January 14, 2021

Float Plan Review

Title: Float Plan
Trish Doller
Romance, Contemporary

Thank you NetGalley and St Martin’s Press/St Martin Griffin for the advanced copy in exchange for an honest review.

“It’s pointless to speculate what might happen. What we need at present is not to let fear rule the day.”

Anna is grieving the loss of her partner Ben. When an alarm goes off on her phone reminding her of the sailing trip they were suppose to do together, Anna decides to pack up her stuff and go. After scary night at sea, she decides she can’t this alone and hires Keane to help. Keane is struggling in his own way and the trip begins to help them both heal from their demons and a spark begins to grow between the two of them.

**This novel contains topics of self harm and suicide**

What did I like:
1. This is a beautiful story about heartache and healing from a being left behind. I love how it showed Anna’s character in the different stages of grief. It was a great display of how one flows back and forth through the different stages of grief.
2. This author did her research. She knows sailing. I mean, it appears she does. I do not know anything about sailing but it is clear that she did her research when talking about the different topics of sailing. She also did a fantastic job of describing all the different locations they went in great detail. I could envision myself in all the beautiful places the pair visited.
3. I read this book while I was trapped inside my home because of a snow storm. It was nice to escape and pretend I was on vacation with Keane and Anna.

What did I not like:
1. The story wasn’t super exciting. At times I felt myself skimming. I felt like the “climax” part of the novel was the last 2-3 chapters.
2. Lovers of steamy scenes will be disappointed but for me thats okay. This message of this was about finding yourself after loss. Learning to not forget but to also move on.

Overall a pretty good read. Float Plan releases March 2nd!