Handle With Care (Shacking Up, #5)
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 businessmanSHE’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.

Handle With Care (Shacking Up, #5) Details

TitleHandle With Care (Shacking Up, #5)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseAug 27th, 2019
PublisherSt. Martin's Press
ISBN-139781250183996
Rating
GenreRomance, Contemporary Romance

Handle With Care (Shacking Up, #5) Review

  • Helena Hunting
    January 1, 1970
    The next standalone romantic comedy set in The Shacking Up world! Coming August 27th! iBooks → http://bit.ly/HandleWCNOOK → http://bit.ly/NookHWCKobo → http://bit.ly/KoboHWCGoogle Play → http://bit.ly/HandleWCgpUS → https://amzn.to/2CgGp87CA → https://amzn.to/2Av1f3kUK → https://amzn.to/2CTeblcAU → TBANOTE: This is an unedited excerpt and is subject to change.I’m startled out of my thoughts when my brother jumps up and shouts a bunch of profane nonsense, hands flailing like he’s trying to swim o The next standalone romantic comedy set in The Shacking Up world! Coming August 27th! iBooks → http://bit.ly/HandleWCNOOK → http://bit.ly/NookHWCKobo → http://bit.ly/KoboHWCGoogle Play → http://bit.ly/HandleWCgpUS → https://amzn.to/2CgGp87CA → https://amzn.to/2Av1f3kUK → https://amzn.to/2CTeblcAU → TBANOTE: This is an unedited excerpt and is subject to change.I’m startled out of my thoughts when my brother jumps up and shouts a bunch of profane nonsense, hands flailing like he’s trying to swim on land or approximate the chicken dance while on an LSD trip. “You can’t do this! It’s absolute bullshit!” Armstrong yells.I look around the table, trying to piece together what I missed.“I’m sorry, Armstrong. I know this is a shock, but we feel it’s in the company’s best interest to put Lincoln at the helm during this transitional stage,” G-mom says firmly.At the helm? I look to G-mom who’s busy not looking at me.Armstrong jabs a finger at himself. “But I’m the one who’s put in all the time here! I deserve to run the company! Lincoln doesn’t know the first thing about Moorehead. All he knows how to do is dig wells and forage for food in the wilderness. How are those valuable assets here?” He turns his attention to our mother. “Did you know about this? How can you let this happen? Look at him. How can that be the face of our company? He looks like he crawled out of a gutter and mugged a twenty-year-old college kid on a bender. How is this better for our bottom line?”My mother clasps her hands in front of her. “I’m sorry, Armstrong, but this decision wasn’t mine to make. I know this is hard for you, but your grandmother and fath—”Armstrong stomps his foot, exactly as a toddler would. “The company is mine! Lincoln can’t have it!”I raise a hand, half to quiet my brother and also to find out what the freaking deal is. “Whoa, let’s back this bus up. Can someone explain what’s going on?”“You’ve been appointed as the CEO of Moorehead Media, according to the will,” Christophe—no R, because that would make it far too pedestrian a name—my father’s lawyer says.I’m working on trying to remain calm as I address my grandmother. “You didn’t say anything about me being CEO. You said you needed my help.”“Running the company, yes,” she says through a practised, stiff smile. It’s her warning face, but seriously, when she said she needed my help for a few months I figured it meant I’d be keeping Armstrong in line while she sorted out who was going to take over the company, which I realize now was a stupid assumption. “I didn’t think that meant CEO. How am I going to run a company with this dickhead on staff?” I motion to my brother. “The name calling is unnecessary,” G-mom replies.“Lincoln’s not even part of this family! He hasn’t attended one event in the past five years except for Dad’s funeral. He didn’t bother coming to my wedding and now he’s going to run the company? How is that fair?”I snort. “Your wedding was an expensive joke.”He crosses his arms over his chest. “I was set up. Amalie had cold feet and made me out to look like the bad guy.”The woman beside him shoots him a disgusted look. Armstrong clears his throat and tugs at his collar. “My wedding is not the real issue. The point is that you’ve never involved yourself in any part of this family and now you think you can come in and take over. I will not stand by and let this happen!” He keeps jabbing his finger at me as if he’s engaged in a finger sword fight.I lean back in my chair and lace my fingers behind my neck. Armstrong has always been reactive. And self-absorbed. For a while, it seemed like he finally had it together—back when he was engaged. But ever since that fiasco of a wedding he seems to have come completely unglued. Again. But worse this time. “Someone needs a timeout.”
