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.
Perfect Summer Read
I Flipping Love you is my first book by Helena Hunting and I’ll be reading more. This was the perfect pre-summer read. A hit-and-run (both from a car and then a cart) brings our two main characters together. From the beginning, their banter hooked me and enjoyed them together. I love when the characters have some spunk.
Rian came from a wealthy family and after circumstances not of her own making, she and her sister have to start from the bottom and claw their way back up. Pierce’s family was a middle class family that became extremely wealthy after a successful product created a small empire. I found it interesting how their backgrounds played into their growth. Both had a past they need to personally overcome. That being said, this isn’t a brooding novel, so their growth was done with a dose of humor and of course lots of sexy bed time (or dryer, counter, couch, beach......).
Can’t wait to go back and read Amelie’s book!
Thank you to NetGalley and Saint Matin’s Paperback’s for the opportunity to read this ARC. It doesn’t affect my review in any way.
Pierce and Rian are so perfectly awesome. Their banter is hilarious. I usually am not one for hate to love type stories because they can be tedious to read at times but it was done so well in this book.
Love! Love! Love!
Rian runs into Pierce in the local grocery store. Or rather, he stalks her there as she innocently shops until her twin sister, Marley, tries to hustle her out. A shopping cart to his groin, her sister’s confession to having hit Pierce’s car and then leaving all combine into one of the most interesting meet-cutes ever. This was a wonderfully hot and funny romance with two terrific lead characters, set in the Shacking Up universe.