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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 compleAdvertising 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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Ship of Dreams Reviews

  • Dianne
    2019-01-21 01:19

    The dog eat dog world of advertising takes to the high seas with a battle for one of the biggest money making accounts on the line. Self-admitted trust fund baby and business savvy Laura Armstong is out to get that account, to prove to her bosses and more especially her powerful and wealthy father that she is more than just a pretty faced socialite princess with fluff for brains. Meanwhile her biggest competitor, Nathan Maxwell wants that same account, but his reasons involve his hearth, home and heart. Undercover they both go, sizing up the prize and what they need to do to bring a revered cruise liner into the twenty-first century.Ten days on a romantic Mediterranean cruise, single and alone, they meet, which is part of a cute “smallworld” story itself and the sparks fly! Laura has rules to follow for this brief shipboard affair, and one of them is no discussing their lives and you KNOW that is going to backfire on them! When will they discover who the other one is? What will it do to their budding romance? Will the winner of the account take all and walk away? Let the games begin! by Rebecca Heflin is a fun and light-hearted voyage filled with great dialogue, nasty secrets and some good old fashioned charm! Ms. Heflin has a delightful slant to her writing that makes you laugh, raise your eyebrows and crave the point where “the rest of the story” is told! Her characters? Can you say polar opposites? Laura has had a comfortable life financially, been gifted with looks, the best of everything and can handle herself at any social gathering with ease. There were times that her nose was so high in the air I feared she would trip over her perfectly chosen stilettos! Nathan is down to earth, has clawed his way up from a poor southern upbringing, but he was taught to care about others, and had the art of giving down to a natural art. Did either one rub off on the other? Guess you’ll have to read Ship of Dreams to find out! This one belongs in your beach bag for sure!I received this copy from Rebecca Heflin in exchange for my honest review.Series: Dreams Come True - Book 2Publication Date: February 11, 2015Publisher: Soul Mate PublishingGenre: Contemporary RomancePrint Length: 254 pagesAvailable from: Amazon Reviewed for: http://tometender.blogspot.com

  • Lisa Filipe
    2019-02-01 05:31

    All's Fair in Love and Competition...This was my first romance from Rebecca Heflin, who writes a fun and sweet romance with SHIP OF DREAMS. The characters of Laura and Nathan were a definite opposites attract romance in the making...and I enjoyed getting to watch them fall in love...with a few obstacles in the way. Heflin's writing flows smooth and I love how descriptive she gets without being overly descriptive...I felt as if I was watching a movie instead of reading a book! I look forward to see where she takes the series!Fans of Julie James will certainly enjoy SHIP OF DREAMS!

