Shacking Up (Shacking Up #1) by Helena Hunting

33838194Shacking Up
Series: Shacking Up
by Helena Hunting
My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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 is sure to keep you laughing and swooning all night long.


This was my first Helena Hunting book (I know, I know) but this won’t be my last. I may have already downloaded the next two of this series from the library already. Why didn’t anybody tell me how hilarious this book was?!

I adored our main characters, Ruby and Bancroft! The Banter, the chemistry, everything! Ever since that first unfortunate kiss, I was hooked to see where this book would go. Throw in a ferret and a tarantula and we have the best situation for romance. 

They only met each other twice before Bancroft left for 5 weeks. So their relationship bloomed over facetime and phone calls, which I love. You can really get to know them without all of the physical stuff. Don’t get me wrong, their sex scenes were an 11/10. It was just great to see them get along and fall for each other first. 

There is a novella about them before book 2 and I have to read it. I already need more Ruby and Bancroft! Like I said, I really enjoyed it and can’t wait to read more from Helena Hunting!

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20 thoughts on “Shacking Up (Shacking Up #1) by Helena Hunting

  1. Ooh, I’ve read a few books in this series but not all of them and I really need to read this one. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, I need to get this book asap!

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