Review: LEFT DROWNING by Jessica Park

Posted August 11, 2014 by Erin in Recommendations, Reviews / 0 Comments

Left Drowning Review: LEFT DROWNING by Jessica Parkby Jessica Park
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Genres: Coming of Age, Contemporary

What does it take to rise from life’s depths, swim against the current, and breathe?

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 book is intended for mature audiences due to strong language and sexual content.



I know I am really late on reading this one. I don’t know why I waited because this book has sky rocketed up my favorites list like #2 book EVER!! I was drawn in from the first page to the last!!

Blythe oh SWEET GIRL…I felt her right away. I too have suffered from loss and the depression that comes along with that. How shut off she became and numb just going through the motions, but not letting her self feel. Until she meets the Chris <3

“I nearly whimper, but then he leans into me and kisses me again. Harder this time. He tastes like eternity, and healing and completion.”

Chris is everything I want in a hero. He was controlled, strong, sexy and loyal. But he has a whole other haunting past. I mean he was hot one minute cold the next. Driving me CRAZY!!!

“He kisses me softly. “We’re going to have slow, meticulous, exhaustive, fantastic lovemaking.” I smile. “And hot and dirty?” “That’s my girl.”

I want to be apart of the Sheperd family <3 I love every single one of them. Sabin won me over from the first drink of coffee.  Estelle was heavy in my heart the whole book too. To be the only girl to have went through all they did was hard to think about. I love them all.

“Good dog, huh?” “He is.” “A sweet boy for my sweet girl.” <—talk about turning into a big puddle of gooey love!

I loved the real feelings Jessica Park pulled from me. They hurt me so good. It really is a beautiful thing that  a book can ignite feelings like this. All the angst, emotion, love, sex ,beauty, family loss and rebuilding. Please read this book if you haven’t yet. Really and truly an amazing story. This book is the reason I fell in love with reading!!

About Jessica Park

Jessica is the author of LEFT DROWNING, the New York Times bestselling FLAT-OUT LOVE (and the companion piece FLAT-OUT MATT), and RELATIVELY FAMOUS. She lives in New Hampshire where she spends an obscene amount time thinking about rocker boys and their guitars, complex caffeinated beverages, and tropical vacations. On the rare occasions that she is able to focus on other things, she writes.



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