Drowning Review

Drowning Review

DISCLAIMER: I was provided with a free advance copy of this ebook. All opinions are 100% my own.


Sensuous but stifled New York City photographer Erin Mitchell thinks going to South Africa on assignment will be the perfect getaway. But when a flash food washes away Erin’s vehicle and she is stranded at a luxury safari lodge, Erin’s romantic working vacation takes an interesting turn. She awakens from her near-drowning and meets her rescuer, Nicholas—hot and brilliant, successful and caring—not at all like her abusive husband. At Leopard Rock in the steamy South African heat, Erin faces the toughest choices of her life.

Nicholas is ripped, he’s smart, and he’s “no strings attached.” To give in or not to give in drowns Erin’s senses as she struggles with two impossible goals: ignore the exquisite physical charms of her host and conceal every last detail whenever her controlling husband calls. On the other side, Nicholas faces impossible choices of his own, as the bon-vivant playboy may just possibly collide with feelings more powerful than lust.
Erotic. Exotic. Wild. Drowning sizzles in the African heat as one woman is stretched to the breaking point by the strength of her vows and the intensity of her seething primal desires.

My Thoughts:
First, and foremost, I must address the elephant in the room. Domestic violence is so prevalent in American society, everyone knows it exists, but no one wants to talk about it. I personally love the fact, fictional character or not, that Erin picked herself up after being with an abusive man and changed the direction of her life.
It was also refreshing to read a novel set in Africa, a country whose beauty and diversity I have not had the opportunity to read about before. Nicholas being a lady’s man AND an animal conservationist? How sexy is that?!?! Come on … who doesn’t like a “bad boy” womanizer with a heart as big as all the outdoors? Especially one who finally meets his match in a woman that changes (and challenges) him to achieve the emotional growth shown in this novel?
I often read several books at the same time. No one I know understands how I can keep from getting the plot lines confused or keep the stories straight in my head. It’s a rare book that can capture my interest enough for me to read that book exclusively until the end. This was one of those books. I just couldn’t put it down. While I would have liked to read more about Erin’s journey to extricate herself from her abusive marriage, I don’t count that as a strike against this book. I was left with a desire to read more about Erin and Nicholas and was very sad when the book ended. Might a sequel be in the works??? One never knows.
From the cover art to the story line, to the ending…it was a wonderful reading adventure. On the my next Jassy de Jong experience…

About the Author:
Jassy de Jong was inspired to write her first novel, Random Violence, after getting hijacked at gunpoint in her own driveway. She has written several other thrillers, including Stolen Lives and The Place for Fallen Horses. De Jong also edits a hair and beauty magazine. She lives in the northern suburbs of Johannesburg with her partner Dion, two horses and two cats.
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DISCLAIMER: I was provided with a free advance copy of this ebook. All opinions are 100% my own.

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About Wendy

SAHM of 2 kids, one adult kid (my 21 yr old daughter) and one middle-age kid (the hubby). Currently interviewing to return to my career working with juveniles in foster care and/or with cases in the district court system after taking time off to raise my own children. Avid animal lover who cares daily for our dogs, cats, fish, rat and chickens. My MIL says I need a cow for fresh milk; I say No Way!!! (LOL) Hobbies include listening to music, reading, writing, blogging (a new passion), watching TV (Homeland and True Detective are new TV-drama obsessions) baking, cooking, crafting, crocheting, and cross-stitching. I'm a laid-back mama who prefers not to micro-manage the lives of my family (though I feel sometimes like they micro-manage mine as my schedule mainly consists of coordinating all of their schedules). But, I love it and wouldn't have it any other way.

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