Book Review- The Lucky One

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

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I didn't know about Nicholas Sparks- The Lucky One until I saw the commercial for the movie on TV one night not too long ago.  As soon as it was over I told myself that I need to read that book before watching the movie.
Don't get me wrong... Nicholas Sparks is a GREAT author.  But, I've told myself to stay away from his books because something devastating always happens or someone dies in the end!  Once I noticed that it was about destiny, I figured I'd give it a shot.

Logan Thibault is an ex-marine that fought in Iraq for a couple tours.  During that time he found a photograph of a beautiful woman at a county fair.  He put it up on a bulletin board for someone to claim it's lost and found.
When noone claimed it his friend Victor- a romantic that believed in destiny and luck,  told him that he should keep it with him.  
Thibault shortly after started winning at poker nights and escaped some pretty close calls with death.  Victor kept telling him that it was the picture of Her that was giving him luck and keeping him safe.  Logan thought it was silly and still didn't really believe.

Once Logan was back home, a terrible tragedy happened and all of a sudden felt the need to meet her.  He decides to grab a small bag of necessities, his dog Zeus and they start walking.  Thibault has a few clues and finds himself in the Hamptons looking for Elizabeth Green... the pretty lady in the photograph.

I'll leave it at that.  I don't want to give anything away.

I really enjoyed reading the story.  It was in a way predictable, but I'm glad it was.  Romantic, funny and an easy read.  Once I got towards the end (of course I was up late already) I HAD to finish.  Very nicely done and I can't wait for the movie to come out on Redbox/On Demand!


Jeff Rivera said...

I agree that the book is a little bit predictable, but at least it is a good read, so the fact that it is predictable is actually a good thing. Nicholas Sparks is only human, like myself, sometimes we put predictable parts in our love stories to make our readers relaxed. Keep up the good work.

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