I read this book over a couple of days. It was an easy read, although I did get frustrated at times with the amount of sappy cliches. It was dramatic and romantic, but a little predictable. If you like a bit of cheese in your reading then this one is for you. I will say, although it wasn't entirely my cup of tea, I did enjoy the dramatic parts and the end was certainly a tear-jerker. Sparks does a good job of describing dramatic scenes and evoking emotion in the reader.