I Thought It Was You – Kirsty McManus / #Review @McmanusKirsty

Oceanic Dreams #4

When Liv Turner takes a cruise to get away from a bad break-up, all she wants to do is hide from the world for a while—and maybe hang out with her brother, who works in the ship’s casino. But soon after boarding, three things happen in quick succession:

1. Liv meets Wells, a gorgeous charity worker on his way to Cozumel.
2. She discovers that her ex has completely drained her bank account.
3. TV celebrity Jamila Castro begs Liv to take on the role of her rehab nurse to stop a vengeful ex co-star from ruining her career.

With Liv broke, and a twenty-thousand dollar incentive to help Jamila out, she reluctantly agrees to a week of pretending to be Nina from Louisiana. The only catch? She isn’t allowed to talk to Wells again. But that becomes difficult when he keeps showing up all over the ship and proving himself to be the perfect guy.

To make matters more complicated, Liv’s brother had booked her trip through a singles group, where it is a requirement to participate in their activities—as herself.

Will Liv be able to avoid having her cover blown, and stop Jamila from being exposed in the media? And will she be able to put Wells out of her mind?

Anything can happen on the Oceanic Aphrodite, but smooth sailing isn’t always one of them.



My Review

It’s such bliss when it’s so cold over here that you can escape on a cruise where it is hot. Unfortunately for me it was only a virtual escape but I really felt better reading about the sun. 🙂

This book is another fun read, just like the previous stories in this series were. It’s nice to connect briefly with the main character from book 1 and being reminded of the fabulous act Janey and her partner treated us on.

The author has combined everything a great book in this genre needs : misunderstandings, love, laughter, regrets and a happy ever after for everybody after some explaining and appologising has been done. Of course having money and thus influence does help achieving certain goals.

No matter how good you think you are in playing a role, the truth will always be revealed somehow. You are left behind with a feeling of if only, but it might be too late…

This really is a splendid series that I thoroughly enjoy. 5 stars.

Thank you, Kirsty McManus


About the author

Kirsty McManus was born in Sydney, Australia and moved to Queensland when she was 14. When she was 25, she lived in Japan for a year with her partner Kesh and worked as an English teacher. This was the inspiration behind her debut novel, Zen Queen. She also spent a year in Canada and then settled back down on the Sunshine Coast in 2008. She now writes almost full time, designs the occasional website and looks after her two little boys.


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Book Link

Amazon US : https://www.amazon.com/Thought-Was-Oceanic-Dreams-Book-ebook/dp/B07RNZGYHK/ref=pd_rhf_ee_s_pd_crcd_0_1/135-4351082-9959800?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B07RNZGYHK&pd_rd_r=aac08581-de62-4e7b-bafc-223c1a48905f&pd_rd_w=2KSTd&pd_rd_wg=X0mkJ&pf_rd_p=cebc8e1a-7015-46fb-84e6-c056804c208e&pf_rd_r=2E60RHDA7TJ1M54CR5SQ&psc=1&refRID=2E60RHDA7TJ1M54CR5SQ

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