The name of the novelette is Hired Help
The Author is Harper Bliss
I tell you these important things now, because I am BOUND to get carried away with this review and I want you to have all of the important details before I lose it.
Here’s the Deal
Olivia’s girlfriend left her months ago. Her name was Vèronique, appropriately french, seeing as the story is so romantically set in France. Vèro seemed very much the quintessential european, hippie type. Super detached, very sultry and most importantly, extremely unattainable. I’ve seen women like that. I’m friends with one of them. Thankfully for both of us she’s straight…I think…anywho..
Olivia and Vèro have a long standing, very open romance. And when I say long standing, I’m talking two years. And then she’s…gone. Poof. Not a word. Not a note. Simply, gone. Olivia has a hard time of it until her friend suggests some hired help. And that is all I will say for now kiddos.
When I looked in the mirror and told my best friend “I think I want to be an erotica writer,” I didn’t have a template. Sure, I knew loads of erotica authors. I had certainly read lots of erotica, and I had plenty of friendly encouragement both in my life and from an invaluable online team that helps keep me sane on a daily basis. But I didn’t have that archetype that I wanted to model myself after. The author that made me strive. That made me snap my fingers, point, bounce on the tip of my toes and say THAT!!! That is what I want to do. My reasons for wanting to write erotica stemmed from the sheer pleasure of sensual encounters and the simple fact that I wanted to quit shaming myself about how much I loved them. Instead, I wanted to celebrate them….and share them with others :). Anyway, I felt like I was writing, but also floating a bit in a sea of endless possibilities without a pilot to head up the ship, so to speak.
Fast forward and this novelette was in my kindle queue for a while, but with summer traveling and working on writing, and raising a well adjusted four year old, life got in the way. But finally, I found myself in some serious need of an escape. I needed a quick escape, and I desperately needed it to be well written and emotional. I touched my finger on the screen over the seductive cover and waited while the file opened.
I haven’t been this happy about a book decision in a long while…
The writing is so much better than good. This is a person who loves writing. Who loves the english language. Mature and experienced, someone who has been doing this a long time and it shows in all the best ways. I got a fully developed story with character development and amazing, deep characters in 9000 words!! It was like word count and the size of the book had no meaning whatsoever. The story had pacing! I found out about Olivia’s whole existence and that wasn’t even the entire 9000 words. I was gasping, and clutching at my iPad for dear life saying “Holy hell, THIS is what I’ve been looking for!” At four in the morning.
This was so much more than erotica. This was writing at its finest. AND it was erotica. Good erotica. Hot erotica. Smoking erotica. Jesus Christ, erotica. Erotica with a capital E. I found the mentor that I wanted. And the story is absolutely delicious. Listen, if I keep rambling on, I’m going to sound like a groupie. Or a family member of hers. I promise I am neither. Well, maybe a groupie. Everyone needs at least one of those 🙂
Stop reading this, this very moment and go get this novelette. Also, it’s called a novelette. How could you not love it?!?!?! If you’ve ever romanticized Europe as I have been doing since the age of five, you want this story. If you like women, you want this story. If you like humans, you want this story. Basically, You. Want. This. Story. And it’s been out since 2012. Where the hell have I been? Well I am not in the cave anymore! Although I prefer to call it a Girl Grotto.
I am giving a huge round of applause, bowing down in adoration and sending my unending admiration to Harper Bliss for such amazing, clever, pleasurable writing. Really, the whole damn thing moved me. I felt things! Go, feel things too!
Wishing you romance and whimsy, although if you go read this story you don’t need my good wishes.
You are in for a succulent treat of BOTH.
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