Love with a Chance of Drowning by Torre DeRoche

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A funny, irresistibly offbeat tale about the risks and rewards of living, and loving, with an open heart.


New love. Exotic destinations.
A once-in-a-lifetime adventure.
What could go wrong?

City girl Torre DeRoche isn't looking for love, but a chance encounter in a San Francisco bar sparks an instant connection with a soulful Argentinean man who unexpectedly sweeps her off her feet. The problem? He's just about to cast the dock lines and voyage around the world on his small sailboat, and Torre is terrified of deep water. However, lovesick Torre determines that to keep the man of her dreams, she must embark on the voyage of her nightmares, so she waves good-bye to dry land and braces for a life-changing journey that's as exhilarating as it is terrifying.

Somewhere mid-Pacific, she finds herself battling to keep the old boat, the new relationship, and her floundering sanity afloat. . . .

This sometimes hilarious, often harrowing, and always poignant memoir is set against a backdrop of the world's most beautiful and remote destinations. Equal parts love story and travel memoir, Love with a Chance of Drowning is witty, charming, and proof positive that there are some risks worth taking.

"If I could give it ten stars out of five, I would. I loved every single page--Torre's writing is hilarious, beautiful, poignant, and engaging--which is to say nothing about the fact that this is her TRUE story!" --Jenny Blake, author of Life after College

"In Love With a Chance of Drowning, Torre DeRoche has given reluctant adventurers, romantics, and lovers of beautifully-told tales a compulsively good read. I was positively swept away by this large-hearted, hilarious story about how deeply and unexpectedly a person can be transformed by love." --Suzanne Morrison, Yoga Bitch

About Torre DeRoche

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Torre DeRoche is an Australian native and self-proclaimed fearful adventurer.  She is a writer and author of the blog,, which chronicles refreshingly honest travel and adventure stories from the perspective of an alarmist who likes to arm-wrestle her fears. When she's not writing, she's designing, reading, snapping photos, painting, or eating cheese.  DeRoche currently resides in Melbourne, Australia.Trailer:
Published May 14, 2013 by Hachette Books. 336 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Sports & Outdoors, Travel, Action & Adventure, Education & Reference. Non-fiction
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on Mar 06 2013

A funny, irresistibly offbeat tale about the risks and rewards of living, and loving, with an open heart.

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