Shipped by Angie Hockman - A Book Review


When I think of all the vacations I’ve been lucky enough to take, some of my favourites have been on cruises. When I noticed Shipped by Angie Hockman being shared frequently on instagram along with so many positive reviews, I knew I wanted to read it.  I borrowed this audiobook from my local library.

Plot Summary

Henley Evans is a full-time marketing manager for a cruise line and part-time MBA student. As such, she has had very little time for herself - never mind family and friends. All of her hard work may be paying off soon though as she learns she has been shortlisted for the promotion she’s always dreamed of. The only problem is that Graeme Crawford-Collins, an employee who works remotely as the social media manager, has also been shortlisted. The negative email dynamic between Henley and Graeme is known throughout the company. The conflict between the two intensifies when they are both sent on a cruise to the Galapagos Islands. Each of them needs to draft a proposal on how to boost bookings for the cruise line. The best proposal will have earned the promotion. What an opportunity to see a different part of the world, but will their competitive nature bring out the best in them, or the worst?

Book Review

I love books that are sent in places I’ve wanted to travel to. The author, who has travelled in this area, has done a great job of creating the setting. The slow burn romance, was both engaging and entertaining. I enjoyed the cast of interesting characters on the ship, who were all extremely likeable. Without giving too much away, I also appreciated the discussion of a situation involving unjust work practices experienced within this organization. I’m certain this happens all too frequently in highly competitive work environments.

Audiobook Review

I listened to the audiobook version of this book which was narrated by Ines del Castillo. I really enjoyed her performance which provided an authenticity to the characters. I loved her expression and joyful quality to her voice. I would not hesitate to recommend the audiobook version to those who appreciate this format.

What I Liked About Shipped:
  • The strong female protagonist
  • The highly likeable and interesting characters
  • The setting in the Galapagos Islands
I Recommend this Book to:

Those readers that enjoy contemporary romance set in tropical locations.

My rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5.


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The Honey-Don't List by Christina Lauren
Accidentally Engaged by Farah Heron
The Ex-Talk by Rachel Lynn Solomon


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30 comments:

  1. I'm a fan of The Unhoneymooners so I think I'll like this one just as much! Great review :)

    Anika | chaptersofmay.com

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  2. This sounds like it’d be such a great read!! I love books with a strong female protagonist and audiobook are more of my go to, so it's nice to know it's narrated really nicely.
    Thanks for sharing, this was a fantastic & helpful review

    Karen x

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  3. This isn’t a book I would necessarily pick up but it sounds really interesting. I may have to add this to my list of interests after I have finished the books I have read. Thank you for sharing your book.

    Lauren

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  4. This sounds like a great book for summer! I've added it to my TBR list!

    Serena / http://www.ramblingsofanotherunigraduate.com

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  5. Sounds interesting, love the idea..

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  6. This sounds like my kind of book, I love when books have a travel theme to them - great review x

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  7. 'Shipped' is almost a punned title for this book! Stories that take place in closed-off settings like a cruise are both enchanting and dangerous. In close quarters, there is nowhere else to go when it comes to love. 😉

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  8. Sounds like the perfect book to read during the summer, I will have to get it and have a read, great review

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  9. Sounds like such a great summer read! Thanks for sharing!

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  10. I like the stories when an author tries to raise awareness about issues related to different jobs. Your review reflects wonderfully and modestly on all of this:)
    Thanks for sharing.

    Sara xx

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  11. Books with a strong female protagonist are my fav! This sounds wonderful.

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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  12. This sounds like a fun book to read. I love that there's a competitive element too.

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  13. This sounds like a fun read, I like a slow burn, and I think it's great that the travel element is well done. It ruins the book a bit if the setting feels off!

    Sophie
    www.glowsteady.co.uk

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  14. The unjust work practices theme sounds intriguing - something a little different to give the novel an extra dimension. Intriguing review, Jodie!

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  15. This books sounds so interesting. I love getting to hear and learn about new books

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