Thursday, May 23, 2024

Love Overboard review + Giveaway

 Love Overboard JustRead Blog + Review Tour

Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for Love Overboard by Shannon Sue Dunlap, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

Title: Love Overboard
Series: Love Overboard #1
Author: Shannon Sue Dunlap
Publisher: Kregel Publications
Release Date: May 21, 2024
Genre: Christian Romcom

 My Review:

Love Overboard is the first book I have read by Shannon Dunlap.

Dunlap has created a whimsical cast of matchmakers with a unique story thread. These four retired ladies (aka the "Shippers") live on the cruise ship, creating mischief with the best of intentions. They give off Golden Girl vibes in their wit and interactions.

Lacey knows what the Shippers are about and wants nothing to do with it. While she loves the ladies, she is not looking for love. She has trust issues and would rather focus on her job and taking care of her parents.

Jon is thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Lacey again. As the one who got away, Jon is happy with the Shippers matchmaking attempts. However, Jon is keeping secrets and is on board the ship investigating, and neglects to tell Lacey the details.

Read for: 

🚢second-chance romance

🚢love on the cruise ship

🚢quirky characters

🚢mysterious thread

🚢Golden Girl vibes

🚢witty banter

🚢easy read

Thank you to the JustReads Publicity and the author for the opportunity to read this book. I was not required to provide a positive review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.


About the Book

 A snort-laughing, cruise ship romance takes readers into topsy-turvy waters

When a group of four quirky friends retire on a neverending round of cruises, their attire consists of more than floral shirts and gaudy skirts. Armed with walkie-talkies and battle plans, these relationship experts--who've dubbed themselves the "Shippers"--target hostess Lacey Anderson and director Jonathan King in their romantic schemes. But the young couple refuses to cooperate. They've been on the "love boat" together before, and it went down in flames.

Boss matchmaker Emily Windsor has orchestrated multiple romantic successes, and these two upstarts certainly won't get the best of her. The chemistry between Lacey and Jonathan is obvious, but the couple rebuffs every outlandish plot and "coincidental" meeting, forcing the matchmakers to chart a new course to true love--all while inadvertently thwarting drug smugglers threatening to ruin their floating home on the ocean.

This laugh-out-loud rom-com features loveable characters, over-the-top situations reminiscent of 1950s sitcoms, and a dash of mystery. The toe-curling romance will push the reader overboard and all in with Shannon Dunlap's new series.

PURCHASE LINKS: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | ChristianBook | Bookshop | BookBub

About the Author

Shannon Sue Dunlap

Shannon Sue Dunlap writes books with a dose of laughter and a spoonful of love. One of the greatest compliments you can give her is saying her stories made you laugh-out-loud. She loves traveling around the world, singing tunes from classic musicals, and drinking Dr. Pepper. Shannon is a die-hard fan of happy endings and believes God has designed one for each of us.

Connect with Shannon at to follow her on social media and sign up for email updates.

Tour Giveaway

(1) winner will win a signed copy of Love Overboard plus character-themed items for each matchmaker!

Love Overboard JustRead Tours blog giveaway

Full tour schedule linked below. The giveaway begins at midnight May 20, 2024 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on May 27, 2024. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

Giveaway is subject to JustRead Publicity Tours Giveaway Policies.

Enter Giveaway

Follow along at JustRead Tours for a full list of stops!

JustRead Publicity Tours


  1. Shannon Sue DunlapMay 23, 2024 at 7:45 PM

    Hi Cindy. Thank you for the review!

    1. Shannon, thank you for writing a lovely story! I enjoyed it.

  2. They live on the cruise ship? That's such a fun premise! :D

  3. This sounds like a great book I’d love to read!

  4. I absolutely love second chance romances! This one sounds so fun, and I'm already curious about Jon's secrets... Great review, Cindy. :)

  5. I've been seeing this book all over social media lately and now seeing it reviewed here makes me think I need to add this to my mental list of possible-TBR-additions. A list I'm forever adding to. ;)

    1. Rissi-FOMO is real, right?! It's a cute book!

  6. This looks like a very sweet book to read. Thanks for sharing.