Title: Left Drowning
Series: Left Drowning, #1
Genre: New Adult
Date published: July 16, 2013
What does it take to rise from life’s depths, swim against the current, and breathe?
Weighted down by the loss of her parents, Blythe McGuire struggles to keep her head above water as she trudges through her last year at Matthews College. Then a chance meeting sends Blythe crashing into something she doesn’t expect—an undeniable attraction to a dark-haired senior named Chris Shepherd, whose past may be even more complicated than her own. As their relationship deepens, Chris pulls Blythe out of the stupor she’s been in since the night a fire took half her family. She begins to heal, and even, haltingly, to love this guy who helps her find new paths to pleasure and self-discovery. But as Blythe moves into calmer waters, she realizes Chris is the one still strangled by his family’s traumatic history. As dark currents threaten to pull him under, Blythe may be the only person who can keep him from drowning.
*This book is intended for mature audiences due to strong language and sexual content.
Note: due to mature content recommended for Ages 17+
As soon as JOOOOOOOOOOOD complained about the line suggesting raisins are vile, and I immediately knew I HAD to read this book.
First there's people- men people! PLURAL!!! That's right, Jessica Park had the audacity to introduce two boys within the first three chapters. I was shocked, I fell in love both boys, immediately. And that's devastating, because how could that possibly end well?
And then there's the deep shit, different ways to view religion after trauma type shit, and even a touch of openness towards sexuality, both of which are glorious.
And then there's the steamy stuff, which holy crap, WOAH. The steamy bits were definitely steamy.
And you absolutely cannot forget the feels. OH GAWD THE FEELS!!!! So many emotions. The happy ones. The ugly sobbing ones. The angry so angry you want to hit things. And, also the bliss.
If you're looking for Flat-Out version 2, you're going to be sorely disappointed. This book is HAWT, and addresses issues some may find controversial. But, if you want a wonderfully amazing book to binge on, and fall super in love with, you can stop looking.
In summary, drop what you're doing and go read Left Drowning. Right now. KBAI.