Title: Shacking Up
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Romantic Comedy
Author: Helena Hunting
Publisher: Swerve, May 30, 2017(pre-order available)
Source: Free for review from the publisher
Pages: N/A (Kindle)
Sexy Rating: 5
Violence Rating: 0
Description from Amazon.com:
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.
You will turn pages and not put this book down until you can see how the author unravels the issues, the many issues that are hampering Bane & Ruby’s HEA. The sexual tension is off the charts but circumstances just keep ratcheting up the heat. Yes, this book kept me laughing and swooning all night long. If you are a fan of movie romantic comedies, as I am, then I guarantee you will love this book. The characters seemed like real people you might know. We have Bancroft, Bane, who is a born protector/caregiver/caretaker/hot-as-hell former pro athlete and Ruby, an aspiring actress with a serious cash flow problem. They meet in a rather awkward way but there is an instant attraction
This is my first reading of a book by Ms. Hunting and I am so impressed with her wit and character development. This is going on my list of Best-of-2017. Terrific writing and dialog.