Title: Handle with Care (Shacking Up, Book 5)
Author: Helena Hunting
Rating: 4 Stars
Reviewed by: Shakera
Genre: Contemporary, Romance
Publisher: St. Martin’s Paperbacks
Date of Release: August 27, 2019
Format: Kindle (NetGalley)
Every family has its own set of drama; some worse than others, but it’s there. Imagine going through life, believing your father to be such a horrific dad, you leave town at the first opportunity and only come back for his funeral. This is Lincoln Moorehead’s reality. Lincoln is the ever altruistic son who builds wells in third world countries so everyone can have drinking water. He doesn’t want to CEO of a multimedia corporation. He also doesn’t look the part; this is where Wren Sterling comes in. She’s there to handle whatever situation comes up with the company, including turning the recluse son into a CEO and keeping the other out of the headlines. What happens when the recluse and the handling fall for each other? Secrets come out, and nothing is ever the same again.
My goal with this book was to read half one, and the rest the next day. I took a break at the halfway mark and thought to myself, “I’m only interested in finding out what the scandals are.” However, I just couldn’t stop reading. I finished this book in one sitting. Lincoln and Wren are hilarious together, but I have to say, I think while Armstrong is a despicable human being, he was funny. It’s easy to feel sorry for both Lincoln and Wren. The pain and traumas they had to endure would be more than enough to anyone fold, but they dedicated themselves to altruistic causes. Figuring out what most of the secrets were wasn’t hard. I thoroughly enjoyed how all the secrets and drama played out. What I didn’t know was this book is a part of a series. I haven’t read any of the previous four books, but that’s okay. I never felt like I was missing something.
In a book with so many interesting characters and subplots, I can’t say I was left feeling like something was missing. If there was a series created around just these two characters, I’m all for it!