Published by Swerve on May 30th 2017
Format: E-Arc from Author
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 big fan of Helena Hunting’s Pucked series which is hockey romance as it’s finest. Those are some steamy, addicting books.
Shacking Up is nothing like that. Shacking Up is the story of Ruby and Bancroft. They meet by accident when Bancroft kisses Ruby and pass along the flu. Ruby is down on her luck loses an audition, ran out of money and is about to be homeless. Amie. Ruby’s best friend hooks her up with Bancroft with the opportunity to pet sit for him while he is gone for 5 weeks.
They hit it off. They began a platonic relationship that turns steamy when Bancroft is back in the states.
The romance was good. Even though it was a bit instalust, they had time to build a slow burn romance.
This is a fun, contemporary read. I would recommend reading it while in the beach.
DISCLOSURE: I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review