Review: Float Plan by Trish Doller


Release date: March 2, 2021

Publisher: St. Martin’s

Genre: Contemporary Romance


Since the loss of her fiancé, Anna has been shipwrecked by grief—until a reminder goes off about a trip they were supposed to take together. Impulsively, Anna goes to sea in their sailboat, 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.


I want to start by saying that despite suicide and grief being a strong aspect of the plot here this actually wasn’t super heavy. Just wanted to get that out of the way because when I started this I was in the mood for something on the lighter side and was pleasantly surprised that it wasn’t all that sad. Maybe a little at times but overall it was a lighter read for me.

Ok, so I freaking loved this one y’all. It was such a beautiful, emotional, tender and sweet story! It leans more to the side of women’s fiction than a straight up romance but it definitely had romantic elements. It really was more about Anna’s path to healing, the ability to heal herself and give herself permission to move on. I just adored her and loved every single minute of her journey and Keane was a wonderful character in his own right. Their relationship was so gentle and pure, I loved that things developed between them so slowly, it felt very authentic and raw. Add in several vibrant and beautiful settings throughout the book and this had everything I wanted and more. Highly recommended by!

Overall rating: 5/5

Thanks to the publisher for my review copy.

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