Read Ship Wrecked

Read Ship Wrecked (Spoiler Alert, #3)

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.

Unfortunately, this one didn’t work for me as well as the previous two books. There was a lot of funny banter, but not much plot. It felt longer than it needed to be — I kept waiting for something to happen. They had long conversations where I was waiting for information to appear or real conflict, but 🎆 nothing of substance. It felt like the author jumped to the scenes she felt like writing and glossing over the rest, and mostly what she wanted to write was banter. If you are looking for banter, this is your book.

Mild spoilers below the cut


Read Something to Talk About

Read Something to Talk About

A showrunner and her assistant give the world something to talk about when they accidentally fuel a ridiculous rumor in this debut romance.

Hollywood powerhouse Jo is photographed making her assistant Emma laugh on the red carpet, and just like that, the tabloids declare them a couple. The so-called scandal couldn’t come at a worse time–threatening Emma’s promotion and Jo’s new movie.

As the gossip spreads, it starts to affect all areas of their lives. Paparazzi are following them outside the office, coworkers are treating them differently, and a “source” is feeding information to the media. But their only comment is “no comment”.

With the launch of Jo’s film project fast approaching, the two women begin to spend even more time together, getting along famously. Emma seems to have a sixth sense for knowing what Jo needs. And Jo, known for being aloof and outwardly cold, opens up to Emma in a way neither of them expects. They begin to realize the rumor might not be so off base after all…but is acting on the spark between them worth fanning the gossip flames?

Very slow burn with lots of yearning and misunderstandings. I was hoping for more on the screenplay and less with intrigue and betrayal and paparazzi.

Love the cover. Wasn’t sure about the type at first but it lends it that Hollywood glamour.

Music Travel

Just Like Heaven Fest

Bookmarked Just Like Heaven | May 21, 2022 (

Just Like Heaven is a music festival featuring your favorite era-defining indie artists from the 2000s that will take place on the rolling green hills of Brookside at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.

What are the odds a festival next spring will go on? Because I’m tempted to go to LA for this one… Modest Mouse, Franz Ferdinand, Wolf Parade playing Apologies to the Queen Mary, and Islands all at one show??? 😍 Wouldn’t mind seeing Bloc Party and Cut Copy too.