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A Book With A Hilarious Hilarious Opening: I Flipping Love You by Helena Hunting

by Helena Hunting
Series: Shacking Up #3
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Publisher: St Martin's Press
Publication Date: May 29th 2018
Source: ARC received for review
Rating: ★★

I've had such mixed luck with the Shacking Up series and Helena Hunting's books. I enjoyed the first book in the series but thought the second was a bit of a mess. I was curious about this one because it has a real-estate agent heroine. It's always fun to read about career-driven women. Plus, the Hamptons setting was hard to resist. I Flipping Love You fell somewhere in between the first book and the second for me.

Honestly, the opening scene of this book which involves an angry businessman, a case of mistaken identity and a scratched expensive car was a hoot. It was hilarious and really sucked me into the book. That was probably one of the best parts of the book. Rian and her fraternal twin are real-estate agents with dreams of someday flipping houses. Rian was a decent character. She's driven, has a tough shell around her heart and is very smart. I will say that she was prone to dramatics a couple of times throughout the book, but for the most part, I didn't have any issues with her character. She and her sister had some trust issues because of her family's history and understandably so. Pierce was equally enjoyable as a hero. A Manhattan lawyer, he comes to the Hamptons to help his brother flip houses. Pierce comes from money but is a little unhappy with his career and is trying ways to be happy. He was such a chill and charming guy and I liked the parts we saw of his character in I Flipping Love You.

Pierce's romance with Rian started off on such a funny note. I was sure that I would absolutely fall head over heels in love with these two. I definitely enjoyed their dynamic in the beginning. The constant running each other, the bickering and the chemistry were a lot of fun from a reader's perspective. That feeling didn't last very long though. Their romance started to fizzle out in the second half. I wanted to see them connect on a level deeper than just sex. I didn't feel like we got to see them emotional in any way here. So in the end, I wasn't entirely gaga over this romance.

I Flipping Love You was a fun book, but it definitely had the potential to be stronger, especially in the second half. Give this one a shot if you enjoy rom-coms!

Are you a fan of Helena Hunting? What are some books that started off great for you, but then fizzled out?
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