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Thursday, July 18, 2019

Making Up (Shacking Up #4) by Helena Hunting

A Review by Wendy 
3.5 Lots of Making Up Stars
* * * 1/2  
Spoiler Free

Helena Hunting has been front and center on my desired reads, lately. The Shaking Up series has been a fun and heartful experience. This new entry has many of the winning elements I have enjoyed. 

We are given Griffin, the more established and sort of nonflashy Mills Brother.He is in charge of running the numbers for the Mills Hotel Group, looking to find new locations and seeing if a hotel open for purchase makes sense. We find him truely uncomfortable standing in front of an adult sex toy store. He drew the small straw and is tasked to get a list of stuff for the bachelor party of the wedding he is part of...

Cosy Felton is working her plan, a concept she feels will give her life experiences while she is young enough to enjoy them. Instead of following the usual of going to school, get the degree, marry and save to finally after most of your life has been lived, travel; Cosy has learned to take the adventures now. She has done her college time with interruptions of traveling and working when she can. Right now she is back in Las Vegas working at the adult sex toy store while finishing up her hotel management degree. Her next big adventure will be an upcoming internship somewhere with a hospitality venue.

But until the end of the term, Cosy is doing her time at the sex toy store. As she returns from picking up her much-needed lunch, she spies the suited man waiting in front of the store. She sees how uncomfortable he is and puts on her game face. Cosy has learned how to work this situation and settles him down.

Griffin is taken by Cosy; she is someone he has never experienced before. She is stunning and seems like she sparkles. Her humor relaxes him but also causes him to flirt back with her. She is like no one he has ever met and wants more. This attraction is flashing between them and causes Griffin to be caught up by this meeting.

Griffin was not alone in feeling like this meeting was more than what it first seemed. Cosy keeps thinking about him and when Griffin comes back to the store just to see Cosy, Cosy decides to carefully go to dinner with him. This starts a dating dance between the two of them.

The first hiccup for Cosy is the idea Griffin is much older than any other guy she has dated. The gap is something she needs to get used to...It isn't seriously huge...but more than she usually would date. She is still in finishing college and he is a very established man...But the draw and level of interest are too much for both of them to ignore.

This story has a lot of situations which Griffin and Cosy have to handle. The way they are handled does highlight the age differences between them, I think. Communication and being willing to hear what someone has to say is the life lesson both need to learn.

There is much to love about this couple, though. Griffin is all in with Cosy and she is someone who can be admired for her strength in knowing how she wants to live her life.

The HEA is there, the sexy times Hunt is known for, the brothers make appearances, and another entry to this series is on its way soon.

 A gifted copy was provided by author/publisher for an honest review

Helena Hunting is the author of The USA Today and NYT bestselling PUCKED Series. She lives on the outskirts of Toronto with her incredibly tolerant family and two moderately intolerant cats. She writes everything from romantic sports comedy to new adult angst.

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