Thursday, April 23, 2009

Review: The Lucky One

Book: The Lucky One
Author: Nicholas Sparks
Genre: Chick Lit
My Rating: 3.5 Stars


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:

How does one review any of Nicholas Sparks books? He’s found the perfect formula for a light entertaining read that would appeal to most women. The lucky one is no different. I enjoy Nicholas Sparks. I enjoy the way the romance builds up through the book and the predictable fight towards the end and of course the mushy ending! I classify Nicholas Sparks books as Chick Lits. They make me feel all warm and fuzzy hearted! I don’t know if he appreciates being put in that category and I know some reviewers hate classifying him under “Chick Lits” but it works for me!

If you’ve read Nicholas Sparks before and liked it, I am sure you’ll like this one as well!


bethany said...

I read this one and enjoyed it. I don't think I could handle too many like that, but every once in a while it is sweet to just get away into a female fantasy land :)

bermudaonion said...

I think you summed up Nicholas Sparks' work perfectly. I did enjoy this book, even though I found it predictable.

Kailana said...

I find that his books are going in a direction that I don't like. I haven't liked his last three books, but I haven't read this one yet. I probably still will, but I don't know, just not a fan anymore!

Dar said...

I'm glad you liked it Ramya. It wasn't my favorite of his but I still really enjoyed it. I love his books because they are a great getaway although they can be sad sometimes.

violetcrush said...

I would classify Nicholas Sparks books under Romance rather than chiclit. But yes, as you say he's found the perfect formula for a non-complicated, feel-good book.

Anna said...

I love Nicholas Sparks when I'm in the mood for light reading. They are almost always predictable, but at least that doesn't make them less fun. Thanks for the review. I haven't read this one yet, but it's on my shelf.

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