When U.S. Marine Logan Thibault finds a photograph of a smiling young woman half-buried in the dirt during his third tour of duty in Iraq, his first instinct is to toss it aside. Instead, he brings it back to the base for someone to claim, but when no one does, he finds himself always carrying the photo in his pocket. Soon Thibault experiences a sudden streak of luck—winning poker games and even surviving deadly combat that kills two of his closest buddies. Only his best friend, Victor, seems to have an explanation for his good fortune: the photograph—his lucky charm.
Back home in Colorado, Thibault can’t seem to get the photo—and the woman in it—out of his mind. Believing that she somehow holds the key to his destiny, he sets out on a journey across the country to find her, never expecting the strong but vulnerable woman he encounters in Hampton, North Carolina—Elizabeth, a divorced mother with a young son—to be the girl he’s been waiting his whole life to meet. Caught off guard by the attraction he feels, Thibault keeps the story of the photo, and his luck, a secret. As he and Elizabeth embark upon a passionate and all-consuming love affair, the secret he is keeping will soon threaten to tear them apart—destroying not only their love, but also their lives.
Filled with tender romance and terrific suspense, The Lucky One is Nicholas Sparks at his best—an unforgettable story about the surprising paths our lives often take and the power of fate to guide us to true and everlasting love.
Logan Thibault has just returned from his 3rd duty with the US Marines from overseas and is on a new mission track down the girl from the photograph he found in the desert, to thank her for saving his life. Instead of telling the true about his arrival he works for her and her grandmother as a way to thank her. He becomes close with her son Ben, and her Nana and ultimately with Beth .
But what does Beth’s ex-husband Deputy Sheriff Keith Clayton have to say when he discovers his ex-wife’s new friend is the mysterious man he met by the lake And how will the truth affect Beth & Logan’s relationship.
“She was struck by the simple truth that sometimes the most ordinary things could be made extraordinary, simply by doing them with the right people…”
Each chapter would focus on a particular character and the chapter would be titled with their name: Thibault, Beth or Clayton.
“She had been proud of his decision to serve his country, her heart bursting with love and admiration the first time she saw him outfitted in his dress blues. ”
The book drags in certain spots because there is a lot of back story about each character that needs to be told, but there are also moments of action. Now, keep in mind because this is a romance novel the action scenes are few and far between, but the few that do exist leave an impact on the reader, especially the ending.
The sound for this novel is with Avril Lavigne I’m with you