French Maid: Ariel by Blair Presley

Screen Shot 2020-12-22 at 12.34.25 AMAriel, so of course mermaid will be brought up. Repeatedly.

The premise of the book is good. I was really excited to see how the author would take an escort and land her with a billionaire. There are a few things to know about this book as a reader.

One of the things you’ll notice right off the bat is it is instalust. I don’t mind instalust, after all you need it, (usually) to show the attraction between the two protagonists. The part that was missing is the character arc was not well developed. You never got the opportunity to see the feelings grow between the characters, it was just straight acceptance that this was it for them.

I also wasn’t a fan of the heroine. She doesn’t have delayed gratification. For example, she quit her steady job without a backup plan. I’m a pretty practical individual, and I get it’s fiction, but I want my heroines to make good decisions that keep them safe (financially, emotionally, etc)

The other part that drove me a bit mad was the author would write something then contradict the statement a paragraph later. For example, the madam said she had to keep Ariel, then a three sentences later is like, “JK LOL, must get rid of her”. (She didn’t say the JK LOL part)

There were also some issues with names being swapped, not intentionally. I guess what I’m trying to say is the book needs a good edit and better character development.

I received an Advanced Reader Copy to provide an honest review.

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