Thursday, February 16, 2012

The Lucky One

"After U.S. Marine Logan Thibault finds a photograph of a smiling young woman buried in the dirt during his tour of duty in Iraq, he experiences a sudden streak of luck -- winning poker games and even surviving deadly combat. 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 woman in the photograph out of his mind and he sets out on a journey across the country to find her. But Thibault is caught off guard by the strong attraction he feels for the woman he encounters in North Carolina - Elizabeth, a divorced mother -- and he keeps the story of the photo, and his luck, a secret. As he and Elizabeth embark upon a passionate love affair, his secret soon threatens to tear them apart -- destroying not only their love, but also their lives. 
Filled with tender romance and terrific suspense, THE LUCKY ONE is an unforgettable story about the surprising paths our lives often take and the power of fate to guide us to true and everlasting love. "

Plot: The Plot is pretty predictable, especially with how Nicholas Sparks books usually are, yet no matter how many different ways he write the story, it is still beautiful and captivating. The book is a slower paced book, kinda like how a small town would be, and there isn't really insta love it is built up from strangers,to friends, to lovers.
Characters: The story was told from three different peoples thoughts Beth,Clayton and Thibault because that was you got to know each character without having to be over descriptive. However, my favorite to characters were Ben and Nana, who showed a lot of personality.
Pros: It is a romantic love story which you will enjoy, it is slower paced--no insta-love here, typical Nicholas Sparks.
Cons: The end was anti-climatic for me, I didn't like Beth's Anger it was almost immature.
Final Thoughts: I enjoyed the The Lucky One a lot, it was a 4 star read for me and since I finished reading the book on Valentine's Day, it was a perfect Valentine's Day read. I liked how naturally the book flowed, and how it definitely gave me the small town southern feel. Overall, it did what any good love story does, but especially what any good Nicholas Sparks story does, it made me cry when I was said and it made me cry when I was happy. My only complaint is I felt it was missing a little something.. I just don't know what.


  1. I've been curious about this one - it's one of the very few Sparks novels I haven't read yet. I hope I get to it soon though, because I want to read it before the film comes out!

  2. I put this book on hold at the library yesterday so I'm really glad to hear that you liked it! This will be my first Nicholas Sparks book (I know...pretty pathetic!), so I'm interested to see what his writing style is like after hearing so much about it from other people! Great review :)

  3. I definitely want to watch the movie coz of Zac Efron but I don't know if I want to read the book - not a big fan of Sparks!