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Sex, Lies and Cruising - Cathryn Chapman

Paperback Published: 30th September 2015
ISBN: 9780994314307
Number Of Pages: 276

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When Ellie's fiance cheats on her with a younger, slimmer, blonde from the office, she boots him out of her life and finds solace in a fabulous photography job aboard a Caribbean cruise ship. Twenty-four hours on board and she's already shagged her sexy Texan colleague, who happens to love her muffin-top. Unfortunately he's leaving in a week, and his ex-girlfriend, a hot-headed Brazilian with stripper moves right out of the 90s and a talent for stealing boyfriends, is still on board and out for revenge.

Ellie must work out how to deal with the loco ex, sort the lying scumbags from the good guys, and figure out how many crew members in a cabin it takes before officially becoming group sex. Who the hell knows? (It's five, actually.) It's a world completely unlike the one she left behind, but as she tries to find her place on board, Ellie discovers laughter and tears in equal measure. And in the midst of the craziness, she realises the greatest thing this lifestyle change has given her is the chance to rediscover herself. Sex, Lies, and Cruising is the first book in a series about Ellie Green's international adventure... to flee a cheating fiance, and get her sexy back.

About the Author

Cathryn Chapman nearly gave up her writing career when her eighth grade English teacher refused to believe her sensual poem could have been written by somebody so young. Two years later, when Cathryn was fourteen, that same English teacher declared she should start writing for Mills & Boon, and a women's fiction writer was born. Cathryn graduated from university with a Business Degree and spent seven years travelling the world - working on cruise ships, and living in London, New York, Paris and South America. In her thirties, she left a successful marketing and public relations career to pursue her dream of gracing the stages in London's West End. When this failed dismally, Cathryn settled down with a husband and baby boy, and stayed in one country long enough to finally write her first novel, Sex, Lies, and Cruising.


Great Read with the perfect amount of sex


I read this book while on Sick Leave from work, I could not put it down. Ellie and her escapades are so interesting and fun to follow. I cannot wait for the second instalment! Hurry up Cathryn, please finish it!



Great escape


It was a light hearted story, that made me laugh. I enjoyed Ellie's travels and look forward to finding out what she gets up to next!!



Fun light hearted read...and I now want to work on a ship ;)


This is a fun read. A voyeuristic look at what staff get up to on cruise ships. I don't know if it's based on any truth but as a past passenger I reckon there's some truth in it. It's a chic lit so don't expect anything else. I'm middle aged and love sex and the city, 50 shades, and even Twilight (dare I say). I hope a sequel comes out soon as I'm curious to know what happens next...

Brisbane, AU


I couldn't put this book down!


Ellie is such an engaging character, I felt like I shared her journey as she experiences lust, love and laughter on the cruiseship of her dreams. This a a great holiday read and I promise you will read it from cover to cover!



not enough bang


I did not get past page 30

Moe Vic Au


Sex, Lies and Cruising

4.2 5


Bridget Jones meets Sex and the City, on board The Love Boat -- Herald Sun
The perfect holiday or weekend read. Sexy, funny, well-rounded story with character, humour and plot. -- Deputy Editor, Metro Newspaper, London

ISBN: 9780994314307
ISBN-10: 0994314302
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 276
Published: 30th September 2015
Publisher: CM Publications
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 20.5 x 13.5  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.32