Review: The Guardian by Nicholas Sparks

I had some books on hold at the library, but they weren’t available yet so I decided to read one of my own that is on my to read list. I read the Guardian because I am running low on books to read at home since I read a lot more now, but winter is almost over and then I’ll be able to ride my bike to the library more often.

Cover: Pretty

Rating: PG-13?

Thumbs Up: 4

Overall: Great

Characters: Great

Plot: Interesting

Page Turner: Yes

Series Cont: No

Recommend: Yes

Book Boyfriend: Mike

My review for The Guardian:
I give The Guardian 4 stars. The Guardian reminded me a lot about Safe Haven with the plot, but somethings make The Guardian different. As you may notice all the Nicholas Sparks’ books are in North Carolina (since he lives there). The Guardian takes place in Swansboro, North Carolina. Julie Barenson is a 29 year old widow whose husband died when she was 25. Julie was given 2 gifts right before her husband died: a Great Dane puppy and the promise that he’ll be watching over her. Along with the puppy and a promise, Julie’s husband wrote her a letter saying that she should find someone to love so she can be happy. Julie names her Great Dane Singer because when he whines he sounds like he’s trying to sing. Singer is an extremely protective dog (and spoiled too) and growls at most men, except for Julie’s husband’s best friend, Mike Harris. Mike is a mechanic who is interested in Julie, but can’t get the courage to ask her out. Julie feels that if she dates Mike it’ll be a betrayal of her dead husband since they were best friend. After 4 years, Julie is finally ready to date again so she goes out a couple times with a man named Richard Franklin, who is an engineer that travels a lot. After their second date, he acts extremely weird and Julie doesn’t know what to think so she decides it would be best to stay away from him. Why is Richard acting this way? Will Mike get the nerve to ask Julie out? Is Singer or Mike Julie’s guardian, or even both?

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