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The Best of You

(Oceanic Dreams #8)

4.38  ·  Rating details ·  93 ratings  ·  37 reviews
They may be faking their relationship, but they can’t fake the sparks that fly when they’re together.

Desperate to get away from her cheating ex, travel vlogger Holly books a last-minute cruise to the Caribbean, even though the only available packages left are part of a singles cruise. Of course, Holly has no intention of participating in any dating activities. The further
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Published August 26th 2019 by Got It Covered Press (first published August 12th 2019)
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Jun 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Oh wow!! What a book!!
I couldn't put this book down, I've absolutely loved it, read in less than two hours. This is a wonderful story and has been an absolute joy to read.
The characters in this book are extremely likeable and realistic. I found I was rooting for Holly and Noah from the very beginning. Noah came across a perfect gentleman throughout the entire book.
I've loved the plot of this book, it's had many moments that I couldn't predict, laugh out loud moments and I can honestly say, I
Karen (BaronessBookTrove)
Aug 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy from the Author. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Can being a fake boyfriend/girlfriend mend their broken hearts?
The Best of You by Sophie-Leigh Robbins is a superbly written tale of new friends, love and experiencing life to its fullest at the moment. Don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone; you never know who may be waiting there to find you. Ms. Robbins puts the com in a romcom with this one.
Aug 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019
The Best of You is Book 8 in the Oceanic Dreams series. Each book in the series can easily be read as a standalone but I'd recommend adding the whole series to your tbr as they are such fun, gorgeously romantic stories that'll keep you in the holiday mood for much longer than your summer vacation.

This is my first introduction to the work of Sophie-Leigh Robbins and the story flowed effortlessly, it was written with a great mix of characters blending well together creating a perfect rom-com.

The B
Pamela Devereux
Aug 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Quick fun read. Holly is a vlogger who specializes in traveling by yourself to out of the way places. She has decided to go on The Oceanic to see what cruising is all about. Noah on the other hand wants to be alone but he has his father along. Love the dad by the way. Holly and Noah hit it off. They like being friends. They like to explore and talk with each other. Perfect for two people coming out of bad relationships. Yet Georgia, a passenger, sees it differently. She sees love and she tells H ...more
KL Cassanello
Aug 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Holly's fiance kicked her out to move his new girlfriend in, so she's temporarily homeless. She's a travel vlogger, so she takes a singles cruise. And meets Noah. Noah's fiancee left him, and he's not interested in moving forward just yet. But he takes his widowed father on the same singles cruise. And meets Holly. He volunteers to be her fake boyfriend so Logan (boring Trekkie) will leave her alone. Everyone else in their little circle sees that they are perfect for each other, and so in love. ...more
Aug 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was my first time reading this author and I couldn't read fast enough!!! Her characters chemistry and plot building were off the charts. It takes place on a cruise where Noah and Holly meet. Noah being the protective male, to protect her from the not so great slime balls on the cruise, they come up with their pretend relationship. There's drama, humor, romance, love and some laugh out loud moments. It was a joy to read and I think you will enjoy it to so grab your copy to fins out if they g ...more
Carmen Davis
Aug 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-s
I have read 5 of 8 of this series so far and this is hands down the best yet. It's the first to receive 5 stars from me. It was such a great story!! I loved the characters and the plot.... I laughed and went "awww" a lot. I just loved it. I'll be looking for more from this author for sure.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Jamie Jack
Aug 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: p-2019, contemporary
The Perfect Gentleman in a Sweet Romance

I have read a couple of books in the Oceanic Dreams series, each by a different author, and this one is an absolute delight. But the hero and heroine are on the cruise for reasons beyond the romance—for themselves anyway. Noah, the hero, is there to encourage his father to let love in his life again after losing his wife, Noah's mother, seven years ago. Noah himself has recently been jilted. The heroine is there so she can do pieces for her popular travel
Aug 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love this series so far each author is amazing and brings something exceptional to the stories that they write stand alone books that are amazing but as a collective series just superb.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Aug 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: booksprout
A singles cruise and two determine folks set on not being part of the lovefest going on board.
Sweet likable characters, a well done fake relationship, and palpable chemistry.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Shannon Godwin
Aug 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A great little read that I truly enjoyed! Great for sitting by the pool & reading!
Jennifer Wertz
Aug 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed The Best of You! It is a fun, entertaining book. I love the characters. They are likeable and relatable. This is such a sweet romance and Holly and Noah have great chemistry together. The book is well written and I like the writing style. I love the cruise ship setting and all the fun excursions. The book is so fun, romantic and humorous. I highly recommend this book!
Jun 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book I read by this author, and I am so glad that I did. This book was a super fun and easy read.

