Sunday Storytime has taken a bit of a hiatus. A couple months worth to be exact, but it's back!
Over those past couple of months, I have half-read a lot of books but only finished a couple. I am a person that gets bored veeerry easily. If a book hasn't completely won me over in the first half, I will very often move onto a different book for awhile before coming back to finish it. If I ever come back to it at all.
Luckily, I have a couple of pretty good books to review until I need to go back to that stack of half-read books. This week, I'm feeling like a mushy romantic so I'll be reviewing Nicholas Sparks' At First Sight. I'm not typically a Sparks fan because I prefer a little bit of flair and unpredictability. But then there are days that all I want is a straight-forward, no surprises, love story.
At First Sight is a part two to his previous book True Believer. I haven't read True Believer, but luckily it didn't hurt because there was plenty of explaination in the first couple of chapters to get caught up. At First Sight begins with Jeremy Marsh, a writer from NYC who debunks frauds and hoaxes. Jeremy is packing up his belongings while getting grief from his best friend Alvin about packing up his New York life for a small town girl that he met while on assignment.
But meeting Lexie and falling in love was not in Jeremy's plan when he traveled to North Carolina to write an article on a strange phenomenon in a small town cemetery. But now Lexie is pregnant, and Jeremy wants to be a good man and make a family with this beautiful new woman and his soon-to-be child. But as his friend Alvis so kindly points out, he may not know Lexie as well as he should. Secrets squeeze their way between their relationship and soon Jeremy is following Lexie around town and sneaking around trying to find answers - including answers to anonymous 'tip' emails about his fiancé's past.
Jeremy asks himself if love at first sight is real? And how well he really knows the love of his life.
Overall I can only give this book a three star. It's predictable as any Nicholas Sparks novel is, but the romanticism is still somewhat entertaining.