Friendship Friday: Love With a Chance of Drowning by Torre DeRoche

To help celebrate her recent book launch, today I'm pleased to pimp out Torre DeRoche's fantastic memoir, Love with a Chance of Drowning.

Without further ado, here's the overview:

Love can make a person do crazy things . . .

A city girl with a morbid fear of deep water, Torre DeRoche is not someone you would ordinarily find adrift in the middle of the stormy Pacific aboard a leaky sailboat – total crew of two – struggling to keep an old boat, a new relationship and her floundering sanity afloat.

But when she meets Ivan, a handsome Argentinean man with a humble sailboat and a dream to set off exploring the world, Torre has to face a hard decision: watch the man she's in love with sail away forever, or head off on the watery journey with him. Suddenly the choice seems simple. She gives up her sophisticated city life, faces her fear of water (and tendency towards seasickness) and joins her lover on a year-long voyage across the Pacific.

Set against a backdrop of the world's most beautiful and remote destinations, Love with a Chance of Drowning is a sometimes hilarious, often moving and always brave memoir that proves there are some risks worth taking.

My thoughts? Oh boy, glad you asked...

Love With a Chance of Drowning is breezy and breathtaking, heart racing and humorous. The perfect narrator to guide us on her love adventure at sea, Torre’s prose is charming, witty, and funny. The story flows from one page, one chapter, to another— descriptive in detail where needed, never weighted down. Honestly, I wish I’d been lounged out in a hammock on a tropical island, able to glance at the sea while reading, Torre’s book in one hand (and maybe an umbrella drink in the other).

Torre experienced an adventure most of us only dream about doing, myself included. The second I put it down, wanderlust set in. I want to hop on a plane right now and make my way to what I’m calling Liza’s island, maybe swim with the rays! One day, I swear, I will do it.

In the end, Torre’s memoir carries a wonderful message: don’t let fear hold you back— get out there and live.

But before you set off on your own adventure, watch Torre's book trailer...


be sure to connect with Torre...





and maybe win a $1000 round trip ticket to ANYWHERE!

As part of the promotion for Love with a Chance of Drowning, Torre is running a competition on her site, inviting bloggers to share stories of their own fearful adventures. Stop by and find out how to enter.

Finally, get swept away on Torre's love adventure. You can buy your very own copy of Love with a Chance of Drowning here:



Comments for this post have been disabled. Get off my blog, connect with Torre, and then get out there and live your dreams! What are you waiting for? 

Have a great weekend!



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