Nights in Rodanthe by Nicholas Sparks
I'd already filled my quota of Sparks for the year, but then I read that Richard Gere and Diane Lane were going to star in the film version of this book, and since I love them (and are great together - Unfaithful - on screen), I thought I'd pick up the book and see what dramatic romance they were bringing to life.
Overwrought, sentimental, sappy, unrealistic, and one of those books where you know the ending before you are even on page 3.
Adrienne and Paul find themselves sharing a small bed and breakfast on the Outer Banks as a storm is bearing down, and spending several days in the midst of a brilliant, loving, life-altering relationship.
And then other stuff happens.
I know Spark-ites love this book, and all his books. I know he's got the whole romantic notion down pat, but goodness, this book just put me over the edge in the "gag me with a spoon" category.
At least it only took a couple of hours to read...
If you like Sparks, you'll love it. If you don't like sappy, overwrought, poorly prosed novels, then perhaps try another author...
(Not that I'm opinionated or anything. *grin*)