The Unhoneymooners meets The Hating Game in this witty, clever, and swoonworthy novel following a workaholic marketing manager who is forced to go on a cruise with her arch-nemesis when they’re up for the same promotion.
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.
About the Author
Angie Hockman is a 2019 RWA Golden Heart Winner. Her professional background includes stints in law, education, and eco-tourism, but these days you can find her writing romantic stories, enjoying the outdoors with her family, or dreaming of her next travel adventure. To learn more, visit AngieHockman.com or follow Angie on Instagram and Twitter @Angie_Hockman.
"Newcomer Hockman creates a paradise in the sunny and distinct Galapagos setting, educating readers on the wildlife of the islands and the conservation efforts that become a powerful part of the story. For fans of Helen Hoang and Sophie Kinsella, this charming romp at sea will make readers wish to stay with the characters well after the story’s end.”—Library Journal
"A healthy dose of competition powers Hockman’s laugh-out-loud debut about love on the high seas...With flawed but lovable characters and exotic locales, this quirky, thoughtful love story will whisk readers away."—Publishers Weekly
“Close quarters, high seas, and dreamy destinations provide the backdrop for this battle of the sexes…Like a tropical cocktail…[it] goes down easy.”—Kirkus Reviews
“This romantic comedy is charming, witty and sure to whisk you off your feet.”—CNN
"Hilarious and sexy."—PopSugar
"An extraordinary debut. Witty, romantic, and completely addictive."—Lauren Layne, New York Times bestselling author of Passion on Park Avenue
"Enchanting, hilarious and a perfectly delightful escape! I loved every second of this enemies-to-lovers romance. Henley and Graeme are relatable, swoony and all-around driven. The backdrop of the islands will have you yearning for sunny skies and sandy beaches."—Nina Bocci, USA Today bestselling author of On the Corner of Love and Hate
“The wind-whipped sails of Henley's journey to enlightenment are further powered with clever, breezy banter, sarcastic wit, and an endearing supporting cast. Hockman offers readers a fun literary escape with undercurrents of deeper truths.”—Shelf Awareness
“Through a series of laugh-out-loud mishaps and oceans of steamy chemistry, the young marketing gurus make the most of this exhilarating adventure and unexpectedly figure out the complicated truth. Pack your bags and dive in with this delightful romantic comedy!"—Florida Keys Weekly
"Shipped is the hilarious enemies-to-lovers rom-com we all need right now. I fell in love with Henley and Graeme, and it was such a delight to watch them fall for each other. Angie Hockman has written the perfect escape that's exploding with sexual tension."—Kerry Winfrey, author of Waiting for Tom Hanks
"Shipped is the most wonderful escape! In this sweet, enemies to lovers rom-com, Angie Hockman seriously delivers. I can't wait to see what she brings us next!"—Alexa Martin, author of Intercepted
"Shipped is a sweet, sunny getaway of a novel with an ambitious heroine I liked right away and a hero who's *chef's kiss* a supportive dreamboat (pun intended). A vicarious enemies-to-lovers trip to the Galapagos was exactly what I needed right about now. I appreciate how well-researched the plot is regarding the Galapagos, and I can absolutely tell that this special, shrinking region is close to the author's heart. I stan an environmentally aware romance."—Sarah Hogle, author of You Deserve Each Other
“With a sharp, clever voice and so much charm, Shipped is a pitch-perfect romantic comedy. I fell in love with the Galápagos as Henley and Graeme did, and then I fell for them as a couple. A lovely, joy-filled romp.”—Rachel Lynn Solomon, author of Today Tonight Tomorrow
“Witty, charming as hell, and layered with real passion for ecotourism, Shipped is a sparkling debut. The perfect slice of vacation in book form.”—Rosie Danan, author of The Roommate
"Shipped is exactly what we all need right now: a rollicking rom-com with a conscience. Through lush description and sparkling prose, Angie Hockman takes us on an exhilarating journey to the Galapagos Islands—and straight into the hearts of her characters. I relished every swoony second I spent reading this story, and I can't wait to see what Angie comes up with next!"—Kristin Rockaway, author of She's Faking It
"Flirty and fun, with a starring couple you’ll fall in love with, Shipped is an eco-conscious romcom with great characters, lots of laughs, and a stunning location…I’m sold!"—Sarah Morgenthaler, author of The Tourist Attraction
"Angie Hockman sparkles in this unputdownable enemies-to-lovers romance!"—Miranda Liasson, author of Then There was You