Left Drowning by Jessica Park
Publishing Date: July 16, 2013
Format: ebook, ARC
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Goodreads rating: 5 stars
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 is a re-read for me! See my first review here. I've really been wanting to read some of my favorite books again, but with so many new ones to read, I sometimes feel guilty. But I decided that August was going to be my re-read month (along with some new ones, of course).
I'm always worried when I re-read a book that I won't love it as much the second time around. But this was absolutely not the case with Left Drowning! I think it helped that I first read this in July 2013, so its been two years since I've read it. I had actually forgotten some of the things that happened in this book. Needless to say, everything that I wrote in my first review still stands true! I absolutely love this book and all of the characters in it! Blythe and Chris are really wonderful together and all the supporting characters make this book so much better.
Seriously, I can't say it enough. This is a wonderful book and I highly, highly recommend everyone grab a copy!