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3.66  ·  Rating details ·  53,695 ratings  ·  7,497 reviews
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
Paperback, 336 pages
Published January 19th 2021 by Gallery Books
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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
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*

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

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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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
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.

Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
Jan 22, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2021
This was VERY, VERY fun.

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


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
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
"Life doesn't give you many of these opportunities. My advice? Seize it, mold it, and make it everything you want it to be."

~Rating- 1.75 stars~

Content/ Trigger Warnings-
Ocean/deep water anxiety, Sharks, Abusive relationships (not between main couple), Emotional manipulation (not between main couple), Death of a mother, Emesis

-No mention of these in the review-

Shipped by Angie Hockman, is an entertaining read, but one I am very conflicted about. It is marketed as 'The Unhoneymooners meets The H
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.
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
Berit Talks Books
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
myo (myonna reads)
4.5 stars, i really enjoyed it but where was the smut man? anyways strong female friendships and great family dynamic + enemies to lovers on a cruise. what a fun read.
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.
susana ♡
Jan 23, 2021 rated it did not like it
congratulations to henley rose evans for being the most selfish, self-centered and annoying character in a romcon and for winning the most undeserved romantic hea in the story of modern romance ❤️
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
Jun 03, 2022 rated it it was ok
Oh boy.

Sorry not sorry to shit on a book y'all loved.

Henley Rose (lest we forget her name, or who she was named after, this is mentioned every 2983473 seconds) is the marketing manager for Seaquest Adventures, a cruise company based in Seattle. Besides a couple of stops in Mexico, Henley doesn't travel. Don't worry, though, because she's a busy bee. In addition to working extra long hours at a job that doesn't appreciate her, she is also getting her MBA at night.

Her nemesis (and obviously future
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...
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
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
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
Aug 03, 2021 rated it it was amazing
almost gave this a four star rating, but a book with graeme crawford-collins deserves five.
and also, that ending!!!

this book was such a fun summer read! i loved the cast of characters, the character development, the enemies to lovers trope, the chaos, the swoon-worthy moments, and the wildlife. the author’s passion for the galápagos islands shines through henley’s story. 🐢🌊🌸🐞🦩☀️

and i’m convinced graeme is the cedric diggory of the muggle world. he was so kind, thoughtful, and full of
Apoorva (semi-hiatus)
3.45 stars

With a beach as the backdrop, this was an entertaining and colorful read. And, this book was so so much more than a typical rom-com. While Henley and Graeme made a nice pair, it's not the only focal point of the book. I loved that they were so passionate, kind, and hard-working. However, I feel that the romance suffered just a tiny bit towards the end since the focus shifted towards the workplace dynamic. But, even that was great because it brought up a lot of points that need more voc
callie ✧*・゚*
May 12, 2022 rated it it was amazing
“It’s amazin’ how a first impression of someone can completely change once you get to know them.”

•°. *࿐

gosh, where do I even start with this review? to put it simply, this book highly exceeded my expectations and I very thoroughly enjoyed this book. if you like rom-coms and haven't read this yet, what are you doing!?! drop everything now!

this book was just so cute and summery, and the plot was top-tier. workplace romance? rivals? enemies? setting is on a cruise ship/islands? social media ma
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.


**I received an advance copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.**

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Jun 16, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: rom-com, 2021, audiobooks
This is a funny story that took me on a cruise to the Galápagos Islands 🦩.

Henley is trying to climb the corporate ladder and relies on task lists to get everything. When the position of Director of Digital Marketing is available, Henley expects she's earned the position ... only to find out she and Graeme both candidates. As if that's not bad enough news, both will be sent on a cruise to the Galápagos, to experience a Seaquest Adventures cruise first-hand. Obviously, Henley has no option but to
What to expect:
∘ Adult Contemporary
∘ Rom-Com
∘ Enemies-to-lovers on a cruise
∘ Catchy read

When I started this one I had no expectations. I’ve seen this one on bookstagram a lot so I said: let’s give it a go! I expected it to be like most of the other romances, basic and the kind of book you pick up to "pass the time", and by the end of it I was surprised how much I liked it.
It was such a great book! Cute, funny and the romance was on point.
Also, it’s obvious there’s been a lot of research done
Henley Evans is a marketing manager for SeaQuest, a Seattle-based cruise line. She’s smart, talented and creative but is stagnating in her job. When an opportunity arises for a promotion where she’s considered the leading candidate, her excitement is dashed when she learns that Graeme Crawford-Collins, the man who manages their social media remotely from Michigan is her chief competition. Henley had a distasteful experience with him in the past and resents that he’s even a contender. Things get ...more
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
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
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Angie Hockman is a RWA Golden Heart Award® 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. She lives in Northeast Ohio with her husband, young son, and one sweet, old-lady cat and an ornery golden retriever. To learn more ...more

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