I'll be honest this is only the second book I've read by Nicholas Sparks. The first was The Lucky One. I first got into his books when I watched The Notebook. With both The Lucky One and Safe Haven I made a promise to myself to read the book before seeing the movie. Now on to the review for Safe Haven. I haven't watched the movie yet but it's on my to do list. As for the book, I'd say it's a pretty good read. It did start out a little slow, but by the middle it got interesting and at the end it was very suspenseful. Overall, it was a good plot line and good characters to follow. It was definitely different than your average romance book. There were parts to it that were very dark given the plot. I would recommend it to others especially those that enjoy Nicholas Sparks and his other books.