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Handle With Care

(Shacking Up #5)

4.16  ·  Rating details ·  5,639 ratings  ·  915 reviews
Between his parents’ messed up marriage and his narcissistic younger brother, Lincoln Moorehead has spent the majority of his life avoiding his family. After the death of his father, Lincoln finds himself in the middle of the drama. To top it all off, he’s been named CEO of Moorehead Media, much to his brother’s chagrin. But Lincoln’s bad attitude
Mass Market Paperback, 313 pages
Published August 27th 2019 by St. Martin's Press
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Razan yes you can read it, it's a whole story on it's own , although the previous characters are mentioned throughout the book but i don't think they mentio…moreyes you can read it, it's a whole story on it's own , although the previous characters are mentioned throughout the book but i don't think they mention anything that might spoil the rest of the series out of the things that had been already said in the books blurbs.(less)

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May 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-books
When professionalism is present, two individuals with morals must learn how to identify if their relationship is real, or it's just simply a professional matter...

Let me start this off by saying that I have been waiting for Lincoln's book since BOOK ONE of this series. Bane will forever be my daddy, my favorite out of all of them but I have always been curious about who Lincoln truly is and the mystery behind him. Now that we have his story, we can see the real Lincoln and how drool and swoo

This book snuck up on me.

My favorite Shacking Up novel yet.

Not surprising, since there was so much I loved about this book.

From Lincoln to Wren, this book had everything I love about a great romance.

The office romance angle didn't hurt either.

But most of all, like Lincoln, I adored Wren. She was competent, confident and decisive. Because she didn't care one bit about who he was, she was the perfect partner for Lincoln. On one hand she bugged him when necessary, and micromanaged his life in the b
Aug 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, 2019
A lot of my friends have Helena Hunting listed as an auto-buy author, and I really wanted to read one of her novels, even though this is book number 5 in the Shacking Up series. I can safely say it can be read as a standalone.

Let me start with the characters. Wren Starling is a genius of PR. She has been hired by Moorehead Media to handle and smoothe out the inevitable repercussions of scandals associated with Armstrong Moorehead, selfish, spoilt, sex-addicted younger son of Fredrick, the CEO of
Helena Hunting
Jan 18, 2019 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
The next standalone romantic comedy set in The Shacking Up world!

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NOTE: This is an unedited excerpt and is subject to change.

I’m startled out of my thoughts when my brother jumps up and shouts a bunch of profane nonsense, hands flailing like he’s trying to swim o
Jenny••Steamy Reads Blog••
This series, its awesome!!! I don't know what I was expecting with this read, but it surprised me. I loved it, I figured I would, but this one just was a little bit more for me, still looking at how to exactly say it in words....

I swooned big time, I laughed, it was such a smooth read to me, so carefree. It just hit the spot for me.

If you want sweet, and low drama, definitely pick this one up!!!

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Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog
*****4.5 STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

”It’s always been real, Wren. This is you and me choosing to acknowledge it and own it. Now we see where it goes from here.”

There is no denying why Helena Hunting is a New York Times best-selling author! She is one of the few writers that can consistently deliver when it comes to chart-topping hits. The Shacking Up series instantly became one of my favorites by this amazing author. The banter between Lincoln and Wren had me laughing out
DJ Sakata
Favorite Quotes:

Do not sass me, Lincoln Alexander Moorehead. And do not call me G-mom in front of the goddamn staff. How am I going to keep my battle-ax reputation with you shouting nicknames that make me sound like a second-rate rap star?

I don’t know what kind of karmic bomb your parents managed to set off when they created your brother.

I’m startled out of my thoughts when my brother jumps up and shouts a bunch of profane nonsense, hands flailing like he’s trying to swim on land, or approximat
MELISSA *Mel Reader*
Jun 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
5 Stars!
(ARC provided by St. Martin's Press & Social Butterfly PR)

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Lincoln Moorehead is the reclusive eldest son and the heir to the Moorehead Media fortune, but he could care less about status or wealth. He has nothing in common with his entitled family, and has tried over the years to put as much distance between them as possible. He would rather be off helping others in developing countries, but is forced to return home to New York after the death of his father. He plans to hop back on the
Jun 02, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Helena Hunting Fans, Romance
4.5 Ethics and Kisses Stars
* * * *1/2 Spoiler Free
Blood Families aren't chosen, they just are...And if Lincoln Moorehead had his way, the only family he would keep would be his grandmother G-Mom. You see Lincoln walked away from the corporate dog eat dog world years ago and devoted himself to helping others. But now G-Mom has asked him to come back from where ever he was and step into the seat of CEO. She claims it will be for just a little while to make sure things transition smoothly but Linco
Jul 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing

5 Red Lipstain CROWNS

LORD. I swear I’m a junkie for Helena’s words, and the Shacking world is my drug of choice. Too much? Uhhhh, I don’t think so. I have loved all the characters, the plot lines, and, of course, Helena’s writing. It is always on point, and Handle with Care was just perfection.

