Author: Tara Sivec
Genres: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: March 7, 2017
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About Below Deck:Declan McGillis can't stand rich people. But working as a deckhand on a luxury charter yacht, he also can't escape them. Declan has spent years kissing their ass and doing their bidding...whatever it takes to make his dreams come true, and nothing will get in his way of being the captain of his own yacht one day.
Mackenzie Armstrong knows what people think when they look at her. She knows from the outside looking in, it seems like her family has it all and doesn't have a care in the world. Things aren't always what they seem, and not only does Mackenzie have the weight of her family's struggles on her shoulders, she also needs to prove to Declan that she's not the spoiled princess he believes her to be.
Declan can't ignore the sparks of lust between them, even though Mackenzie is completely off limits and absolutely out of his league.
Mackenzie thinks a vacation fling is just what she needs to forget about the mess her life has become, and Declan is the perfect man for the job.
Will this be a quick romp in the water, or will it turn into something more when Mackenzie finally gets below Deck?
Ah, it’s been way too long since I’ve read a Tara Sivec! As you know, she’s one of my favorite LOL authors (yes, that’s an official genre name in Bumblingsland), and with all the chronic illness shit in my life over the past year and a half, I’m now realizing I should probably be rereading at least one of her books per month! 😍
And the Signature Sivec was very much present in this book, thank the laughing lords!
- A sense of humor that’s one of a kind (despite other authors’ best efforts to copy 😉)
- A super amusing “ensemble cast” instead of just a main hero and heroine
- So much raunch and sarcasm (perfect!)
The setting was really unique too – I knew when Tara had to put a small glossary at the beginning of the book, I’d be getting a new (and detailed) experience. That was really cool!
Mackenzie was amazing – the best part of the book.
Her personality despite her (assumed) class, her friendliness, her loyalty for her dad, her “take no bullshit” attitude with the bitchfaces…
I want to be her, be best friends with her, and be everything else with her.
Just SUCH a good character.
But…Declan. Declan was like the one bad part for me.
I mean yeah he sounds hot as hell. But also such a douchenozzle. He was almost as bad to Mackenzie as the bitchfaces, and was just a downright idiot on so many occasions.
By the big realization, I had zeroooo tolerance left for the dude and, if I didn’t like Mackenzie so much, would have kinda wanted him to get crushed. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