Note, the format of my Short and Sweet reviews differs in that they simply comprise the book blurb and a short response (hence, the short and sweet).
Colin Hancock is giving his second chance his best shot. At twenty-eight, he’s focused on getting his teaching degree and avoiding all the places and people that proved so destructive in his past. The last thing he’s looking for is a serious relationship. But when he crosses paths with Maria Sanchez one rainswept night, his carefully structured life is turned upside down. And when Maria, a hardworking lawyer, meets Colin she begins to question every notion she has ever had about herself and her future – and what truly makes her happy.Before the couple has a chance to envision a life together, menacing reminders from events in Maria’s past begin to surface. And as the threat of violence begins to shadow her every step, she and Colin will be pushed to breaking point.The stunning new love story from the multi-million-copy bestselling author, Nicholas Sparks, See Me is a story of obsession, reinvention and a love that defies every expectation.
See Me just didn’t hit that spot for me; it’s not that I didn’t like it, it just didn’t take me to that satisfied place where memorable love stories live. It was longer than it needed to be, especially since the suspense aspect was clear from the start and then a hundred or more pages passed before that came up again. The characters seemed flat; the thriller aspect gets in the way just when their emotional connection could have been explored and deepened, leading to that epic love story feel. I had a box of tissues ready and everything!