by Helena Hunting
Series: Shacking Up #3
Published on May 29, 2018 by St. Martin's Paperbacks
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Genres: Adult, Contemporary Romance, Romance
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?
I FLIPPING LOVE YOU, set in the Shacking Up world, follows two people, both working in real estate, who find themselves vying for the same properties in the Hamptons, leading to a sometimes-not-so-friendly competition.
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I’m not usually one for contemporary romances outside the small-town niche, but I decided to take a chance on I Flipping Love You and ended up really enjoying it.
What sold me on the book was the humor. The whole premise of a romance amid flipping houses over the summer was certainly not what I was expecting. Throw in one hilarious scene after another and plenty of fun banter between protagonists Rian and Pierce, and you have the perfect summer read.
Rian was so much fun. She and her sister are making a go as realtors and getting their life on track. Their love for each other is clear from the very start and I loved that the theme of sisterhood prevailed throughout the book. And Rian was relatable on her own as she tries to make the best of her life and what she’s been able to build up for herself over the years.
I honestly didn’t care about Pierce as much. The lawyer who needs a break so he plays fixer-upper with a few houses. But I didn’t dislike him by any means and the chemistry between him and Rian was on point. But seriously, I Flipping Love You had HEAT. But for all the hot and heavy moments, there were just as many down-to-earth interactions, comedic relief scenes to break things up and move the story along. It was a good balance.
I can’t say I Flipping Love You was SUPER memorable other than dealing with realtors and fixing up houses (that’s about all that really stuck out) but it was a highly entertaining read and I’d definitely recommend it if you’re in search of a quick, fast-paced contemporary romance.