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I love Nicholas Sparks and have read all but two of his books. This one is different then most of them. With the ending and the two main charectors. I almost had goosebumps and the end and had to reread a little bit of it. Can't wait for his next one!
** spoiler alert ** Tough book to review. At first I had trouble getting into the story, the beginning felt predictable and I just couldn't suspend disbelief. I also had mixed feelings about the hero (great at first but then he was just too perfect, I kept waiting for the flaw(s) that would make him more believable) and heroine (too passive for me for much of the story). Eventually, at times I was very caught up in the story, but other times I was knocked from it by something too implausible or just too over the top for me. At the same time, I was very interested in the time travel aspects of the plot, I wished that had been a larger part of the story. So to me it makes sense that so many reviewers seem to either love it or hate it because I felt both at times. I was torn between 3 and 4 stars but am going with four because where the story did work for me, it really worked -- some scenes are phenomenal. If you're more the literary fiction type, this is unlikely to be a romance you'll be crazy about. But even if you're a fan of mainstream historical romances, which I am, this story is darker than many -- there is graphic sexual violence by the villain against the hero that might be a problem for some readers. Most likely to appeal to fans of dark, steamy romance with paranormal elements (this story was ahead of its time in that regard I think). Big plus if you love romance set in Scotland and complex plots with lots of secondary characters.