Love with the Chance of Drowning
With my love of cruises, boats and sailing the ocean blue, I was delighted to see this new book with the intriguing title “Love with a Chance of Drowning” by Torre DeRoche.
This is a memoir, not fiction, the true life account of a young girl’s romantic adventure on her boyfriend’s yacht to experience an epic voyage across the Pacific. The only problem is that she is terrified of the sea, recalling images of Jaws the killer shark, suffers from sea-sickness and does not know how to steer a tiller, unfurl a sail or tie a reef knot.
But Torre has fallen in love with Ivan, a blond, super fit, super hero from Argentina, whom she met by chance drinking a martini in a late night bar in San Francisco. Fortunately, he becomes besotted by this sassy, sexy, creative Australian girl who escaped life and work at home for a year to live the Californian dream.
This post is just a taster to draw you into the story. I have just started reading Torre’s tantalising tale which from page one, draws you into her dilemma as she follows her heart, not her head, giving up her job and packing a bag to step on board Ivan’s yacht, Amazing Grace. Heading west into the rough, rolling waves of the Pacific, the first landfall will be Hiva Oa, one of the remote Marquesas islands. It will take a month to get there. All going well.
“Love with a Chance of Drowning” is a cracking rollercoaster of a story. Relating every emotion, sight and sound, the delights and drama of life at sea, it’s all so real, so touchingly tangible, that I feel that I am sharing the journey with these crazy guys. Where are we going next?
Published by Summersdale Publishers. 1st July 2013.