The Lucky One (Paperback)
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DescriptionIn his 14th book, bestselling author Nicholas Sparks tells the unforgettable story of a man whose brushes with death lead him to the love of his life. 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.
- Published: 01 March 2012
- Format: Paperback 400 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781455508976 ISBN 10: 1455508977
- Sales rank: 994
Reviews for The Lucky One
- Top review
Exciting and easy to read
For a non-native speakear this book is great. It is exciting and I was glad it didn't end up like most of Sparks's novels, thrilling to the very end.
Sparks's novels are easy to read, it always takes me a few days to finish it. It is catching. by Jitrenka
Standard contemporary romance
(I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis.)
28-year-old Logan has done 3 tours of Iraq, and knows that the reason he hasn't been killed is because he found a photo of a girl in the sand one day. Ever since he found the photo he has been having a lucky streak.
After seeing one of his best friends killed after leaving Iraq, Logan decides to try and track down the girl in the photo. Walking for months across country with his dog Zeus, following shaky leads, Logan eventually reaches a place called Hampton, where he finds Elizabeth working for her grandmother at a dog-training business.
Logan and Elizabeth hit it off and start a relationship. But Logan doesn't tell her about the photo, and she knows he's hiding something from her. Can their relationship survive when Logan hasn't told Elizabeth the truth about why he came to Hampton? And what trouble has Elizabeth's ex-husband got in store for Logan?
This book was a fairly standard contemporary romance. I really hated the way that Logan lied by omission when he told Elizabeth why he was in Hampton. Starting a relationship on a lie is not a good idea, and I spent a lot of time whilst reading this book, dreading what Elizabeth would say when she found out.
Logan talked on several occasions about his tours in Iraq, which I wasn't particularly interested in, as the thought of being in a war depresses me. I disliked the ex-husband - Clayton, who was basically a total pig, and felt sorry for the poor kid - Ben who had him for a dad.
I didn't foresee the grand finale to the book, but I did foresee the happily ever after.
3 out of 5. by Sarah Elizabeth