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At First Sight (Jeremy Marsh & Lexie Darnell #2)

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There are a few things Jeremy Marsh was sure he’d never do: he’d never leave New York City; never give his heart away after barely surviving one failed marriage; and never become a parent. Now Jeremy is living in the tiny town of Boone Creek, North Carolina, engaged to Lexie Darnell, the love of his life, and anticipating the start of their family. But just as his life see ...more
Hardcover, 277 pages
Published October 18th 2005 by Grand Central Publishing (first published October 18th 2004)
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Books Ring Mah Bell
Sep 19, 2007 Books Ring Mah Bell rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: poop
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treehugger
Ok, usually I really like Sparks - his books are enjoyable, quick reads that don't take too many brain cells and sometimes give you a few warm fuzzies.

Now, I didn't put this together with "True Believer" until I started to write this review, so I was pissed throughout the entire book because there was NO detail about how they fell in love, so it was completely unbelievable - it sounded like Jeremy was constantly trying to talk himself into believing he was in love.

I was listening to this one in
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Jordan
Aug 18, 2008 Jordan rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: No one.
Shelves: romantic, fiction
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Dana
Jan 15, 2012 Dana rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Dana by: Anu! Can I puhleeez kill you!? x)
Shelves: love, young-adult
After reading many Nicholas Sparks books, I thought that he lost his magic. I no longer cried for any of his books and my rating lessened to 3-4 stars. So, when I first saw this book, it had 'boredom' written all over it. But little did I know that this book was that "tear-trigger" of a book!! The guy is wicked! He made me cry. Uncontrollably! I mean how could he do this!? I thought this book was gonna end with a happy note just like True Believer (its first part!). But here I'm crying like neve ...more
Dana
Well, so far this book makes me want to die while vomiting. Patently unoriginal and laden with cliches, this book is about a romance between 2 people in their thirties who have the emotional development of teenagers. The characters' thoughts and behaviors are trite, predictable & almost always stereotypical. This book is a Harlequin romance packaged as literature, except not as good.
Rhiannon
Mar 26, 2010 Rhiannon rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Erin
Jul 03, 2007 Erin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: adultfiction
Nicholas Sparks brings back the characters first introduced in True Believer - Jeremy Marsh, a writer from New York City; and Lexie Darnell, the small-town, southern librarian. In At First Sight, Jeremy and Lexie are preparing for their upcoming wedding shortly after Jeremy's move down to Boone Creek, N.C. to be with her. On top of the wedding stress, the couple is also trying to keep it under wraps that Lexie is pregnant.

The book follows Jeremy and Lexie through the pregnancy, the subsequent pu
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Erin
Mar 05, 2010 Erin rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Michelle
Feb 19, 2009 Michelle rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Save yourself $8 and get somebody to beat you with a stick, or run over you with a small car. It will be the same feeling you get from reading this book, and at least then you might get a sympathy card or some flowers. Not only was this book depressing, but the tragety was unrealistic, farfetched and unrelenting. Somebody do the world a favor and buy Nick Sparks a prescription to Prozac.
Kendra
May 06, 2013 Kendra rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I hated this book almost from the start. First of all, Jeremy and Lexie meet, have sex, become pregnant, and get engaged...all within six weeks. He doesn't know her middle name, who her friends are, or about a dozen other things you should know about someone when claiming they are the love of your life. He drops his entire life and moves from NYC to Boone Creek to live with Lexie because she refuses to live in NYC. Which isn't a shock considering the rest of the book depicts Lexie as a self-cent ...more
Sara
Nov 22, 2008 Sara rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Would not recommend
Recommended to Sara by: I received a used copy
I was kind of disappointed with this book. It is about Jeremy, who meets Lexie while on a writing assignment. Soon after, she becomes pregnant, and Jeremy arranges his life to be with Lexie; he moves to her hometown, they purchase a house, and he attempts to get his new life with her in order. I didn't feel much interested in the story, and it seemed kind of predictable. The ending was sad, but it did little to make me feel more connected to this book.
Mashal Ahmad
Apr 03, 2017 Mashal Ahmad rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
I don't know what I was expecting when I started reading Nicholas Spark but it certainly was not this, not because it was astounding but ordinary. Ordinary up to the point of bewilderment.

The writer has described things beautifully, the common problems in being a relationship,trust issues. The anxiety and fear relating with starting a new life, marriage, kids and parenting. Though things and events sometimes seems to get slower and tedious, but I like his way of describing feelings and emotions
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Miriam Murcutt
Sep 07, 2012 Miriam Murcutt rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
At First Sight by Nicholas Sparks

