Blog Tour: See Me by Nicholas Sparks - Review and Giveaway

Title: See Me
Author: Nicholas Sparks
Published: October 13th 2015 by Sphere
Amazon | Amazon UK

Blurb: #1 New York Times bestselling author Nicholas Sparks returns with another classic love story of second chances and love tested.

Colin Hancock is giving his second chance his best shot. At 28, he's focused only on walking a straight line -- getting his teaching degree, working out at the gym religiously, and avoiding all the places and people that proved so destructive in his earlier life. The last thing he's looking for is a serious relationship. But when Maria Sanchez crosses paths with him on a rain swept night in North Carolina, his plans are upended in a way that will rattle the foundations of his carefully structured life. As for Maria, the hardworking lawyer and daughter of Mexican immigrants, Colin will challenge every notion she's ever had about herself and her future, making her question what truly makes her happy.

Before the couple has a chance to envision what a life together might look like, however, menacing reminders of 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 tested in increasingly terrifying ways. Will demons from their past destroy the tentative bonds they have forged, or will their love protect them, even in the darkest hour?

First of all I would like to thank the publishers for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.*

Review: I've just read that this is Nicholas Sparks' 19th book. I have to admit that I haven't read them all but I've read quite a few (at least 7 that I can think of right now) and not one of them have disappointed me nor have left me indifferent. So when I received an advance proof copy of his latest book, See Me, I was over the moon. It didn't take me long to dive in and find myself totally immersed with Colin and Maria's story.

Colin Hancock is quite the opposite of what you expect from a romantic hero, with violence tendencies, a troubled kid and teenager, still under police surveillance. However, it looks like that finally at 28 he is able to control his rage and is working hard to make his life better. One of the traits that made me like him and warm to him immediately was his honesty and how he was always upfront with everyone he cared about. This no lies policy might have made him get into trouble more than once but it was really refreshing to read.

Maria Sanchez was also a very likable character. Really smart and the model daughter, she soon realised that Colin was nothing like her but, strangely, exactly what she needed in her life. Reading about them falling in love (with Sparks' characteristic voice) was a real treat.

The book focuses in Maria and Colin's relationship for about the first 200 pages but Sparks leaves quite a few hints that something or someone is lurking in the shadows and soon, Maria and Colin's new found happiness is threatened. The last half of the book actually has more of a mystery/thriller vibe that had me turning pages non stop to find out what was going on and who was behind all the drama.

I more or less guessed some of the twits but some just left me totally in shock. I think that Nicholas Sparks' incursion into suspense genre is really well executed and he has managed not to lose his romantic side in the process. I am absolutely sure that See Me will be another hit and I'm already crossing everything in the hope it will be turned into a movie, as it would be an amazing one.


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11 comentaris

  1. Looks brilliant. Fingers crossed and thanks for the chance to enter

  2. Wow, Five stars! Is this an INT giveaway?

  3. Tough to choose a favourite Nicholas Sparks film as have a couple, A Walk to Remember & The Lucky One

  4. The Longest Ride! Scott Eastwood is just...incredibly hot in every which way. The only book of Nicholas Sparks' that I've read is The Notebook which was wonderful but nothing compares to the film - Ryan Gosling was even more good looking way back when! Wonderful giveaway! Rosie x

  5. The Notebook, closely followed by Safe Haven.

  6. If my comment appears twice, I apologize in advance:) Defo the Notebook.

  7. My favorite movie and book is The Notebook.
    Sounds great, thank you for the chance!!!

    Raffle name: Artemis Giote

  8. My favourite is of course the notebook.

    Megan @ reading away the days

  9. The Notebook, hands down, but Nights in Rodanthe book was good too. :-)

  10. Mine would be The Guardian!