I’ve been a fan of the Spoiler Alert series since I read the first book, so I was really excited when the third book Ship Wrecked was announced. The publisher was also very kind and approved me for an eARC. It took me a little longer than expected to get to it, but today I want to tell you what I thought of this book. So keep on reading to find out more!
After All the Feels and Spoiler Alert, Olivia Dade once again delivers a warm and wonderful romantic comedy about two co-stars who once had an incredible one-night stand–and after years of filming on the same remote island, are finally ready to yield to temptation again…
Maria’s one-night-stand–the thick-thighed, sexy Viking of a man she left without a word or a note–just reappeared. Apparently, Peter’s her surly Gods of the Gates co-star, and they’re about to spend the next six years filming on a desolate Irish island together. She still wants him…but he now wants nothing to do with her.
Peter knows this role could finally transform him from a forgettable character actor into a leading man. He also knows a failed relationship with Maria could poison the set, and he won’t sabotage his career for a woman who’s already walked away from him once. Given time, maybe they can be cooperative colleagues or friends–possibly even best friends–but not lovers again. No matter how much he aches for her.
For years, they don’t touch off-camera. But on their last night of filming, their mutual restraint finally shatters, and all their pent-up desire explodes into renewed passion. Too bad they still don’t have a future together, since Peter’s going back to Hollywood, while Maria’s returning to her native Sweden. She thinks she needs more than he can give her, but he’s determined to change her mind, and he’s spent the last six years waiting. Watching. Wanting.
His shipwrecked Swede doesn’t stand a chance.
I can only imagine how awkward it is when you find out you’ll be working with your one night stand on a remote island for quite some time. It was an interesting way to start a book and their romance. Peter and Maria have a lot of fun banter and interactions before anything starts to happen and I was happy it took awhile for their relationship to develop.
Peter is socially awkward and has a hard time opening up and in many ways just thinks he needs to accept what others ask of him for the parts he gets as an actor. Maria is the total opposite. She’s social, outgoing, caring, and knows how to stand up for herself. I loved that she was proud of her body and wouldn’t let anyone or anything change her while she was filming.
Peter and Maria’s relationship was definitely a slow burn in many ways and I enjoyed seeing their chemistry and them teasing each other. I definitely understand Maria for not wanting anything while they’re working that closely together. The spicy scenes worked well with these characters and stories. There were some things near the ending with their relationship that bugged me (I won’t say much because of spoilers) and I wish would’ve gone differently. All in all, I’m glad they get their happily ever after.
Ship Wrecked was a fun book to read, but the time jumps here and there didn’t completely feel right at times and made the pacing feel a little off here and there). I did love that author incorporated text messages between the crew again, because their interactions and banter are so much fun to read! I don’t feel this series got the strongest ending, but it’s one I still definitely enjoyed.
So even though I didn’t enjoy Ship Wrecked as much as Spoiler Alert and All the Feels, it was still a fun book to read. Olivia Dade is definitely an auto-read/buy author for me. Have you read any fun contemporary romances lately? Let me know in the comments! I’d love to hear from you.