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Shacking Up Audiobook

Shacking Up

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Publisher's Summary

Ruby Scott is months behind on rent and can't seem to land a steady job. She has one chance to turn things around with a big audition. But instead of getting her big break, she gets sick as a dog and completely bombs it in the most humiliating fashion. All thanks to a mysterious, gorgeous guy who kissed - and then coughed on - her at a party the night before.

Luckily, her best friend might have found the perfect opportunity: a job staying at the lavish penthouse apartment of hotel magnate Bancroft Mills while he's out of town, taking care of his exotic pets. But when the newly evicted Ruby arrives to meet her new employer, it turns out Bane is the same guy who got her sick. Seeing his role in Ruby's dilemma, Bane offers her a permanent job as his live-in pet sitter until she can get back on her feet.

Filled with hilariously awkward encounters and enough sexual tension to heat a New York City block, Shacking Up, from NYT and USA Today best-selling author Helena Hunting, is sure to keep you laughing and swooning all night long.

©2017 Helena Hunting (P)2017 Macmillan Audio

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    nicola 19/06/2017
    nicola 19/06/2017
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    "amazing"

    I loved how the people reading this book to me was lilly and randy it made the book just that more fun for me ❤

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Van Gilder
    Minneapolis, MN, United States
    06/06/17
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    "Not very likeable characters"

    Everyone that Ruby knows is incredibly shallow, except her. Bane repeatedly mentions having to "rub one out". Ruby disparages people who get their jobs thru family connections but overlooks that Bane works for his Dad. I probably wouldn't listen to another book by this author.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • julie
    21/06/17
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    "Horrible book... zero stars"

    This was by far the worst book I've listened to in a long time. The narrator was terrible. I didn't even finish listening to this book. The story line was weak. Absolutely nothing exciting happened. I just wanted a book that would give me the, I cannot sleep till this book is finished, feeling. Failure

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Hope Jones
    New York, NY
    19/06/17
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    "Returned it because of the reader"

    I love Helena Hunting! I am sure this book is great but the female reader - Rose Dioro - makes me so unhappy, I want to return it. Currently I sped her reading up to 1.25-1.5, which has helped I know the male reader and like his style of reading and his voice. Unless speeding up Ms. Dioro helps, I will return this book. I have no enjoyment listening to her try to read with feeling. She slows down and I can't hear her, she speaks like the character and I think it might be ok but 30 min into it and I want to stop and go onto another book. Too bad.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Sara
    14/06/17
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    "So good and not not so good"
    What did you like best about Shacking Up? What did you like least?

    I liked least the narrator for...I can't even remember the the main girl characters name, but Rose Dioro not a particular fan. The book did have many funny moments, sexy moments and a wanting Bain to be nonfictional.


    If you’ve listened to books by Helena Hunting before, how does this one compare?

    I think her writing is very well at making the characters in the books charming, funny, and very hot hot moments. The main character in this did have a lot of inner dialog which did get a little bothersome, but Hunting still made it delightful to listen to.


    What aspect of Jacob Morgan and Rose Dioro ’s performance would you have changed?

    Rose Dioro's pauses between sentences, her whiny voice, and horrible man voice I just can't handle. It became more tolerable because I love, love, love Jacob Morgan's voice and can listen to him all day. I would rather listen to Morgan's woman voice then Rose's man voice. She makes men sound not confident and apathetic.


    Was Shacking Up worth the listening time?

    It was okay, couldn't totally finish it.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Jo.e.
    07/06/17
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    "Loved this book"

    I didn't like Rose Dioro's narrating at first, she was very slow but as the story developed she got better or I got use to her. Jacob Morgan sounded awesome, but it seemed like he was racing to get the book done. Both have beautiful voices tho. Story was good, couldn't really put it down. Get this book. Definitely worth a credit.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Kindle Customer
    01/06/17
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    "Now she's mine to love"

    This book was so swoon worthy and hilarious.

    Bancroft meets Ruby at the engagement party. He mistakes Ruby for his date and kisses her. While it's a kiss to remember, it's not good that he's got the flu!! Ruby gets sick and blows her chances at a much needed paid actress job. She finds herself in a bind...and needs a place to stay. Bancroft feels bad and offers her a live in job.

    Bancroft was such a protector but not in a brooding way. He protected Ruby's feeling and makes sure she is taken care of when she lost her apartment, when someone tries to bad mouth her or when her dad is not being as supportive. He was such a gentleman and showed self-control and restraint as her roommate... until he couldn't take it anymore which just made the book so much better.

    Ruby was hilarious I laughed so hard. She was artsy and fun. She balanced Bancroft so well who seemed to be ocd at times but overall down to earth in comparison to his rich circle of snooty people.

    I love the kind of book I can get lost in and forget that I am actually sitting on the train as opposed to sitting in the character's living room. Definitely worth the credit !

    I would love to see a book regarding the people who were engaged... there's a story there.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Jonella A. Moore
    Indiana, USA
    31/05/17
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    "Fun and sexy!"

    This audiobook was really fun and entertaining to listen to. I want a ferret now! The characters were likeable and story was well written. I had only listened to Helena Hunting's hockey romances before this and I found this to be just as good as those. Narration was also well done.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Jordy ♡♡♡♡
    United States
    25/06/17
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    "Funny & Sexy...what else do you need!!"

    It's refreshing to find a book that has a perfect mix of chemistry, humor and plenty of sweetness.I truly adored Ruby with her fiesty personality and Bane with his sexy dirty mouth. The banter between them was off the charts explosive. How can a guy not fall for a girl who doesn't run scared from your pet ferret & tarantula?? The plot was refreshing and holds your attention. In fact, I couldn't stop listening! From the beginning, I knew I was going to love this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • TV
    19/06/17
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    "Greaatttt"

    I reeaallyyy like this book........and the narrators were really aweesomeeeeeee :D .......would love to hear them narrate another book for sureee ^_^

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tracy Bock
    19/06/17
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    "Cute premise"

    had a good time reading thid story....wish i could meet Bane.....could just picture him in my mind, yum!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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