I've certainly been getting my head down recently and doing some serious reading. You may have seen my Book Worm the other week about The Destroyer by Warren Murphy which I wasn't overly fond of. Well, this book couldn't have been a more polar opposite in terms of story line and enjoyment. It was completely up my street. I found it effortless and compelling to read.
I've read a few Nicholas Sparks books and they've all been incredible. The style of his writing is so smooth and easy to digest. Certain aspects of this book reminded me a lot of the plot behind one of his other books, Safe Haven. Though having said that, there were definitely some twists and turns, as there often are in Mr Sparks books, which keep you gripped and guessing until the very end.
Dawson and Amanda fell in love when they were just teenagers. But coming from a small town where everyone knows everyone, their last names destined them to be apart forever.
After going their separate ways all those years ago, life went on as usual until one phone call changed their lives forever. After the death of their dear friend, both Dawson and Amanda travelled back home to be reunited once again. Finding out that the spark was still there lead to difficult choices for them both. But could their love stand the test of time or would their chance to be together pass them by once more?
From all my past Book Worm posts you probably know that I'm a sucker for a romance and this novel delivers on every aspect. You get to know both of the main characters very well and it's very easy to relate to their struggles and hardships.
I can't wait for the movie of this book to come out so I can compare it to the scenes acting out in my head as I read this book. One thing Nicolas certainly achieves is description which really lets your imagination run wild.
With an unexpected twist at the end which keeps you hanging on until the last page, you are guaranteed to be entertained the whole way through. This is certainly worth picking up on your next Waterstones trip, or of course downloading from the Kindle book store as something to read on the train home from work.
The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks* - £5.49 for Kindle Edition from Amazon