Review | Making Up by Helena Hunting

July 16, 2019 | 2019, helena hunting, review / 0 Comments

Review | Making Up by Helena HuntingMaking Up by Helena Hunting
Series | Shacking Up #4
Release Date | July 16th, 2019
Published by St. Martin's Press
Genres | Contemporary
Format | ARC
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A new standalone, laugh-out-loud romantic comedy by New York Times bestselling author Helena Hunting.

Cosy Felton is great at her job—she knows just how to handle the awkwardness that comes with working at an adult toy store. So when the hottest guy she’s ever seen walks into the shop looking completely overwhelmed, she’s more than happy to turn on the charm and help him purchase all of the items on his list.

Griffin Mills is using his business trip in Las Vegas as a chance to escape the broken pieces of his life in New York City. The last thing he wants is to be put in charge of buying gag gifts for his friend’s bachelor party. Despite being totally out of his element, and mortified by the whole experience, Griffin is pleasantly surprised when he finds himself attracted to the sales girl that helped him.

As skeptical as Cosy may be of Griffin’s motivations, there’s something about him that intrigues her. But sometimes what happens in Vegas doesn’t always stay in Vegas and when real life gets in the way, all bets are off. Filled with hilariously awkward situations and enough sexual chemistry to power Sin City, Making Up is the next standalone in the Shacking Up world.


Making Up is book 4 in the Shacking Up series and I can’t quite pin my feelings about this book. I definitely enjoyed it, it made for a rather sweet read, but it was more of an OK read for me.

Who knew that you could meet your soulmate at a sex shop, it definitely makes for a memorable story. In Vegas might I add, just another juicy detail to add into their story.

Overall, I liked both characters and I didn’t mind their age gap at all. Even though Cosy seemed to have a bit of an issue with it since she constantly brought it up. I’d say her age truly showed in this book. She was always finding these reasons to pin against Griffin albeit easily won her over every time. I wasn’t completely on board with her reactions towards things.

I wasn’t sure what to make of Griffin’s awkwardness, it was a little bit adorable, but when it comes to Hunting’s heroes, I wasn’t exactly used to it. Plus he’s more reserved and sensitive, which is so different than his brothers.

I think I could have done without the drama that happens between them, but it didn’t hinder me from truly enjoying this read. Out of all the Helena Hunting books I’ve read, it’s not my favorite, but still worth the read!

So many funny and rather adorable moments, can’t wait to read the next one!

major thank you to st. martin’s press for the complimentary copy in consideration for a review. this does not affect my opinion of the book or review.

About Helena Hunting

NYT and USA Today Bestselling author, Helena Hunting lives outside of Toronto with her amazing family and her two awesome cats, who think the best place to sleep is her keyboard. Helena writes everything from contemporary romance with all the feels to romantic comedies that will have you laughing until you cry.