G. Bianco, 2019
In her adult romance debut, acclaimed author Trish Doller shows readers how something beautiful can come out of a tragedy. Float Plan, which comes out on March 2nd, tackles finding yourself, dealing with grief, and learning how to love again.
Since her fiancé suicide, Anna has been shipwrecked by grief—until a reminder goes off about a trip they were supposed to take together. Impulsively, Anna goes to sea in their sailboat, 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.
I just adored this book and genuinely didn’t not want it to end. The plot was perfectly paced out, the characters were fantastic, and there was just enough steaminess to make this romance lover fall even more in love with Anna and Keane!
I really enjoyed reading about all of the unique and gorgeous places in the Caribbean that Anna and Keane explored. It makes me want to jump onto a boat and see these islands for myself (well maybe a plane instead... I don’t know if boats are really my thing...). But this definitely will make you want to go on an adventure and experience the beauty in the spontaneity and in the world.
The way Doller talks about Anna’s grief and how she tries to move on from Ben is so real and authentic. She doesn’t try to sugarcoat anything and really shows the complexities of moving on from someone you care about that was taken from earth too soon. She also contrasts Anna’s grief with Keane’s amputated leg and how he lost something as well. However, Dollar emphasizes that idea that we can still carry the things and people we’ve lost with us and that learning to move on in our grief doesn’t make those things forgotten. And even though the way our lives work out don’t match up with our initial plans, everything has a way of working itself out in the end.
As I turned the last page of this book, I was so disappointed that Anna’s story was over. I can only hope that Doller will write a sequel or release another book like this one to satisfy me. Any fans of Katherine Center or romance in general will love this book and I am definitely adding Trish Doller to my auto-buy author list! In summary, this book is a must-read for all!
*I received an ARC from St. Martin’s Press in exchange for my honest opinion.
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