Bring your box of tissues and be ready to smile and cry with this awesome Nicholas Sparks book turned movie! I have to admit (yes laugh now) that I have not seen the Notebook. I know I know how could I have not seen it, but to be honest for the longest time I thought Nicholas Sparks would not be an author of interest to me and that a movie based on his book would be the same and I was so totally wrong, wrong to the point where I am getting the book asap and then going to be having a date night with hubby to watch the movie:)
But back to Safe Haven because that is what this review is all about:)
We meet Katie, a lady who is on the run from her past that we only know about because of flashbacks and a few conversations that she has with people. She moved to Southport with just about nothing to start over and escape her abusive cop husband. Upon moving there she meets Alex and his 2 kids who after a bit of time she and the three of them form a connection. She also meets Jo, a woman who lives in the house near her, which they both live on an empty street far from the main part of town, who gives her little hints about Alex. Jo is a bit mysterious in some ways as she knows an awful lot about Alex and his kids but you are just not completely sure why until the end. With a bond forming with the people of the town and getting comfortable in her new home, she is forced to confront her secret past when her abusive husband shows up in town. Through out the story we aren’t sure exactly why she is running away, the flashbacks give us some idea but they don’t reveal the whole story.
This story is not just a love story and sappy, there is plenty of action in it as well and so I think it is perfect for a romantic date night 🙂
Disclaimer: I was not compensated for this post. I was provided tickets to the advance screening to facilitate my review. All opinons are 100% my own!
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