The Choice By Nicholas Sparks

[amazon_link id=”0751562254″ target=”_blank” ]The Choice[/amazon_link]’The Choice’ is the latest book by Nicholas Sparks.

Travis Parker has it all: a good job, loyal friends and his dream home in North Carolina. The last thing he’s looking for is a serious relationship. That is, until Gabby Holland moves in next door.

Despite Travis’s attempts to be friendly, the alluring redhead simply will not warm to him. But Travis feels compelled to get closer to her, leading them both down a road where they will face tough decisions, shocking revelations and devastating consequences.

When it comes to Nicholas Sparks books, they are always guaranteed to leave the reader in tears, you only have to mention ‘The Notebook’ and my eyes will mist up. So when I was sent a copy of ‘The Choice’ to review, which is now being adapted for the big cinema, I prepared myself for heartache and with a deep breath I dove in.

The story is written as a dual narrative and is seen through the eyes of handsome veterinarian Travis Parker and his new neighbour Gabby Holland and initially starts in the present but then goes back to when the couple first meet and then flashes back to the present tense.

Travis and Gabby become neighbours when Gabby moves to the neighbourhood with her dog Molly. When Molly becomes pregnant, Molly is convinced that it’s Travis’a dog Moby’s fault and she’s raging with him, but she is caught off guard when she approaches Travis about this and finds that not only is she wrong but she finds herself attracted and drawn to Travis, even though she is already in a relationship. For Travis, relationships come and go, unable to settle down, he sees something in Gabby, that’s he’s never seen in other girls, he can’t seem to get her out of his head and they embark on a tentative and exciting new relationship.

It’s hard to go into detail about this book, as like Nicholas’ previous books there is a twist that leaves the reader heartbroken. Both characters are interesting, Gabby is quiet and hardworking and Travis is lead back and kind and introduces Gabby to the wilder side of life with his love of motorbikes and boats and also introduces Gabby to his circle of friends, so she doesn’t feel lonely in the new area. The story is mainly about the two characters but Travis’ sister Stephanie, is also in the book and with her outspoken approach, adds an injection of humour and fun to the story.

A sweet story with lovely characters and plot that I genuinely enjoyed, ‘The Choice’ is a tender and poignant tale that will most certainly look lovely on the silver screen.

You can buy [amazon_link id=”0751562254″ target=”_blank” ]The Choice from Amazon [/amazon_link] and is available to buy from good bookshops.

The generous people at Little Brown Books are offering a signed copy of ‘The Choice’ to give away. To be in with a chance of winning, simply answer below with the name of your favourite Nicholas Sparks book. Competition applies only to United Kingdom and Ireland. Good luck!

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