August 27, 2019

BLOG TOUR REVIEW: Handle with Care by Helena Hunting

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New York Times bestselling author of SHACKING UP and I FLIPPING LOVE YOU by Helena Hunting mixes humor and heart in this scandal-filled romantic comedy. 


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.


Loaded with witty dialogue and the type of quality writing I've come to expect from Helena Hunting, HANDLE WITH CARE is the perfect combination of romance, comedy, and suspense. 

Wren is an independent PR consultant and has just done the impossible -- reshaped the horrendous reputation of Armstrong Moorehead. 

That's all well and good, but Wren's ultimate dream is to start up her own charitable organization. It's the reason she agreed to be Armstrong's handler in the first place. His mother sits on the foundation committee of nearly every charitable foundation in the city and has promised Wren a glowing recommendation upon the fulfillment of her contract at Moorehead Media.

As the end of Wren's six-month contract comes to a close, the CEO of Moorehead Media suddenly dies and she reluctantly agrees to stay on for another six months to help Armstrong's older brother transition into the vacant position.

Lincoln is nothing like his brother. He's altruistic and focused on his job overseeing the construction of homes in developing countries. When his dad dies, he's in the middle of a project in Guatemala. He's been away from civilized society for years and he hates New York. Taking over as CEO of Moorehead Media is the last thing Lincoln wants, so Wren has her work cut out for her. 

Aside from a rough start, the chemistry between Wren and Lincoln is undeniable. When they stop fighting the inevitable, an intimate relationship starts to form. The thing I loved about HANDLE WITH CARE is that it's not a story of instalove; it's about two people forming a strong bond, organically, over time.

Despite the confidence and loyalty Lincoln and Wren have found in each other, one question still remains. Can their newfound relationship survive the fallout of a buried secret once it's unearthed and the ugly truth is revealed?


I wholeheartedly enjoyed HANDLE WITH CARE. In fact, I loved it so much that I read the entire thing from start to finish in one sitting. Also, I love when authors throw in character cameos from previously written novels, and Helena Hunting is a master at this.

(If you loved the SHAKING UP series, you'll love this standalone.)

HANDLE WITH CARE is a must read for romcom and "feel good" lovers everywhere!

HUMOR: 😂😂😂😂😂
ANGST: 😒😒😒


*A HUGE thank you to Kelly Klein at St. Martin's Press for allowing me to be a part of this book tour and for providing me with an advanced reader's copy of this book. It's such an honor and I was so thrilled to be asked. 


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 writes contemporary romance ranging from new adult angst to romantic sports comedy.

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