Monday, December 29, 2014

The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks

Genre: Adult Romance Fiction
Pages: 326
Type: Standalone
Goodreads Rating: 4.07 Avg
Published: 2007
My Rating: 3/5
Synopsis: When U.S. Marine Logan Thibault finds a photograph of a smiling young woman half-buried in the dirt during his third tour of duty in Iraq, his first instinct is to toss it aside. Instead, he brings it back to the base for someone to claim, but when no one does, he finds himself always carrying the photo in his pocket. Soon Thibault experiences a sudden streak of luck—winning poker games and even surviving deadly combat that kills two of his closest buddies. Only his best friend, Victor, seems to have an explanation for his good fortune: the photograph—his lucky charm.
Back home in Colorado, Thibault can’t seem to get the photo—and the woman in it—out of his mind. Believing that she somehow holds the key to his destiny, he sets out on a journey across the country to find her, never expecting the strong but vulnerable woman he encounters in Hampton, North Carolina—Elizabeth, a divorced mother with a young son—to be the girl he’s been waiting his whole life to meet. Caught off guard by the attraction he feels, Thibault keeps the story of the photo, and his luck, a secret. As he and Elizabeth embark upon a passionate and all-consuming love affair, the secret he is keeping will soon threaten to tear them apart—destroying not only their love, but also their lives.
Filled with tender romance and terrific suspense, The Lucky One is Nicholas Sparks at his best—an unforgettable story about the surprising paths our lives often take and the power of fate to guide us to true and everlasting love.

My Review: 

 So I don't think I've ever read anything Nicholas Sparks. And, I have to say, I was a bit disappointed. Maybe it was because it is an adult book or maybe just because it wasn't my cup of tea. It wasn't completely hopeless. I mean, I did enjoy parts of the book. 

  I personally found myself getting bored with a lot of parts of the book. There were like, little paragraphs devoted to the time Logan had in the army. I found those a bit interesting in the beginning, but slowly I just got really annoyed with them.

  I have to say though, that the book was very family orientative. Beth's little son, Ben and her grandmother, Nana were quite important parts of the book. I found Nana really funny since she had these weird metaphors up her sleeve. Like, He's as good as a duck on a stick. Lol. She was extremely funny. 

  But honestly, I wasn't too attached to the book. I didn't care too much about what happened to the characters and I didn't feel connected to any part of the story. It was also very unrealistic. Because, no one ever walks kilometers for a woman in a picture that they found in the sand randomly. No one does that. Especially, when they don't even have any solid leads to the person. 

  So, as you can tell, I feel like I have some pretty good points up as to why I didn't enjoy the book completely. Nevertheless, I probably just had bad luck with the book. 

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