Wren and Lincoln are who really sold me on this book. I couldn’t get enough of them. Lincoln is everything that I love about the heroes in this series - charming, altruistic, handsome,
Sentranced Jem
Jan 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-2019, 4-5-stars

Title: Handle with Care (Shaking Up #5)
Author: Helena Hunting

After Making Up, I was nervous to read this book. Having finished reading Handle With Care, I can say that all that fretting was for nothing. I should have had more faith in Helena Hunting.

If you haven't figured it out, Handle With Care is scrumptious!
I love an office romance! Add to that two strong characters and BOOM! You get one hot read!

But seriously, These two characters have their shit together. They wasn't a
Jul 08, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ever since Lincoln was mentioned in Hooking Up I have been very curious and excited to hopefully get his story and now it’s finally here.
The first chapter delivers an amazing introduction to Lincoln and Wren. Their first meeting and interaction with sparse communication left me pretty damn happy. A brooding Lincoln with a man bun and beard. Yes please! Wren is a fierce kickass woman who knows how to handle Lincoln’s irresponsible brother Armstrong. Putting him in a headlock. You go Wren.

TJ *Book Twins Reviews*
Love love, double loved!

Here’s what I loved:
These characters are phenomenal. I adored both Lincoln and Wren. Wren is a boss babe who didn’t take meds from anymore! Not her employer or her douchey son, Armstrong. She’s talented, honest, and about her business. We could totally be best friends!

Lincoln was in such a tough situation, but he always did what was right and put others before himself. I loved him immensely.

Those two know how to steam up a boardroom! I love that this was an office romanc
Aug 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

"She's like sunshine cutting a bright line across my desk, melting the chocolate bar sitting on the corner."

Oh dear, this one was exactly what I needed after a book that broke me and a bully romance. Handle With Care is a romance that handles love with care. Seriously, I can't remember the last time I've read such a carefree, almost drama-free lovestory that will capture your heart immediately.

"I hope you are ready, Wren. I'm about to make it fell like and apocalypse is taking over your
book bruin
Jul 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Well, it's official! Lincoln Moorehead has dethroned my beloved Bane Mills as my favorite Helena Hunting hero.


I still love Bane dearly, but Lincoln was pretty much everything I love in a hero and more. He truly snuck up on me and I never expected the reclusive Moorehead sibling and beloved Mills cousin to be any competition for the #ChurchOfBaneCock. Boy, was I wrong! From the very beginning, I was pulled into the story and didn't want it to end. Handle With Care is book 5 in the Shacking Up se
Tracy  C
Jul 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Lincoln was a sexy man beast and I loved him!! His and Wren's dynamic was awesome. Oddly enough, I loved how he hated his family. The way their relationship progressed was great and I appreciated that when Wren was faced with an awful situation, she didn't internalize and do something stupid. She made an intelligent decision and things worked out, angst free with Lincoln. "Hoping" for one more in the series! ...more
Sep 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.5 Lipstick Stars

“Handle With Care,” is the fifth book in the “Shaking Up” series. I would recommend reading this series in order, as the storylines intertwine, and somewhat build upon each other.

Helena Hunting, has become an author I trust to consistently entertain, and deliver an enjoyable story.

This one in particular had dynamics that I was shocked by, but also loved. I was super curious about Lincoln’s character from the previous books. He did not disappoint!! He could have been more oppo
Sophie "Beware Of The Reader"
Aug 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Wren has become one of my most favorite heroines!
I kept picturing her as a modern Nanny MacPhee and instead of toddlers and children she had to handle two adult brothers.

This was so unusual, incredible and funny!

Wren had been contracted to handle Armstrong. Armstrong was...a total immature douchebag!
He ran after everything sporting a skirt, never owned his mistakes and put real tantrum (also known as ADF emergency as in Armstrong Douche Fuckery emergency).

That's really desperate when you
Bex |
★★ 4.5 stars! ★★

The mysterious prodigal son returns to Moorehead Media in the fifth book of the Shacking Up series. Lincoln is the often referred to but never seen Moorehead brother/Mills cousin from the previous books and I have to say, he might just be my personal favorite of the whole series.

Lincoln hates his dysfunctional family (except for his grandmother) and he hasn’t been back to New York in years. If his father hadn’t passed away, he would still be in a remote village building shelters
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Wren Sterling is a fixer. She's given all of her time and energy to Moorehead Media to ensure their success and to hopefully secure her own future. An opportunity to spend less time with the difficult younger Moorehead brother has Wren signing up to bring the brooding Lincoln up to speed. His suits don't fit, he's less than patient in the board room, but something about him just tugs at her. Lincoln Moorehead would rather be helping impoverished com
Jacob Proffitt
Sep 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, steamy
This is fifth in a series, though Hunting does a decent job making them fairly independent. This one has a little more interaction between family members, though, so I recommend reading in order.

