From New York Times bestselling author Helena Hunting comes I Flipping Love You, a love story about flipping houses, taking risks, and landing that special someone who’s move-in ready.
Rian Sutter doesn’t usually get hit on in the grocery store, but when she notices a sexy man in a suit checking her out, she thinks maybe it’s her lucky day. Either that or the suit has a thing for sweaty, yoga-pant wearing women with excellent price matching skills.
Turns out it’s neither.
Pierce Whitfield can’t believe his luck when he’s able to track down the woman who scratched up the paint job on his car at the scene of the crime. But when he confronts the hit and run hottie, he discovers there’s not just one, but two of them, and he’s been throwing accusations at the wrong twin.
As repair costs are negotiated, and the chemistry between them flares, Rian and Pierce find out they have more than mutual attraction in common. They’re both vying for the same pieces of prime real estate in The Hamptons and neither one plans to give up without a fight.
Can these passionate rivals turn up the heat on their budding romance—without burning down the house?
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
We love a good enemies-to-lovers story—and this ultra-sexy rom-com hits the spot. Real estate agent and house flipper Rian Sutter has her sights set on some highly desirable beachfront property—but so does Pierce Whitfield, the guy she thought was just a fun summer fling. Pierce wants more than one night from Rian, but she’s afraid that a relationship with the competition will harm her career. Set in the Hamptons, I Flipping Love You is a laugh-out-loud funny romance that makes for a perfect escape.
Hunting (Shacking Up) falters with this standalone contemporary. When Manhattan lawyer Pierce Whitfield mistakenly accuses Long Island realtor Rian Sutter of a parking lot hit-and-run, they are both surprised by the immediate attraction between them. Rian is determined not to let Pierce's relentless pursuit distract her from making enough profit flipping houses in their Hamptons neighborhood to buy her grandmother's old home. Their summer fling intensifies, but deliberate and accidental secret-keeping threaten the burgeoning relationship. This light story relies heavily on the tropes of an antagonistic relationship, but there is little emotional structure built on that foundation. Secondary characters such as Rian's twin, Marley, and Pierce's siblings, Amalie and Lawson, are interesting on introduction but quickly forgotten, and faux conflicts around other possible love interests are little more than clich . Pierce and Rian have backstories that link up in intriguing ways, although key revelations come frustratingly late for the reader. There are hints of potential, but the end result is disappointing.
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Helena is one of my favourite authors. This book did not disappoint. Great characters and a fresh premise. So good!
A laugh out loud romance
Rian and her twin sister grew up privileged and never wanted for anything but when they were 18 their parents sold their mansion and vanished with the money leaving the sisters alone, and not just broke but in debt. Pierce grew up poor until his dad patented a doll named after his sister which made them very rich, but Pierce wants out of the family business and to make his own life flipping houses. Pierce sees Rian's sister hit his car and drive off and only a few days later Pierce sees Rian (thinking it's her sister) and starts blaming her for hitting his car. Even though Pierce is mad, he can feel the attraction he has toward her and when they keep running into each other, he realizes he has to have her. And even through Rian thinks he's an arrogant jacka$$, she can feel this magnetic pull towards him. And when the two of them get together, you just know it's going to be amazing.
This is a cute romantic comedy that had me laughing out loud and rooting for Pierce and Rian to stick it out. I felt sorry for Rian because she had been through so much and yet she kept going and even had to try and keep her sister in line. Even through Pierce came off at first like a real jerk, he was just a really good guy who just wanted a simple life. I couldn't help but fall a little bit in love with them. A great addition to this series that you don't want to miss.
I received an ARC courtesy of St. Martin's Press through NetGalley in exchange for a honest review.
Great Beach Read
I received an ARC of this book to read from NetGalley in exchange for a fair review. I Flipping Love You by Helena Hunting is tied to the world of her Shacking Up and Hooking Up books but can be read as a stand-alone. At the age of 18 Rian Sutter and her sister Marley had their lives upended when the fraudulent empire built by their father came crashing down and their parents fled leaving the twins to deal with the fallout. Needless to say Rian has trust issues. Pierce Whitfield is taking a break from his high flying life as a lawyer in Manhattan to spend the summer buying properties with his brother in the Hamptons to renovate and rent out or flip. They meet when Pierce mistakes Rian for her sister while trying to track down the woman who scraped his car and drove off. Sparks fly and continue to fly as they keep meeting unexpectedly. This is a super hot and steamy summer romance, the perfect beach read and I enjoyed it very much. Publishing Date May 29, 2016 #IFlippingLoveYou. #NetGalley