Title: Two By Two
Author: Nicholas Sparks
Publication Date: October 4, 2016
Number of Pages: 482
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Genre: Drama, Romance, Chick Lit
At 32, Russell Green has it all: a stunning wife, a lovable six year-old daughter, a successful career as an advertising executive and an expansive home in Charlotte. He is living the dream, and his marriage to the bewitching Vivian is the center of that. But underneath the shiny surface of this perfect existence, fault lines are beginning to appear…and no one is more surprised than Russ when he finds every aspect of the life he took for granted turned upside down. In a matter of months, Russ finds himself without a job or wife, caring for his young daughter while struggling to adapt to a new and baffling reality. Throwing himself into the wilderness of single parenting, Russ embarks on a journey at once terrifying and rewarding–one that will test his abilities and his emotional resources beyond anything he ever imagined.
I haven’t read any of Nicholas Sparks’ novels in a while, I think the last time I did was See Me back in 2017 and he has published a number of books since then, and I almost forgot how good he is at this genre.
In this novel, we follow the POV of Russell Green. He has just resigned from work and has started his own advertising firm, and as he struggles to work things out with his new firm, things have started to stir in his personal life as well and that his life would take a huge detour he never thought he would face.
This book is not only a love story. In fact, it’s so much more than that. It’s about a parent’s love and how much one would be willing to through to protect and make their child happy. It’s also about family and sibling love.
I honestly never thought I would even shed a tear for this book because the first few chapters just made me loathe one of the characters. But as soon as the story focused on the sibling love, I was suddenly very emotional because I can totally relate to Russell and his sister’s relationship. My brother is also my best friend and the only person who knows me since forever.
Overall, I enjoyed this chunk of a book. I’m not surprised that I turned out loving Two By Two, because Nicholas Sparks never fails to pull at my heartstrings. That’s why he’s one of my favorite authors of all time.