Ship Happens (Love at Sea #1) Read Online Kate Stacy

Categories Genre: Romance Tags Authors: Series: Love at Sea Series by Kate Stacy

Total pages in book: 49
Estimated words: 48131 (not accurate)
Estimated Reading Time in minutes: 241(@200wpm)___ 193(@250wpm)___ 160(@300wpm)

Macy Carmichael has been my friend with mind-blowing benefits for a long time now. But, I’ve been craving more from her. More than she’s ready to give.
When my siblings book me on an all-inclusive cruise, I jump at the idea of a free vacation and a chance to get away for a while. Unfortunately, my meddling older sister left out a few important details—like the name of the cruise. Love at Sea. Is she for real?
If that’s not bad enough, she signed me up for a variety of activities and makes me promise that I’ll take part in every single one. She also failed to mention that she convinced Macy to book the same cruise.
Imagine my surprise when she sits down across the table from me during the speed dating event I didn’t even want to attend. All bets are off. I’ll be damned if some other man is getting close to what’s mine.

Desperate for a vacation and break from everyday life, I take the suggestion of a close friend and book myself a week-long cruise. I even go along with her recommendation.
The Love at Sea cruise aboard the Heart of the Deep. It doesn’t sound like a bad idea, even if the whole cruise is based around the finding and celebrating love.
But when my best friend with toe-curling benefits, Tate Thorne, shows up during the speed dating event, I know I’m in trouble. No matter what I do, it always comes back to him.
Maybe away from the hustle and bustle of our small town, we can finally explore something more. That is, if I can finally let go of all the “rules” of our previous arrangement.
Ship Happens is a friends with benefits romance, part of the Love at Sea multi-author series. Get ready to set sail through the Caribbean on Festival Cruises’ most alluring voyage with eight of your favorite authors – happily ever after guaranteed!
Experience everything the Love at Sea series has to offer. From speed dating to masquerades, guests are sure to enjoy the hot days and steamy nights. Explore hidden waterfalls, swim with dolphins, and watch as eight couples find their forever on the open ocean.



The following playlist served as creative inspiration throughout the writing and revision of Ship Happens.

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Into You – Ariana Grande

Wilder – Gamma Skies ft. Cleo Kelley

Why Don’t You & I – Santana ft. Alex Band

Dusk Till Dawn – Bachata Version – DJ Tronky

Things I Love – Lvly ft. Jaslyn Edgar

Boomerang – Tape Machines ft. Mia Pfirrman

Company – Justin Bieber

Señorita – Shawn Mendes ft. Camila Cabello

Good Life – One Republic

Want to Want Me – Jason Derulo

Love You Like A Love Song – Selena Gomez & The Scene

And You Be Loved – Damian Marley

I’m Feeling You – Santana ft. Michelle Branch & The Wreckers

Big Love – Chicken

En El Barrio – Son Habana

Cake By The Ocean – DNCE

I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me) – Whitney Houston

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Listen to these songs and more on the Ship Happens playlist on Spotify.



My first time in New Orleans and I don’t have time to explore.

Shaking my head at myself, I heft my backpack onto my shoulders and take one last look around before heading inside. I am kinda bummed that the only sights I got to see were between the airport and the Port of New Orleans, but I shouldn’t complain. This is my first vacation in years thanks to my workaholic tendencies, and it’s a gift from my siblings. Exploring New Orleans may be on my travel bucket list, but there’s no way I’d ever turn down an all-expenses-paid cruise to the Caribbean.

I guess this is the Universe’s way of telling me I should take more time off. Maybe I’ll extend my trip a couple of extra days and take in a few sights before I fly back to Blackwood.

With that thought in mind, I fire off a text to our group chat to let my siblings know I’ve arrived at the port and make my way over to the arrivals terminal to find out where I need to go.

Since my older sister, Taryn, completed the online check-in for me, I was able to pass my tagged luggage to a porter outside, which means I can skip baggage check. Bypassing the lines, grateful I don’t have to wait, I look for the arrivals terminal.

I don’t get far because my attention is diverted to the baggage line when I see a cute little brunette grab her luggage and turn to leave. I wouldn’t have thought anything of it, but another woman jumps in front of her to stop her retreat.

The brunette has a not-so-hushed, extremely animated conversation with the other woman. I’m too far away to catch all the details, but I hear enough to catch the gist of it. She clearly didn’t know what she was getting into when her friend invited her on a cruise.