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3.72  ·  Rating details ·  15,879 ratings  ·  3,195 reviews
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
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Paperback, 336 pages
Published January 19th 2021 by Gallery Books
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Jay There's some kissing/petting but sex is off screen.…moreThere's some kissing/petting but sex is off screen.(less)
Georgia It's definitely different, more like The Hating Game and The Unhoneymooners (though I liked both of those much more than this one.)…moreIt's definitely different, more like The Hating Game and The Unhoneymooners (though I liked both of those much more than this one.)(less)

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_ngallagher
Nov 25, 2020 rated it liked it
This book was SO FUN! Truly was such a sweet mix of The Unhoneymooners and The Hating Game! A wholesome romance that I couldn’t put down and that ending ???!!!? Didnt see that coming!
Nilufer Ozmekik
Jul 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Ladies and gentlemen! Make some noise for one of the sweetest, most tempting, enchanting, heartfelt, hilarious, romantic novels I’ve read lately!

And let’s raise our glasses (actually I already finished another bottle during my read: sorry, I got my thirsty when I get excited!) to those brilliant characters: Henley and Graeme - even though name choices are a little strange, Henley is shining like a rock star and Graeme is deliciously charming to consume with marshmallow and dark chocolate during
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Gabby
4.5/5

SO F*CKING CUTE. This is exactly what it claims to be, The Unhoneymooners meets The Hating Game. A hate to love romance where they are both up for the same promotion (much like The Hating Game) and they are forced to go on a company cruise together (which feels similar to the honeymoon situation in Unhoneymooners). Henley and Graeme have the best banter, the best chemistry, I was literally giddy the entire time I was reading this and smiling like an idiot. Graeme is my ideal male love inter
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chan ☆
this definitely lives up to The Hating Game & The Unhoneymooners comparisons. if you're in the market for something similar, i can't see why you wouldn't enjoy this. i was just hoping for a slightly fresher take on the enemies-to-lovers-in-paradise trope thing.

i also think there could have been a little more focus on the romance and a little less focus on the business side of things. some people will enjoy the details, and i didn't think it was done poorly. just not something i care much about
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emma
Always a fun time when the worst part of a romance novel is the romance.

Well, okay, that's not fair. There was a lot to dislike about this book. Like the weird flat friendships, or the sister relationship that goes from girl hate to inconsiderate to magically perfect, or the overly simple #girlboss work narrative, or the boring travel narrative.

But all of that had more to not hate than the inexplicable instalove-y romance between two snoozefest characters.

In conclusion, I didn't like this much.

B
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Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
This was VERY, VERY fun.

TW: ocean/deep water anxiety, sharks, abusive relationships (not between main couple), emotional manipulation (not between main couple)
Susana
2 stars

To compare this book to The Hating Game and The Unhoneymooners is a disservice to what I consider to be my all time favourite romance novels. The fact that I genuinely believed I was going to love this book, makes my disappointment 10 times worse.

*this book’s blurb exists*
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In a nutshell, Shipped is about Henley and Graeme who work together, have never met in person before, but are now running for the same position. Their boss assigns them the job to come up with a proposal to increas
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Christy
4.5 stars

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When I saw this book was compared to 'The Unhoneymooners' and 'The Hating Game' I was a little nervous. I mean. those are some big shoes to fill. After reading, I've got to say... it's accurate. If The Hating Game (my favorite enemies to lovers romance) and The Unhoneymooners had a love child, Shipped would be it! It was an exceptional enemies to lovers/work place romance that had that destination aspect.

Henley has never met Graeme in person, but she knows she can't stand him. And
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Tina
This is a romance/contemporary/chick-lit/women's fiction book. I cannot put into words how much I love this book. This book was so freaking cute and sweet. I love the two main characters Henley Evans and Graeme Crawford-Collins. The romance was so burning. Henley started out the book hating Graeme because of a misunderstanding that happen years ago. Henley and Graeme ended up going over the same promotion, and the ending was the best. I have hear this compared to the Unhoneymooners personally th ...more
EmBibliophile
Feb 22, 2021 rated it liked it
Shelves: 3-stars
3.5 stars

Reading this feels like dating someone and wondering if he’s actually good or you’re just desperate.

