Once on board The Mexican Star, Maggie befriends a couple of veteran cruise vacationers and sets out to enjoy the endless amounts of food, free classes, and dazzling balls. One crystal-clear night, she wanders the decks of the cruise ship, looking for a little peace and quiet when she happens across Michael Sanders, a fellow vacationer who has his own reasons for wandering the decks alone at night. As the two begin a friendship, Maggie finds herself wondering if she should chance love one more time with a man who obviously is carrying some type of emotional baggage. Is it worth a shot? Can Maggie really hope to have found someone who could love her unconditionally?
This was a very cute book of a woman who has let the world weigh her down. The cruise was a wonderful idea to get her out of her shell a little bit and you will find yourself cheering for her the whole way through this book. After reading the Cruise Ship Diaries, you may find yourself picking up that phone and booking your own twelve days of paradise.