  • Nada Sobhi
    2019-02-03 05:33

    The second instalment in The Dreams Come True Series, Ship of Dreams by Rebecca Heflin is a romance novel full of passion, fine dining, conflict, travelling, more conflict and eventually love and happiness.The story is about Laura Armstrong and Nathan Maxwell. Those who have read, Dreams of Perfection, will recognise Laura and already have an idea about her character. Those who haven't will get to know her from the first chapter. She's always chic, loves to wear high-heels and short skirts and has a different boyfriend every month.In the novel, Laura and Nathan work for competing advertising companies and both are after the same account: Imperial Cruises. The two characters have a chance meeting on the street and end up meeting on the same ship, owned by Imperial, named "Nave dei Sogni" (Ship of Dreams).They start what they lay down as a temporary love-affair on the boat but a chance text results in the discovery that they are one another's competition. This, however, comes almost mid-way in the book.Narrated in the third person, Ship of Dreams jumps between the different lives, problems and viewpoints of Laura and Nathan, while portraying the emotions and showing their contrasting but-not-so-contrasting lifestyles as well as their different reasons to want to win the Imperial account. While Laura seeks to win the account to show her father her worth and get a promotion, Nathan wants the account in order to save his grandmother's farm from the banks, after his grandmother has mortgaged the farm to give her grandchildren a proper education.I enjoyed Heflin's narration. It was simple and with meticulous details to Laura, Nathan, the ship, their emotions, the food; everything. The novel/cruise also takes you briefly to France and Italy.However, regarding this same detailed description, I felt that some parts, especially those on the ship and those related to fine dining were too long. I didn't want to keep on reading about every restaurant they went to and what they ordered. The novel might be more interesting to someone who is a fan of fine dining and would consider trying out the places mentioned in the novel, but I felt it was too much; especially, since this resulted in moving the confrontation between Laura and Nathan to nearly the middle of the book.From the beginning of the novel, we are introduced to Laura's family issues. Her father does not think much of her. When word comes out that Imperial wants a new advertising agency, Laura's father gives the info to his daughter's competitors. He is later shocked to learn that his daughter is going after the same account."Thanks to Milt telling Hawk Media about the account.""What do you mean? Are you going after Imperial?" Her father's mulish face took on a purple hue."Yes, and I'm going to get it too." She winced at the petulant sound of her own voice. So much like a little girl's voice. A little girl who had craved her father's attention but had never gotten it.We also get several comparisons between Laura and her younger brother, Neil, who is described as failing every job he tries, until his father creates a title for him in the Armstrong empire.I liked the humour between Laura and Josh, Darcy's husband from the first book in the series. They are constantly teasing each other."Laura turned and greeted Josh in her usual manner, "Voldemort.""Bellatrix."Laura is hard-headed, stubborn, competitive and with a strong personality. And despite there being character development for her, there were some instances in the novel that I felt were contradictory to her character. When she discovers that she is on the same cruise as Nathan and that they are attracted to each other, she offers herself up for a temporary physical relationship with him, twice, which in my opinion makes her look cheap. I felt this part did not fit her character.At one point, she tells Nathan:"Let me make it easy for you. I don't need seducing. I'm a sure thing."He answers: "May be I'm not."That for me was embarrassing and spoiled the whole moment for me. It also made me dislike Laura and think less of her.I'm a fan of strong, independent women. But this was low and degrading in my opinion. It also doesn't seem to fit her character."She took a deep breath and stepped onto the polished marble floor with all the determination of a gladiator stepping into the Roman Colosseum."In the first chapter we are introduced to Nathan as wearing a Cartier watch. Later, we see him spending a lot of money, while dining out with Laura. At the same time, he feels bad for the money he's spending because he wants to save up and rescue the farm. These contradictions stuck out with me throughout the novel. I thought it was strange that someone looking to save money and win an account to save his home would spend all this money on appearances. He doesn't have to look like a beggar or a miser, but there is a middle ground.On another note, Nathan is able to see certain aspects of Laura's character, aspects she tries to hide. There is also a strong comparison between the relationship Nathan and his sister had with their grandmother, and Laura's with both her parents. It is sad for Laura and my heart ached for her. I also got the urge to smack her father.Towards the end of the novel, Nathan encounters Laura's father. He is both surprised and shocked by their relationship and how much Milton Armstrong thinks little of his daughter, who is known to be a shark in the advertising business."She relished a challenge. Like facing a well-skilled opponent in a chess match, it only made the victory that much sweeter."I also liked the use of "Ship of Dreams" as both the title of the novel and the place the two characters meet and eventually have a happy ending. I felt it was an interesting pun.The description in the adult scenes was beautifully done with excellent word choice. This is after all a romance novel and I liked the imagery used in these scenes, which were sensual and sultry. I also liked that there was no profanity in the novel.Overall: I have been delaying this review for a while because I felt the book was not as "amazing" as the first. Sadly, I did do a lot of comparisons between the two, even if the protagonists were best friends but very different from one another.There were a lot of beautiful images in the novel, some of which I've quoted, some I'll leave for the reader. My overall rating is 2.5 stars. There were parts that I liked, parts that were long and boring – for me. There were parts that were necessary in the character building, especially Laura's. But in the end, I felt I could have enjoyed the novel more if the time spent on the ship was cut shorter.Note: I received a free copy of Ship of Dreams in exchange for an honest review.

