Love with a Chance of Drowning – Review

Love with a Chance of Drowning : A Memoir
by Torre DeRoche

Love with a Chance of DrowningI hardly know the boat’s elbows from its asshole.” ~ excerpt from Love with a Chance of Drowning

Love with a Chance of Drowning is Torre DeRoche’s memoir about her journey starting from visiting San Francisco for a year, where she meets her tall, dark and handsome who ends up sweeping her off her feet and away on his sailboat to sail the South Pacific for a year.

An intoxicating read about love, fear and the magic that travel does to the soul.  You can’t help but be swept away on the strong tides of Torre’s pure, poetic, witty and richly smooth writing style.

Love with a Chance of Drowning really drives home so many of life’s lessons, like bravery is not not being afraid but rather facing your fears head on, life is full of the unexpected and always be open to new possibilities as you never know where they may lead.  I really identified with Torre and her struggles with fears, anxiety, deciding what is the life she wants.  I was touched when she realized that “even experienced adventurers are not always fearless.  They just don’t run from fear“, it seemed like a breaking point for her to stop beating herself up for being fearful of things.  Through her inner discoveries and realizations, and her vast growth, I feel as though I’ve learned to love myself a little more and hope to continuing learning to face fears and live the life I want.

If you’re looking for a great read that combines an epic journey, tales of far off magical beaches, a thriller of life and death, a story of romance and love, or perhaps some inspiration, then pick up Love with a Chance of Drowning by Torre DeRoche, you won’t be disappointed – and who knows it may lead you on your own journey!

Have you read Love with a Chance of Drowning? If so, what did you think?


I’m a Canadian gal with a passion for wildlife, the great outdoors and travel and hope to inspire others to feel the same way! Travelling mostly solo I love to explore Ontario Gems in my own backyard as well as exotic cities around the world.

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