Shelf Candy Saturday (8) Drowning Instinct by Ilsa J. Bick

Shelf Candy Saturday is hosted by Five Alarm Book Reviews.

This week I picked a book that I got from the Traveling Book Box. I (of course) love the blue and black colors but it's also a very striking cover. The first line of the summary is also attention grabbing. I know it's going to be a dark read but I'm still drawn to the cover and description.

Drowning Instinct by Ilsa J. Bick

There are stories where the girl gets her prince, and they live happily ever after. (This is not one of those stories.)

Jenna Lord’s first sixteen years were not exactly a fairytale. Her father is a controlling psycho and her mother is a drunk. She used to count on her older brother—until he shipped off to Afghanistan. And then, of course, there was the time she almost died in a fire. 

There are stories where the monster gets the girl, and we all shed tears for his innocent victim. (This is not one of those stories either.)

Mitch Anderson is many things: A dedicated teacher and coach. A caring husband. A man with a certain... magnetism. 

And there are stories where it’s hard to be sure who’s a prince and who’s a monster, who is a victim and who should live happily ever after. (These are the most interesting stories of all.)

Drowning Instinct is a novel of pain, deception, desperation, and love against the odds—and the rules.

Ilsa J. Bick's website
Drowning Instinct on Amazon
Drowning Instinct on Barnes & Nobles


  1. Now that's a cool cover! The book sounds really good too!
    Hope you are enjoying Niagara Falls!!!


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