Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Review: I Saw Him Standing There by Holly Kerr



Three Birds Press

Release Date:
May 20, 2019

Synopsis from Goodreads:

This stowaway sets sail for love!

Small-time con artist Siggy needs to get out of town fast. When she’s offered tickets on the legendary Oceanic Aphrodite, Siggy jumps at the chance to get away.  A week on a luxury cruise ship, with a suitcase full of clothes and all expenses paid? Yes, please! The only catch is that she has to pretend to be someone else.

No problem. Siggy has no intention of getting close enough anyone to discover her secrets.

But this is the Oceanic Aphrodite and love is in the air. When Siggy sees assistant cruise director Will taking tickets, Cupid’s arrow hits the target. Luckily, Will’s too busy smiling at her to check out her fake passport because he’ll toss Siggy off the ship if he finds out about the scam.

Onboard, dolphins and cameras and runaway ferrets bring Siggy and Will together. The more time they spend together, the more Siggy wants to tell him the truth.

Cupid’s arrow has struck deep but can Siggy stop running?

This novella-length romantic comedy is the first book in the Oceanic Dreams series.

My Review

What better way to start my summer beach reading season then with a series taking place on a cruise ship? Fun and romance scream out right from the start when Siggy finds herself a passenger on a “Love Boat” type of cruise with someone else’s identity.

Siggy’s antics keep you laughing and shaking your head at the same time. You can’t help wonder how she will get herself out of this one and not land in jail.

Sparks fly when she finds herself attracted to the assistant cruise director, Will. Not only is she falling in love, but she has to find a way not let him know she’s a fake without scaring him off. She has her work cut out for her to say the least.

This is a charming book and a great start to a romantic comedy series. This promises to be a fun, delightful series filled with a wide variety of characters. It’s a quick read that left me smiling long after I swiped the last page. I know I’m going to love this series.

For Reading Challenge:

Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge 2019

Disclosure: I read this one from my personal Kindle library. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own.


  1. Thanks so much for the awesome review!! I hope you enjoy the rest of the series as well! :)

  2. I got this book and plan to get the rest of them after seeing your Weekend Review & Spotlight about the series. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

  3. This sounds fun and you're right about this being the perfect way to start off summer! Adding to my TBR.


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