Essentially yea they are being shipped. But i personally felt the two by the end of the book are friends with a chance of romance later.
A romance between them seems rushed and forced pandering. Give it at least a month or two of friendship in the lore before they become officially romantic.
The biggest catch with it is the book gives us shaws thoughts (even though hes going insane in a cell). But we don’t get flynns inner dialogue on the matter. So who knows.
None of the romance stuff in the book is inportant to the main story. Heck most of the book is fluff. And personally i thought book was at best a 4 outa 10. I enjoyed the other wow books more.