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.
Genre: Romance – Comedy, sports
Stand Alone: Yes
Part of a Series: I don’t think so
POV: Ruby and Banecroft
Steam-level: Steadily rising throughout the book
Although I’ve heard of Helena Hunting before i’ve never actually read her books. Now that I’ve read Shacking Up I’m sad that i haven’t read her sooner. Shacking Up was tongue-in-cheek (and mouth) funny that had me laughing out loud throughout the book. Ruby was funny, sassy and independent (I related to her A LOT) trying to make it on her own and avoiding the upper-crust corporate world that her father has waiting for her when she fails with a vengeance. Banecroft, just retiring from rugby after an injury, is forced to join the corporate world in his father’s company. The push and pull between these characters, jobs you love versus familiar obligations, the lengths you’ll go to remain independent, and the power of friendship was present throughout. I truly enjoyed this book and look forward to reading more of Helena Hunting.
I received an advanced copy of this book for free from the author/publisher via NetGalley. I’m voluntarily giving my honest review.
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