BOOK REVIEW: SHIPPED BY ANGIE HOCKMAN

Shipped by Angie Hockman 

Published January 19, 2021

Paperback, 336 pages

MY GOODREADS RATING 5/5 STARS

(Thanks to Netgalley & Gallery Books, I received an eARC)

GOODREADS SYNOPSIS:

Between taking night classes for her MBA and her demanding day job at a cruise line, marketing manager Henley Evans barely has time for herself, let alone family, friends, or dating. But when she’s shortlisted for the promotion of her dreams, all her sacrifices finally seem worth it.

The only problem? Graeme Crawford-Collins, the remote social media manager and the bane of her existence, is also up for the position. Although they’ve never met in person, their epic email battles are the stuff of office legend.

Their boss tasks each of them with drafting a proposal on how to boost bookings in the Galápagos—best proposal wins the promotion. There’s just one catch: they have to go on a company cruise to the Galápagos Islands…together. But when the two meet on the ship, Henley is shocked to discover that the real Graeme is nothing like she imagined. As they explore the Islands together, she soon finds the line between loathing and liking thinner than a postcard.

With her career dreams in her sights and a growing attraction to the competition, Henley begins questioning her life choices. Because what’s the point of working all the time if you never actually live?

MY THOUGHTS:

This was such a fun book, I loved how well the story flowed. I loved the idea of two characters up for the same position that already have a bumpy history. The fact that it mostly took place on a ship, made me immediately want to pick it up. 

Henley was a strong , career driven, female character and that always seems to draw me in. I fell in love with Graeme almost immediately when we finally got to meet him. I can definitely see where the comparison of this book and The Unhoneymooners came to be, especially with the characterization. I could see a lot of similarities between the two that I loved.

I highly recommend this book if you are looking for a quick, fun, romantic read. The fact that the plot was amazing is definitely a plus. I agree with others who are saying you will like this one if you liked The Unhoneymooners!

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