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Ruby Scott is months behind on rent and can’t seem to land a steady job. She has one chance to turn things around with a big audition. But instead of getting her big break, she gets sick as a dog and completely bombs it in the most humiliating fashion. All thanks to a mysterious, gorgeous guy who kissed—and then coughed on—her at a party the night before.

Luckily, her best
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Kindle Edition, 480 pages
Published May 30th 2017 by Swerve
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✰  BJ's Book Blog ✰Janeane ✰
ARC received for an honest review

Ms Hunting, you had me at rugby player!

I enjoyed every adorable minute of this book, there is just something about Ms Hunting's writing that gets me every single time.

I want to be Ruby Scott's BFF. She struggles, she is self sufficient, and she has a mouth on her that would make sailors blush - and me upping the ante in conversations!

Bancroft is a sexy ex professional rugby player, and part of the "last name as first names" crowd. Yet he is everything they are no
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Helena Hunting
May 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
READ ON for an EXCERPT from SHACKING UP coming May 30th!

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She taps the arm of her chair and regards me for a few seconds. “So . . . that woman you were with at the engagement party, I’m guessing she’s not your girlfriend or anything? I don’t need to worry about her freaking out because another woman is living in your condo?”
“You mean Brittany? Uh, no. She’s definitely not my girlfriend.”
“Good to know.”
“With all the travel a girlfriend hasn’t been all that practical.”
She cocks her head. “What do yo
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Loredana
May 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I am a complete die-hard Hunting fan. This book was so genuinely unique and fun; her characters were fresh, genuine, and likable. I loved so much how this story had the signature fun aspects Hunting's writing (a little snark, a lot comedy, and even more HOT), but was a completely new line of imagination for her.

And let's talk about names - Bancroft (Bane), Lexington, and Griffen. Drool...seriously, drool. I love how she names her men, how she makes them a perfect blend of sweet, perv, and assert
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Michelle Harris
May 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Helena's done it again. Loved this book so much! Ruby and her personality were hilarious. She quickly became my second favorite female character. I haven't laughed this much since Violet from Pucked (who happens to actually be my favorite female character). And Bane, sizzling hotness that he is, has become one of my top five of my book boyfriends. Oh umm, I mean my favorite male characters.. ahem, anyway. The story flowed so well and was so well written that I didn't want to put it down at all! ...more
Chanpreet
May 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
All the stars!

My blurb-sense, blurb-dar, whatever you want to call it, told me this book was going to be amazing. And then I read the book, and basically ate it up. I started it thinking I'd read a chapter before going to bed at 12:30 AM, and then the next thing I knew it was 3:45 in the morning and the book was over. But I was still swooning over Bancroft Mills and Ruby Scott. Even now when I think about this book, I feel like the heart-eye emoji.

Helena Hunting is well known for her writing. S
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Jenny Hale
Apr 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I've got "the feels".... you know, the feels you get when you finish reading a book that had you laughing, feeling the tension and heat of the characters, a book that really just gets under your skin in the best of ways. That was this book by Helena Hunting. I admit that she is a one-click author for me. If she writes it, I will buy it! She's written comedy, she's done angst, and this book shows that she's more than just Pucked and Clipped Wings.

I loved Ruby and Bancroft! These are very memorab
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Angy Potter - Collector of Book Boyfriends
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Shacking Up is the sexy and hilarious story of Ruby and Bancroft <3 

Ruby’s dream is to be on Broadway and she pursued her dream no matter whether her father supported her or not. Despite her talent, she’s had a rough time in her career and now she’s about to be homeless, but her best friend came to the rescue by getting her a pet-sitting job with her fiancé’s cousin, who happened to be the sexy stranger who gave her the most sensual kiss in the world the night before.

Bancroft is a former
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Patty Belongs To Kellan~Jesse~Lautner~Miller~Jack~Racer~Rafe~Liam~Prince Nicholas~Hayes~Gianluca & Archer
*****FIVE STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}


I scan his naked body, wishing like hell for a photographic memory, because his body is a gift from the heavens. And that erection is magnificent.


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SHACKING UP, the latest romantic comedy by Helena Hunting is guaranteed to be her next huge hit! It’s packed with Hunting’s signature brand of humor and is delectably schmexy! There’s a reason why she is one of my top favorite authors. I never doubt that when I pick up one of her books that I am g
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Christy
4 stars!!!

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Shacking Up was a heck of a lot of fun to read! Helena Hunting always makes me laugh, and this book was no exception. A great slow burn romance that was funny, swoony, and sexy!

