Book Review Making Up by Helena Hunting

Jul 162019
 

Making Up (Shacking Up Series #4) by Helena Hunting

A new standalone, laugh-out-loud romantic comedy by New York Times bestselling author Helena Hunting.

Cosy Felton is great at her job—she knows just how to handle the awkwardness that comes with working at an adult toy store. So when the hottest guy she’s ever seen walks into the shop looking completely overwhelmed, she’s more than happy to turn on the charm and help him purchase all of the items on his list.

Griffin Mills is using his business trip in Las Vegas as a chance to escape the broken pieces of his life in New York City. The last thing he wants is to be put in charge of buying gag gifts for his friend’s bachelor party. Despite being totally out of his element, and mortified by the whole experience, Griffin is pleasantly surprised when he finds himself attracted to the sales girl that helped him.

As skeptical as Cosy may be of Griffin’s motivations, there’s something about him that intrigues her. But sometimes what happens in Vegas doesn’t always stay in Vegas and when real life gets in the way, all bets are off. Filled with hilariously awkward situations and enough sexual chemistry to power Sin City, Making Up is the next standalone in the Shacking Up world.

Title: Making Up
Author: Helena Hunting
Publication Date: July 16th, 2019
Shelves: Contemporary; Romance;
Format: Kindle (321 pages)
Rating: 8/10

I was so excited on Making Up coming out, that maybe I put my expectations a lot higher. I think Helena Hunting’s writing is, as always, on point, and her characters make good on the Mills family. I guess I feel like this because Griffin Mills was supposed to be more. At least in my head it was, based on his crazy brothers. I mean, compared to Bancroft and Lex… there are no words.

Not only he was a bit tame for me, but he meets Cosy, which is 11 years younger than him. She’s a student and the difference between them seem important. From my point of view, other than her clothing style, I don’t see anything wrong for a 22-year-old to date a 33-year-old.

I guess working in a sex toys shop and being a 22-year-old virgin was meant to mean something, but these days I just ignore the virgin part, and I don’t want to get into details.

All becomes more problematic when the ex-fiancée comes along, and she drops a bomb on them.

And seriously, Armstrong manages to screw, literally, something here as well. WTF is with that guy! I imagine myself in Allison’s Wonderworld and … Off with his head!!!

All in all, the read was good, but I think I enjoyed it more because I know the whole family and am excited for the next guy, maybe Linc? He sure was more present in this book.

BTW, Cosy’s sister who in the beginning was quite the “bad” sister now appears to have a 360” and moved to NY. Can she be something along the way? I kind of did not like her, but I am all for redeemable characters so can’t wait for the next book in the series.


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