How far would you go to keep the hope of love alive? Travis Parker has it all: a good job, loyal friends and his dream home in North Carolina.
The last thing he's looking for is a serious relationship.
That is, until Gabby Holland moves in next door. Despite Travis's attempts to be friendly, the alluring redhead simply will not warm to him.
But Travis feels compelled to get closer to her, leading them both down a road where they will face tough decisions, shocking revelations and devastating consequences.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 352 pages
- Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
- Publication Date: 03/04/2008
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780751540574
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Review by DubaiReader
Not Sparks at his best. I have read some beautiful books by Nicholas Sparks but this one didn't grab me at all. The relationship between Gabby and Travis at the beginning was repetetive and tedious, I really didn't want to read furthur or care if they got together at all. The second part was a bit more involving but the ending didn't surprise me, other than the fact that it was more cheerful than some of his other books.Gabby is Travis's new neighbour and their fist meeting takes place when Gabby marches over to his house accusing his dog of fathering her dog's puppies. She has a boyfriend and is not looking to complicate her life. I turns out that Travis is a vet and he is able to help when the delivery encounters problems. The inevitable 'choice' has to be made between Travis and the boyfriend, who we are never really encouraged to like.A second, more interesting 'choice' is made in the second half of the book but I don't want to spoil the story by giving any more away, suffice to say it's not a choice any of us would ever want to have to make.This is a light beach read, not up to Sparks's usual standard. If you're new to Sparks I'd recommend A Walk to Remember rather than this one.