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Love with a Chance of Drowning

Torre DeRoche

5 mins

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In her tender, humorous memoir, Torre DeRoche follows her heart and sets sail with the love of her life despite her fear of the vast ocean.


Love with a Chance of Drowning

Love with a Chance of Drowning

by Torre DeRoche


A newbie in San Francisco, Torre DeRoche met a tall and gorgeous Argentinian, Ivan Alexis, at a bar after a few drinks. Alexis' plan was to sail around the world in his sailboat, and after falling for him, DeRoche decided to leave San Francisco with him and hop on a boat for a year-long open sea adventure.

Australian native Torre DeRoche never intended to follow in her father's footsteps and become a writer. However, after trading her home for a sailboat, words felt like the only way of expressing her emotions and story.

DeRoche takes the reader through her passionate and adventurous voyage through the pacific in a gripping inspirational tale of love and hope.

Favorite quote

Some people die of old age without ever having lived their dreams. Some people die without ever having loved … If something happens on the ocean, we'll die as two people in love who are living a remarkable adventure. That's a good way to die.

- Ivan Alexis, author Torre DeRoche's partner

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