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 New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Helena Hunting, is sure to keep you laughing and swooning all night long.
THE HOTTEST PET-SITTER BOOK YOU WILL EVER READ
Ok, so I've heard lots about Helena's series and I knew I wanted to read them, but I wanted to sit down and read uninterrupted. So when the opportunity arose, I sat down and read this one, cover to cover, in 3 hours... then I sat down and read the next one cover to cover in another three hours.
48 hours later, I read all five books in the series so far (and book 1.5)....
This book particularly made me fall in love with Hunting's writing all over. The story is great, the scenes are hot, and you will love love love love love Bancroft more than I can even explain. It's very easy to follow, great writing, and easy to get attached to these characters.
Do yourself a favor and read this entire series ASAP.
A new ROMCOM that you will get addicted to!
I Love Helena Hunting and have been a fan since the Clipped Wings and Pucked series! Shacking up was a whole new RomCom that she adds to her collection. I was completely enamored with Shacking Up and the characters that bring the story to life. The laughs, the crazy flirting, the denial, and then of course the explosive sexy scenes. Helena Hunt brings it all with this book and I love it more for that.
Ruby was the chick I loved to hear talk. Her sassiness and comebacks were on point. Bancoft, with his sexy self, shows a little bit of vulnerability. He is pleased when Ruby shows her interest and she helps him see himself as a person. I love these two together!
The banter and playfulness had me giddy. I am can not wait to see what Helena has next for us!
Shacking up with pets
In Shacking Up, Ruby meets Bancroft with a kiss. This kiss turned into the flu which caused her to vomit during auditions. With no job, no money, and no apartment, Ruby gets evicted from apartment. Fortunately, Bancroft needed a pet sitter offering Ruby his condo for the next five weeks to make up for giving her the flu.
This was a great introduction, but that’s where the greatness ends. From this point on it became a game of naughty thoughts and unnecessary commentary. The execution was repetitive and wordy. These characters aren’t very interesting. The sexual banter was okay in the beginning but the shock value and fun wore off.
The premise was strong but the delivery fell flat. I skimmed through most of the book. This wasn’t a good fit for me: Ruby’s issues with her father, Bancroft’s issues with his father, The pets, and Amie and her fiancé. The only fun part was Ruby auditioning.