  • Clare O'Beara
    2019-01-30 04:18

    This adult romance mixes a few themes around the contest to land an advertising contract with a cruise ship line. Our expensively dressed heroine Laura works as hard as she can, ever ambitious, hoping to please her father who considers her an underachiever because she is not a boy. (The foolish man. Laura is an intelligent young woman, plays a great game of golf and could have brightened his old age.) If she lands the contract she'll be made a Vice President of her New York agency. I felt we got too much backstory delivered to us at various points, a lot of it early on as Laura thinks about her agency and how high tech it is. This should better have been demonstrated.Nathan was dragged up tough and after his mother's death he and his sister went to live with their Southern grandmother who raised them as farm kids. Now he's in a New York setting for the first time for meetings as the agency he works for also wants this contract. This provides a nice contrast between the principals and gives a reason why they have not met, so the author clearly put a great deal of thought into the work. Research for each of the pair means an incognito cruise on a ship around the Mediterranean and - as they have each already told their boards - most of the passengers are older people, so they can't help finding something in common. After a few days they are attracted enough to start a fling which the workaholic girl insists is not to get romantic, and they are not to swap personal details. Trouble ahead....This is actually a story about two grandmothers. Laura's grandmother is a matriarch, we are early told, but she's actually an unloving control freak, passing down her attitudes. While Nathan's late grandmother not only raised two parentless kids to be good people, she secretly mortgaged her home to get them well educated, claiming she'd stashed money away when in reality the siblings look set to lose the farm if they can't pay off the mortgage. This kind of detail and the attention to setting detail make Ship Of Dreams far more than another standard romance. About a third of the adult story is set on board ship or in the scenic locations visited, with Laura's busy mind inventing apps for tours while Nathan for the first time wants to buy a girl a gift of jewellery. A copy was sent to me for an unbiased review.

  • Paul Flagg
    2019-01-19 03:14

    Laura Armstrong, daughter of a callous but wealthy business mogul, finds herself in a complicated love affair with the handsome Southern gentleman Nathan Maxwell while on a 10-day Mediterranean cruise. Laura has a few rules for her casual flings, one of which is not disclosing personal information. By the end of their cruise on the Ship of Dreams, Laura and Nathan discover they’re both advertising executives fighting for the same account with a major cruise line, abruptly ending their short relationship.That’s just a glimpse into Rebecca Heflin’s latest novel, “Ship of Dreams,” book two in her Dreams Come True series and one of her greatest novels to date. I immediately fell in love with the characters because they're all so relatable and entertaining to read about. The storyline is flawless and keeps you hooked from the very beginning.As in every other romance novel, the hero and heroine end up together. But it’s the adventure that leads up to their reunion and the troubles they face as a couple that distinguish Heflin’s latest novel from others of the romance genre. These characters deal with very real issues like troubled upbringings, family turmoil and conflicts at work that define the everyday individual.I'm looking forward to Heflin's final installment in this captivating series, "Dreams of Her Own." If the first two Dreams novels are any indication, it definitely will not disappoint!

  • Lori
    2019-01-19 04:08

    great romance book. I loved the characters Laura and Nathan. she's more mouthy , brazen while he's more laid back, honerable and family oriented. their romance seems very real instead of a book. they have real problems couples encounter and get through them. this is a opposites attract kinda love story. very well written and players out in your mind like a movie. string female character. very worth the time it takes to read. enjoyable. I was given this bok for a honest 're view.

  • Melanie Adkins
    2019-01-23 03:17

    Laura Armstrong is extremely good at her job. What is her job? She's in advertising. The biggest account her company has ever seen is available. She's determined to land that account. Nathan Maxwell works for a rival ad agency. He is also determined to land this account. He knows his company can do the best work for the company. The bonus that will come with landing the account is exactly what Nathan needs. Laura wan't prepared for the competition to be so charming and handsome.Well written with characters you can relate to makes this book one to buy. I enjoyed the banter back and forth between Laura and Nathan. It's humorous, loving and fast paced. This author gave us all a chance to dream in this book. Get your copy today. I didn't find any issues. I gave this one 5 out of 5 cheers because it's a joy to read. ~Copy of book provided by author and I voluntarily reviewed it.

  • Melanie
    2019-02-16 03:11

    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 know 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 begining 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 build 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!!!

