I have to admit that this book didn't immediately jump to the top of my "to-read" list. I have to be in the mood for Sparks' books because a) someone always dies or b) someone always gets a horrible terminal illness. Add on to that, this book's storyline sounded A LOT like this movie...
Don't get me wrong, Sleeping with the Enemy is one of those movies where, if it's on TV, I'll stop and watch it. I know the storyline and I know that everything is going to work out alright in the end. And I love Julia Roberts. But, I felt like Safe Haven had that "been there, done that" feel to it. Then, Nicole informed that this was happening.
What's great about reading a book when the movie stars have already been picked for the silverscreen is that you know who to picture in your head. Needless to say, I picked this one out of my pile the day after I found out about the impending movie.
I'll say that the storyline does follow the Sleeping with the Enemy-esque style...BUT, there's a fantastic twist in the end. I don't want to make a big deal about it because I don't think you should be looking for one...but, it's great. I never saw it coming and when I asked Nicole about it, she said she didn't either.
I definitely recommend this one...it is a typical Nicholas Sparks book, in that someone does die (bet you can guess who if you've seen Sleeping with the Enemy a bajillion times too) and there is someone who died of a terminal illness (the main character's love interest is a widower, hello!), so it's still a good Sparks story with his trademark touches. Go pick it up before the movie's out in February!