Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: March 2, 2021
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Format: Audiobook, Length: 7 hours and 18 minutes
How I got it: From the publisher
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Since the loss of her fiancé, 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.
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 received a complimentary copy of this book for review consideration.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
In Review: My Thoughts
As someone who has previously loved all of Trish Doller’s young adult reads, I was thrilled that she was publishing a romance. I wasn’t sure what to expect going into this one. Grief is a hard topic to tackle in a way that does justice to the feelings grief brings but isn’t too heavy for the readers. I think she struck a perfect balance with Anna’s story. It made me feel, but I didn’t drown in the feelings.
While there is definitely romance (and a HEA) here, the bulk of this story is Anna’s journey of finding herself after the loss of her fiancé. Keane was amazing and charming and I’m so glad he was part of this story. I loved the slow burn of the romance between him and Anna. They made a fantastic pair. It was easy to root for them.
My only complaint, and it’s a small and probably nitpicky one, is the number of boating terms and the detail at times. As someone who has never sailed, it was hard to follow and I can only Google so much while I’m reading. I did find myself skimming some of those parts when I switched to the ebook.
But all in all, this was a fantastic book. I very much enjoyed it and all the feelings it evoked. I listened to the audiobook for probably 60% of the book and it was excellent. The narrator, Sarah Naughton, did a great job bringing Anna and Keane to life.
CW: suicide, grief
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