This was such a light fun read that ended up being such a pleasant surprise. I was hesitant about reading this book because of the hating game and the unhoneymooners comparison, two books I really enjoyed. However, it was still so cute. Also, This has the ending I wanted but didn’t get from the ex talk!! which is a bonus!

First of all, the setting was perfect! I loved it. I also really lo
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Berit☀️✨
What a fun book! I’ve seen this book described many times as THE HATING GAME meets THE UNHONEYMOONERS and I’d have to say that is a very accurate description. A delightful enemies to lovers tale set on the high seas. Henley works for a cruise line in the marketing department. She is a diligent worker and is convinced that an upcoming promotion is hers, after all who has worked harder for this than her? When Henley‘s boss brings up the promotion she is surprised to find out someone else is in the ...more
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This book relied heavily on miscommunication as a plot device like that’s not rivals to lovers that’s just the mc being a stupid idiot annoying petty little trash goblin ass little bitch.
ren ♡
Objectively speaking, I feel like Shipped succeeds where other chick-lit romances fail to deliver. So why didn’t I like this story more? I don’t know. 🙃 Will ponder this question when I’m not dying from a heatstroke.

FRTC... sometime later this week...
Larry H
Jan 21, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Angie Hockman's newest book, Shipped , is a fun, emotional, enemies-to-lovers rom-com which tackled some serious issues along the way.

Rom-com fans, what’s your favorite trope? I’m partial to enemies-to-lovers when there’s a real reason one doesn’t like the other, and I also love friends-to-lovers and fake dating.

Henley (yes, like the shirt) Evans is a list-maker, a goal-setter. She has to be in order to pursue her MBA and succeed in her marketing job for a cruise line. The constant thorn in h
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Heather
Jan 05, 2021 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance-adult
This was a cute read, perfect for summer as it takes place on the Galápagos island. I did enjoy the romance but didn't love it and honestly I wanted more of it. I did love that Henley was very ambitious in her career and works hard and it shows.
Overall it was cute but I didn't love it.
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Angelica
Jul 16, 2020 rated it liked it
This book is marketed as The Unhoneymooners meets The Hating Game, and never has a comparison been more accurate. This book is exactly what happens if those two books got together and had a child. Unfortunately, the child just didn't live up to the greatness of its parents. 

Still, it was a generally good read.

RTC

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Michelle
Feb 03, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audio-books
Henley Evans is Marketing Manager of North & Central America for a cruise line called Sea Quest Adventures. Graeme Crawford-Collins is a newbie who rises to the top of the company in the blink of an eye.

The relationship between the co-workers starts off over banter by email when Graeme is slacking on the job. He’s the Social Media Manager who hasn’t posted a thing on time since he’s started and over-achiever Henley wants him to do everything NOW. In fact, he doesn’t even have any accounts of his
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Kelly (and the Book Boar)
Sooooooo apparently everyone kind of dug this one?????



Being that I am a geriatric who still doesn’t really understand what the term “ship” means, take my reaction with a grain of salt. To be completely honest, while the enemies to lovers trope works okay for me some of the time, I rarely enjoy the fraternization between co-workers (unless it’s The Hating Game - I effing love that one so careful which apples you try to compare your onions to, publicists). And I really don’t enjoy being put in
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Angie Hockman
Nov 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
I'm preeeetty biased (since I wrote the book and all, ha!), but I do love SHIPPED. It's the rom-com of my heart, and I'm so excited to introduce readers to Henley and Graeme and the wonders of the Galapagos. I hope folks enjoy reading it as much as I loved writing it! ...more
Caitlin Reads
Jul 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book was really fun! I have always wanted to go to the Galapagos Islands so I loved the setting of this book and that fact that it also gave an education on the environment and animals that live there. I was immediately attracted to this story because I love the hate to love trope and am a big fan of The Hating Game and Unhoneymooners. Although Shipped did not live up to its predecessors in my opinion, it was still a fun and light summer read. Graeme and Henley are pitted against each other ...more
Apoorva
Nov 17, 2020 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Blurb: The Unhoneymooners meets The Hating Game.........

