Book Review Of “Every Breath” By Nicholas Sparks @GrandCentralPub
Hope Anderson is at a crossroads. At thirty-six, she’s been dating her boyfriend, an orthopedic surgeon, for six years. With no wedding plans in sight, and her father recently diagnosed with ALS, she decides to use a week at her family’s cottage in Sunset Beach, North Carolina, to ready the house for sale and mull over some difficult decisions about her future.
Tru Walls has never visited North Carolina but is summoned to Sunset Beach by a letter from a man claiming to be his father. A safari guide, born and raised in Zimbabwe, Tru hopes to unravel some of the mysteries surrounding his mother’s early life and recapture memories lost with her death. When the two strangers cross paths, their connection is as electric as it is unfathomable . . . but in the immersive days that follow, their feelings for each other will give way to choices that pit family duty against personal happiness in devastating ways.
Illuminating life’s heartbreaking regrets and enduring hope, Every Breath explores the many facets of love that lay claim to our deepest loyalties — and asks the question, How long can a dream survive? (From Goodreads)
I was gifted an ARC of this book from a fellow book lover. All opinions are my own.
I rate this book a 2 out of 5 stars.
Typically I enjoy Nicholas Spark’s books, however, I am not a fan of this one at all. I found it to be too predictable, boring, and just too similar to every other Sparks book. It was like he took bits and pieces from all his other books, and threw it all in to this one. It was the ultimate romance mash-up. It didn’t work for me because it was all to familiar. Like every other Sparks book, Girl meets boy, Girl falls in love with boy, tragedy occurs, and yanks girl and boy apart, and yada yada. I am kind of sad this book just didn’t do it for me. Maybe the movie will be good. (If it becomes a movie that is)
I do want to add, the story that inspired this book was very sweet, and I loved the info that Sparks added about the couple to beginning and end of this book, I thought it was nice touch, and I appreciated the insight.