I liked Lincoln okay, though his lifestyle is a little self-indulgent despite the work centering around helping poor communities. He's able to do it as his sole focus because of his familial wealth and he seems to expect acknowledgement for being "good" because he eschews his family's "dirty" media busin
Melanie (mells_view)
3.5 “Dear sweet baby Jesus riding a unicorn.”

Sweet romcom. Lincoln doesn’t want to take over the family business, but he’s roped into it anyway, and on top of that he has a “baby sitter”. But his handler of sorts turns out to be way more than just a nag. Wren is essentially his perfect fit. She tells him like it is, and the heated tension between them is something they can’t deny, even though they probably should, because of they’re working relationship. All in all this is a sweet romcom read. T
Carmen Rae
I really love Helena Hunting. She always manages the perfect mix of romance and comedy. And even though she seems to have my sense of humour I still find I end up with a few unexpected laugh out loud moments that took me completely by surprise.

When I read the last book I was expecting more laughs from the book given the sex toy selling main character and the stuck up CEO counterpart and I was a little disappointed by my own expectations. So I really went into this one not expecting anything but
Lisa (Two Bookish Brits)
Aug 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Oh. My. Gosh. Helena Hunting always, ALWAYS makes me swoon with her characters, wow.

ARC received in exchange for an honest review

Wren is awesome and badass and won’t take s**t from anyone, she can bring a person down to their knees within seconds. She has her goals in life and works hard to reach it. She works for the rich but isn’t after what they have, she’s determined to start up her own, she’s so admirable, she’s a truly amazing heroine and I just love her a lot.

Lincoln, this guy has had s
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Author Helena Hunting did something in Handle With Care that very few authors manage to do, she wrote a complex story filled with a couple of plot twists that I didn’t manage to figure out completely which is a rarity for me. Handle With Care was a more serious story than the other stand alone books in her Shacking Up series, not only did I love this story but it is one of my favorite books of 2019.

This book ticked all my boxes when it comes to contemporary romance:

→ Nice guy hero with a heart
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Lincoln, Lincoln, Lincoln, oh how you make me swoon. There is just something about a man that will put doing good above making the almighty dollar that really calls to me and that is Lincoln through and through. He and his brother, Armstrong, couldn't be more different if they tried, where Armstrong is 100% about making the almighty dollar and screwing every woman that crosses hi
Ang (Sizzling Pages)
Aug 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
4.5 Stars

Best in the Shacking Up series by far, I fell totally in love with Lincoln, Wren and their looney shenanigans. "Handle with Care" was an enjoyable and lighthearted read brimming with sizzling sexiness as well as Hunting's off-the-wall hilarity.

I adored the rugged and often grouchy Lincoln Moorehead. A man set in his uncouth and stubborn ways, he wanted absolutely nothing to do with his ill-mannered spoiled relatives and the family business. After his father's untimely death and withou
Aug 21, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc
**Handle With Care generously provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.**

3 "...goals and dreams can change..." Stars

This was a light-hearted, witty story about two people finding each other unexpectedly through circumstances mostly out of their control. While I did enjoy it for the the aforementioned reasons of being light and fun I wasn't overwhelmed by it at all. Nothing struck me as particularly unique and parts of were drug out. The humor made me laugh however
Steffi De Ceuster  ♥
Sep 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this one so much! I kind of was thinking a lot of things, but I was totally wrong about them all.

Wren was such a strong and independant woman who can hold her own! She's one of my favorite heroines she is that fantastic!
Lincoln was a great Hero as well, even though in the beginning he was a bit of a hard man. But otherwise that's so understandable, I would be the same.

I was so surprised with how it all went and in the end I didn't hate or dislike Frederick as much as I felt from
Angela (Reading Frenzy Book Blog)
4.5 stars

So far, 2019 has been a year of underwhelming reads for me. I was stuck in somewhat of a book slump, but thank goodness for Helena Hunting. Handle With Care delivers the kind of entertainment I was craving.

I find brains and confidence to be wildly appealing in female protagonists, and Wren is sharp as a tack. Nobody is a bigger PR nightmare than Armstrong but she handles him with ease. Lincoln, while not a liability, is gruff and stubborn and proves to be a bit of a challenge for Wren.
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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.

Other books in the series

Shacking Up (5 books)
  • Shacking Up (Shacking Up, #1)
  • Hooking Up (Shacking Up, #2)
  • I Flipping Love You (Shacking Up, #3)
  • Making Up (Shacking Up, #4)

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