I have always been skeptical about romance novels and must confess I was never a fan of The Notebook or A Walk to Remember. However, throughout the years I have become noticeably more interested in Nicholas Sparks novels. Dear John is an addiction and I couldn't put it down. I admire Sparks' ability to create real characters and prove to his readers that happy endings do not always occur the way we would like. Its not as good as The Last Song, but it is a novel you dont want to miss.
Another book that I would recommend is 'Godstone - the Kairos Boxes' which is a really fun time travel story: