, but I am not hopeful that I will enjoy of these two characters However, I am going to try reading it instead of listening to it to see if it makes any difference.