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.
Author: Julia Kent
Narrator: Erin Mallon
Genre: Romance – Comedy, Second Chance (kind of)
Part of a Series: Another character will be getting her own book – Not sure the title of the series
Steam Level: Slow burn to steamy
I’m on the fence about this one. I liked the story but aspects of it annoyed me. Mallory’s constant second-guessing and neurotic over-thinking was irritating. I wanted to yell at her to “just ask him already.” I did like Will and Mallory’s friends. And I’d probably read the Perky’s book but this one was just okay.
The audio was good, well-edited but the narrator had this vocal fry tick on some words that I was constantly aware of, especially when reading the chapters. It took me about half the book to be able to ignore it.
I received an advanced copy of this audiobook. This is my honest and voluntary review.
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