Wednesday, May 16, 2012

The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks

Ah, Nicholas Sparks, you did it again. I like to pretend that I don't like romance novels are cheesy books. But, like I've said before in this blog about young adult books, I'm really just lying to myself about that. Nicholas Sparks, I love you and your cheesy romantic novels.

I picked up The Lucky One from the library a couple days ago after a long wait. I was extremely excited to read it, because I'd been waiting to read it before seeing the movie. (I have absolutely no qualms about loving cheesy romantic movies, I just pretend not to like the books).

The Lucky One was absolutely everything it promised to be. Romantic, easy to read and interesting. Nicholas Sparks has this way of putting people in impossible positions, giving the readers a twist they don't see coming (even though we should) and working it all out in the end. It's always slightly hard to connect with any of the people in his novels because he makes them so interesting and different in some way.

Although this had all the makings of every other Sparks novel I've read, it was also different in ways. I really found myself caring bout these characters and racing to see what would happen to them. I don't think I even once rolled my eyes in my head, although the cheese factor was just as strong as the other novels. It may have had something to do with main male character being a former marine but I don't know if I've ever rooted for someone in a book to have a happy ending like I did here.

If you have any interest at all in this book, or where on the fence at all on whether or not to read it, read it. It was entertaining and a perfect "on the bus" read for me.

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