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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Review & Giveaway! Ship of Dreams by @RebeccaHeflin @TastyBookTours

Ship of Dreams
Dreams Come True # 2
By: Rebecca Heflin
Released February 11, 2015
Soul Mate Publishing, LLC

Advertising Diva, Laura Armstrong is after Imperial Cruise Lines, the biggest account of her career and the one that will lead to the next step in her Life Plan of becoming one of the most powerful women in advertising. That winning the account will also prove her father wrong is a bonus.

Sexy Southern Gentleman, Nathan Maxwell, is after that very same account, but for completely different reasons. Landing the account means a sizeable bonus just in time to save his family’s farm, and the only stable home his sister’s ever known, from foreclosure.

When the two end up on the same ship in the middle of the Mediterranean for a clandestine reconnaissance mission, Mt. Vesuvius isn’t the only thing that could erupt.

Will Nathan sink her ship of dreams before it ever leaves port, or will the way to love be smooth sailing?

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Review- 4.5 Stars
When I first started reading this story, I thought I had it all figured out already and it honestly took me a little bit to get into it. Boy was I wrong. I love how Rebecca put her own touch to this story and made it to where I could not put it down once it got really good and past the point that I thought I knew how it was all going to end.

Laura is well known for the role that her father plays in ship making and being a very wealthy man. What people really don't know is how that Laura and her family do not get along and really never have. It is sad to see such a nice young woman that has never really been shown what Love is. Laura is looking to land a major account with her firm when she goes for the account of the Cruise line that her father builds ships for. With the family connection, her father's involvement with the ship industry and all other things considered, everyone thinks that Laura's team will have no competition. Laura decides to take a trip on the Ship of Dreams to see how things are handled and what could be improved before she does her sales pitch to bring in the big account to her company. Little does she know that her competition has decided to do the same thing, on the same cruise as she takes? Never in her wildest dreams does Laura think that the spy will be her knight in shining amour that saved her from the cracks of New York just days before. Nathan is a southern gentleman in all ways, but Laura does not think that it is coincidence that they ended up on the same cruise.

Nathan has recently moved to New York and is looking to land the Cruise line account, like Laura. He never intended to meet someone like Laura that would sweep him off his feet in the seconds of a chance encounter. Nathan has no one left in his family but his sister and that is who he is looking to help with the bonus that he will receive once landing the Cruise line account. He needs to help Amanda pay of the farm. Their grandmother had taken out loans against the farm to pay for Nathan's college and now he wants to find a way to pay off the mortgage and help his sister start new. Amanda could then focus on bringing in a profit from the farm instead of just making ends meet. Nathan is a southern gentleman to the tee and always treats the ladies in his life with the utmost respect. Nathan does have a side to him that will make you turn to mush, but he is also an Alpha male that likes to take charge and show Laura how to have a good time and how that someone can love her, just as she is.

Nathan and Laura have very many dreamy escapades while on the cruise and soon you can tell that the rules and lines that they had a first drawn into the fling are beginning to diminish. The back and forth of these two really gets you into the story and you just want to know how things are going to end up for this couple. I was rooting for them but when someone in a relationship is so injured from their past, it makes you wonder if there is a chance of a lasting relationship. Although Laura tries to push Nathan away several different times, he persists and finally begins to break down the wall that Laura has built for so long against a loving relationship of any kind. This story has a HEA and I was so glad that I could not read fast enough to see how it all ended for them. Thanks Rebecca for a great read!! I am looking forward to more in this series!!!

*Review by Melanie Hutchimson

Author Info
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Rebecca Heflin is an award-winning author who has dreamed of writing romantic fiction since she was fifteen and her older sister snuck a copy of Kathleen Woodiwiss' Shanna to her and told her to read it. Rebecca writes women's fiction and contemporary romance. When not passionately pursuing her dream, Rebecca is busy with her day-job as a practicing attorney.
Rebecca is a member of Romance Writers of America (RWA), Florida Romance Writers, RWA Contemporary Romance, and Florida Writers Association. She and her mountain-climbing husband live at sea level in sunny Florida.

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