One man diving into the past.
One woman emerging from the depths.
At the age of seventeen, Amelia Baide won silver at the Olympic Games and was the second-fastest woman in the pool. Then one tragic night she crashed into a lake and was dragged out without a pulse. Now twenty-four, she is still haunted by it and hasn’t swum again. Until this year’s anniversary of the accident. It is a day unlike any other and a strange turn of events finds Amelia back at a swimming pool.
Harry Jamieson had eyes for one girl while women and the media had eyes for him. As a trainer of Olympic athletes, he was an in-demand man. Until one boozy morning after … But from bad luck to pure chance he runs into his old flame, Amelia, at a swimming pool no less. She doesn’t remember a thing from the night of the crash.
And Harry knows every single secret.
The pair joins forces—a comeback for Amelia and Harry’s ultimate coaching opportunity. But dodging waves is hard to do, and even the strongest swimmer may sink.
Where We Belong is a second-chance love story for young and old, for swimming enthusiasts and romantics at heart.
♥MY REVIEW♥ by Neelam
Where we Belong is about tragedy and second chances. Amelia, at a young age, had it all. She was the second fastest female swimmer in the world; she had two men who loved her (Kristopher and Harry), and so much potential in all areas of her life. In a split second, all this ended and she was left with guilt, confusion and sadness. Fast forward six years and she is engaged to Kristopher but feels it is a loveless relationship, and has lost her passion for living. Harry, the other man from her past, reenters her life and rekindles the passion for swimming. Together they work to overcome the past and work towards the ultimate goal of Amelia competing in the Olympics again. Through this training, they reconnect and have a second chance at romance.
I loved it. I have to admit that I am a swim mom, so I was drawn to this story simply for the fact it included something I am passionate about. You don’t have to be connected to swimming, or even knowledgeable about swimming to thoroughly enjoy this book. Ms. Connell does a fabulous job immersing the reader in the swimming world. She explains the feelings of being a competitor accurately and the reader truly is a part of Amelia’s self discovery.
It was easy to connect with the main characters. I also enjoyed the secondary characters, as they were strong and added a lot to the story. Who doesn’t like a story about atonement and redemption? Very well done, Ms. Connell, you have a new fan!