Series | Shacking Up #5
Release Date | August 27, 2019
Published by St. Martin's Paperbacks
Genres | Contemporary, Office Romance
Format | ARC
Add to TBR | ADD TO GOODREADS
Buy | Amazon | Paperback
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.
I’ve got to say, grumpy bear heroes are quickly becoming my favorites to read about. As far as favorites go in the Shacking Up series, Lincoln takes all the cake!
I loved that he didn’t exactly fit the mold of a swanky CEO with his dedication to humanitarian projects, you can’t help but just admire him almost instantly. And once he’s thrown into his new role that he wants nothing to do with, we’re quickly shown how loyal he is to his family. Well at least the ones that truly matter to him.
And then we throw Wren into the mix and she slowly hacks away Lincoln’s grumpy bear tendencies. She’s not his babysitter, therefore a handler is the proper term. These two have the banter down because well who wants to put up with a bad attitude 24/7. But the more they’re around each other, something starts to develop between them.
I loved that Wren can handle her own and literally take a man down when necessary. Lincoln can be a bit tough to come around to because he doesn’t hold back on anything. And he’s not afraid to say exactly what’s on his mind. When it comes to Wren he knows how to wear her down and just swoon her pants off. There’s no second guessing when it comes to Lincoln.
I’ve got to say, this series has been a little all over the place for me. So I’m happy that things picked up because I truly loved this one. I’m kind of hoping that the series ends here, but I’m not entirely sure that it will.
Handle With Care takes over this series and I definitely recommend it!
major thank you to the st. martin’s for the complimentary copy in consideration for a review. this does not affect my opinion of the book or review.