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…