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.
Full Five Feel Good Stars
A complete and utter feel good romantic comedy following Rian Sutter and Pierce Whitfield (brother of Amalie in book 2 of the Shacking Up series). I loved how they got to know each other, thanks to Rian’s twin sister, and from that very first meeting Ryan was hilarious, I just loved getting into her mindset, I could really relate to her. After they keep bumping into each other at various unrelated places, Rian finally gives in to Pierce’s numerous requests to go out on a date. They are so well matched, but sadly due to the fact they are both holding back parts of themselves things start to get a little complicated. I love Helena Hunting’s writing, her stories are well written with lots of humour, some emotion (I did shed a tear at one point), and lots of sexy time. I do hope there is a book 4 in the pipeline, I can think of at least 2 characters I would love to hear more about. A full five star read that I couldn’t put down. I received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley. This is my honest review.
4.5 stars for this adorable romance.
I’ve read a few books by Helena Hunting
before, but this one was without a doubt, the best yet. I loved how even though there was some angst, it didn’t overshadow the whole story. Rian and Pierce were a wonderful couple. I loved how supportive Pierce was even though he wasn’t looking for much beyond
a summer fling at first. Rian was a bit prickly as Pierce pointed out and he loved to push her buttons, sometimes just to get a reaction. But, the chemistry between them was palpable, it burned through my kindle with each page that they shared together.
I enjoyed the interaction between the secondary characters
too. Rian and her twin sister Marley were extremely close, and Pierce was close to both his siblings too.
This was such a great story, I just can’t fault it.
Wonder who’s story will be next? Marley or Lawson?