#BookReview: Sex, Lies & Cruising by Cathryn Chapman #CLPBlogTours

Reviewer: Samantha

I received a review copy

sex lies and cruisingSummary:

Exotic locations, sexy men, and crazy crew parties… Ellie has her dream job… or does she?

When Ellie’s fiancé cheats on her with a younger, slimmer, blonde from the office, she boots him out of her life and finds solace in a fabulous photography job aboard a Caribbean cruise ship. Twenty-four hours on board and she’s already shagged her sexy Texan colleague, who happens to love her muffin-top. Unfortunately he’s leaving in a week, and his ex-girlfriend, a hot-headed Brazilian with stripper moves right out of the 90s and a talent for stealing boyfriends, is still on board and out for revenge.

Ellie must work out how to deal with the loco ex, sort the lying scumbags from the good guys, and figure out how many crew members in a cabin it takes before officially becoming group sex. Who the hell knows? (It’s five, actually.) It’s a world completely unlike the one she left behind, but as she tries to find her place on board, Ellie discovers laughter and tears in equal measure. And in the midst of the craziness, she realises the greatest thing this lifestyle change has given her is the chance to rediscover herself.


I am seriously on a roll with a great chick lit recently! From the first few lines of the blurb I was already laughing, and the book itself had me in stitches. There is a lot of mature content if the title didn’t give that away so if you enjoy a  little scandal in your reading, this one you should enjoy! Oh Ellie. I just wanted to hug her most of the time, but she was so fun and super relatable and her journey was an absolute blast to follow along with. The writing is fast-paced, humorous and light-hearted, perfect for your summer nights or to go in your vacation bag.

4.5 stars

cathryn chapmanAuthor Bio:

Cathryn Chapman nearly gave up her writing career when her eighth grade English teacher refused to believe her sensual poem could have been written by somebody so young. Two years later, when Cathryn was fourteen, that same English teacher declared she should start writing for Mills & Boon, and a women s fiction writer was born. Cathryn graduated from university with a Business Degree and spent seven years travelling the world working on cruise ships, and living in London, New York, Paris and South America. In her thirties, she left a successful marketing and public relations career to pursue her dream of gracing the stages in London s West End. When this failed dismally, Cathryn settled down with a husband and baby boy, and stayed in one country long enough to finally write her first novel, SEX, LIES, AND CRUISING.


Website: www.cathrynchapman.net
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1 Comment

  1. August 5, 2015 / 9:03 am

    Oh, I’m so, so happy and relieved that you loved the book! *Does happy dance* I know how many wonderful books you read, so I’m particularly pleased 🙂 Cat x

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