Published May 29, 2018 by St. Martin’s Paperbacks
Genre(s): Romance, Contemporary
Paperback, 320 pages
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.
3.75 – Lighthearted and Adorably Entertaining
I’ve heard so many great things about Helena Hunting and have been wanting/planning on binging her Pucked series for a while now. However, that hasn’t happened since I’m so busy and have so many books to read and ARCs to review. But being me and a booknerd, that never stopped me from requesting for more and when I saw this on Netgalley I thought why not just go for it. The title’s a little weird and cheesy, but the synopsis seemed fun and promising.
Well, I can honestly say that I wasn’t disappointed, BUT…
I Flipping Love you was a kind of slow for me. The story itself wasn’t exceptionally breathtaking or emotionally moving with enough FEELS. I was missing that and I think that’s why I wasn’t completely crazy over this book. Nevertheless, it did have plenty of really good moments I found quite enjoyable. There were some steamy scenes, sweet swoons, a little drama here and there, and some funny parts too. Definitely made me smile and also almost had me tearing up… almost.
The characters were all pretty interesting. I thought Pierce was an awesome male lead – sexy, rich, and a bit cocky, but also considerate, kind, and romantic. Rian was smart, spunky, headstrong, and an amazing sister. I also really admired her dedication and passion. Marley was a bit irresponsible at times, but she’s also hardworking and very determined. I really did like the characters, but no one really stood out for me. Except maybe Amalie… Yeah.. I think she’s my favorite. Even if she was barely in the book, I loved all the parts with her – being so bubbly, witty and fun.
The romance was sweet and I thought the chemistry between Pierce and Rian was adorable. Even though I wasn’t on board with their romance in the beginning, I eventually warmed up. I liked the angst and how their relationship developed. They had some heartwarming moments and I enjoyed their playful bantering a lot.
The ending was pretty sweet and overall, I Flipping Love You was a delightfully fun read… I’m just not completely head over heels in love with it. That being said, I did really enjoy this novel, so I’m definitely still interested in reading Helena Hunting’s books… just not anytime soon.
This may have not swept me off my feet, but it’s still an awesome summer read – quick, light, and charming.
I received an advance reader copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for a fair and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
NTY and USA Today Bestselling author of The PUCKED Series, Helena Hunting lives outside of Toronto with her amazing family and her two awesome cats, who think the best place to sleep is her keyboard. Helena writes everything from contemporary romance to romance comedy, sports romance and angsty new adult romance.
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