Just like Jeremy and Lexie’s union, this book is really rather a waste of time. It puts you through a relationship from hell with no rewards in sight even if you manage to reach the back cover. This couple’s courtship and marriage is a dispiriting affair peppered with doubts, lies and Lexie-laid emotional minefields that no intelligent man (as Jeremy was portrayed to be) would have tolerated for 10 minutes, never mind 277 pages. Even the poor old baby that the tw
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Mayu
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Christina (GoodGirlKills)
This book was excruciating. It seemed like Jeremy and Lexie were teenagers in their first relationship. They did not talk to each other and were both so selfish. I really hated Jeremy for how he was acting and that he was so focused on sex. It was so annoying. I wanted to read about their romance but they just fought all the time, we're winning and juvenile. And then there was all the drama that was so unnecessary I couldn't care less. Sparks should have left this story alone after the first boo ...more
Charly
Mar 26, 2009 Charly rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone who has read True Believer
Sparks continues what he started in True Believer, not only with the story line but the wonderful twists. This is an author who is growing on me. Just when you think his story line is going to go down obvious paths he twists it around on you.
Selma
Apr 05, 2015 Selma rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ono kad dođeš do posljednje stranice i ne vjeruješ da je kraj, a suze teku li teku... Pa to samo može Sparks! Divna, divna, divna!
April
Sep 28, 2007 April rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I picked this up on a whim at the airport, on my way to see clients in Texas. Up until then the only Sparks book I'd read was Nights in Rodanthe. I think I'd received it as a selection of the month once when I forgot to return the slip. Though I found the character descriptions to be a bit over the top, fantastical as it may have been I did enjoy the story. So much so, that a couple of weeks later I was travling again and I picked up True Believer.

These books certainly aren't challenging my inte
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Katie Bananas
May 24, 2016 Katie Bananas rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: duologies
This book was definitely better than Part 1. Overall a 3.75. I thought that Jeremy's sacrifice to essentially move to Boone Creek was a strong decision coming from a city boy, but this only proved that Lexie meant the world to him and their relationship got stronger throughout the book. I loved how Jeremy carried himself with their alternating stresses, but the end of the book, definitely wrecked me. Good read!!
jack
Feb 14, 2017 jack rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really want to hurt Nicholas Sparks bc I'm crying on Valentine's Day but i wouldn't stoop to that level.

(WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY)
Aleida Oskam
Jul 05, 2017 Aleida Oskam rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another great story by Nicholas who had me in tears at the end. A great follow up to True Believer. I got drawn into the story right from the beginning and it had some turns of events that I didn't see coming. I loved reading every bit of it. All in all a great story.
Jess
Sep 18, 2015 Jess rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Where to begin? This book was atrocious. I felt no connection to the characters at all. I am usually a huge fan of Sparks and his stories - Safe Haven and A Walk To Remember are two of my favorites and they will always be up there when it comes to great love stories. This..? What a load of tripe. First of all, all of the characters are densely stupid. So much so that at times you will feel like you are a Harvard graduate when you're reading it. The mayor is REALLY, REALLY, REALLY involved in eve ...more
Sonja - Badass Wanderer
Sonja - Badass Wanderer rated it did not like it
Nov 27, 2014
Karen & Gerard
Aug 18, 2008 Karen & Gerard rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone contemplating marriage, lovers of romance
This book is a romance between Jeremy, a successful New York
magazine columnist, who falls in love with Lexie, a country girl, and moves to her neck of the woods away from the city. The author delves into the dynamics of friendship, commitment, marriage, pregnancy and fatherhood. It gave insights into the adjustments involved in entering and maintaining a serious relationship by centering on Jeremy's and Lexie's feelings as their relationship progressed. The ending surprised me so I'd say it is
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Sawsan
Sawsan rated it it was ok
Dec 08, 2012
Eva
Dec 05, 2016 Eva rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own, read-2016
Lovely story, but nothing special. Did not see the ending coming, interesting turn of events. But I'm usually not a big fan of cheesy (sad) romance unless it has some humor in it is well, like Mansell or Kinsella.
Juicy Hardy
Jan 15, 2016 Juicy Hardy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
ako imate želju da pošteno 'ispraznite' oči, moja preporuka...
Ker Malkin
Sep 20, 2012 Ker Malkin rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, novel, owned
*Edit: First off, I have no idea there was a prequel to this and I absolutely haven't read it yet. So just disregard any complaints or comments I've made below, concerning lack of details.

Originally, my rating for this book was 2.5 stars but I couldn't do that here so I rounded it off.

Nicholas Sparks is a great author, no doubt about that. But here's the thing. His books have exactly the same plot but only with different characters; and twists that would seem to make each of his books distingu
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Brianne Durrant
Nov 05, 2013 Brianne Durrant rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed “At First Sight”. This book is a great example of how two couples who hardly know each other, manage to make their relationship work. Jeremy, who is a journalist, travels to Boones Creek, South Carolina to write his column on "the Mysterious Lights." As he was doing his column, he met Lexie, who talked about her dead parents and visiting "the Mysterious Lights." In the two weeks he was there, he fell in love with her and decided to propose to her. Instead of coming back to New York wit ...more
Janice
May 06, 2008 Janice rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fictional-novel
The followup to "True Believer", if published together as one story it would have made a great novel. But I liked it and enjoyed reading it. You may need kleenexes to get through it.

There are few things Jeremy Marsh was sure he'd never do: he'd never leave New York City; never give his heart away again after barely surviving one failed marriage; and most of all, never become a parent. Now, Jeremy is living in the tiny town of Boone Creek, North Carolina, married to Lexie Darnell, the love of hi
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Nicholas Sparks is one of the world’s most beloved storytellers. All of his books have been New York Times bestsellers, with over 105 million copies sold worldwide, in more than 50 languages, including over 75 million copies in the United States alone.

Sparks wrote one of his best-known stories, The Notebook, over a period of six months at age 28. It was published in 1996 and he followed with the n

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