Genres: Contemporary Romance
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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.
I am a complete die-hard Hunting fan. This book was so genuinely unique and fun; her characters were fresh, genuine, and likable. I loved so much how this story had the signature fun aspects Hunting’s writing (a little snark, a lot comedy, and even more HOT), but was a completely new line of imagination for her.
And let’s talk about names – Bancroft (Bane), Lexington, and Griffen. Drool…seriously, drool. I love how she names her men, how she makes them a perfect blend of sweet, perv, and assertive. And Bancroft with his love of animals, socks, and sleeping naked? Yeah, I love him. A lot.
Ruby was a wonderful character. She was a little reckless, truly driven to achieve her dreams, and just a plain awesome girl. Come on, her decision of where to sleep showed she has lady balls.
I devoured this book in under 12 hours because I just couldn’t put it down. It’s an EXTREME hit in my book and I hope she writes about Bane’s brothers because I know I would inhale them, too!
~Review by Loredana