August 27, 2019

BLOG TOUR REVIEW: Handle with Care by Helena Hunting

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SYNOPSIS


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. 

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.

MY REVIEW


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. Armstrong is the screw up son of one of the most prolific media moguls in NYC, and Wren successfully reshaped his image after his involvement in several scandalous events became public. 


Despite her clear road to success in the world of PR, Wren's ultimate dream is to start up a charitable organization one day. In fact, her dream is one of the main reasons she initially agreed to be Armstrong's handler. His mother is a member of nearly every charitable foundation committee in the city and has promised to give her a glowing recommendation upon the fulfillment of her contract at Moorehead Media. Unfortunately, Wren's six-month contract is extended an additional six months when the CEO suddenly dies and she agrees to help Armstrong's older brother Lincoln transition into the vacant position.


Thankfully, Lincoln is nothing like his brother. He's altruistic and focused on his job as a project manager, where he oversees the construction of homes and helps to strengthen communities in developing countries. He's in the middle of a project in Guatemala, has been away from civilized society for years, and hates New York. This new job is the last place he wants to be. To put it mildly, Wren has her work cut out for her. 

Despite their rough start, the chemistry between Wren and Lincoln is undeniable. They eventually stop fighting the inevitable and their relationship naturally progresses--which is one of the things I love most about them as a couple. This isn't a story of instalove; it's a story about two people who form a strong bond organically over time. But despite the confidence and loyalty they have found in each other, can their newfound relationship survive the fallout of a buried secret once it's unearthed and the ugly truth is revealed?


MY TAKE

I wholeheartedly enjoyed reading 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 it when authors throw in a cameo of another character from a previously written novel, and Helena Hunting is a master at this. (Hint: If you loved the Shacking Up series, you'll love this standalone.) HANDLE WITH CARE is a must read for romcom and "feel good" book lovers everywhere!

OVERALL STARS: 💜💜💜💜💜
CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT: 💜💜💜💜💜
STORY LINE: 💜💜💜💜💜
HUMOR: 💜💜💜💜💜
STEAM FACTOR: 💜💜
ANGST: 💜💜💜

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*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. 

AUTHOR BIO

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.

helena hunting bio

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