September 3, 2019

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“Lincoln and Wren had me flipping through the pages frantically, begging for more. Their chemistry was explosive, their love story both hilarious and tender.”- L.J. Shen, USA Today bestselling author

Handle With Care, an all-new romantic comedy from New York Times bestselling author Helena Hunting is available now!

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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


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.


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Kara's Review

5 out of 5 stars

Handle with Care is the fifth book in the Shacking Up series by the talented and hilarious Helena Hunting. I love this series. So much. There are only a few authors who make me laugh out loud throughout the entire book and Helena is one of them! I’ve been waiting for Lincoln’s story since I met him. Something about his personality just called to me. I wanted to know what happened to him. Why he does what he does? What makes him tick? We meet him all surly and hairy and I was already dying. His man bun and his scruffy beard. His drunkenness. He’s back home after his father’s death and how he’s the CEO of his father’s company. His jerky brother, Armstrong, is not happy and he meets Wren, who’s been hired to help turn him from bear to business mogul. Wren has no idea what Lincoln is going to be like? His father? His horrible brother? She was not expecting to be attracted to all the hair and the attitude and she about swallowed her tongue when she say him clean shaven, hair cut and a fine suit. Oh man was she in trouble. Lincoln doesn’t want to be in NY or running his company but there are not other options. He never thought he’d fall for Wren and her bossiness and the damn red lipstick that won’t come off. He hates it. While they are working together and getting to know each other, the attraction becomes too much to contain. It’s a bad idea. A very bad idea, but neither of them can say no. When a possible scandal and too many secrets threatens to tear them apart, they realize they are better as a team. Together they can fight for their families and each other. Wow! I knew I was going to love this book, but I didn’t realize how much! Lincoln is so hilarious, funny, sexy as sin, smart and romantic. Wren is bad a, smart, dedicated and Lincoln’s perfect match. I loved seeing Griffin again and Armstrong is always good for a laugh and a karma update. Overall, I laughed, smiled, cried, got mad, wanted to punch someone, got hot and bothered and laughed some more. I loved Lincoln and Wren’s fun banter and their explosive chemistry! I hope this isn’t the last time we see the Moorhead’s and Mills’.



“This is a great suit. Why is it so big?”

“Everything in here belongs to my cousin.”

“Is he a descendent of the Hulk?”

“He’s actually the smallest of his brothers.”

“You’re already more than enough man; anything beyond this is ridiculous.”

“Is that right?”


“Your hair is thick and full and fantastic. Shaving your head would be a disservice to men around the world. And women. ”


Chin dimples are my kryptonite. I’m not sure why I bothered with panties today since I’m pretty sure they’ve just been incinerated.

“What me to check for  you? Your panties, Wren. I’m happy to check the state of them for you, if you’d like.”

Dammit. I said that out loud.


“I don’t know how every man who crosses your path doesn’t fall in love with you. Everything about you is incredible.”




“Distracted by the sexy?” He points to the dimple. “Maybe I should consider growing a beard again to keep if from being such a problem.”


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“You have a suit fitting tomorrow morning.”

“Tomorrow morning? I have lots of suits; I’ll make one of those work.”

“Are they like the ones you wore to the funeral?” I ask.

“Yeah, why?”

“Well, they may have fit you five years ago, but they certainly don’t fit you now. I’ll text you the details and add them to your personal calendar.”

“You can’t do that without my cell number.” His smugness would be grating if I wasn’t two steps ahead of him.

I flash a fake smile. “I already have all of your personal details, Lincoln. Right down to your shoe size. And you can’t be late like you were this morning, so it might be a good idea to avoid the scotch tonight so you’re less bear and more human. You’ll need to use these things called manners. I can email you a refresher on what those are, should you need it.”

“Sarcasm is a weapon of the weak.”

My ears are on fire as he heads for the door. Jerk. I was being witty, not sarcastic. “Thanks so much for offering to help clean up the mess you made.” I turn to address the crinkled papers scattered on the floor.

It’s common courtesy to offer assistance if you’re the one who made the damn mess. Even Armstrong, who is the most epic of douches, has some manners. Usually he’ll try to look up a skirt or down a shirt while he’s being polite, but it’s better than this.

I turn to retrieve the papers when two things happen, a power surge ramps up the box fans—it happens at least twice a day, and at the same time Lincoln pulls the door open again. The simultaneous actions create a vortex of air inside my office, and my skirt flutters into the air. Like I’m Marilyn Monroe and I’ve stepped onto one of those subway grates. The fabric rises quickly, and a breeze hits me right between the legs, which is the exact moment I remember that I’m not wearing panties. Because they were covered in the coffee Armstrong spilled in my lap.

I drop the papers and battle the fabric back down. It’s fruitless, though, the wind tunnel whirls through the room like Dorothy’s freaking tornado, and the back of my dress goes up. I meet Lincoln’s gaze from across the small room. All it takes is a second of eye contact before those ridiculously blue eyes pull me in, and weird, inappropriate things start happening to my body. It’s irritating as hell. I don’t even like this guy, but my body seems as if it hasn’t gotten the same memo as the rest of me. Even more aggravating is the realization that based on his expression, he totally caught an eyeful of cooch.

Lincoln stands frozen at the door, eyes wide and fixed on my crotch, mouth hanging open.

“Close the damn door!” My voice is siren high. And loud.

“Right. Yes. I’m going. Now.” He steps out of my office, pulling the door closed behind him.

My dress settles around my knees. “Dammit.” I drop into my chair, which is probably what I should’ve done as soon as the wind tunnel started, but clearly I’d been too panicked to think straight.

On the upside, I went to see my waxer last week, so he’s seen my girl bits when they’re looking their finest.

On the downside, my project for the next six months has seen my naked girl bits.


About the Author:

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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