I Flipping Love You by Helena Hunting
Shacking Up #3
St. Martin’s Paperbacks | May 29, 2018
About the Book: 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?
Here’s how it goes with I Flipping Love You, it was perfectly alright. Rian was a perfectly alright heroine, and Pierce was equally perfectly alright as her hero. Their romance was perfectly alright, and the plot was perfectly alright.
I didn’t dislike this read, but I also I wasn’t blown away by this read. It was… well, alright. I smiled, and chuckled, I even maybe got a small lump in my throat once. I just wonder, maybe I’ve become jaded when it comes to M/F contemporary romance novels. Maybe that’s why I find myself reading M/M romance’s more, because they feel fresh again. They’re original.
So, why did I request one then? Well, because it sounded so adorable, and I have a teensy obsession with house flipping television! In fact, I wish I Flipping Love You had more to do with the house flipping and less on the dramatics.
While I’m at it, I wish the author had talked less about rock hard abs and giant boobs. I don’t know, I think I’m over that too. Give me more romances built on something more than looks. Give me more romances about normal looking people.
Anyway, I know it sounds like I disliked this book, but it was more that I was just pretty blah about it. I had hoped it would be a story that would make me laugh, and fill me with all sorts of happiness, and really I just found the story… perfectly alright.
Thank you to St. Martin’s Press for providing a free copy, in exchange for an honest review.
Sorry this wasn’t all you’d hoped it would be. I have one coming up for this author in the next few months, and it will be my first for her. I’m glad M/M romances still feel fresh for you. I’m starting to feel like they’re becoming cookie cutter and more about politics than the love. Having said that, I think I need to be more judicious as to what I’m picking up on all fronts.
I guess I mind the politics way less when the characters feel original.
I don’t mind the politics of it feels authentic to the character. It’s when it feels like a soap box that I don’t enjoy it. And I see that more and more. But yeah. I don’t see the originality in characters anymore, either. So lose lose. 😦 Though there are a few authors I read and get that happy medium.
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