Where We Belong by Eve Connell
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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.


Amelia was an Olympic swimmer and she hasn’t swam since the night she died. Harry was Amelia’s friend, fellow swimmer, and now he’s a coach. He hasn’t swam since that night either and he has secrets about true events from the night Amelia drowned. The plot flowed smoothly and the character development allows for you to connect with the characters. We get POVs from Amelia and Harry so we know their unspoken thoughts and intentions behind their decisions. I had difficulty with the Australian lingo, but caught on a little more halfway through my read. I enjoyed seeing the fire build inside Amelia to set goals for herself and her drive to achieve them. Harry’s matching enthusiasm, if not more than Amelia’s had me rooting for him the whole way through the novel. There’s lots of secrets behind “that night” and I was hoping for a reveal of said secrets sooner than what occurred. What I wished would’ve been more realistic is Amelia’s training schedule, as we’re informed she has a job, yet seems to always be training or having down time. Harry is a saving knight. This is a novel of forgiveness, love, and reaching for our dreams. Give Harry a try and find your next book crush! Rating: 3 stars

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