The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks

The Lucky One

I find this one really hard to write a review on. I have no idea why, but there’s your reason if it’s a bad review. Sorry!

U.S. Marine Logan Thibault finds a picture of a young, beautiful woman on his third tour in Iraq. He feels like he should toss it aside, but then realizes someone might be missing it. So he brings it back, for someone to claim.

When no one claims it, for some reason, he decides to keep it.

The next thing you know, he has a sudden streak of luck. Where he used to fail at poker, he now excels. At battles, somehow, he seemed to always survive, even when everyone else around him died.

The soldiers would look at him weird, they were afraid of him. They found it weird that no matter what happened, he always lived.

The only person who would still talk to him the same was his best friend Victor. He said the reason for his luck was the picture he found.

When Logan got out of the Marines, he didn’t know what to do with his life. He always had a purpose, but now, because of being in the war, he didn’t know what to do. He saw things he never wanted to see.

Victor told him his destiny was to find the girl in the picture. He said he owed her, for all the luck she gave him. Logan didn’t really believe that, but he didn’t have anything else to do, and he wanted to do it for Victor. So he walked all the way from Colorado to Hampton, North Carolina.

He didn’t know for sure that she would be there, but that was his first guess. He used the clues in the pictures to find her.

And find her he did. Beth was her name, but he liked to call her Elizabeth.  He was surprised by his immediate attraction to her.

She didn’t trust him, but her Grandma, Nana, hired him for the job he applied to anyway.

Then there’s mushy love blah blah blah, but you have to read it to get that.

I really enjoyed this book,  but if there was one thing I didn’t like, it was the fact that it seemed too perfect.

He was very well muscled, attractive, strong, humble, loyal, every-girl’s-dream kinda guy.

She was beautiful, hard-working, single, and every-guy’s-dream kinda girl.

I mean, really, the world does not work that way. Not everyone’s “perfect.” Not everyone’s totally gorgeous and meets their totally gorgeous soul-mate.

If I was the same age as Beth, I would be really really really jealous of her. 3/4s of the book, people were complimenting her, telling her she was the most beautiful woman ever blah blah blah.

I’m not her age though, so I don’t really care. I guess my point in that is they were too perfect.

Besides that, I really did enjoy this book.

EXCEPT. It was Nicholas Sparks, so we can all just assume this is the plot: Couple meets, sex, fight, sex, fight, sex, HUGE FIGHT, someone dies, sex. That’s it…there’s not much of a point to his books.

So, I guess, that out of 5 faces….

this book gets…



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