Audiobook Review: Handle With Care (Shacking Up, #5). ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Handle With Care by Helena Hunting

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

He wants to lose control

Between his parents’ messed up marriage and his narcissistic younger brother, Lincoln Moorehead has spent the majority of his life avoiding his family. After the death of his father, Lincoln finds himself in the middle of the drama. To top it all off, he’s been named CEO of Moorehead Media, much to his brother’s chagrin. But Lincoln’s bad attitude softens when he meets the no-nonsense, gorgeous woman who has been given the task of transforming him from the gruff, wilderness guy to a suave businessman. 

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She’s trying to hold it together

Wren Sterling has been working double time to keep the indiscretions at Moorehead Media at bay, so when she’s presented with a new contract, with new responsibilities and additional incentives, she agrees. Working with the reclusive oldest son of a ridiculously entitled family is worth the hassle if it means she’s that much closer to pursuing her own dreams. What Wren doesn’t expect is to find herself attracted to him, or for it to be mutual. And she certainly doesn’t expect to fall for Lincoln. But when a shocking new Moorehead scandal comes to light, she’s forced to choose between her own family and the broody, cynical CEO.

Handle with Care

Terrific and original!

The following ratings are out of 5:
Narration: 🎧🎧🎧🎧🎧
Romance: 💙💚🖤💜❤️
Heat/Steam: 🔥🔥🔥
Story/Plot: 📕📗📘📙📔
World building: 🌎🌍🌏🌎🌍
Character development: 😳🤬😏🤓☺️

The heroine: Wren Sterling – a PR expert hired by Lincoln’s father before his death to handle the negative media image that stems from Armstrong Moorehead, who is a company executive who has behaved badly. Armstrong was not only caught by everyone including his bride at his wedding reception while getting serviced by a bridesmaid, but he is often caught sexually harassing nearly every female he meets, including the staff at Moorehead Media.

The Hero(es): Lincoln Moorehead – His father just died and he has to come home to New York City from Guatemala where he has been overseeing a project building houses for the needy. Lincoln is is big, burly and bearded and he has to take over the running of Moorehead Media and help to change the image of the company which has taken some hits from his brother Armstrong’s latest debacles.

The Story: Wren was in charge of changing the image of the company which means when Lincoln returns to town with not much but t-shirts and jeans and looking like he fights bears in the wild for a living. She is in charge of getting him in suits and ties, getting groomed and tailored in order to be presented as the face of the company and Wren is surprised to find out what a nice face he has under all that hair and beard.

This book had all the snark and wit as so many of the other Helena Hunting books I have read. Armstrong, who I hated in Hooking Up, was super funny in this book. From his temper tantrums which rivaled any two year old’s to the way he thinks about nothing but sex 24/7 like a randy teenager, and has no concept of right and wrong and consequences.

The fact that Lincoln always devolved to acting like a teenager around Armstrong was also pretty funny, though not in the same way as Armstrong. Lincoln couldn’t help but react to Armstrong by name calling and fighting. This was another enjoyable Helena Hunting romance.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts & opinions are my own


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