Shipped by Angie Hockman

Henley Evans, Digital Marketing Manager at Seaquest Adventures, is appalled to know that her workplace rival is also being considered for the promotion to Director of Marketing.

When both of them get sent on a cruise to formulate a marketing plan that will determine the winner, Henley is ready to pull out all the stops. But she soon realises that she has misunderstood Graeme (said arch-nemesis) and that knowledge could very well serve as an impediment to her success.

This was such an enjoyable and light-hearted romance novel. It has all the feels and the holiday vibes that I look for in summery contemporary fictions.

Angie Hockman strikes a great balance between description and dialogue to keep you engrossed in the story. There are also snippets of chats included which gives the story a real essence.

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What I appreciated the most about the book is that the characters’ work-life is well-featured; it’s not just a back-seat element in the story. As a Marketing-enthusiast myself, Henley and Graeme’s jobs resonated with me. And made me feel so much more inspired to work towards my dream career.

While there are some stereotypical tropes in the novel, I like how several characters come together at the end of the day to stand up for what’s right.

The author addresses the characters’ emotional baggage and shows the reader that things are not always as they seem.

I like how Henley is surrounded by supportive people – her sister, Walsh, her colleagues, Christina and Tory. What I didn’t particularly like is how forceful one of the character’s ( Nikolai) seemed. The scenes involving him left a bad taste in my mind.

Overall, if you’re like me, craving a holiday, I’d say this is the perfect book to live vicariously through.

Published by Meera Nair

A 27 year-old freelance Content Writer, who spends all her free time ensconced in the pages of a book or writing to her heart's content about topics that excite the creative spirit in her.

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