Title: Left Drowning
Series: Left Drowning, #1
Genre: New Adult
Date published: July 16, 2013
Source: Kindle Unlimited
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.
One thing I feel needs to be addressed, and it is a pretty important thing. The author says a pretty horrible thing inside of this book, and she has admitted that it is something that she believes. It was hard for me to forgive her, but I had to be the better person. Anyway, Jessica Park has allowed her raisin-hating ways to bleed into her books.
Anyway, holy freaking oh my gawd, this book. It needs to be noted that Arielle DeLisle is fantastic as a narrator. I cannot honestly tell you whether or not I liked reading or listening to it more, they were both enjoyable and I highly recommend giving into my whims and doing at least one of them. You're welcome.
I wish I could put into words the feelings I had while experiencing this book. There's some pretty hilarious moments, but there's also some parts where I was curled into a ball on my bed and pretty sure I'd never be happy again for the rest of my life.
Jessica Park has quickly become one of my favorite authors. Highly recommend this and I CANNOT wait to read the second book.