Hi guys! Looking for a Summer read? Then look no further. Every breath by Nicholas Sparks is perfect for Summer. But! Be aware, it’s not a light Summer read.

When piling up my books to read in the Summer, I came across this book by Nicholas Sparks and knew I had to have it. Well, had to borrow it, because it’s a library book. Nicholas Sparks is well-known amongst romantic novel lovers. We all know The Notebook and Dear John, and all of his books are in the same line as that.

Every Breath included.

So! Without any more babbling from me, here’s the synopsis followed by my review: Hope is at a crossroads. At thirty-six, she’s been dating her boyfriend 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 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.

Also read: Far From The Tree // A book review

Book review of Every Breath

I don’t think I ever rated a book by Nicholas Sparks below 4 stars, and this books just shows why.

Every Breath is a classic Nicholas Sparks novel. Hope and Tru obviously meet each other and fall in love. The setting of Sunset Beach makes this a perfect Summer setting.

I like the complexity of the characters. Hope and Tru both have a rich history and that makes them who they are that day they meet. It also adds to the story, because it makes it more difficult for them to open up and truly commit to each other.

When the obvious downfall comes, I got teary-eyed. And then at the end of the book, when there is the happily ever after that isn’t quite that happy, I got teary-eyed again.

Nicholas Sparks knows how to write a romantic, emotional and – in my opinion – deep book. Like I said, it isn’t a fluffy, light Summer read. It has a little more meaning and that makes this book incredible.

Just like the way it is written, because you get sucked right in (and get teary-eyed along the way in my case!)

Final rating

I give this book a solid 5/5 stars. It was just that good.

What is your favorite Nicholas Sparks novel?