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  • Cristina | CristiinaReads
    January 1, 1970
    Lincoln's is finally here... I AM BREATHING SO HARD BECAUSE I AM SO EXCITED TO FINALLY START! ARC galley kindly provided by SMP, in exchange for an honest review coming closer to release date...Follow Me On:Blog ❁ Instagram ❁ Facebook ❁ Twitter
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  • Jemima
    January 1, 1970
    And we have a cover!!!!
  • Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤
    January 1, 1970
    ❤❤❤     ❤️❤️❤️    
  • ✰ Bianca ✰ BJ's Book Blog ✰
    January 1, 1970
    ♡ ♡ ♡
  • Crystal
    January 1, 1970
    I won’t spoil anything, but I want to say this heroine is one of my favorites from any book. The guy I already loved from other books, but I love him even more now. There is laughter-that contract stipulation-along with love, and some great family moments. A wonderful book!
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  • Lady Heather
    January 1, 1970
    ***COVER REVEAL*** Excerpt NOTE: This is an unedited excerpt and is subject to change.I’m startled out of my thoughts when my brother jumps up and shouts a bunch of profane nonsense, hands flailing like he’s trying to swim on land or approximate the chicken dance while on an LSD trip. “You can’t do this! It’s absolute bullshit!” Armstrong yells.I look around the table, trying to piece together what I missed.“I’m sorry, Armstrong. I know this is a shock, but we feel it’s in the company’s best in ***COVER REVEAL*** Excerpt NOTE: This is an unedited excerpt and is subject to change.I’m startled out of my thoughts when my brother jumps up and shouts a bunch of profane nonsense, hands flailing like he’s trying to swim on land or approximate the chicken dance while on an LSD trip. “You can’t do this! It’s absolute bullshit!” Armstrong yells.I look around the table, trying to piece together what I missed.“I’m sorry, Armstrong. I know this is a shock, but we feel it’s in the company’s best interest to put Lincoln at the helm during this transitional stage,” G-mom says firmly.At the helm? I look to G-mom who’s busy not looking at me.Armstrong jabs a finger at himself. “But I’m the one who’s put in all the time here! I deserve to run the company! Lincoln doesn’t know the first thing about Moorehead. All he knows how to do is dig wells and forage for food in the wilderness. How are those valuable assets here?” He turns his attention to our mother. “Did you know about this? How can you let this happen? Look at him. How can that be the face of our company? He looks like he crawled out of a gutter and mugged a twenty-year-old college kid on a bender. How is this better for our bottom line?”My mother clasps her hands in front of her. “I’m sorry, Armstrong, but this decision wasn’t mine to make. I know this is hard for you, but your grandmother and fath—” Armstrong stomps his foot, exactly as a toddler would. “The company is mine! Lincoln can’t have it!”I raise a hand, half to quiet my brother and also to find out what the freaking deal is. “Whoa, let’s back this bus up. Can someone explain what’s going on?”“You’ve been appointed as the CEO of Moorehead Media, according to the will,” Christophe—no R, because that would make it far too pedestrian a name—my father’s lawyer says.I’m working on trying to remain calm as I address my grandmother. “You didn’t say anything about me being CEO. You said you needed my help.”“Running the company, yes,” she says through a practised, stiff smile. It’s her warning face, but seriously, when she said she needed my help for a few months I figured it meant I’d be keeping Armstrong in line while she sorted out who was going to take over the company, which I realize now was a stupid assumption. “I didn’t think that meant CEO. How am I going to run a company with this dickhead on staff?” I motion to my brother. “The name calling is unnecessary,” G-mom replies.“Lincoln’s not even part of this family! He hasn’t attended one event in the past five years except for Dad’s funeral. He didn’t bother coming to my wedding and now he’s going to run the company? How is that fair?”I snort. “Your wedding was an expensive joke.”He crosses his arms over his chest. “I was set up. Amalie had cold feet and made me out to look like the bad guy.”The woman beside him shoots him a disgusted look. Armstrong clears his throat and tugs at his collar. “My wedding is not the real issue. The point is that you’ve never involved yourself in any part of this family and now you think you can come in and take over. I will not stand by and let this happen!” He keeps jabbing his finger at me as if he’s engaged in a finger sword fight.I lean back in my chair and lace my fingers behind my neck. Armstrong has always been reactive. And self-absorbed. For a while, it seemed like he finally had it together—back when he was engaged. But ever since that fiasco of a wedding he seems to have come completely unglued. Again. But worse this time. “Someone needs a timeout.”ABOUT THE AUTHOR Helena HuntingNew York Times and USA Today bestselling author of PUCKED, Helena Hunting lives on the outskirts of Toronto with her incredibly tolerant family and two moderately intolerant cats. She's writes contemporary romance ranging from new adult angst to romantic sports comedy.Social Media Links:• Author Web Site• Facebook• Twitter
