Friday, July 9, 2010

Review: The Choice by Nicholas Sparks

The Choice by Nicholas Sparks

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Heat Rating: 1



Travis Parker has everything a man could want: a good job, loyal friends, even a waterfront home in small-town North Carolina. In full pursuit of the good life -- boating, swimming, and regular barbecues with his good-natured buddies -- he holds the vague conviction that a serious relationship with a woman would only cramp his style. That is, until Gabby Holland moves in next door. Despite his attempts to be neighborly, the appealing redhead seems to have a chip on her shoulder about him...and the presence of her longtime boyfriend doesn't help. Despite himself, Travis can't stop trying to ingratiate himself with his new neighbor, and his persistent efforts lead them both to the doorstep of a journey that neither could have foreseen. Spanning the eventful years of young love, marriage and family, The Choice ultimately confronts us with the most heartwrenching question of all: how far would you go to keep the hope of love alive?

Samantha’s Review

Gabby Holland is determined to show off her savvy, new found independence to her new neighbour Travis Parker, but it proves to be more difficult than she anticipated. As it turns out, Travis is gorgeous and even worse, flirtatious!

Travis is a character we fall in love with immediately. He has a casual disposition but also an evident intelligence. He has been through countless relationships which is why he is surprisingly intrigued by the new neighbour. She’s different than the previous girls he has dated, and somehow he cannot stop thinking about her. Little does he know, their relationship will force him to face the most difficult choice of his life.

The book is a typical Nicholas Sparks fiction, complete with timeless love, sacrifice and just enough drama to keep the reader glued to the pages!

Personally, I really loved the novel! The casual banter between the characters and the climatic drama makes for a fabulous read. Why four Tea Cups instead of five? I have to admit, the ending, which is a major feature of any novel, was disappointing. Of course, this is a personal aversion and I still encourage you read the Sparks classic.

4 Tea Cups!

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