Review: Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks

Name of book: Safe Haven
Author: Nicholas Sparks
Publication: September 14th 2010 by Grand Central Publishing 
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Thriller
Source: Borrowed

Love hurts. There is nothing as painful as heartbreak. But in order to learn to love again, you must learn to trust again. 

When a mysterious young woman named Katie appears in the small North Carolina town of Southport, her sudden arrival raises questions about her past. Beautiful yet self-effacing, Katie seems determined to avoid forming personal ties until a series of events draws her into two reluctant relationships: one with Alex, a widowed store owner with a kind heart and two young children; and another with her plainspoken single neighbor, Jo. Despite her reservations, Katie slowly begins to let down her guard, putting down roots in the close-knit community and becoming increasingly attached to Alex and his family.

But even as Katie begins to fall in love, she struggles with the dark secret that still haunts and terrifies her . . . a past that set her on a fearful, shattering journey across the country, to the sheltered oasis of Southport. With Jo’s empathic and stubborn support, Katie eventually realizes that she must choose between a life of transient safety and one of riskier rewards . . . and that in the darkest hour, love is the only true safe haven.

-- My Rating --

3/5 Oscars: Liked it...

-- My Thoughts --

      I love Nicholas Sparks. He is one of the authors that I will always keep an eye out for. Yes, some of his books are great. Some are not so great. But, it's a fact, that's he's one of the most talented authors out there. He always brings something new to the field, and this book did not disappoint.
     Katie is off into a new town. Away from her violent past. And she has made some rules: Never form attachments, never get too close, and never leave traces of her old life. But when she meets her outspoken neighbor, Jo, and the  guy who runs the supermarket, Alex, and his two little kids, all the rules are thrown out of the window. Will Katie survive or will another disaster strike?
     This book is very different from Nicholas Sparks' other novels, halfway through, it becomes more of a thriller than a contemporary romance. The suspense, the thrill, the on-edge-of-your-toes moments are all you get from this book. And I liked it. But there is something in the end of the book, and in the end of The Best of Me, too. Nicholas Sparks has added something new to his endings and I don't really like it. His books were amazing the way they were, and I wonder if he believes in what he added himself. You have to read to find out what I am talking about.
      Of course, I don't have to say more, I would always recommend Nicholas Sparks' books to anyone. They are all different shades of amazing and unique.


  1. Nice review! I haven't read the book, but I did go see the movie and I liked it.

  2. Humm Nick Sparks with some thriller aspects to it. I think I might like this one.

  3. You know I have never read a Sparks book?


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