Ruby is an actress. She comes from a family with money, but unless she works at the family business (which she has no interest in doing) she’s basically cut off financially. She’s in a bit of a pickle right now, not knowing when her next job will come and being behind on her bills… her friend may have an opport
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Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾
4 STARS
This man is like a nuclear bomb of sexy, just waiting to go off. I’m honestly surprised women aren’t super-gluing themselves to his body like in one of those men’s spray deodorant commercials. He may actually need women repellent.


Girl, you tell NO lie. Bancroft "Bane" Mills was a whole different level of hotness and I'd lick the hell out of him....erm...LIKE. LIKE. I mean like the hell out of him. OK. No. I didn't. But whatever. Moving on.

Every time I pick up a book with a ridiculousl
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Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
Ruby goes to her best friends sorta engagement party. She goes to the restroom and when she comes out she is kissed by Mr. Hot himself. She finds herself sorta kissing him back. Quit judging the girl. She had some alcohol. His date at the time..Whoreface is all ticked off because she was sure she was going to be hooking up with him. The thing is..he was sick and all doped up on some flu meds.

Ruby gets sick from kissing Mr. Awesome Kisser and ends up upchucking all over the director at her audit
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Eve Recinella (Between The Bookends)
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This is one of those times that I look around at all these glowing 4 & 5 Star reviews and wonder to myself...

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This book was SO slow (one accidental kiss at the beginning then NOTHING until 80% into the book) and SO boring I am pretty sure watching paint dry would have excited me more. The first 50% of this book covers TWO days...that's right people only TWO days. Then the hero has to leave the country for five weeks and isn't back until 75% into the book. Which wouldn't have been bad if I fel
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Aestas Book Blog
Jun 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
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::: FULL REVIEW NOW POSTED :::


“I feel like I should know your name already.”
… “Well you’ve had your tongue in my mouth.” Not really the best words, or the most appropriate ones, unfortunately.
“Do you know each other?” …
I wave a hand in his direction. “That’s Awesome Kisser… This is the guy who kissed me and then coughed in my face.”

WHAT A FUN BOOK!! I read this sexy, light-hearted romance in one sitting and it kept me laughing, swooning, and chuckling the whole way through! The writing was
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Cristina | CristiinaReads
Feb 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Hannah
May 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
I'm rating this book 4.25 stars. So overall I had an enjoyable time reading this. I really liked the story and the journey the characters went on together and by themselves. I first want to say I didn't know what to expect in this read. Some people loved it and others hated it. Fortunately, I am one of the people who really really liked it. Based on the cover this diffidently wasn't the book I thought it was going to be. One of the things I loved about this book was the broke/poor to back on you ...more
Nissa | Of Pens and Pages Book Blog
4 stars!

Review at Of Pens and Pages.



Aspiring actress Ruby Scott attends her best friend’s engagement party without knowing she’ll end up making out with a hot stranger, but make out she did. It was one of the hottest kisses she’s ever had—and with one of the hottest men she’s ever made out with—but she couldn’t fantasize about it further because the hot stranger ends up contaminating her the very next day. The same day she has an audition and f*cks it up most epically.

So now, she’s broke and hom
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Pearl Angeli
3.5 Stars

Shacking Up was cute, sexy, light, and hilarious. There was certainly an apparent chemistry between the characters but there were times when I just needed a moment to find a connection with the story.

The story started when Ruby Scott met a hot stranger named Bancroft Mills at her best friend Amalie's engagement party. He mistook her for someone and accidentally kissed her. Then he coughed at her face. Ruby didn't know that the kiss would lead her to a series of misfortune the next few d
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SueBee★bring me an alpha!★


Live-in PET-SITTER?! Oh, I bet Bane has a big cock that needs petting… and sitting on! [le sigh]

Stand-alone.
Blurb:
Ruby Scott is months behind on rent and can’t seem to land a steady job. She has one chance to turn things around with a big audition. But instead of getting her big break, she gets sick as a dog and completely bombs it in the most humiliating fashion. All thanks to a mysterious, gorgeous guy who kissed—and then coughed on—her at a party the night before.
Luckily, her best friend mig
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 Sonya ♕Chatterbooks book blog♕
⭐⭐⭐3 Stars ⭐⭐⭐

I LOVE Helena Hunting and her writing is always on point. Her ability to make you laugh while tugging on your emotional strings at the same time is what makes her unique and one of my favorites. But I really struggled with this one and no matter how hard I tried, these characters were the doing it for me.

Picture attending your best friend’s engagement party and on your way out from using the rest room, you’re being kissed by the hottest guy you’ve ever laid eyes on. But even thoug
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Jayme
Wonderfully awkward, laugh out loud and slow burning romance. You can certainly spend a nice time with a smile on your face while reading this book.

