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Thursday, February 18, 2010

I want my Happy Ending....

Lately, I've been caught up in all types of romance novels.  Not the trashy ones (though, I love a little 'trash' now and then), but the one with writers who have real skills and write your heart into the pages without you even realizing it.

BUT, the whole idea of a romance novel - to me - is the Happy Ending.  Sure, throw in some twists, leave me hanging off a cliff for a few pages, but in the end.  The Hero gets the Gal.  That's the way it is supposed to work.  Or at least, the Gal gets the guy she 'really' wants in the end or vice-versa.

NOTICE:  If you haven't read "Dear John" or seen the movie already with the Hunky Channing Tatum [fanning myself from the Hawt; love the crew cut on that boy] then STOP and DO NOT read further.

Because, I'm about to blow the story out of the water with exceptional attention to the ending.  Which, by the way, left me sobbing with a heartache.

Why?  Becaaaaauuuuuuse, I didn't get my happy ending.   >:~{  FW is not happy with Nicholas Sparks for leading her astray from her happy place where everything is blossoms and sunshine.

Don't get me wrong.  The book is great and I know the movie must be then too.  Especially, with the war scenes and sweet, handsome [muscled] Channing is wearing a uniform.  [Double-swoon!]

But, in the end.  He loses the girl.  Well, he loses her and then he could, technically have a chance at getting her back.  But, because he truly luuuuuuuuuvs he does a good deed....and, ends up.... alone.

I should have known better when I chose to read the "prologue" as something left me feeling like this book might take me on the wrong path.  Or, at least not the happy-go-luck path I was looking to read.

Geeze.  The epilogue really got me, though.  Even after the ending pages I had to read the epilogue just knowing that I would find my joy within those few pages.  Cr@p-No.  I found more of how wonderful Channing, I mean John, was and had grown up to be and then I fought shaking sobs as I snuck to get tissue so the children would not be alarmed.

Good story, obviously to leave me crying like a baby who'd dropped her bottle.  So, I DO recommend you read it.  It is written from the lead character, John's, point of view.  So, guys, ya'll would probably enjoy it just as much as the gals as there is action and it's not all mushy-girl-gushy.

So, I guess I didn't totally give it all away.  Just the idea of the ending (I didn't like the ending).

Definitely a good date night movie.  Though, I haven't actually seen the movie yet, you can take my word for it.  Just don't make it a first date movie.  Make it an we've been together and now she swoon all over me again date night movie.  Here's a trailer clip so you don't have to rely on my word alone: Dear John.

Oh, but just so you know.  In the book, Savannah (the leading female) is brunette.  Why they chose a blond to play her part and put a blond on the cover of the book when John clearly states she's a Brunette is beside me.  Hollywood.

With that said, I'm going to go read something trashy else to get my mind off of it.  Or maybe, I throw in Twilight and skip to the dance scene and those few final words.... and the finale kiss on the neck.  Yeah, that's what I need.  Some Vamps and Wheres.


1 comment:

Kelly Dawn said...

I so want to see the movie - i have the book on its way to me via a barnes and noble gift card that i won :) Not sure if i want to read the book before i see the movie...hmmmmm