#TBRChallenge Review ~ Float Plan by Trish Doller

Posted February 28, 2023 by Lillian in Reviews / 2 Comments

#TBRChallenge Review ~ Float Plan by Trish DollerFloat Plan by Trish Doller
Narrator: Sarah Naughton
Series: Beck Sisters #1
Published by Macmillan Audio on 2021-03-02
Length: 7 hours and 18 minutes
Reviewing Audiobook from TN R.E.A.D.S.
Reading Challenges: #NGEW2023, 2023 Audiobook Challenge, 2023 Backlist Reader Challenge, COYER 2023

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.

A Macmillan Audio production from St. Martin's Griffin

What a beautiful story of grief and finding love again! Float Plan by Trish Doller is a contemporary romance bordering on women’s fiction about a young woman’s journey across the Caribbean Sea after her fiancé’s death. Anna has spent the last year in a fog, living but not. Then one morning she receives a reminder on her phone about a trip she’d planned with her late fiancé in his sailboat. Quitting her job and packing all of her belongings, Anna sets sail on her own only to find that she needs another hand on deck as she really didn’t know much about how to sail. She hires Keane, a professional sailor battling demons of his own, to help her reach Puerto Rico. Together they begin a new adventure.

I really enjoyed this story. Anna is beautifully written. Her grief and anger are right on the surface, and she struggles to cope. However out on the boat, she feels closer to Ben than she has in a year which has a healing quality all of its own. After a year of questions, Anna allows herself to be happy and live again. Keane is fantastic. I loved him from the moment he was introduced. He has his own demons, but he is learning to cope and move forward with his own life as well. When he first encounters Anna, he sees a kindred soul, someone who is hurting and needs a lifeline. He is that.

I have to admit, I was not expecting the heavy emotional reading in this. I was thinking a cute romcom or a sweet contemporary romance. While it has those elements, it really tugged at my heartstrings and caused my eyes to leak. I’m going to put a few trigger warnings in a spoiler tag for those that want them here: View Spoiler »

I listened to an audiobook copy of this book. Sarah Naughton narrates, and I got lost in her storytelling. She is AMAZING. I could listen to her for days and never be bored. In fact, I listened to this one in almost one sitting. I will be looking for audiobooks she narrates in the future.

Overall, I really enjoyed Float Plan. It is a full circle story. Anna and Keane are an easy couple to root for. Anna’s story and growth throughout is applicable to every day life, and I’m sure will touch many hearts. If you are a fan of women’s fiction or contemporary romance, I highly recommend it.

About Trish Doller

Author Trish Doller

Trish Doller is a writer, traveler, and dog rescuer, but not necessarily in that order. She is the international bestselling author of Float Plan, The Suite Spot, and Off the Map. She has also written several YA novels, including the critically acclaimed Something Like Normal. When she's not writing, Trish loves sailing, camping, and avoiding housework. She lives in southwest Florida with an opinionated herding dog and an ex-pirate. Find Trish on Instagram at @trishdoller.


#TBRChallenge 2023 ~ Getaway

I am super late posting this month’s book and review, though I did read it in plenty of time to post on the 15th 😅 This month’s theme was an easy one to find a pick for. Float Plan has been on my TBR since prior to its release as I was given an ARC to read 🫣 Somehow it got lost in the cracks, and with book 3 coming out next month I wanted to get it read.

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