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?
**Below Deck generously provided in exchange for an honest review.**
3 "If that was pretend...." Stars
Tara Sivec never ever fails to make you laugh with her romantic comedies. Below Deck stars two main characters a little lost in their lives. Both uber-focused on misguided goals hidden behind the walls built around their hearts. With Sivec's hilariously crafted plot, succinctly written words, and a beautiful Caribbean setting this rom-com story flies by leaving you satisfied.
They're on a boat! Declan McGillis works as part of a charter yacht crew. With goals to one day captain his own ship he has no time in his life for the distraction that is the good looking and adorable wily Mackenzie Armstrong. Mackenzie, vacationing on the yacht with step-monsters mother and sister, her best friend, and her father, never indulges in the benefits of one night stands and flings. Having been strapped in a job she doesn't love in order to keep her father on track and being related by marriage to two unbearable women her life is teetering on the edge. Mackenzie drools that first time she meets Declan much to his amusement. From here a comedic story takes off. There's much sexiness and romance in the Caribbean with these two. Fun dates and sharing, miscommunications and confused hearts with lots of passion.
Below Deck works great for lovers of Romantic comedy, sarcasm, and likable characters aboard a ship where anything can happen. I enjoyed my respite while reading this book and think any rom-com fans will enjoy it too.