Book Review: Shacking Up

Shacking Up

 4.35  ·   Rating Details ·  647 Ratings  ·  340 Reviews
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.

's review 
Apr 11, 2017

really liked it
bookshelves: arc

**Shacking Up generously provided the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.**

"Of course you didn't listen." Stars

This story is a totally fun contemporary romance from Helena Hunting. It's sexy, full of banter, and light with much comedic interludes. What you see is what you get from both main characters as they challenge and compliment each other from beginning to end. Told from alternating first person points of view coupled with Hunting's signature witty and sassy writing, Bancroft and Ruby energize the pages of Shacking Up.

Hunting's female lead has a mind and heart all her own. Not phased by trends or meeting familial expectations, Ruby lives in the moment as a starving Broadway actress. She's a lovable character with her zany quips and quirks. Loyal and honest to her best friend she literally runs into Bancroft at an engagement party. As her life situation becomes more dire Bancroft becomes somewhat of an unexpected white knight.

"His now lopsided grin is making my panties reevaluate their importance in my life." 

Bancroft was a refreshing male lead. Rich but rugged I keep thinking is best to describe him. He's not pretentious and spent his twenties doing actually what he wanted rather than follow in immediate family footsteps. He shares that in common with Ruby which is part of the attraction even though the clash when it comes to rules and being meticulous. The clash is where the magic happens. A flourishing friendship leads to more between them both.

Shacking Up was truly a fast and fun ride. I enjoyed reading these two characters. I enjoyed Ruby's wit and Bancroft's reasoning to her sass. The two together had great chemistry and made the book easy to get lost in. Helena Hunting's writing allows to immerse yourself in their relationship easily. A romantically fun read to get lost in for a while. I think an contemporary romantic comedy readers will enjoy this story.

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Lori L. Clark

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