Making Up by Helena Hunting
RomCom. Standalone in a Related Series.
I love Helena Hunting’s humor, so I was more than a little excited to read Making Up. I have read the whole Shacking Up Series, but it’s been over a year since the last in the series, I Flipping Love You, and quite honestly, I didn’t remember how it tied into the others until the end, and it didn’t matter at all.
We started by meeting the adorably sassy Cosy who is working in a sex toy shop to help finance her college. She knows all the tricks to sell the most toys. So when a gorgeous, suited man walks in, completely embarrassed and overwhelmed, Cosy was all too eager to help him out.
“Dear sweet Jesus on a cloud of marshmallows, It’s a good thing clits don’t react like penises, otherwise mine would be hanging out of the bottom of my shorts with excitement.”
Griffin Mills is in Vegas on a temporary assignment scouting hotel locations. He drew the short straw and had to buy some gag gifts for a friend’s bachelor party. Completely mortified to go to a sex toy store, he had no idea that he would be walking out with a new obsession, Cosy.
“It’s not a line, Cosy. If I had a checklist with boxes to tick off, you would be the person who appeared at the end of the quiz as my perfect match.”
I loved the way they met. I even liked that he was 11 years older than her. Cosy was jaded and innocent at the same time, and I enjoyed her inner voice. But Making Up felt like it was a great book until someone got their hands on it and insisted Helena add a few more plot points to make it angstier. There was a twist thrown in that had no place and no reason and really made the book go south from there for me. There was just too much manufactured angst for me.
Don’t get me wrong. I still love Helena’s humor.
I still love the super HOT sex scenes. And I still love the romance. There was just a little too much bullshit along the way.
“Fall apart on me. Show me your weakness, so I can give you my strength.”
- Loved the flirty banter!
- Her inner voice made me love her, especially in the beginning.
- The fun way they met.
- The awkward situations.
- You didn’t have to remember the other books to enjoy this.
- Helena’s raunchy humor.
- I liked the age gap.
- The twist really turned me off.
- Too many obstacles for this couple.
- It almost felt like someone told her to add the twist after the story was written.
The Down & Dirty:
Rating: 3.5 Stars, 4.5 Heat
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