Me:






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Madison Warner Fairbanks
Shipped by Angie Hockman
Contemporary romcom. Enemies to friends to love interest.
Written in Present tense.

Henley is ambitious. She is putting 100% into her job, working on her MBA, and loves crossing items off her daily task list. When the opportunity opens for a job promotion, she’s going to create the perfect pitch that will get her the job. More importantly, she needs to beat the competition, her office nemesis, Graeme The Rotten Troll. He’s been curt and part of the boys club with the boss
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Javier
Mar 11, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Review published in: https://diagnosisbookaholic.blogspot....

What a cute and fun story to listen to! After several thrillers in a row I was in serious need of a lighter read and Shipped proved to be the perfect choice.

Henley and Graeme are co-workers and archenemies (at least on Henley's part) even though they've never met in person. When they both come up for the same promotion at the cruise line where they work they're sent on a cruise to the Galápagos Islands to work on some new marketing ide
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Veronica (Honey Roselea Reads)
After finishing Shipped at 12:50 am I knew I had to sleep before writing my review in case it came out incoherent if I wrote it then. I absolutely flew through this book. I was afraid I might not have been able to finish it because I borrowed it using the skip the line feature on my library and it was only available for 7 days but I had a BLAST!!!

Shipped was absolutely fantastic. The angst and the hate that Henley felt for Graeme was ✨stunning✨ and the fact that Graeme was just chef's kiss looki
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Sam (AMNReader)
This book didn't start on the right foot. I just want to tell publishers to be careful when comparing a book to the Hating Game, because it can do things to draw direct comparisons. I am not going to spend time there, though I am happy at some point to discuss. I will start with this book for its own merits.

The heroine (told in first-person POV), Henley, is in marketing. There's a lot of details around her job. Most of them come in the form of a choppy inventoried style. "I got up, dressed for
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Bhavya
3 stars

This was very fun. Not something I’d usually pick up but still enjoyed it. Review to come.
Angela Staudt
Jan 17, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Thank you NetGalley and the publisher for an eARC in exchange for an honest review.

Yes, yes, yes this was literally one of the cutest and funniest romantic comedies that I’ve read. The blurb of this book says it is a mix between The Unhoneymooners and The Hating Game, while I haven’t read The Hating Game yes, I can confirm this is just as funny and cute as The Unhoneymooners. I loved the plot of this book, the enemies to lovers, and the characters. It was really everything that I look for in a r
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Elle G.
My Rating: 5 stars
Genre Romantic Comedy

So, I haven’t been in the mood to read lately which is a bunch of crap because I love reading so much. Even this book which I have enjoyed IMMENSELY hasn’t fully taken me out of my book slump. No matter though, I am here to give my review because I absolutely POSITIVELY fell in love with this book! Shipped is such a FUN read as it combines an enemies-to-lovers trope, tropical islands, and excursions that I want to go on RIGHT NOW, and a darling love story
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Sara
Feb 20, 2021 rated it liked it
This was a really fun read!
The main characters trip to the Galapagos gave me major FOMO but I thought this was a sweet story that I read very quickly.
Cece
Jan 24, 2021 rated it did not like it
Yikes, this is a mess. Shipped is mediocre, offensive, and squanders so much of its potential that I can’t justify rating it higher than 1 star.

Although she’s already stressed and exhausted from juggling her graduate-level night courses with a full time job and she’s uninterested in digital marketing more generally, 28-year-old workaholic heroine Henley Evans is eager to compete for a promotion to become the brand-new director of digital marketing at her Seattle-based cruise company. Graeme Cra
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