(141) Safe Haven by Nicholas SparksUgh. Why do I even bother. It has been two years since I read a Nicholas Sparks novel, but I thought that I would give Safe Haven a chance. And seriously, I am done. DONE.
It was funny that just last week, some girlfriends and I were discussing men who say "those" words on the first date. You know what words I am referring to, and any smart woman runs the other direction and changes her phone number after a man says "I Love You" on the first date. So I thought it incredibly funny when Nicholas Sparks writes his character, Alex saying it to Katie. Katie, who is on the run from an abusive husband. I about threw my nook across the room. It was only because I paid for the book that I finished reading this horrible story.
Katie is an abused wife and after years of abuse and plotting her escape she finds herself in a very small North Carolina town. There she takes a waitress job & keeps to herself. Alex, the owner of the general store has noticed Katie making purchases in his store. After a few times of making small talk he strikes up a friendship with the skittish woman that has already made friends with his children.
You can probably make an educated guess about what happens in the rest of the book, and you would probably be right. Needless to say I was disappointed in this book. I think Nicholas Sparks is going to go on the same mental list as Sandra Brown and Nora Roberts. No more.