  • Steph McVicker
    2019-01-31 03:19

    It's a rare treat to find a book that has impeccable humor along with a good storyline and hot sex, but Ms. Heflin does all three and does them well in SHIP OF DREAMS. Nathan Maxwell can't stand to see a beautiful woman in distress, and the shapely Cinderella whose Louboutin's are stuck in a crack in an NYC sidewalk definitely qualifies. Laura Armstrong usually likes her men more rugged than the suit wearing sweetie who saves her shoe, but even she can appreciate a damn gorgeous man when she sees one, especially when that man has the sexiest southern accent she's ever heard. Unfortunately, when they meet again, it's because they're both on the cruise ship Nave dei Sogni (Ship of Dreams) competing for a huge advertising contract. Fortunately, they don't find out the other's occupation right away and get 9 steamy days of a gorgeously erotic affair in. Once the truth is revealed, will either of them be able to deny the bond they've formed? Ooh, I LOVED this book! SHIP OF DREAMS is the second offering in the Dreams Come True Series and it was so so good! I could relate to the creative industry setting, as well as Laura's unapologetic shoe fetish. Her sense of humor was freakin' hysterical, witty and snarky, self deprecating yet haughty. She was just fabulous. And Nathan, wooohhhmama he's DELISH. All that southern charm wasn't lost on this reader, I'll tell you that! I liked the dichotomy of the rough background and the current polished hottie, and even though that character isn't new, it felt fresh with the humor that Ms. Heflin infused into both him and Laura. Their chemistry was absolutely crazy hot, and even though the sex scenes were more implied than described, I was shocked about just how hot and sexy that could be. I did feel as if the ending was a bit rushed, though I approved of the outcome. Bottom Line: SHIP OF DREAMS was a fabulous book and I can't wait to pick up more books by this talented author. - See more at: http://www.theromancereviews.com/view... - See more at: http://www.theromancereviews.com/view...

  • Miriam
    2019-01-19 07:12

    Nathan and Laura, two people who know what want, know what they need, and they pursue it with every fiber of their being. Their common goal is an advertising contract for a cruise line that's hoping to draw in a younger demographic. Winning the contract would mean a huge pay raise, prestige and recognition.But while Laura's approach is more aggressive and wants the account to gain her father's approval, Nathan is more reserved, approaching the deal calmly and coolly, knowing that landing the deal would help save his sister's home.Laura was, at times, extremely cold, distant, and business-minded. Other times, she was playful, flirty, and the ultimate siren. In those moments, I adored her because the warmth she projected seemed to resonate from her soul. The other times left me wondering where this woman was and why she was trying so hard to win someone's affection who never seemed to care one bit for her.While I conflicted over Laura, I was rock-steady about Nathan. He was any woman's dream come true. A Southern gentleman through and through, he played by Laura's rules, broke his one, and showed her the passionate man beneath his refined man facade. He also showed through actions more than words that she was worth caring for, that she was worthy of affection, that she deserved to be loved, that she didn't have anything to prove to anyone least of all her dad.The competitiveness of their business brought out the ugly side of both Nathan and Laura. Jealousy was not a good color on either of them and I couldn't wait for them to squash that green tinted monster and move on.Hot and sexy, sweet and sensual, Nathan and Laura's journey into forever started on the streets of New York with what seemed like a chance encounter...but really wasn't. Don't ask me to explain that last bit. You'll have to read the story to find out the unexpected twist about their initial meeting.(Received from Tasty Book Tours for an honest review)

  • Angela
    2019-01-22 03:20

    This was the first book that I have read by this author and it definitely won't be the last! I really enjoyed this story. I loved that Laura was a strong, independent, goal oriented, competitive woman who knew what she wanted and wasn't afraid to go after it. Although she had grown up with the finest of everything, she was surprisingly pretty down to earth and easy to relate to instead of being rude, stuck up, uncaring, and ruthless like her family was and expected her to be. Then you have the southern gentleman Nathan, who had been raised in less than decent surroundings until after his mother passed and he and his sister went to live with their grandmother. He is equally as goal oriented, competitive, and is willing to do whatever it takes to succeed. This story has many twists that keep your attention, it will have you laughing and shaking your head, ready to smack some of them upside theirs, and certainly ready to find your own southern gentleman after they start steaming up your screen! The only issue I had with this book was that even though details are great and often needed to understand the situation, this at times had a little too much details for my liking. I felt like I was getting lost in the details and that it was taking me away from the story instead of drawing me in like they should. Otherwise, this was a great book and I will definitely be reading the 1st & 3rd in this series and more by this author. I strongly recommend this book and even though I haven't read the 1st book yet, I have a feeling that if you want more out of this series, it's best to read from the beginning. I received a free copy in exchange for a honest review.

