I Flipping Love You (Shacking Up #3) by Helena Hunting

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A new kind of love story about flipping houses, taking risks, and landing that special someone who’s move-in ready…

SHE’S GOT CURB APPEAL

Rian Sutter grew up with the finer things in life. Spending summers in The Hamptons was a normal occurrence for her until her parents lost everything years ago. Now Rian and her sister are getting their life, and finances, back on track through real estate. Not only do they buy and sell houses to the rich and famous, but they finally have the capital to flip their very own beachfront property. But when she inadvertently catches the attention of a sexy stranger who snaps up every house from under her, all bets are off…

HE’S A FIXER UPPER

Pierce Whitfield doesn’t normally demo kitchens, install dry wall, or tear apart a beautiful woman’s dreams. He’s just a down-on-his-luck lawyer who needed a break from the city and agreed to help his brother work on a few homes in the Hamptons. When he first meets Rian, the attraction is undeniable. But when they start competing for the same pieces of prime real estate, the early sparks turn into full-blown fireworks. Can these passionate rivals turn up the heat on their budding romance — without burning down the house?

Pet’s $0.02

I loved how this book started. It went in a totally different direction than I expected. There is no way that being followed by some stranger in the grocery store can ever end well, no matter how attractively they’re dressed or handsome they are.

Rian was definitely the saner of the Sutter sisters. How could you not know you’ve hit some guy’s car? You get the impression Rian is constantly pulling her sisters ass out of the fire and has taken on the majority of their professional responsibility. And after the awful treatment by their parents and the mess their parents left them, I can see why she has to have everything figured out.

Pierce on the other hand was funny, and self-effacing, and he was absolutely taken with Rian. He was the light to her heavy. Not saying he couldn’t be serious. Just that he knew how to balance his responsibilities with having fun in life. And he does not know how to give up. He does have his own trials with his brother Lawson, who was borderline sketchy in his dealings, but his actions were an attempt to improve his and his brother’s lives, so I can’t be too judgy.

The Shacking Up series does a great job of balancing the funny and the serious and I’m hoping we get more. There are a whole lot of unattached characters that I’d still like to see shack up.