Adult Fiction, Contemporary, Humor, Romance

Review: Shacking Up | Shacking Up Series by Helena Hunting

SHACKING UPRuby Scott is months behind on rent and can’t seem to land a steady job. She has one chance to turn things around with a big audition. But instead of getting her big break, she gets sick as a dog and completely bombs it in the most humiliating fashion. All thanks to a mysterious, gorgeous guy who kissed—and then coughed on—her at a party the night before.

Luckily, her best friend might have found the perfect opportunity; a job staying at the lavish penthouse apartment of hotel magnate Bancroft Mills while he’s out of town, taking care of his exotic pets. But when the newly-evicted Ruby arrives to meet her new employer, it turns out Bane is the same guy who got her sick. Seeing his role in Ruby’s dilemma, Bane offers her a permanent job as his live-in pet sitter until she can get back on her feet. 

Filled with hilariously awkward encounters and enough sexual tension to heat a New York City block, Shacking Up, from NYT and USA Today bestselling author Helena Hunting, is sure to keep you laughing and swooning all night long.

4 Stars

Romance | Adult Fiction | Contemporary | Humor

Have I mentioned it enough that I love Helena Hunting’s writing style? Because I will say it hundred times more. Everything about her writing style is just amazing – she blows me away with her hilarious character dynamics with the delicious blends of chemistry that sweats off the pages. I cannot and will not ever stop gushing. 

So what did Shacking Up do for me and my reading addiction? Lots…

Ruby is such a fun female character. I loved her personality. She was super fun as a person, really relatable – I could find little tidbits where I was able to connect with her character on many levels. The fact that I adored her quirks, especially the germaphobia speaks volumes. It is spot on. Bancroft was also someone I really enjoyed learning about. Being oh so deliciously sexy (do you ever doubt Hunting’s ability to make scrumptious fictional boyfriends?) physical man meat was only the start of my obsession, but he is also this grounded, smart minded individual. He had such an amazing personality I loved drooling over.

Oh my lanta do I need some Bane in my life – please and thank you… let me just clean up my drool.

And their chemistry?! It was super steamy. What I really enjoyed a lot of was the build up between them. Because Ruby was staying in Bane’s apartment while he was out of town, there was a certain amount of romance building on a long distance spectrum. They were able to convey this chemistry miles away without always having the physical prowess building or overpowering the actual emotional build. Of course at times there were some more questionable situations that more or less didn’t entirely flow the way I would have felt being more believable, but as the building continued to grow it became more and more imaginable. 

I definitely enjoyed them as a unit, especially when things were in their face, or rather humping. They definitely had a delicious chemistry that melted off the pages.

Bottom line, all I can say is that I really enjoyed Shacking Up. If you haven’t. let me just butter you up and call you sally, because we need to get balls deep in love with all things Helena Hunting radar – inserting peer pressure here. I cannot continue to describe how many emotional feels I get from reading her books. Shacking Up was definitely one of the most hilarious, entertaining and steamy combinations of reads since my reading splurge on PUCKED Series. I loved every minute of it, I cannot get enough. Bancroft and Ruby’s relationship is just endearing, it is beautiful, it was light and just perfection. I cannot wait to see what comes with this series! 

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