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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
Expected publication: January 19th 2021 by Gallery Books
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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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    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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    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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    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

    **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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    Apoorva
    Nov 17, 2020 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
    Blurb: The Unhoneymooners meets The Hating Game.........

    Me:




    Why can't I have this sooner? Why do I have to wait till 2021?
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    Jessica *The Lovely Books*
    Nov 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    **5 Take a Chance on Me stars**

    This had me at Unhoneymooners and The Hating Game. And oh baby, did it deliver!!! Henley is intelligent, ambitious, and a work-a-holic. Hard work must pay off because she’s up for a promotion at work. Bad news is that she’s competing with her nemesis, Graeme, for the position.

    Two weeks. Galápagos. Cruise. Yes, that’s right. Henley will have to spend two weeks on a cruise with the man she wants to take down and beat. Only problem is, is that he’s much different tha
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    Yasmin ◡̈
    Oct 31, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
    Shelves: 2020, arc
    Shipped is one exciting book because I get to read about characters traveling to compete getting this one position at their office while unexpectedly falling in love with each other.

    I haven't read The Hating Game, well I tried but I couldn't pass more than 5 chapters because I think all the characters are pretty childish for my own taste so I stopped. I never read The Unhoneymooners or even try to but maybe in the future I will since this book is marketed as “The Hating Games” meets “The Unhoney
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    Tina
    Jul 21, 2020 marked it as to-be-review
    This is a romance/contemporary book. I am lucky to receive an e-copy of this book from Netgalley, and I will post a honest review about how I feel about this book as soon as I finish reading it.
    Caitlin Reads
    Jul 29, 2020 marked it as to-read
    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
    ReadingTilTheBreakOfDawn
    Nov 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
    Shelves: netgalley-arc
    I took a chance on a new to me author and it panned out! I am so thankful that it did because I really needed some laughs and a well written book to lighten up my current mood. I'm always hesitant when I see a book being compared to another successful book in the genre, but never fear. Shipped will have you smiling with the feels and laughing during certain scenes.

    Shipped is a delightful story of two characters that are vying for the same position within their company. Yup, it's an office roman
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    Sheena ☆ Oh, the Sheenanigans!

    Not since ‘You Deserve Each Other’ did any book ever come to par with ‘The Hating Game’ and when the blurb of ‘Shipped’ was released, I was like YAAAAAAAAAAAAAS! This might be the next big thing but… yes there is a but—it didn’t live up to the hype and now all the hopes and dreams I had had for this love child is now shattered and blown to smithereens.

    Sure, it’s justifiable as to why this book is marketed for fans of ‘The Unhoneymooners’ by Christina Lauren and ‘The Hating Game’
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    Kelly⁷
    Aug 01, 2020 marked it as to-read
    What can I say at this point?

    My taste is unparalleled.
    Jessica
    Oct 20, 2020 rated it liked it
    3.5/5

    Between MBA classes and working as a full time marketing manager, Henley Evans rarely takes time for herself. But when she's put up for a promotion, she feels as if all her work has been worth it. The only problem? To get the promotion she has to go on a cruise with Graeme Crawford-Collins, the bane of her work existence, and her direct competitor.

    This book was lovely to read. It had a unique setting, touched on larger issues of conservation and climate change, and had some great tension fi
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    Robin
    Jul 25, 2020 rated it liked it
    Shelves: arcs
    ↠ 3.5 stars

    Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for providing this arc in exchange for an honest review. Shipped had all the remnants of an amazing contemporary romance similar to the Unhoneymooners. Two rivals vying for the same promotion must go on a company cruise with one another in order to come up with a proposal that will grant them the job. Only problem is they get along better than they thought they would.

    The first thing that really stood out to me was that the content had clearly b
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    janel
    Aug 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    Holy sh*t I loved this? I'm so surprised!

    I requested this because when a book compares itself to The Hating Game, I have to. Shipped does nothing to hide the influence of the former book, given the similar tropes, but even beyond that it's so refreshing in other ways and both characters are so ADORABLE that I loved it more than I thought I would.

    Henley Evans wants nothing more than to feel successful in her life, to earn a spot in an executive's board meeting and belong there on her own merit. W
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    Erika
    Nov 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
    First book of the year that I read in one day! Shipped is now one of my favorite contemporary romances. At the beginning of the book, I didn’t like Henley. I’m not a fan of books with unlikable main characters, but this one was well written and had enough intrigue to keep me reading. As I learned more about Henley and her past experiences, I quickly understood her and started cheering her on. Graeme and Henley’s sister were likeable from the start. I also really appreciated the incorporation of ...more
    jessreadss
    Aug 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    Oh. My. God.

