***The 3rd standalone novel in the Shacking Up Series***
Rian Sutter doesn’t usually get hit on in the grocery store, but when she notices a sexy man in a suit checking her out, she thinks maybe it’s her lucky day. Either that or the suit has a thing for sweaty, yoga-pant wearing women with excellent price matching skills.
Turns out it’s neither.
Pierce Whitfield can’t believe his luck when he’s able to track down the woman who scratched up the paint job on his car at the scene of the crime. But when he confronts the hit and run hottie, he discovers there’s not just one, but two of them, and he’s been throwing accusations at the wrong twin.
As repair costs are negotiated, and the chemistry between them flares, Rian and Pierce find out they have more than mutual attraction in common. They’re both vying for the same pieces of prime real estate in The Hamptons and neither one plans to give up without a fight.
Can these passionate rivals turn up the heat on their budding romance—without burning down the house?
Pierce made a big mistake at work so now he’s taking a break from being a patent lawyer to flip houses with his brother. Rian and her twin are realtors in the Hamptons, which is where the Whitfield brothers are flipping, so these two have a lot in common. There’s instant attraction but also some professional rivalry to complicate things. Rian’s family secret is always hanging over her, threatening the Sutter sister’s livelihood and she fears Pierce may be a threat but still can’t stay away from him.
This couple didn’t woo me like Ruby and Bane or Amalie and Lex. I don’t even know why, because they’re good characters but it took a bit longer to get into the story this time. The premise is interesting enough with the mistaken identity, then Rian and Pierce just keep running into each other everywhere. They can’t fight the attraction, but they don’t completely trust one another either.
It turns out they’re both keeping pretty big secrets because they’re both having an identity crisis of sorts. Rian worries he’s using her and he can’t believe she’d hide so much family history so they clash hard despite their feelings for one another.
Like the rest of the series, the banter is excellent and there are some LOL moments, as well as some very steamy encounters. This wasn’t the best book in the series but I’m not sorry I read it.
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Shacking Up series