#BookReview I Saw Him Standing There by Holly Kerr



Length: 139 pages

Please note that the cover image leads to a universal Amazon buy link for the book

What they say: This stowaway sets sail for love!

Small-time con artist Siggy needs to get out of town fast. When she’s offered tickets on the legendary Oceanic Aphrodite, Siggy jumps at the chance to get away.  A week on a luxury cruise ship, with a suitcase full of clothes and all expenses paid? Yes, please! The only catch is that she has to pretend to be someone else. 
No problem. Siggy has no intention of getting close enough anyone to discover her secrets.
But this is the Oceanic Aphrodite and love is in the air. When Siggy sees assistant cruise director Will taking tickets, Cupid’s arrow hits the target. Luckily, Will’s too busy smiling at her to check out her fake passport because he’ll toss Siggy off the ship if he finds out about the scam.  
Onboard, dolphins and cameras and runaway ferrets bring Siggy and Will together. The more time they spend together, the more Siggy wants to tell him the truth.

Cupid’s arrow has struck deep but can Siggy stop running?

This novella-length romantic comedy is the first book in the Oceanic Dreams series

Books in series:
I Saw Him Standing There by Holly Kerr
Time of My Life by Laura Heffernan
Circle in the Sand by Tracy Krimmer
I Thought it Was You by Kirsty McManus
I Will Follow Him by Holly Tierney-Bedord
Take a Chance on Me by Delancey Stewart
Shut Up and Dance With Me by Monique McDonell
The Best of You by Sophie-Leigh Robbins

The Review: As you can see this is part of a box set about the Oceanic Aphrodite. I have to admit I bought it totally due to the cover, being in the mood for pure chick lit escapism and this didn’t disappoint (I also started reading so I could begin to make a dent into the mess that is my Kindle, which is brimming with books I HAVE to get started on). It is the story of Siggy, who, on the opening of our book, is on the run from some unsavoury characters who are her work colleagues (Siggy is a con artist). She is running as she has never been very good at her career choice (I laughed as I read about her beginnings and how her guilt used to lead her to redeem herself!) As she escapes, an extraordinarily rich lady offers her an out and before she knows it she’s on a cruise ship sailing away. I really enjoyed this book from start to finish, it was a nice easy going read that had me smiling in all the right places. I’m sorry to say it would have impressed me a little bit more had it been purely comedy, I didn’t really need the romance that went on and it actually made me question the fact that rom coms are so much more prevalent in my book land than humour. Why does a happy ever after involve the presence of a couple at the end of the book? Aside from this I did totally enjoy it and will most likely look out both the author and the series (I’m hoping the staff etc from the ship stay the same but I’m not sure if they do) again.

Definitely a recommended holiday read.

Rating: 4/5

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