April 30, 2019
Blurb: It all started with the wrong Help Wanted ad. Of course it did.
I’m a professional fluffer. It’s NOT what you think. I stage homes for a living. Real estate agents love me, and my work stands on its own merits.
Sigh. Get your mind out of the gutter. Go ahead. Laugh. I’ll wait.
See? That’s the problem. My career has used the term “fluffer” for decades. I didn’t even know there was a more… lascivious definition of the term.
Until it was too late.
The ad for a “professional fluffer” on Craigslist seemed like divine intervention. My last unemployment check was in the bank. I was desperate. Rent was due. The ad said cash paid at the end of the day. The perfect job!
Staging homes means showing your best angle. The same principle applies in making a certain kind of movie. Turns out a “fluffer” doesn’t arrange decorative pillows on a couch.
They arrange other soft, round-ish objects.
The job isn’t hard. Er, I mean, it is — it’s about being hard. Or, well… helping other people to be hard.
And that’s the other problem. A man. No, not one of the stars on the movie set. Will Lotham – my high school crush. The owner of the house where we’re filming. Illegally. In a vacation rental.
By the time the cops show up, what I thought was just a great house staging gig turned into a nightmare involving pictures of me with an undressed star, Will rescuing me from an arrest, and a humiliating lesson in my own naivete.
My job turned out to be so much harder than I expected. But you know what’s easier than I ever imagined?
Having all my dreams come true.
SASCHA DARLINGTON’S REVIEW
Recently I pledged to read some of the writers whose names have been coming up regularly since I started blogging. I have hosted Julia Kent’s books several times on book tours but never read one. Oh, what I have been missing!
Julia Kent’s Fluffy is hands-down one of the funniest books I’ve ever read. Not only is it funny, but parts of it are sweet and romantic and just everything you would want in a rom-com. Except dogs. Although there was an interesting dog toy. 😉
The blurb above excellently gives you the plot so I’m not going to rehash that. The characters are great with Mallory being smart, slightly naive, sweet, and wise-cracking; and Will is perfect. He was the smart jock in high school who turned into a caring, smart, sexy man.
“I’m sorry for your sex partners that you have no idea what a clitoris is, Will.”
“I know what it is. And my tongue knows how to find one. Blindfolded.”
“Why would you blindfold your tongue?”
Oh, yes, this is so my sense of humor.
If you are in desperate need of a laugh-out-loud (seriously, I was giggling constantly), feel-good romantic comedy, you might give this one a try. The language is sexually graphic, if that’s an issue.
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
5 out of 5 butterflies
asshole who isn’t an asshole.