I was hooked on this book probably by the end of the first chapter. Maybe it was the second, I’m not really sure. I do remember suddenly coming to the realization that I did not want to put it down, and this doesn’t happen all that often for me anymore. Most books I have to really force myself to get through. This book, on the other hand, was a joy to read.

I did see the ending pretty far off. I even spotted the “hook” at the end way ahead of time. Yes, it’s pretty predictable. But it somehow doesn’t lessen the story any. Even though you know what’s going to happen next, you still want to keep reading just so it “will” happen. Though, I must say, I thought the very end was a little – well – pointless.

I started reading the paperback of this book that I rescued from my brother’s garbage pile when I was helping him move from Florida along with about two dozen other books on various interesting subjects. It traveled across country with me, ending up in my office on my bookshelf – never giving it any thought whatsoever.

Now, though, during the day, I’m stuck sitting with clients without any way to access my computer or do much of anything else but read. I can read. So I snatched this book just to see what it was about. I half expected it to be some soppy crap – as I had heard as much about Sparks before. I was pleasantly surprised.

Now I’m going to go watch the movie.

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