23 Jan 2017

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Book Review / See Me by Nicholas Sparks

See me just as I see you . . .

Colin Hancock is giving his second chance his best shot. With a history of violence and bad decisions behind him and the threat of prison dogging his every step, he's determined to walk a straight line. To Colin, that means applying himself single-mindedly toward his teaching degree and avoiding everything that proved destructive in his earlier life. Reminding himself daily of his hard-earned lessons, the last thing he is looking for is a serious relationship.

Maria Sanchez, the hardworking daughter of Mexican immigrants, is the picture of conventional success. With a degree from Duke Law School and a job at a prestigious firm in Wilmington, she is a dark-haired beauty with a seemingly flawless professional track record. And yet Maria has a traumatic history of her own, one that compelled her to return to her hometown and left her questioning so much of what she once believed.

A chance encounter on a rain-swept road will alter the course of both Colin and Maria's lives, challenging deeply held assumptions about each other and ultimately, themselves. As love unexpectedly takes hold between them, they dare to envision what a future together could possibly look like . . . until menacing reminders of events in Maria's past begin to surface.

As a series of threatening incidents wreaks chaos in Maria's life, Maria and Colin will be tested in increasingly terrifying ways. Will demons from their past destroy the tenuous relationship they've begun to build, or will their love protect them, even in the darkest hour?

Rich in emotion and fueled with suspense, SEE ME reminds us that love is sometimes forged in the crises that threaten to shatter us . . . and that those who see us for who we truly are may not always be the ones easiest to recognize. 

Published:     13th October 2015
Publisher:  Grand Central Publishing
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Series or Stand-Alone:  Stand-Alone
Source:  Owned


There's a special place in my bookish heart for my favourite author and Nicholas Sparks certainly did not disappoint with this book.  Yes this book came out in 2015 and it is by my favourite author, so I asked myself why I waited so long to read this.  The only explanation I can give is purely for the fact that it was the last book written by Nicholas Sparks that had been published to date but now that he has released a new book, which I now own, I can read this one and know that I still have one more unread treasure to read.  This one I will certainly not wait as long to read!  

This book was everything I hoped for and more.  The one thing that Nicholas Sparks never disappoints is with true love and romance.  I have never found any instalove or stupid love triangles in one of his books. 

For me, there are two aspects to this story that I loved the most.  The first is the most obvious being the romance between Colin and Maria.  Two every unexpected people who you would think would  come together.  You have Colin who is an amateur fighter and then you have Maria who is a lawyer.  The two could not be more different but together they just work.  The other aspect that I enjoyed is the thriller aspect.  Maria is being stalked but by whom?  There are several possible suspects and I do have to admit that I did guess who the stalker might be quite early on but I enjoyed the ride in getting to the end.

Another enthralling read by Nicholas Sparks.  Can't wait to read the next one!

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