**Disclaimer: I was given a free finished copy of the below in exchange for an honest review as part of a tour hosted by St. Martin’s Griffin. **
Title Float Plan
Author Trish Doller
Release Date March 2, 2021
Publisher St. Martin’s Griffin
Heartbroken by the loss of her fiancé, adventurous Anna finds a second chance at love with an Irish sailor in this riveting, emotional romance.
After a reminder goes off for the Caribbean sailing trip Anna was supposed to take with her fiancé, she impulsively goes to sea in the sailboat he left her, intending to complete the voyage alone.
But after a treacherous night’s sail, she realizes she can’t do it by herself and hires Keane, a professional sailor, to help. Much like Anna, Keane is struggling with a very different future than the one he had planned. As romance rises with the tide, they discover that it’s never too late to chart a new course.
In Trish Doller’s unforgettable Float Plan, starting over doesn’t mean letting go of your past, it means making room for your future.
I was excited to dive into this book. It wasn’t on my radar before the publisher reached out to me but, it sounded right up my alley.
Some Things I Liked
- Sailing themes. I actually really enjoyed the sailing motif here. I’m not a sailor myself, but I enjoyed the themes and the way the author worked it into the story. It felt realistic but not overly detailed to the point that a non-sailor wouldn’t understand the story.
- Grief as a central theme. While this was a romance, I really loved the way the main character felt a full spectrum of emotions. Her story had a ton of depth and realism and I loved it. Similarly, both main characters felt their fair share of hardships. This story wasn’t a “fairytale romance” but rather a sweet romance grounded in realism.
There’s not really much series value here. The story had a nice ending and we didn’t really meet any other characters with unresolved plot lines. I could see this evolving into a series based on sailing in the same region of the world and if that happened, I’d keep reading. Otherwise, this was a perfect standalone.
I really enjoyed this book. It wasn’t what I expected in the best way. I’d definitely recommend this book to fans of rom-coms and fans of more serious themes.
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