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I Flipping Love You by Helena Hunting
Series: Shacking Up #3
Published by St. Martin's Press on May 29, 2018
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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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 catches the attention of a sexy stranger who snaps up every house from under her, all bets are off…
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 don’t normally read the third book in a series without having read the first ones. But with KC having a personal loss, I jumped in to read I Flipping Love You. It was so fun and sexy and perfect for a summer read. The romance bordered on unbelievable but it was still a great read.
Pierce was a much more likable person than Rian. He was more honest with himself and others. He is almost too good to be true. Rian, even with her twin sister, Marley is not very straightforward (as you can see in the quote below). There are certainly good reasons for her holding back. For their age, their actions and reactions are not very mature at times.
The real estate market is fascinating and I enjoyed this aspect very much. It’s always great to have a job like this where the people are out and about, doing things, not shut up in a cube at a desk. With the summer season in the Hamptons, it sounded amazing.
I really enjoyed I Flipping Love You and must go look at the other stories in the Shacking Up series. It looks like book 2 is about Pierce’s sister who is briefly in this book, but I can’t quickly see the connections with the first book. Maybe I will read in backward order!
“I’m not going to sleep with him again.” I’m totally going to sleep with him again if the opportunity arises. I already know it. That was too good not to repeat. The cuddling I don’t know about, though – it leads to talking and talking changes things. It blurs lines and pushes boundaries. It makes it difficult to stay on the right side of casual.
“Should I remind you now that you said you weren’t going to sleep with him in the first place?”
“Well, I mean it this time.” I don’t mean it at all.
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