Title: Float Plan
Author: Trish Doller
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Pub Date: 03/02/21
Edition: ARC (Advanced Reader’s Copy)
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 read and reviewed Float Plan in December of last year, but I felt like I needed this review on every platform I have because I just want to scream about this book. So without further ado…
You ever read a book and can’t think of a single thing you disliked cause yup. Like maybe the fact it had to end. I could have taken the ending being stretched another 100 pages or so.
What do I have to do to get more? I’ll take a spin off with Eamon. I don’t care. Just give me more please. This is a story that fits like a glove. I was so contented and smiling or laughing every chapter. It’s not “light” in the slightest. If you’ve ever known anyone who’s died by suicide or just suffered loss in any way, you’ll really understand Anna and Keane. That’s why the humor is so necessary for the story. Doller didn’t write a book where two characters are instantly fixed by love and live happily ever after having no problems. She wrote real characters that have to constantly choose each other and face their traumas, insecurities, and doubts. That’s what made this book so great. You root for both characters getting the love they deserve.
This doesn’t even touch on how it felt like going on a trip just to read this book. I was googling all the sights and islands they stopped at and the author wrote about them so well you didn’t even need to see pictures. I think the most wild part of this story is that it made me want to go sailing 🥴 like I would definitely try it at least once. There’s something about mother nature not letting you conquer her and having to be attuned to her that seems beautiful, and I love to travel. This was basically my open invitation that if you’re like Keane please dm me. Thx ☺️
If you want to read a book about messy love, disability, and being lost, I would highly recommend this one. I honestly could keep going about how much I loved this story. I always look through my notes and highlights to write my reviews, but I wrote this one completely unassisted because it was so memorable.
*Thank you to the publisher and Netgalley for an ARC. All opinions are my own*
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Trish Doller is the author of books about love, life, and finding your place in the world. A former journalist and radio personality, Trish has written several young adult novels, including the critically-acclaimed Something Like Normal, as well as Float Plan, her women’s fiction debut. When she’s not writing, Trish loves sailing, traveling, and avoiding housework. She lives in Florida with an opinionated herding dog and an ex-pirate. Find Trish on Twitter and Instagram at @trishdoller.