  • Larena
    2019-01-29 07:09

    Laura Armstrong is an advertising diva that is after the Imperial Cruise Lines account. It would be the biggest account of her career. It would also be the next step in her Life Plan of becoming the most powerful woman in advertising. As a bonus winning the account would prove her father wrong.Nathan Maxwell is a sexy southern gentleman that is after the same account. Though his reasons are completely different. If he gets the sizeable account he will be able to save his family’s farm from foreclosure. The farm is also the only stable home his sister has ever known.Nathan and Laura are both doing a clandestine reconnaissance mission and end up on the same ship in the middle of the Mediterranean. Mt. Vesuvius isn’t the only thing that could erupt while they are there. Nathan will either sink her ship of dreams before it leaves port or will show that the way to love will be the way to smooth sailing.This is the second book in the series and while it can easily be read as a standalone readers will get a lot more enjoyment reading the books in order. This is proving to be a fun series that will tug at readers heartstrings and have them wanting the next book now. The characters are complex and interesting and make for a book that pulls the reader in until the very last page. It will also have readers hoping everything works for Nathan and Laura and that they get their happily ever after. It also has nice cameos from some memorable characters from the first book. Received a review copy

  • Angie Mangino
    2019-01-20 06:04

    Ship of DreamsBy Rebecca Heflin2015 Reviewed by Angie ManginoRating: 4 starsEmployed 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.Angie Mangino currently works as a freelance journalist and book reviewer, additionally offering authors personalized critique service of unpublished manuscripts. http://www.angiemangino.com

  • Michelle
    2019-02-03 07:20

    Laura Armstrong and Nathan Maxwell, both advertising executives, are trying to land the prestigious Imperial Cruise Line account for very different reason. Trust-fund baby Laura wants to prove her worth to her father in the firm and stand on her own two feet. Nathan, a genteel Southern transplant in the Big Apple, hopes to garner the large bonus that comes along with landing the account so he can put the money towards saving his family farm and providing for his sister, Amanda. Both find themselves booked on the Nave dei Sogni, or Ship of Dreams in their quest to earn the coveted account, and this is where the story really gets interesting. This is a classic “opposites attract” story in that Laura was born into a life of privilege and wealth while Nathan worked his way up from nothing to earn what he has, and is still struggling to keep his family farm afloat. It is also an adversaries to lovers story that kept me entertained from beginning to end. Rebecca Heflin writes with a crisp, flowing style with rich descriptions that transports the reader and pulls them right into the story. I certainly can’t wait to read more from this talented scribe!*Note: I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

  • Books and Spoons
    2019-02-06 03:26

    Sassy humor with with sweet, yet steamy, romance in the wicked world of advertising.Nathan, the southern gentleman, is oozing charm and romance. He is protective, loyal, talented, and caring. He puts his family first, and doesn't compromise his values for anything.Laura has a caring heart underneath the brazen mouth and cutthroat behavior. Her dysfunctional family and problems with her father has driven her always to be the best, succeed in her career, and avoid any kinds of commitment in relationships.Their first meeting is romantic, the impression is made, and the fleeting moment stays with them, until they find themselves on a same cruise ship, with the result of sizzling fling across the Mediterranean seas.Laura and Nathan have a palpable connection, the physical attraction is strong and blazing. Their story is fun, entertaining, steamy, and sweet. The problems they are facing are common, and easy to relate to, their happily ever after satisfying, even though I felt the ending was a bit rushed.Delicious story of engaging advertising world, with charismatic characters, plenty of humor, and alluring romance~ Four Spoonsbooksandspoons.weebly.com/book-blog

  • Teresa
    2019-02-07 09:22

    *I received a copy of e book via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. **Advertising executive Laura Armstrong wants the Ad campaign contract really bad. Bad enough to take on another rising advert executive. They both go out after it while taking a luxury cruise. Previous to the cruise they meet and discover how compatible they are to each other. When Laura's lovely family do there usual unbearable comments on her ability to capture the campaign (without using her families last name), What follows is a wonderful love story that literally blows you away and how Nathan Armstrong feels above her will have your heart melting. Nathan needs the account in order to keep his sister in the only home she's known, since her late aunt passed away. There were several times I wanted to reach through the book and tell Laura's family how mean they were to her. You will love this book and it's HEA and Laura and Nathan's sweet love for each other. Great book! Even though I haven't read the first book but The Ship of Dreams hit a home run and I'm going to read book three this week.

