Jul 27, 2017

{Review} Shacking Up by Helena Hunting

Shacking Up by Helena Hunting

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

GENRE: Contemporary
THEME: Romance, Humor


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.


Hilarious and lots of romance! I loved Shacking up, not only is there an adorable Ferret name Francesca, but the romance and tension was off the charts. Sometimes I need a break from all the angst and Hunting wrote a creative mixture of everything I was looking for.

Shacking Up follows Ruby who is running out of money and probably going to be homeless soon. Her career path isn’t going to where she was hoping for, no matter how talented she is. Luckily with the help of her best friend she gets a pet sitting job for her besties fiancé’s cousin. The same hot guy she kissed at the wedding party, and the same man who ruined her chance at a big break.
Ruby, I would define as a determined, yet stubborn woman. She knows what she wants and won’t let her father ruin her goal in life, even though he feels shes in the wrong. I loved her adorableness with Francesca the ferret and hilarious moments with the other pet…aka a large spider.

Bancroft aka Bane is a former Rugby player who is now working for his fathers company. His father has him traveling for the business and so Bane needs someone to watch his beloved pets, whom he spoils. He checks in with Ruby by calling routinely, which starts an interesting interaction and some smoking hot moments over the phone. But when Bane comes home, everything changes and both of them go through some ups and downs to figure out what kind of relationship they are moving towards.

Overall, I loved this story, Ruby is all drama and sass, while Bane is all for Ruby but doesn’t know how to handle her. The boss employee romance is top notch and I had a blast seeing where these two would end up.

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