    The thing that grabbed my attention initially about this book was it being considered a mash-up of The Unhoneymooners and The Hating Game: two of my all time favorite romances. Let me just say... it was a PERFECT combo of those two. This book is now added to my all time favs romance list!

    This had EVERYTHING. It had hate to love, a fun summer setting, all kinds of sexual tension, an AMAZING hero, and a badass heroine. I was seriously hooked and in love from that very first chapter. T
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    Trianna/Treereads
    Aug 07, 2020 rated it liked it
    2.5/5

    This novel is billed as “The Hating Game” meets the “Unhoneymooners” which are two of my favorite romances. That billing is correct, jut the two other books are better. I liked this one well enough and had a fun time reading it, but the plot and characters were not developed well enough for me. I think another round of editing and some fine tuning of the characterization could have helped this novel in a big way. Which since I read an ARC could have been updated in the final copy.

    TW: brie
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    cossette
    trigger warnings: death of a parent, ALS, mentions of a previous abusive relationship
    Alyssa Thomas
    you had me at "epic email battles" and i'm not ashamed that i'm that easy
    Gigi
    Sep 12, 2020 rated it liked it
    Thank you so much to NetGalley and Gallery Books for providing me with this ARC! This book is marketed as a mash-up of The Unhoneymooners meets The Hating Game, and I will say that is a very accurate comparison.

    Right away, we start with Henley and her work atmosphere. We get to know more about her as she's navigating her life at 28, working full-time, and trying to earn her MBA. I liked knowing more about her and her relationship with her sister and co-workers. However, when it comes to the rom
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    SarahReads
    Nov 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
    This book combines dynamics of the hating game (two characters competing for a promotion) with the setting of The Unhoneymooners (except Shipped is the Galápagos Islands instead of Hawaii). I’m giving it 4 stars because it is a great beach read, or winter escape - a cute and quick read! The hate to love and workplace romance tropes are well done and work with the story.

    It was nice to see a female character that was so confident in her abilities - Often times in this genre the woman gets lost be
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    Kristin Rockaway
    Sep 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    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!
    Amber Smith
    Oct 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    I loved Henley and Graeme so so much! The romance between these two was perfect! I love a good enemies to lovers book and this one fit that to a T! The setting was great for the romance and descriptions were amazing. I would love to read more by this author. I would recommend this book! Thank you to NetGalley and Gallery Books for sharing this incredible ARC with me in exchange my honest review!
    Brandy Klocko
    Oct 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    Shelves: favorites
    This was great. Hilarious, romantic, dramatic and 100% relatable!
    Stephanie
    Nov 23, 2020 rated it liked it
    Started strong, but I started to lose interest by the end. Full review to come.
    Isabel Ibañez
    Aug 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
    This was an utterly delightful escape—I could feel the sand, the rocking of the ship, the sun’s rays. I felt fully immersed.

    If you’re looking for a fun read, this is a great one!
    Kait
    Nov 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
    “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?”

    *** E-ARC received through NetGalley in exchange for a review. Opinions are my own ***

    Summary: READ THIS BOOK!!!!!!

    I came for the cover, stayed for the tagline that it was a mix of The Unhoneymooners and The Hating Game, then fell in love with the writing and story. Honestly. Readers….this story
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    Erin
    Aug 10, 2020 rated it liked it
    Henley, our protagonist, is working her butt off at the expense of all else to meet her goal of being a director of something by age 30 and she's so close she can taste it. She's shortlisted for the promotion that could achieve her goal at the cruise line where she works. Graeme Crawford-Collins is the only other person on the short list, so they are shipped off to experience an under-booked Galapagos cruise with the task of each coming up with a new marketing proposal to boost bookings. The bes ...more
    fatin
    3.5 stars? 3.75 stars? this was a very cute read i can’t wait for everyone else to read it.

    Thank you to NetGalley and Gallery Books for the ARC in exchange for an honest review.

    Shipped is marketed as the love child of The Hating Game and The Unhoneymooners, two of my favourite romance novels. As soon as I saw the titles and the synopsis, I never clicked the ‘Request’ button so fast and was delighted upon seeing that my request was approved. There and then, I downloaded the ARC and began to vorac
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