Ship Wrecked

- Olivia Dade


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.



When Maria’s hazy brown eyes blinked back open after her orgasm, Peter held her gaze for another dozen thrusts. Then, braced on his forearms, fingers tangled in her hair, he pushed deep one last time and groaned into her mouth.
Rolling them to their sides, he held her tightly as they both recovered.


almost perfect:
I 100% went into Ship Wrecked expecting it to be the worst instalment in the Spoiler Alert series, but it might have been… the best?

Peter and Maria didn’t make much of an impression in the first two books. Marcus and Alex were so obviously linked that the transition from Spoiler Alert to All the Feels was seamless. But besides being cast members, Peter and Maria weren’t very present – mostly because they filmed so separately from everyone else – so, at first, it felt like a big jump from All the Feels to Ship Wrecked. However, the separation made this one of the better slow-burn romances I’ve read.

I liked both of these characters so much. Peter is the strong and silent type, introverted and awkward but no less deserving or desiring of human connection. He’s got a lot of baggage thanks to his father – who has a lot of baggage of his own – and while he’s cognisant of most of it, he still has some massive blind spots. Maria is so similar while being entirely different. Extroverted and bubbly, she’s more aware of her needs in a relationship and the effect her past has on her actions, but she’s not immune to making mistakes.

I enjoyed the setup: one night stand to enemies-to-friends to slow-burn to HEA. Ship Wrecked may be a little longer than necessary, but the attempt was ambitious. It’s hard to imagine two adults so obviously in love and that attracted to each other, making it six years before giving in, so the fact that this is an almost believable romance is very impressive.

I don’t know if there’s another book planned for this series, but I do know I desperately want one. After my preconceived notions were proven wrong about Ship Wrecked, I’m ready to jump to anyone else in this cast for another round.



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