by Helena Hunting
Series: Shacking Up #3
Published by St. Martin's Press on May 29, 2018
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Source: Publisher, NetGalley
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A new kind of love story about flipping houses, taking risks, and landing that special someone who’s move-in ready…
SHE’S GOT CURB APPEAL
Rian Sutter grew up with the finer things in life. Spending summers in The Hamptons was a normal occurrence for her until her parents lost everything years ago. Now Rian and her sister are getting their life, and finances, back on track through real estate. Not only do they buy and sell houses to the rich and famous, but they finally have the capital to flip their very own beachfront property. But when she inadvertently catches the attention of a sexy stranger who snaps up every house from under her, all bets are off…
HE’S A FIXER UPPER
Pierce Whitfield doesn’t normally demo kitchens, install dry wall, or tear apart a beautiful woman’s dreams. He’s just a down-on-his-luck lawyer who needed a break from the city and agreed to help his brother work on a few homes in the Hamptons. When he first meets Rian, the attraction is undeniable. But when they start competing for the same pieces of prime real estate, the early sparks turn into full-blown fireworks. Can these passionate rivals turn up the heat on their budding romance — without burning down the house?
I FLIPPING LOVE YOU, set in the Shacking Up world, follows two people, both working in real estate, who find themselves vying for the same properties in the Hamptons, leading to a sometimes-not-so-friendly competition.
I Flipping Love You is the third book in Helena Hunting’s Shacking Up series and it features the heroine in the second book’s brother. Pierce Whitfield is a lawyer who goofed up his Dad’s case and is on a time-out from work. He’s filling his time with buying up beachfront properties and flipping them with his brother before renting them out. When Rian Sutter comes into his life, things get a lot more interesting.
Rian and Pierce’s romance had me giggling like a schoolgirl throughout most of the book. Pierce has no shame and his romance game is strong. He was persistent in his pursuit of Rian and I was so here for it. Pierce was my favorite part of this book. His charm, his good looks, his personality, it all worked for me and I loved seeing him fall head over heels for Rian and then seeing him fight for their relationship after all of Rian’s shenanigans.
My only gripe with this book was Rian’s reaction to finding out some stuff about Pierce. I get that she had no faith in anyone outside of her little circle with Marley but I felt that she knew Pierce and she should have known better than to jump to the conclusions that she did without even talking to Pierce. Rian was strong and she built a life from nothing with just her sister at her back and that was admirable so I wanted her to be stronger than she showed us when things got a little tough.
But, Pierce? Gah. I loved him. He’s my book boyfriend for this week.
It’s been a while since I’ve had a book boyfriend of the week and that’s been in large part to how obsessed I remain over Mad Rogan. I have loved many other heroes since I’ve finished the last book in Connor’s series but Mad Rogan remains the keeper of my book boyfriend loving heart.
I knew that I needed to save this feature because it’s been my longest running feature on any blog that I’ve had. When I was on Blogger, this was my very first feature and it’s one that has been updated and changed a little bit but it’s never been gone completely, for very long.
Pierce’s personality and his charm are what captivated me in this book and he’s the first hero that I’ve read since Mad Rogan that I could see as a book boyfriend. I just adored him so…and this is a short glimpse into why I adored him so much.
“We’re having a sleepover. We’re going to do this all night, and I’m going to cuddle you like a motherfucker after finishing sexing every last orgasm out of you.”
Here’s what Pierce looked like in my head. Isn’t he just divine????
Overall, this book was a great one that introduced a new set of characters that I came to adore. Rian and Pierce weren’t perfect but I still enjoyed getting to know the both of them. Their stories were interesting and I really enjoyed seeing them both come together. I also really enjoyed seeing them come into their own. Helena Hunting did a great job with this book and I look forward to reading more from this series and this author.
4 out of 5