Book Review: Ship Wrecked by Olivia Dade

Posted November 11, 2022 by WendyW in Book Review, bookblogger / 36 Comments

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Series: Spoiler Alert #3
by Olivia Dade
Publication Date November 15, 2022
Published by HarperCollins
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Genres: Fiction / Romance / Romantic Comedy, Fiction / Romance / Workplace, Fiction / Women
Pages: 416
Format: ARC

***I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.***

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.

Ship Wrecked by Olivia Dade is the third book in her popular Spoiler Alert series but can easily be read as a stand-alone.  I love this series, and Ship Wrecked is a wonderful addition.  

Story Recap: 

Maria has a one-night stand with Peter, both knowing it will be the last time they see each other.  However, a bit later, they realize they have both been cast in a television show that will take them to a remote island for six years! 

Peter knows that this part will give him much better choice roles when he’s done that will give him the financial stability he’s been looking for.  He won’t do anything to ruin his chances, so he decides to stay away from Maria, no matter how strong his attraction is.  Can Maria and Peter work together for six years while denying their chemistry? 

My Thoughts: 

This slow-burn romance was a lot of fun to read.  It starts right in the middle of their one-night stand in Los Angeles and then continues on the Island where they film the television show.  I thought filming a television show for six years was a bit much, but the author convinced me that this happens.  It’s not like they are on the Island the entire six years either, as they have breaks for holidays etc.  

I liked this romance very much as there was certainly chemistry, and on the show, they were lovers, so they had to pretend to love each other, while both vowing to keep their hands off each other in real life.  This caused quite a push-pull for the romance during the book.  

I also enjoyed the appearances of the previous characters in the series as it’s always comforting to see that they are still together and happy.  Their correspondence between each other and the new characters in the tv show was hilarious.  


I highly recommend Ship Wrecked to anyone who enjoys romance. I received a complimentary copy of this book.  The opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

About Olivia Dade

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Olivia Dade grew up an undeniable nerd, prone to ignoring the world around her as she read any book she could find. Her favorites, though, were always, always romances. As an adult, she earned an M.A. in American history and worked in a variety of jobs that required the donning of actual pants: Colonial Williamsburg interpreter, high school teacher, academic tutor, and (of course) librarian. Now, however, she has finally achieved her lifelong goal of wearing pajamas all day as a hermit-like writer and enthusiastic hag. She currently lives outside Stockholm with her patient Swedish husband, their whip-smart daughter, and the family’s ever-burgeoning collection of books.

Have you read Ship Wrecked? Or any of the books in her Spoiler Alert series?

36 responses to “Book Review: Ship Wrecked by Olivia Dade

  1. That push pull definitively makes this an interesting book for me. Tension like that usually make the story move faster. Excellent review, Wendy!

  2. The six year period sounded a bit excessive to me but its interesting that the author manages to convince one of ot. Glad you enjoyed this one, Wendy🙂🙂

  3. I’m excited for this one! I need to check my library for the audiobook because that’s how I like to enjoy her books. I was so happy to see you liked it. It sounds fun!