My Review of Drowning by Jassy de Jong
Beautifully written imagery, steamy romance scenes, and a bit of internal and external angst all round out Drowning by Jassy de Jong.
When we first meet Erin, she is recovering from an automobile accident in a remote location in South Africa. It seems her host, Nicholas, is also her rescuer. Weaved throughout this story is the fact that Erin is a newlywed, and was traveling with her husband. The connection she feels to Nicholas is what drives the story, as is his attraction to Erin.
Drowning is an erotic, contemporary romance that follows the intertwining lives of Erin and Nicholas. I don’t feel that this is a cheating story, exactly. It’s about finding the right love, at possibly the wrong time. What I can tell you is that the chemistry is incredible, the sexiness is abundant, and the imagery of the South African landscape was so believable that I felt I was right there.
One thing that I didn’t care for was Erin’s wishy-washy ways, but even that could be believable since she was, in fact, married at the time of the wreck.I will say that Nicholas made for a great book boyfriend, even if he was just looking for a fling at the beginning. Strong, sexy, and absolutely swoon-worthy.
A little suspense, a bit of guilt, and a lot of sexiness. Lust, love, and romance all have a place in the pages of Drowning. A great Sunday afternoon escape from real life.
★ ★ ★ ★ Stars
- Nicholas as a BBF: ★ ★ ★ ★
- Hotness Level: ★ ★ ★ ★
- Swoon Level: ★ ★ ★ ★