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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
Paperback, 204 pages
Published September 5th 2006 by Grand Central Publishing (first published October 18th 2004)
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Ahmad Sharabiani
At First Sight (Jeremy Marsh & Lexie Darnell, #2), Nicholas Sparks

At First Sight is a romance novel by Nicholas Sparks, written in 2005. Set in North Carolina, United States, At First Sight is the sequel to Sparks’ previous book, "True Believer", written in the same year. At First Sight, was originally the result of a 45-page epilogue in True Believer. Sparks’ editor thought this was too long for an epilogue, and damaged the effect of True Believer. It was then that Sparks got the idea to write
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Books Ring Mah Bell
Sep 19, 2007 rated it did not like it
Shelves: poop
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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
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Jordan
Aug 18, 2008 rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: No one.
Shelves: romantic, fiction
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Dana
Jan 15, 2012 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
Feb 05, 2008 added it
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. ...more
Erin
Jul 03, 2007 rated it really liked it
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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Rhiannon
Mar 26, 2010 rated it did not like it
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Michelle
Feb 19, 2009 rated it did not like it
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 rated it did not like it
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
Erin
Mar 05, 2010 rated it did not like it
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April
Sep 28, 2007 rated it really liked it
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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Sara
Nov 22, 2008 rated it did not like it
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.
Phoenix Olivia
May 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Mashal Ahmad
Apr 03, 2017 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 rated it did not like it
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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Christina (GoodGirlKills)
Oct 31, 2014 rated it did not like it
Shelves: audiobooks-read
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
Dannon Hewitt
Feb 26, 2019 rated it liked it
Overall im not as wowed or warm and cozy as i usually am with this sparks book. was it well written ya, decent characters sure, good plot yea the plot was great but it just lacked something for me .
Jess
Sep 18, 2015 rated it it was ok
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
Pooja Banga
Feb 22, 2019 rated it liked it
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 seems to be settling into a blissful pattern, a mysterious and disturbing e-mail sets off a chain of events that will change the ...more
Sadie Kaminske
Feb 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
"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
Katie Bananas
May 24, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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!!
Sheila Myers
Nov 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: drama
A wonderful novel about love and life. Nicholas Sparks does a great job of describing the joys and heartaches of two people who have fallen in love and yet question their choices. I really enjoyed the way the prologue and epilogue tie together the beginning and end of the story.
Henry
Apr 11, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good sequel

This book is a worthy sequel to True Believer. There's a reason why Nicholas Sparks is so popular. He simply writes good stories. Not great novels, just good stories.
Brianne Durrant
Nov 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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
Ker Malkin
Sep 20, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: novel, owned, romance
*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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Vikas
Sep 30, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nbtr
I made a gaffe where I read this book before the first part. Another gaffe that I kept on reading the books one after the other especially books by Nicholas Sparks which I wanted to read in order and almost did so but with that I kept on missing updating the books and writing the reviews and it kept on going on and the list of books pending for review kept on coming on I kept on dreading updating all in one go so here I am updating them few ones at a time.

Coming down to the book since I had forg
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Janice
May 06, 2008 rated it really liked it
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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Karen & Gerard
Aug 18, 2008 rated it liked it
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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Eva
Dec 05, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: series-dnf, 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.
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