Review: SHACKING UP by Helena Hunting @helenahunting

I received this book for free from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: SHACKING UP by Helena Hunting @helenahuntingShacking Up by Helena Hunting
Published by: Swerve
on Mary 30, 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Purchase eBook | Purchase Paperback | Available on Audible
Add to your TBR!
One StarOne StarOne StarOne Star

Ruby 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.

Believe me when I say, you just can NEVER go wrong with a Helena Hunting romance. She KILLS IT every single time. Her brand of storytelling always leaves me craving more and more. When you here the name Helena Hunting, most of you associate it with the HILARIOUS Pucked Series or the intensely emotional Clipped Wings series…both of which are INCREDIBLE series. Well, she is bringing us something new and fresh with SHACKING UP, the story of Ruby Scott and Bancroft Mills. This new romantic comedy may be new and fresh, but it still carries the HILARIOUS and SMART writing that we are used to with this author. The characters are unforgettable. The writing is incredible. If the cover or the blurb doesn’t seduce you, the first couple of chapters will DEFINITELY pull you in! But come on…did you SEE the cover?! Seriously! 

“Why would he accuse you of kissing him back though?”

I get busy picking at imaginary lint on my dress.


I mutter something unintelligible.

“Did you kiss him back?”

I shrug.

“You didn’t even know who he was!”

“I was caught off guard. He’s a good kisser. And have you seen him? That man could revive a corpse with his hotness.”

The comical dialogue between our main character, Ruby and her best friend Amie was EVERYTHING! It was ridiculous at times, but the hilarity was real people! It was just AMAZING! And don’t even get me started on Bane’s dirty talk. OMG! Let’s just say, it was completely and utterly panty-melting. 

“First, I’m going to fuck you, then I’m going to love you.”

All in all, this was the REAL DEAL! Another home run, out of the park, completely ENTERTAINING and SEXY AS HELL romance full of laugh-out-loud moments and mouth-watering love scenes. And trust me, the slow-burn hurts so good guys. I got antsy halfway through, but I had NO DOUBT that Ms. Hunting would delivery on the sexiness that I so love in all of her stories. 

And not to give anything away, but Helena Hunting is not leaving this world anytime soon, because HOOKING UP is up next and after devouring SHACKING UP, I have my suspicions about who this next one is about, and can I just say that I’m so FREAKING EXCITED!!!

About Helena Hunting

NYT and USA Today bestselling author of PUCKED, Helena Hunting lives on the outskirts of Toronto with her incredibly tolerant family and two moderately intolerant cats. She’s writes contemporary romance ranging from new adult angst to romantic sports comedy.

Leave a Reply