I haven't read anything else by this guy, though I know he wrote some popular mushie stuff, like The Notebook & A Walk to Remember. This is pretty mushie too, though he tries to throw a psychotic stalker into the mix. It ends up rather weird: a scene of love & romance on a boat with all the mushie stuff that goes along with it, then some freaked out dude on the shore with binoculars watching everything the gal does. Oh yeah, there's a lovable Great Dane in this too.
Bottom line, it wasn't a horrible read. It just didn't have a whole lotta depth or angst to it, other than the poor bastard with the binoculars.