  • Michelle Cornwell-Jordan
    2019-01-23 06:23

    A light-hearted fun read! Ship of Dreams follows trust fund baby Diva Laura Armstrong and down to earth Sexy Southern Gentleman Nathan Maxwell, both who are Advertising gurus on the trail for an account which for Laura will prove to her father that she's more than a pretty face! But for Nathan it is a matter of securing through the deal the funds he needs to save his family's farm from foreclosure! Different needs but both are determined to claim the high stakes!After Laura and Nathan board (separately) the Imperial Cruise Line to size up their prize. The two meet and sparks fly, turning the ten day Mediterranean cruise into their own personal "Love Boat!" Lol. Now that the seeds of romance are starting to bud, the stakes go even higher!!Ms. Heflin combines humor, sensuality into a wonderful read causing the reader to become invested in Laura and Nathan's plight! I was rooting for the couple (even after betrayal and jealousy reared its ugly head! lol). But I truly enjoyed delightful romantic adventure!Recommended for readers that enjoy a great Contemporary Romance!

  • Stephanie Wainwright
    2019-02-06 04:10

    Giddings-Rose advertising exec Laura Armstrong has something to prove. Her father has never forgiven her for not being born a boy. If she can land the account for Imperial Cruise Line, she will get the VP promotion she desires. Nathan Maxwell works for the competition, Hawk Media. He also is trying to land the Imperial Cruise Line account. If Nathan wins the account for Hawk, the bonus he’ll receive will save his grandmother’s farm. When Laura and Nathan both book a cruise on the same ship to do a little research on Imperial, the stage is set. Laura and Nathan begin a shipboard fling without knowing that the person they’re sleeping with is their rival. Will their relationship survive when they find out they’re both out for the same account? I really enjoyed this book. I found the characters to be very likeable, and the dialog between them was interesting and fun. I was given a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

  • Angie ~aka Reading Machine~
    2019-01-29 06:22

    Laura Armstrong sets out to prove to her father Milton Armstrong that she's good enough to land The Imperial Cruise account. Laura hates being dismissed because she doesn't have a penis like her younger brother. Nathan Maxwell recently moved to New York City to work as an advertising executive hoping to save his beloved home for his sister Amanda. Nathan helps out a young woman on busy New York City sidewalk and completely smitten with her. A chance meeting between Nathan and Laura leads to unexpected results for the both of them. Will Laura open her heart? Can Nathan reverse his fortune? Your answers await you in Ship of Dreams.I'm really enjoying this series. I get some of my questions answered which only lead to more questions. I'm really curious what role Gloria has in the matchmaking that both Darcy/Josh and Laura/Nathan. I love the characters and story. Each of them inspire me, make me hopeful, and understand heartache. I look forward to my next adventure in this series.

  • Krissys
    2019-02-11 01:10

    I received a digital copy in exchange for an honest review from Samhain. I really enjoyed Ship of Dreams. Its as simple as that. I really enjoyed it. Heflin gives a realistic insight to the struggles of a couple that discover they both have careers running on the same thing. I like how she depicts the struggles and the strengths they find to over come those issues and how they stand as individuals outside of business. Also a win for me is the reunion issue. I don't know why I am such a sucker for reunion stories but Heflin does a great job delivering. I wish that the story had been so much longer because I fell in love with Nathan and Laura. I had a great time and I can't wait to get more from the Ship of Dreams.

  • Anita
    2019-02-07 08:20

    "I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.”Two people are after the same account but for different reasons. Laura to prove something to her father and Nathan to help save the family farm. They meet on the high seas trying to come up with the best way to get the cruise company account. They have 10 days of passion and getting to know each other. Except for one little tidbit, what they're jobs are. When it all comes out, will they be able to find their way back to each other. This was a smooth read. The story just carried along. Right amount of love and anguish to make me read it in one sitting.

  • Brenda
    2019-01-31 01:31

    This was a fun book to read. The competition between the main characters really made the story. It as interesting to develop the reasons why they each wanted to land the "big account". The author did a good job of telling the story without giving it away. It was a quick read and not easy to put down. Well written and joyful. One of those books that just makes you feel good in the end (even if it is a world of fantasy).I recieved a copy of this book for free in exchange for an honest review.

  • InD'tale Magazine
    2019-02-08 07:11

    What a way to make a sizzling New-York-minute character introduction!Read full review in the 2015 June issue of InD'tale Magazine.

  • Joyce
    2019-02-12 03:28

    A real teaser. Interesting story line with pleasant outcome.