Tuesday, March 16, 2021

21. Shipped by Angie Hockman

listened on Libby/Library
narrated by Ines del Castillo
Unabridged audio (8:42)
336 pgs.
Adult RomCom
Finished 3/16/21
Goodreads rating: 3.74 - 2456 ratings
My rating:  4
Setting: contemporary Galapagos Islands/onboard cruise ship

First line/s: "Every time I collect my mail from the paint-splattered box in the lobby and see my name printed over and over in bold black ink, I'm reminded that I'm named after a rock star."

My comments: A romcom with a wonderful setting - a small cruise ship visiting the Galapagos Islands of Ecuador.  Henley and Graeme are competing for the same job on the cruise line, and go from a love-hate relationship to guess where, lol!  While communing with incredible wildlife, snorkeling, visiting touristy attractions, and trying to come up with a plan to wow her boss, Henley certainly keeps us entertained.  Great lessons on sustainability and protecting our world included!

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 Gal├ípagos—best proposal wins the promotion. There’s just one catch: they have to go on a company cruise to the Gal├ípagos 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?

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