Watch: A New Life + A Second Chance = ‘Safe Haven’

Why Hough Chose 'Haven'
The actress was inspired by her own abuse experiences.
The Notebook fans, rejoice – Nicholas Sparks is back on the big screen with another tale of romance in a sleepy Southern town.

In the new film Safe Haven, Sparks tells the tale of a young woman named Katie (Julianne Hough), who finds new love with a widowed father of two named Alex (Josh Duhamel) while trying to escape her troubled past.

In a new TV spot exclusive to Celebuzz, the fair fight for one another – sometimes literally – as their relationship slowly unfolds.

Speaking to her new friend Jo (Cobie Smulders), Katie admits that she arrives in town with a lot of baggage – albeit emotional rather than physical.

“I’ve had things happen to me in the past,” she says.

Katie later confesses to Alex that she finds comfort in their burgeoning relationship. She says, “I’m happy here, with you.”

Alex, thankfully, reassures her that he reciprocates her feelings, and wants to protect her, if he can.

“There’s no safer place than here with me,” he insists.

Safe Haven opens in theaters nationwide February 14 – yep, Valentine’s Day. Will this be the movie you take your significant other to see? Or what will you be doing on that special day? Watch Julianne Hough explain how she explain her on screen snogging to real-life boyfriend Ryan Seacrest, and then let us know in the comments section below!

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