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Ship of Dreams

By Rebecca Heflin


Reviewed by Angie Mangino

Rating:  4 stars


Employed by her father at Giddings-Rose ad agency, Laura Armstrong is determined to win the Imperial Cruise Lines account. Outside their New York City office, a stiletto heel stuck in a sidewalk seam causes Laura to meet Nathan Maxwell, who comes to her rescue.


“’Hold still, sugar, or you’ll break the heel.’ The masculine voice called to mind the mellow sweetness of the fine Kentucky bourbon she’d once sipped at the Derby. Rich and mellifluous, with a hint of Southern graciousness.”


Unknown to either of them, they both are going after the Imperial Cruise lines account when they meet again taking the same ten day Mediterranean cruise.  With Nathan newly working for Hawk Media, the stage is set on the cruise capturing reader interest in their developing relationship after a chance meeting.


Believable dialogue and an interesting plot moves the story along well until its satisfying conclusion, keeping reader interest throughout.