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  • Kendra
    January 1, 1970
    •Thank you Edelweiss+ and St. Martin’s Paperbacks for this advanced review copyI devoured this book in less than 12 hours. My house is a mess, my laundry is still piled high, and my dinner was almost burnt.Helena Hunting knows how to write a rom-com. Sweet, sexy, and intriguing are the three words I would use to describe Handle with Care. 4⭐ •Thank you Edelweiss+ and St. Martin’s Paperbacks for this advanced review copyI devoured this book in less than 12 hours. My house is a mess, my laundry is still piled high, and my dinner was almost burnt.Helena Hunting knows how to write a rom-com. Sweet, sexy, and intriguing are the three words I would use to describe Handle with Care. 4⭐️
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  • Ahana M Rao (Heart’s Content)
    January 1, 1970
    *ARC provided kindly by publisher via Edelweiss. Thank you so much for the opportunity! The opinions stated below are in my own and in no way influenced.*I think my most favourite aspect of any book will always be and has always been a good romance. I'm a total romance buff, there's no two ways about that. However, my absolute second favourite thing is always always, a fantastic story within which the romance is woven intricately. Where neither take away from the other and both support one anoth *ARC provided kindly by publisher via Edelweiss. Thank you so much for the opportunity! The opinions stated below are in my own and in no way influenced.*I think my most favourite aspect of any book will always be and has always been a good romance. I'm a total romance buff, there's no two ways about that. However, my absolute second favourite thing is always always, a fantastic story within which the romance is woven intricately. Where neither take away from the other and both support one another. Like the pillars of a structure. Sure, smut is great. But when there is content, that's when the characters come to their own, show themselves as real and you feel this connection with them that makes them more than a story and has you rooting for them. This is what Handle With Care has. A story beyond the romance. A strong pillar that supports the love story and brings it into a spotlight that makes the protagonists more than just a couple and turns them into a team. Partners of the true sense.I truly and greatly enjoyed seeing these little aspects about the characters that make them like you or me. HH has fleshed the characters out with great attention to detail. Especially the H. It was lovely to see a man who was so against everything that his family stood for and do something meaningful to him. He was a man who worked to help bring something good into the world. And the heroine was beautiful in herself, strong, resilient. But I loved seeing the little changes in her that softened and strengthened her in different ways after Linc--just as he had around her. The drastic contrast between the relationships each protagonist had with their family was quite revetting to read about. One has you shaking your head in disgust and the other has your heart warming. I remember distinctly tearing up during a conversation the protagonist has with his/her (*wink* I'm going to leave it to you to find out who it is) parents.I loved seeing the characters take responsible, good and loyal decisions; taking time to think about the obstacles before them. I loved HH for not creating the age-old drama of miscommunication and the resulting angst that comes from that. *rolls eyes* We've seen enough of that, thank you very much. I'm happy to see the flip side, where characters behave their age and aren't impulsive. The threads of the story linked together beautifully and I'm surprised that this is my first Helena Hunting book. Despite it being the fifth book in the series--something I literally just noticed--Handle With Care can very much be read as a standalone. Though, perhaps a lot more insight can be gained by reading it in order. 4.5 stars! I recommend this book! Enjoy you guys! Congratulations Helena Hunting!You can also find this review on: https://toheartscontent.blogspot.com.
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  • Rachel Webb
    January 1, 1970
    This was a cute read, but I wanted a bit more of the love/hate thing going on. It's also the first in this series that I've read and I felt a bit lost with all the side characters that were introduced and all the mixed up/semi-messed up relationships they had going on.
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  • Sarah Pie
    January 1, 1970
    Review to come. But I love this book so much!
  • Laura
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 stars
  • Amanda
    January 1, 1970
    I LOVED this book. Full review to come later.
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