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Sensuous but stifled New York City photographer Erin Mitchell thinks going to South Africa on assignment will be the perfect getaway.

But when a flash flood washes away Erin’s vehicle and she is stranded at a luxury safari lodge, Erin’s romantic working vacation takes an interesting turn. She awakens from her near-drowning and meets her rescuer, Nicholas―hot and brilliant
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Paperback, 210 pages
Published June 14th 2016 by Astor + Blue Editions, LLC (first published September 24th 2014)
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Donna
Oct 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
I got copy for my kindle and jumped in right away one Friday evening. I didn't stop until I finished at 1 am. The book grabbed me right away with it's mysterious and complex characters. The story moved along quickly and at times had my heart racing with the sex scenes!

The story begins with Erin, a photographer waking up in a strange place after having almost died in a terrible accident that leaves her stranded on one side of a river with a handsome Nicholas, her rescuer. On the other side of the
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vvb
Oct 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
4.5 rating

I found that this book provided some steamy scenes with a storyline that dealt with lust and love. It fits the bill for an entertaining hot and fast read with characters who just can't resist that pull of love despite their circumstances.

I liked the setting of this story which was an estate in South Africa. I am left wanting to read more stories in a similar location to get a better sense of the land and culture.

This story also got me thinking of toxic relationships.
Christine Staszko
Nov 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
Might I start by saying, if Fifty Shades of Grey had been this engrossing I would have understood why so many women went gaga over the book. However, what turns people on or engages them, especially with this genre, is a bit subjective. So in that sense it's hard to fully endorse this book because people like what they like. I just happened to greatly prefer this book to Fifty Shades for instance. The steamy scenes of intimacy (and there are a ton, so if this isn't your thing you might want to l ...more
Hayley G
Jan 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fc-from-pub
This is the perfect read to keep you company for Valentine's Day!

Drowning was a fantastic romantic getaway, that kept me up through the night (could easily be devoured in one sitting). Erin was a great narrator, although I must admit I found it hard, at first, to read her thoughts and I couldn't quite put my finger on it, but than I realized- it's because Jassy writes the English language so well, it truly shined through in Erin's narrative as her word choice was quite eloquent throughout Drowni
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LLEP  Book Blog
Jun 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
WOW, what a jam-packed, thrilling, hot in more ways than one, emotional roller coaster ride that I'm so glad that I took. Jassy de Jong is a new author for me but I'll definitely keep her on my to watch list for upcoming books.

Erin and Vince Mitchell, photographers from New York City, are going to South Africa for one of his jobs. Before leaving, a disagreement and his temper has left them at odds. Erin hopes the time away will help them reconnect and fix the issues that have developed. While tr
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Tara Copsy
Jun 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
WOW, what a jam-packed, thrilling, hot in more ways than one, emotional roller coaster ride that I'm so glad that I took. Jassy de Jong is a new author for me but I'll definitely be checking out more of her work.

Erin and Vince Mitchell, photographers from New York City, are going to South Africa for one of his jobs. Before leaving, a disagreement and his temper has left them at odds. Erin hopes the time away will help them reconnect and fix the issues that have developed. While traveling, they
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Wendy
Oct 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
DISCLAIMER: I was provided a free advance copy of this ebook for purposes of review. No other compensation was received. All opinions are 100% my own.

First, and foremost, I must address the elephant in the room. Domestic violence is so prevalent in American society, everyone knows it exists, but no one wants to talk about it. I personally love the fact, fictional character or not, that Erin picked herself up after being with an abusive man and changed the direction of her life.

It was also refres
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Sep 19, 2014 added it
Photographers Erin and Vince Mitchell have come to South Africa on assignment for a new shoot. After an argument, Erin and Vince are driving separately to the location when a flash flood hits. Vince wasn’t affected and managed to get to their hotel, but Erin’s car was washed away and she almost drowned. She was rescued by the owner of a luxurious safari lodge and wild animal refuge, but she’s now stranded there at Leopard Rock. When she meets the owner, Nicholas, she is struck by his gentle yet ...more
Sherry
Jan 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
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
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Chris  Carroll
~ I was sent an ARC in exchange for my honest review ~

Taking on a topic like abuse it tough and when you combine it with a steamy romance novel, it can become a way to see life thorough from a new perspective. This author did just that in this new book and although it is not the main topic of the book, it has an underlying effect on the outcome of the characters.

I love that the author chose a unique storyline that is unlike any other I have read before in the thousands of books that have crosse
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SuperWendy
Dec 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
Good erotica is all about the character's journey, and the author does a great job of that with Erin. She's a heroine without an anchor, trapped in an unhealthy marriage, left adrift when she is rescued from near death by the hero of the story. Technically what I would classify as an "erotic romance" - it may not always work as such for some readers given the adultery plot and the details surrounding Erin's abusive marriage. I found it to be a case where the author's suspense writing background ...more
Shemeka Mitchell
May 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this novel! It was unexpected and very refreshing to read. None of the norm was in this book. It broke away from the new trends going around and gave me a new discovery. Even though they were in South Africa, there was no language barrier. It held my attention throughout the entire novel. The descriptions were as needed to paint a picture in the reader's mind, not to up the word count. It was a delight to read and I enjoyed it very much. Nicholas was by far my favorite charact ...more
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Jassy de Jong lives in the countryside outside Johannesburg, South Africa, and shares her life with her wonderful partner Dion, two horses and two cats, one of whom is permanently stationed on her writing desk during office hours. She enjoys traveling, cooking, cycling, and competes in dressage on her Thoroughbred, Msasa Magic. Jassy was thirty-five years old before she met her soul-mate, and whil ...more
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