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

3.8 of 5 stars 3.80  ·  rating details  ·  52,597 ratings  ·  2,642 reviews
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 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 his life, and anticipating the birth of their daughter. B ...more
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Published October 1st 2005 by Grand Central Publishing (first published October 18th 2004)
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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
Aug 18, 2008 Jordan rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: No one.
Shelves: romantic, fiction
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Jan 24, 2012 Dana rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  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
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.
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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Nov 30, 2008 Sara rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  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.
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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
Mar 26, 2009 Charly rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  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.
Karen & Gerard
Aug 18, 2008 Karen & Gerard rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  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
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.
Brianne Durrant
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
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
Ker Malkin Gesulga
*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
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
Sadie Kaminske
"At First Sight" was the best love story I have read. Jeremy Marsh told himself that he would never give his heart away; he also promised himself that he would never leave New York. That all changed when he met Lexie Darnell he packed up and moved to Boone Creek, North Carolina. He is also starting a new family of his own. When he thinks everything is going good, he gets a chain email that changes everything. Now he has doubts and doesn't know if he is in love as he thought he was. I don't think ...more
Everytime I pick up a Nicholas Sparks book, I honestly fall in love with them. He always lures me in from the first sentence and I instantly fall in love. At First Sight is about a couple, Jeremy and Lexie, who fall in love at first sight and he proposes to her in a matter of days. It is about a couple who barely know each other and they manage to make their relationship work. This book is definently 5 stars and I completely recommend it for anyone who loves a cute romance book.

The theme of thi
Nicholas Sparks has produced AT FIRST SIGHT in a similar style and pattern. Jeremy Marsh, who we met earlier in TRUE BELIEVER, has a problem that he cannot solve. He is a writer by profession and has a syndrome called writer's block.

While successfully writing for a scientific magazine and living in New York City, Jeremy took an assignment in Boone Creek, a tiny community in North Carolina. There he met Lexie Darnell, the local librarian, and put to test the ancient theory that "love at first sig
Elizabeth Gravel
I absolutely loved this book. I haven't read any other Nicholas Sparks books and I'm honestly not that into romantic books, they tend to be sappy and unoriginal, with the same types of predictable endings. However, At First Sight gives you a curve ball in the middle of the book with lots of drama happening around that, and near the end of the book major turning points occur. You don't really know what to expect by the ending and that's what I loved so much about it. These characters in the book ...more
Haley Plemmons
Jeremy Marsh was a newspaper write in New York, but when his work took him to Boone Creek North Carolina he met Lexie Darnell. He knew he loved her from the beginning, but when he found out she was pregnant with his child he couldn’t believe it. The got married within a couple of months and were perfectly happy. When Lexi and Jeremy went to the doctor for a check up on the baby the doctor noticed something that was not quite right. The amniotic cord that should have attached to the placenta fail ...more
The book at First Sight is a book about two people named Lexie and Jermey. Jeremy has left New York City and his family as a collums writer for numerous magazines and newspaper. Leaving NY he goes down south to marry Lexie who after 1 week he proposed. His family and friends thinks he's rushing it but Jeremy feels good about his descion. Jeremy then goes through many troubles with their relation, and after the marriage.

I can connect to the world how many people like Jeremy have to give up all th
I just read this book for the 50th time again and it still gets to me. Nicholas Sparks did a magnificent job in this book. You get all caught up in the moment with the pregnancy and then he ends the book with a bang that leaves you breathless for a few minutes. I am a big fan of his books and this one goes right up there with The Notebook. This book is also a continuation of True Believer.

This story starts out with this young couple who unexpectedly, after knowing each other for a short time, e
If you have read other Nicholas Sparks books, then you know what to expect from this one. It's a cute love story, but it lacks much substance or originality. I think that it illustrates some common emotions experienced during any relationship, and those parts are worth reading, but overall it isn't anything extraordinary.

This novel continues the story of Jeremy Marsh and Lexie Darnell that began in "True Believer." Lexie is now pregnant, the couple is engaged, and their friends and family are wo
Does love at first sight really exist? In Nicholas Sparks’ fictional novel At First Sight, the story of Jeremy Marsh and Lexie Darnell proves that this amazing phenomenon is indeed possible. I chose this book because I have enjoyed Sparks’ other books and wanted to read an upbeat breezy novel. Sparks gives an interesting recount of how two people, however different from one another, can find an indescribable and intense connection, even if for only a short period of time. The protagonists, Lexie ...more
I had a hard time with this book. The whole time I was reading I thought it was stupid and lacked chemistry between the main characters - which is obviously crucial in a love story. There were some realistic moments where it was obvious the author had experienced real relationships in his life and wasn't just basing an entire book on imagined fantasy relationships, but for the most part the motivations and actions of the characters felt thin and weak. Perhaps with more time and space he could ha ...more
Overall, I thought At First Sight by Nicholas Sparks was okay. It wasn’t very exciting until the end of the book. The characters seemed very realistic because Jeremy, the main character, is a man who worries a lot and over thinks everything. His fiancé, Lexie, is a sweet woman who likes to go with the flow. My favorite character was probably Lexie because I like how she would always be calm whenever Jeremy worried about something.
The plot of the book seemed very realistic. The book is about Je
For the most part this was a good book, enjoyable enough in that Sparks way. Which is to say in a nice unchallenging way. It's the kind of book that you can relax with after a hard day. It's not his best, not even close, but it's adequate.

The characters aren't that great, and sometimes they do really dumb things. At one point I had to stop reading because I was shouting at Jeremy for acting like a child, but I came back to the book. I wish I hadn't, but more on that later.

Lexie isn't Spark's b
Eh, a tough one. I decided to break away from the regency romance I've been reading, and I found this for fifty cents this afternoon in an op shop. I needed to kill some time chilling at a coffee shop, and then continued to read it out in the sun with the dogs at my feet this afternoon.

The story was usual for Sparks; romance and angst all in one. But the romance seemed forced, even for him. Somehow I don't believe his love at first sight theories; I believe in lust, attraction, friendship, comr
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