There were a lot of things I enjoyed in this book, one of the main things though was a strong female lead. I loved that the main character, Holly, was independent and strong, but also funny, kind-hearted, and romantic. I also liked Noah, the other main character of the story, because he was perfectly written. He was sincere and genuine as well as protective and caring. I loved the
Danielle Williams
Aug 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing

I loved this book.
So sweet and funny and romantic.
Love is a funny thing and when you fight it so bad it makes you crazy. Just go with how you feel.
Best ending.
Jan 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Sadly this was my last cruise on the Aprodithe. I will miss all the love and romance that people found on board and it was very nice that although the stories were totally readable as stand alones, there were little mentions about people or events from the other books mixed in everyone of them.

I would not mind going on a few (read a lot LOL) more adventures on this ship, but the end is the end I’m afraid.

You can tell yourself untill you are old and grey that you are not looking for a new relati
Meaghan Royce- Love Infinity Book Blog
This book was really cute. I loved Noah and Holly and their relationship. The storyline with their fake relationship was well done. I loved their chemistry and would have loved to read even more about them and the rest of the characters.
Allie Bock
Sep 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the last book in The Oceanic Dreams series. It is hard to say but I think this one might be my favorite!

The author artfully crafts a tale of two imperfect people falling in love. Holly is a travel vlogger who just got majorly dumped by her fiance. She books this cruise to get away and hopefully grow her vlog. Noah brought his dad aboard so that he could find love. I just love the meet cute of how Holly and Noah met. It is sweet and perfect for a vlogger. Their chemistry is spot on throug
Suzanne Hare
Sep 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Holly found her fiancé in her bed with another woman and then he kicks her out of their apartment. She decides on a curse. She travels a lot and is a blogger. If she gets a million followers she will get a sponsor so no more odd jobs. She begins her video stream and is interrupted but a handsome man, Noah, who seems down. She takes it into her hands to make it a better day for him. One thing leads to another through a series of mishaps and they end up pretending to be in love. But are they reall ...more
Heather W
Sep 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I had a great time reading this lighthearted romantic comedy. Sophie isn't looking for a relationship, just a getaway to drown her sorrows. She befriends Noah and they agree to have a fake relationship to ward off other people on the singles cruise. But can they leave it as fake or will they allow their real feelings to shine through?

Wonderful characters highlight this short story in the Oceanic Dreams series. From Sophie and Noah to Noah's dad, the seniors, and Logan, the author has given us ch
Chantel Sampino
Aug 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another Great Cruise Read

This was such a fun, emotional and quirky read! The characters had so much personality. These 8 books have been so much fun looking forward to and reading. As with all of them, I think this one was too short! I could read it all day every day and not get enough!
Lucrecia Tolbert
Sep 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I am thoroughly enjoying this series. I believe that this book is the best book so far. I enjoyed reading to the very end of how life had continued after the cruise. Readers of this series will enjoy every page.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Lisa Hahn
Sep 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Love on the ocean

Taking a cruise to forget the problems. Noah and Holly become friends. Due to another guy they fake a relationship. Both need to sort past issues but they fall in love
Krista Walsh
Sep 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Enjoyable series

i really enjoyed the entire series. it was a very easy quick read. Perfect for a rainy day. Sweet cute romance. Great author
Happy Reading Watching
Cute fast fake relationship read, I think it might be a novella.
Good read between heavier books.
Apr 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed escaping with this sweet, clean, and funny romance set on a cruise ship. Oh how I wish we could all escape on cruises right now! Until then, this is a fun book to get our mind off the tough times.
Caroline O'Sullivan
Jul 07, 2022 rated it really liked it
This is the first book I have read by this author and I am seriously hooked, I am so happy that I have found a new author to binge.

I could not put this down and literally read it in an hour. It is definitely a novella but whereas some novellas fail to allow you to really connect with the characters, I felt like this one allowed us to really get to know them. When it came to the end of the book, I didn’t feel like I missed out on anything, which was great and I thought the ending was great.

I real
May 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Great clean romance

Who would think a singles cruise would really lead to true love? The characters were interesting and very different. One guy made the main lady very uncomfortable when she was just trying to be kind and not leave him out. Setting up the fake relationship with another gentleman. Really nice feel good read.
Marian Sherry
Apr 01, 2022 rated it really liked it
The Best of You is book #8 in the Oceanic Dreams series by Sophie-Leigh Robbins and my first by this author. This book was so fun with great characters that I read it in less then two hours. A delightful and charming sweet romance with some laugh out loud moments. I’ll definitely be reading more of Sophie’s books.
Marilyn Burrows
Sep 20, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Doing your best with what you have

A cruise ship for work. It her job that took her there. It was his obligation to help his dad. So many funny things happened. Going to the wrong place got them both in a situation they did not expect. But they were cheered on to do the unexpected. And it proved to be fun. They made new friends and so worth the effort
Apr 26, 2022 rated it really liked it
This was absolutely adorable. It was fast paced and cute. Sophie-Leigh Robbins gives you two people who have had their hearts broken and throws them together on a cruise for singles. Plus you have other characters that will make you laugh. All in all I was happy with this read!!!
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