Blurb: 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 absolutely LOVED this book. I was lucky enough to be offered to read this ARC through Netgalley. I have actually never heard of this author before but the title, cover and blurb really drew me in. I hit the trifecta in the book world!
And now I find myself looking up all the other books by this author cause she writes my kind of romance. It was witty. It was clumsy and full of humor. It was a slow, simmering romance that also had some kinky sex scenes in it. You see what I mean?
I really liked Rubys’ character. She had a stubbornness that I could identify with. I totally get not wanting to rely on anyone to support myself. But there is a difference in making it on your own with support and being fully supported. And I think she was having a hard time figuring out which side she landed on at times. She had a great sense of humor rounding out her character. Along with a fierce sense of independence and penchant for looking for the silver lining of life. When life gives you lemons, you buy some fucking vodka to go with it, amIright?
And Bancroft! Oh dear lord, this man is the epitome of sexy. His alpha, millionaire manliness is physically attractive. But this man has layers, not just sexiness. His sensitivity shines through with his care for his pets. And his family values are clear as day with his willingness to compromise for them.
You know what? I think I’m gonna have to read this one again very soon. Highly recommend to anyone who reads contemporary romantic comedy.