I Flipping Love You (Shacking Up #3) – Helena Hunting

I flipping love you
Genre: Romance 
Publisher: St. Martin’s Paperbacks

A new kind of love story about flipping houses, taking risks, and landing that special someone who’s move-in ready…


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…


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.

I Flipping Love You has cemented my love for Helena Hunting. Her novels are always laugh out loud funny, maintain the perfect balance of serious plot and frivolous extras, and steamy connections. I Flipping Love You is all of this and more packed in the unique setting of an HGTV lovers dream: house renovation.

I Flipping Love You is told from two perspectives, Rian and Pierce. Both perspectives are well written in that they are distinguishable from her each other. They both have a distinct voice and offer hilarious moments of their own. From the first few pages, Hunting had me laughing out loud at work. Let me tell you, it’s hard to read discreetly when what you’re reading has you laughing every few pages.

What I enjoyed most about this novel was the unique setting. I’ve never read a romance set in the house flipping business. I love watching HGTV, so when I saw this I couldn’t resist and I’m glad I didn’t. Hunting is able to balance fun and serious perfectly within this setting creating a unique romantic comedy.

Rian and Pierce’s chemistry sizzles off the pages. When they first meet, they have instant chemistry that isn’t always the easiest to write, but Hunting pulls it off flawlessly. Rian’s prickly personality and Pierce’s layback attitude make for some fun back and forth banter that kept me flipping the pages.

Overall, I Flipping Love You is a fantastic addition to the Shacking Up series. If you’re looking for a fun, laugh out loud romance with a serious side, and chemistry between the main characters that is second to none, be sure to check out I Flipping Love You.

***I received an ARC via Netgalley for an honest review.


Have you read I Flipping Love You? What did you think? Have you read any other Helena Hunting novels? What’s your favourite? 

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