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?Review:
All aboard! If Shipped isn’t on your radar, it should be! Two people competing for a promotion on vacation? Yes please! It features an uptight heroine who needs to let her hair down and manages to find disaster everywhere and a charming social media savvy hero she despises. Also, there’s a cat named Noodles, a sister trying to find herself, and a man who gets what’s coming to him. This story claps back against sexism in the workplace and abusive relationships as well. It’s fun, has a lot of heart, endless tension, and a few steamy moments. It was a true delight to read and highly relatable and entertaining. Did I mention the sexy karaoke, flirty Russian, drunk dialing, and endless flirty banter? If the comp hadn’t already been made, I would totally say this is The Hating Game meets The Unhoneymooners for sure!