Length: 7 hours 4 minutes
Genres: Romantic Comedy
Setting: Boston, MA
Narrator: Erin Mallon
An all-new STANDALONE from New York Times bestselling author Julia Kent
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.
Fluffy is a “snort your drink out your nose” kind of funny. These characters are insane! Mallory is a house stager; the other term for her job is fluffer. This job title also happens to be the term for a person who gets a male porn star ‘camera ready’. Poor Mal is unemployed (I can’t imagine there is a lot of job opportunities for a professional fluffer) and sees an ad on Craigs List. You can see where this is going.
Mal is one of those girls who is super book smart and totally naive. Its cringeworthy at times for sure! She is also struggling with self esteem-she has no job and her 10 year high school reunion is coming up. She feels that she isn’t in the best shape. Going to a new job to find out she is working on an illegal porn film and then getting arrested is just the cherry on her crappy sundae! Will is the owner of the house the film was being shot in and also Mal’s high school crush. These two are adorable!
If you enjoy banter and hilarious supporting characters, Fluffy will totally win your heart! If you love second chance romance in the most unlikely situation, you need this book in your life! Fluffy will cause spontaneous laughter and reading enjoyment! While at times I thought it was all a little over the top, Fluffy is certainly a fun escape from reality.
Erin Mallon is a great narrator. She is one of my favorites and she did a wonderful job with Fluffy! Audiobook fans will enjoy this auditory delight!
- POV: 1st
- Tears: no
- Trope: second chance romance
- Series/Standalone: stand alone
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