Ariadne (Andy) McAllister is a stuntwoman in a family filled with stunt actors. After finishing up a grueling film, all Andy wants is to go on vacation somewhere she can lay out and have sex on the beach (literally and figuratively). Unfortunately, her family has a different idea of how she should spend her vacation. It seems her aunt (also a stuntwoman) went on a ladies’ retreat some time ago and never returned. Furthermore, a rich guest just met with her untimely death, and everyone is worried that something has happened to Andy’s aunt. Andy’s family insists that she go undercover to the retreat and try to find out what happened to her aunt.
Dillon Roth is recovering from a crippling accident when he is sent to Terra Bliss, a women-only retreat. His task is to go undercover as a ladies’ attendant (or slave, as the women like to call them) and investigate the death of a rich guest. Dillon is assigned to be Andy’s attendant. Together they discover that there’s a mutual attraction – but neither is who they say they are.
Who Wants to be a Sex Goddess? is like cotton candy for the brain – it’s good in the moment but upon reflection it lacks substance. The book is very silly; the jams Andy gets herself in are reminiscent of an “I Love Lucy” episode. Keeping in mind the cotton candy analogy, however, it’s entirely possible to enjoy this book for what it is: fun, frothy entertainment. Gemma Bruce is the pseudonym of a popular mystery writer, but here the mystery takes a backseat to the hot and steamy romance between Andy and Dillon. The question of Andy’s aunt’s disappearance is well done, though not particularly mysterious. Overall, Who Wants to be a Sex Goddess? is candy for the brain – if your brain deserves a candy break, this would be a great book to treat it with.