Audiobook Review: Shacking Up (Shacking Up, #1). ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Shacking Up by Helena Hunting

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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.


Shacking Up


The following ratings are out of 5:
Narration: 🎧🎧🎧🎧🎧
Romance: 🖤💜🤎❤️💛
Heat/Steam: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Story/Plot: 📙📕📗📔📘
World building: 🌎🌏🌍🌎🌎
Character development: 👱🏻‍♀️🧔🏻‍👩🏼‍🦰🧑🏼👩🏼‍🦱

The heroine: Ruby – comes from a wealthy family but is bucking the system of children of wealthy families going into their parents business after college. Ruby went to college and studied drama and is a triple threat. She can sing, dance and act. She is trying to make a career in New York though her father thinks she should stop the play acting and start to work for his company.

The Hero(es): Bancroft – also from a wealthy family, he played professional rugby for years until he had a knee injury and now works for his father’s lucrative Hotel business. He is different than a lot of his peers in that he doesn’t care about status. He drives a truck and has scars on his hands and knees from a life of playing ball.

The Story: Ruby wants nothing less than a wealthy guy like the ones she grew up with. Men of that world, like her father, think it is ok to get married and either cheat on the wife, or trade her in for a newer model once something better comes along, or both.

However, when Ruby is at her best friend’s engagement party after getting a bit tipsy, she is kissed thoroughly by a very hot but also very drunk guest whom she refer’s to as awesome kisser. Though after Bancroft kisses her he accidentally cough’s in her face as he has been sick for the past week and had to come to the party since he is a cousin to the groom and will be in the wedding.

Ruby who is out of work and behind on most of her bills is not happy to find out she will soon be kicked out of her apartment and gets deathly ill after awesome kisser coughed on her and then ran after his date whom he had thought he was kissing when he kissed Ruby.

This was another terrific example of Helena Hunting’s work. She has a great sense of humor and her books have a ton of steamy goodness as well. I have read a lot of her books this year and want to read (or listen to) everything she has written and all her new work as well.

Rose Dioro and Jacob Morgan do a terrific job with the narration. Jacob has the perfect voice for a romantic Hero and Rose is just awesome all around. She does great with the dirty thoughts that go through Ruby’s mind and just has a voice that is nice to listen to. I loved the abundance of dirty thoughts and dirty talk this couple have. This was an all around terrific experience and I wish more audiobooks would have as good narration as this one.


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