Ship Wrecked by Olivia Dade
Release Date: October 19, 2022
Why I Love this Book: Olivia Dade is one of my all time favorite authors, so it's no surprise that I absolutely loved Ship Wrecked. This one is part of the Spoiler Alert universe (the SAU!!!), and it's always fun to dive back into a familiar, well loved world with characters that you maybe missed a little. But that's not the focus of this one- revisiting old friends is just a little side bonus.
This book is all Maria and Peter and their messy, complicated relationship. Kicking off with a one night stand that is somehow both absolute perfection and a complete disaster, these two end up starring opposite each other and having to film in relative isolation for years. The one night stand, the forced proximity, ALL THE TROPES! This is really what Dade is a master of, she hits every trope out of the park in a way that makes the reader kind of giddy, and then she punches the wind right out you (and the characters) by not shying away from the darker things.
Peter and Maria are a mess, They can't get out of their own way and they are dealing with the realities of being a plus sized actor in Hollywood- which is obviously famous for being extremely accepting of all body types. Peter and Maria need each other to get through it, but also are fiercely independent, and are still nursing some old wounds that they'd rather not reopen. Have I said it's complicated yet... because it's complicated. Lucky for us Dade has a deft hand strikes the exact right balance of humor and serious moments.
That is all to say that Spoiler Alert is yet another amazing entry into the Spoiler Alert series.
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