About the plot: Ruby Scott is a mess and has trouble dealing with financial independence. As an aspiring dancer and actress on Broadway it's not easy to find a job for her. She also wants to prove to her father that she is able to make it in her own way. Her 'be or not to be' is another audition. But a night earlier at the friend's engagement party,
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Stacey is Sassy
Jun 07, 2017 rated it liked it
***3.5 Stars***

I'm showing my age...AGAIN!

Recently, I saw a post on Facebook where an author was questioning why readers hate the heroines so much. For me, there are a few reasons. First off, they're not me and I'm so bloody awesome there's no way the heroine would be as smart, beautiful or witty as me (fluttering my lashes coyly). Secondly, I'm old (42) and I've been there done that. A lot of the heroines I read in my books are just babies. They're still at the learning from their mistakes stag
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Alex ♈
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Ruby grew up rich. But she's not rich anymore. Her family still is, but she's trying to make it on her own. She needs to get the theater job she's auditioning for in the morning, or she might just starve to death!
That's also why she's now stealing crab cakes at her best friend's engagement party.
And being at that party is also the reason she'll screw up tomorrow's audition.
She doesn't know it yet, but she'll be sick as a dog come morning.
And only because a high-on-scotch-and-cold-medicine Bancro
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MELISSA
May 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars!

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Ruby Scott is a beautiful 24 yr. old woman who comes from money. Her family owns Scott Pharmaceuticals & she grew up privileged in Rhode Island. She attended prep school & college with her best friend Amie, & now lives in New York following her dream of being an actress. Much to fathers disappointment, her degree is in theater. It's her passion, & she just wants to do what she loves. The problem is it doesn't always pay the bills & she struggles. She's behind on re
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Angela (Reading Frenzy Book Blog)
4.5 stars

Review and Q&A with Helena Hunting on the blog: http://readingfrenzyblog.com/shacking-up-helena-hunting/


Shacking Up is the first book I’ve read by Helena Hunting, and I picked a good one to start off with.

I adored everything about Ruby, especially her bawdy sense of humor, feistiness, and independence. She’s a breath of fresh air in a social circle filled with stuck-up aristocrats. Her rebelliousness against her upbringing and her father’s expectations makes her easy to relate to. B
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Jacqueline's Reads
May 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-star-books, funny
4.25 Light- Fun – Quirky Stars

This is my first full length novel by Helena Hunting. Shacking Up is a standalone and it’s to my knowledge it’s not part of any series. I haven’t read her other books so I’m not sure if it’s a spin-off. I didn’t know anything about this book, I just wanted to pop my Helena Hunting cherry and I’m so glad I did! Shacking Up was a sweet, entertaining and fun read. It’s a meaty book too!

Ruby is the kind of Heroine we can all relate to. She’s very poor and soon to be kic
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Bex (Night Owl Reader)
There are rom-coms, and then there are Helena Hunting rom-coms--hers are in a league of their own, in my opinion. I love her Pucked series and all of her quirky-but-loveable characters, so I was a little worried about reading a new set of characters from her. I'm happy to report that my hesitation was completely unnecessary! Shacking Up is a fun and flirty, hilarious and heartfelt, sweet and slow-burning romance with fantastic characters and writing. I loved every minute of the ride!

Ruby Scott w
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Andie
Helena Hunting is the author of one of my all time favorite romances, Clipped Wings. And while I personally did not enjoy her first Rom Com hit, Pucked, I knew I had to give her comedic side another chance. When the opportunity arose to read an ARC of Shacking Up it was the perfect chance and I decided to give it a go. And boy am I glad I did so! I felt myself teetering on the verge of a book slump and this book saved me. I read it in two days flat and could hardly tear myself away from my kin ...more
Dali
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There’s no two ways about it, Helena Hunting cracks me up! Shacking Up is fun entertainment wrapped up in a sexy package.

Ruby Scott doesn’t care about her father’s money. All she wants is a shot on Broadway and be able to pay the rent… and buy food. All she needs to do is get a stable paying job which she’s hopeful she’ll soon. But as luck would have it her audition goes disastrously wrong after waking up with the worst case of flu ever, and she knows ex
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Chris  Carroll
Flipping love this book! Hot, sexy and sweet.
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I just loved this book. In the typical style of a true chicklit romance, this fun book had me at the get go. Plenty of hot anticipation and some steamy break-a-bed scenes, this is one story you will wish never ended.

Shacking Up is funny and Bancroft is adorable! Cannot wait to read more from Helena Hunting. She is a fave of mine!
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Helena Hunting is the author of The USA Today and NYT bestselling PUCKED Series. She lives on the outskirts of Toronto with her incredibly tolerant family and two moderately intolerant cats. She writes everything from romantic sports comedy to new adult angst.
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