Shipped by Angie Hockman
Published January 19, 2021 by Gallery Books
Date read: September 12, 2021
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The Plot (from Goodreads):
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?
Perfect for fans of Christina Lauren and Sally Thorne, Shipped is a fresh and engaging rom-com that celebrates the power of second chances and the magic of new beginnings.
This book was the perfect little escape to help me hold onto summer a little longer! I loved the setting of the Galapagos Islands, as well as the nature information and history of the islands woven into the plot.
Graeme and Henley had great chemistry and banter, and who could resist falling in love on a cruise ship? I feel like a little more attention could have been spent on the formation of their romance, but I did enjoy the asides as well, especially the ones about the environment. I also adored Henley’s sister Walsh, who joins them on the trip and is perfect for providing some much-needed comic relief.
Do you buy postcards when you travel? I have a small collection of them, especially the ones from national parks. I never could figure out what to do with them, but recently decided to use them as the guest book when I get married!
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