The Lucky One

Written by Nicholas Sparks

Cover of "The Lucky One"

Loved it.

Book #14 of 2012

Nationality: U.S.
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
First Edition: 2008
My Edition: 2012
Original Language: English

It’s no wonder everyone loves Nicholas Sparks. This story was like CRACK in book form. Ridiculous.

People can relate to this…I can relate to this. The mistrust, the vulnerability, the pain of memories, the excitement of new love, the terror of past mistakes haunting you. Sparks really hit it on the head with this one.

Also, I have to note that I love that he respects the military so much. I don’t know that he understands so much, but he certainly writes as if he does, and for that attempt, I am appreciative.

The lead woman, Beth, was great. She was witty and strong and wary, but not quite wary enough to be a fool. The lead man, Logan, was a seasoned marine with some ghosts. He was described as an intelligent, sexy marine on a mission of his own: to find Beth, the woman in a picture he found.

They met and began spending a lot of time together, doing simple things.

She was struck by the simple truth that sometimes the most ordinary things could be made extraordinary, simply by doing them with the right people.

The comedic relief in the book was definitely Beth’s grandmother, Nana. She’s wise and hilarious.

If relationships were hard, marriage was even harder…it seemed like most couples struggled. It went with the territory. What did Nana always say? “Stick two people with two different sets of expectations under one roof and it ain’t always going to be shrimp and grits on Easter.”

All in all, it was a very good book. I couldn’t put it down! I definitely recommend it.

Happy reading, friends.

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