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.
**NARRATED BY ERIN MALLON! Get the audiobook, too!**
"This book is life. Funny, smart, and banter like no other. Fluffy is my top read this year!" - New York Times bestselling author Corinne Michaels
"Wickedly entertaining and clever, with spot on sexual tension and banter, you won't be able to put this one down - nor will you want to!" - #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Rachel Van Dyken
"When I need an insightful, amusing, beautifully written book, I pick up a Julia Kent novel. So, it was this mindset that I read Fluffy, a book about an accidental fluffer. Yes, that kind of fluffer. I usually laugh often while reading Julia's work, but this time, I LOL'd and ROTFLMAO'd with every dang page. Fluffy is the light and sweet side of Julia Kent, a perfect fluffernutter of romantic comedy: Very sweet, a little salty, and definitely delicious." - USA Today bestselling author Blair Babylon
"Fluffy is a laugh riot!I made the mistake of reading the book in public, and now there are places I'm not allowed to frequent anymore." -- Amazon bestselling author Jami Albright
"FLUFFY by Julia Kent is a classic Romantic Comedy with so much depth and heart that when I wasn't laughing so hard I couldn't breathe, I was sighing and falling head over heels in love with Will & Mallory." - White Hot Reads blog
"As I expected, another winner from Julia Kent. Fluffy was a complete laugh fest and a story so engaging, you can't help but love it." - CLiK Book Blog
"I absolutely love Julia's unique wit and ability to turn a disastrous situation into something so comical it will have the reader laughing long and loud, whilst those around them are giving questioning side glances and looks of pure confusion that say "is she alright?". I know this because those were the reactions of my husband and children while I was reading this book." - Don't Judge a Book blog
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Julia Kent delights with another fun, quick read. 55
I stayed up all night ON MOTHERS DAY to finish and then finish FLUFFY! Julia Kent has easily become one of my favorite authors. I get so excited when I find any free books of hers but after reading the free novella introducing Will and Mallory I HAD to read their full novel. Great character development. And while Mallory was stuck in the past, Will was able to help her see that and grow. Ok I don’t want to give anything away. Great book. Great writing. Great characters. 55
Could not get into this book nor its characters. 15
Julia Kent has done it again! Another enticing set of characters, a major mix-up of word meanings, a chance encounter with a high school crush, and slapstick mishaps combine to keep you giggling, laughing out loud, or snort-laughing (yes, I did all three) throughout this fantastic Rom-Com. A must read. 55
This book will make you laugh until your face is red, you’re crying, and people start edging away from you. Commuters and waiting room readers, you have been warned! 55
Mallory’s tale just makes me happy. Yes, she goes through some daunting trials but she hits the jackpot. For a character driven story this one just flies, we are drawn into Mal and Will’s world and it just envelopes you. The comedy is slapstick but believable. I like that we’re also building a cast of characters we can follow in the future. I truly identify with Mal’s high school experience, but we are stronger than we know and we learn more than just book knowledge in that boiler room of hormones, testosterone, and self importance. Love, love, loved this wonderful story. 55
It’s no secret that I’ve been a long-time fan of this author. No one does rom-com better than Julia Kent… no one. Fluffy is yet another example of her laugh-out-loud, yet sweetly sentimental writing style. This story will lighten your heart, while simultaneously squeezing it. This is a true second-chance love story, told with an irreverent wit guaranteed to ensure an almost complete inability to put this book down, once you’ve started reading. I know I didn’t… even when my body was begging me to sleep. Take that, body! Who’s the boss now, huh? Aaaanyway, this story is one with which so many women can relate… regardless of age. We all have that one crush from high school—that seemingly unattainable specimen of perfection—that haunted our dreams and tortured our hearts on a daily basis, as we stalked/watched them in those hallowed halls of learning. What wouldn’t we give for a chance at real happiness with that person? We might even brave the hell of a high school reunion (shudders)… even if the object of our affection also played a starring role in the most embarrassing moment—to date, at least (Let’s be honest. This probably won’t be the last time we’re embarrassed on a grand scale)—of our lives, played out on social media for all eternity. What could go wrong? More importantly, what might go right? When it comes to this book, it all goes right. You honestly cannot go wrong this book. I would highly recommend it to anyone with a pulse… or without one. Hey, ghosts need good reading material too, right? *I was given an ARC of this book and voluntarily chose to review. All opinions are completely my own. 55
The taco eating obsession with perfect guacamole to sour cream ratio, the accidental synching of computer porn audio with the coffee shop sound system, the texts from the heroine’s parents - this book is the perfect escape from reality! Just be warned...you may never look at marshmallow Fluff the same way ever again. 55
Julia Kent spares her characters no embarrassment. She writes complex, quirky characters that could be you, me, your BFF, your family, the girls in the office, etc. That makes them oh-so relatable! Her heroes embody all the qualities that really matter in a man - kindness, acceptance, humor, generosity and most of all — loving a woman for who she is. Like Julia Kent’s other rom-coms, Fluffy works the feels from one extreme to the other — snort-Coke-out-your-nose laughter to snotty tears of happiness when Will and Mal have their emo moments. 55
Mallory stages houses and is a bit naive. When a Craigslist ad appears to be in her area of expertise, she is almost arrested due to the misunderstanding. Her heart-throb Will from high school happens to be the one to keep her from being arrested. We get glimpses of their interactions ten years ago and learn that Will appreciates Mallory’s intelligence and works to raise her self-esteem. Romantic, humorous and brilliant read which highly entertains!! *** I am voluntarily leaving my honest review of this book *** 55