Published by Self-Published on March 28th 2018
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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I’m a cutter.
I cut because I find solace in it.
I cut because it helps calm my frantic mind.
I cut because the voices inside my head tell me to.
I cut because this is the only way I know how to handle life.
This is my first book by Margaret McHeyzer and I’m so glad it was this book. The words that were written flowed through my blood like oxygen to the brain. I couldn’t get enough.
This is Ivy’s story even though at times I wish we had Jared’s or Tobias’s POV thrown in every now and then. If we would’ve had that then I would’ve easily rated Drowning 5 stars but there were still some unanswered questions or WTF moments I still don’t understand.
Ivy is strong, independent, extremely stubborn but she’s also weak, codependent, and hides behind her stubbornness so no one can see her flaws or her demons. You can’t help but love her and even dislike her at times. She carried so much pain and thought everything was constantly her fault. Taking the blame for everyone’s actions wears a girl down. I would know. You can only hold that guilt for so long before you break.
It didn’t help that the one man she was actually starting to like outside of friendship had his own demons. Tobias, her protector, her confidante, her boyfriend. He recognized her demon and was instantly connected to her. It would’ve helped if she felt the same way. Lol
Ms. McHeyzer tackles some hard real-life issues. From depression, cutting to suicide and even a shocking twist that I never saw coming. She does so with tact and doesn’t gloss over the issues. Drowning is a book everyone needs to read.