REVIEW: HELENA HUNTING – HANDLE WITH CARE

REVIEW: HELENA HUNTING – HANDLE WITH CAREHandle With Care by Helena Hunting
Also by this author: Making Up
Also in this series: Making Up
Series: Shacking Up #5
Published by St. Martin's Press on August 27th 2019
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Tropes: Office Romance Format: eARC
Source: St. Martin's Press, Netgalley
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Narrator: Andi Arndt, Jacob Morgan
Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
Cliffhanger: No
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two-stars

HE WANTS TO LOSE CONTROL.
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 softens when he meets the no-nonsense, gorgeous woman who has been given the task of transforming him from the gruff, wilderness guy to a suave businessman

SHE’S TRYING TO HOLD IT TOGETHER.
Wren Sterling has been working double time to keep the indiscretions at Moorehead Media at bay, so when she’s presented with a new contract, with new responsibilities and additional incentives, she agrees. Working with the reclusive oldest son of a ridiculously entitled family is worth the hassle if it means she’s that much closer to pursuing her own dreams. What Wren doesn’t expect is to find herself attracted to him, or for it to be mutual. And she certainly doesn’t expect to fall for Lincoln. But when a shocking new Moorehead scandal comes to light, she’s forced to choose between her own family and the broody, cynical CEO.

HANDLE WITH CARE

by Helena Hunting

After reading MAKING UP, I was really hoping to like HANDLE WITH CARE more. And while there wasn’t as much drama in this one it still wasn’t the success I was hoping for. The characters bordered on juvenile and the humor mostly cringeworthy.

I didn’t care much for Lincoln – while I understand that his brother was a major douchebag he was a little too punch-happy for my taste. His thoughts circled around what kind of physical harm he could do to Armstrong. He was grouchy, snapping at people, and especially Wren, for no apparent reason. And who the hell calls his grandmother G-mom?  I can’t say that I cared for this heroine more. She was supposed to be strong but I didn’t really feel that.

And don’t get me started on the side cast. The characters of the villains were drawn in such an exaggerated manner, it was a little bizarre.

I have given this author two chances to wow me. I think this is the point where I have to admit defeat. Helena Hunting and I just don’t mesh. That’s fine. We’ll both live.

 

About Helena Hunting

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of PUCKED, Helena Hunting lives on the outskirts of Toronto with her incredibly tolerant family and two moderately intolerant cats. She's writes contemporary romance ranging from new adult angst to romantic sports comedy.

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two-stars

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