I really enjoyed this newest romance novel from James Patterson. It always surprises me that a man who writes suspense/thrillers can manage to come up with a novel such as this. He has many sides to him. I think I agree with one of my PT friends, Fe, that Suzanne’s Diary for Nicholas was better but this one runs a really close second for me.
This novel spins mostly around Jane who as a youngster has an imaginary friend Michael who basically was there to guide her through a turbulent childhood as her mom was a famous Broadway producer with no time for her daughter. However, at 9 years old, Micheal has to leave Jane. She is supposed to not remember him at all but she does and she never forgets him. Later on after she’s grown up, Michael is on a sabattical from being an imaginary friend and he comes back into her life shocked that she hasn’t forgotten him.
What ensues is a romance between the two and other things along the way. Both Jane and Michael are really likeable characters, especially Jane who’s hilarious. This book makes you think and dream about pure and true love such as Michael and Jane shared. It’s a beautiful story well worth reading.
As James Patterson’s son Jack says in the beginning of the novel to his daddy when he’s leaving on a trip and asks him if he’ll miss him, he responds with: ‘love means you can never be apart’. I love that and it’s so true, whether a person is far away or maybe passed on, they are always as close as our hearts…
J. Kaye Oldner says
I have read more about this book from other bloggers and it makes me want to read it soooooo bad! (lol)
Glad you enjoyed it.I agree with your comments. Jane and Michael had such true, pure love. I wish Vivienne would have told Jane how she felt sooner.I like J.Patterson’s mysteries but I wish he would right more books like this and Suzanne’s Diary or even Sam’s Letters to Jennifer.
I agree Fe. He has a knack for writing a good love story. Reading this made me want to re-visit Suzanne’s Diary for Nicholas and Sam’s Letter to Jennifer. I’m going to listen to them on audio.
You must read it J.Kaye. It’s really good!
I read and listened to several Patterson’s books (not oodles and oodles), but the two you mentioned are two that I thoroughly enjoyed. Glad you enjoyed this one, too, Dar. A close second seems like it would be a worthy read. 🙂
I havent read any James Patterson but this book sounds like one I would enjoy; a different kind of love story.
Joy, I used to listen to all the Alex Cross books on audio when I worked in the office. I loved them.
Wanda, I think you’d like this one for sure. It’s not sappy romance, it’s really good.