when their mother dies, and leaves her two daughters a nest egg and instructions they are to use the money to go into business together. Their new business, Slow Hands is part spa, part club staffed by male Zen Buddists skilled in the art of sensuality, to be a haven for women to indulg romantic fantasies, Funy & sensitive.
We pay to get our hair done, our houses cleaned, our cars waxed. Why not pay for something we really need?
For Sara and Coralee Halprin, their mother's death is a tragedy. And the million-dollar inheritance she leaves them, an unexpected gift. Both sisters are very settled in their lives. Sara has a wonderful husband, a close relationship with her teenage daughter and a busy career as a group therapist. Coralee's life is less structured: she's happy to be single, happy in her carefree job as a caterer.
Now life has handed them an opportunity they never expected.
The final stipulation in their mother's will is that they use the money to go into business together. The type of business is up to them. Unable to walk away from an opportunity, the Halprin sisters embark on a venture that will change their lives.
Under the guise of opening a bed-and-breakfast, they buy a beautiful Victorian home in Berkeley, California, and set in motion a revolutionary new business that no one -- not even Sara's husband and daughter -- know about.
Slow Hands -- part spa, part club -- is to be a haven for women, a place to indulge their romantic fantasies, soothe their souls, rejoice in all things female. Staffed by male Zen Buddhists, skilled in the art of sensuality, Slow Hands is an exclusive bordello for women.
With discretion being paramount, Sara and Coralee open their doors first to Sara's therapy clients, and soon realize Slow Hands is the perfect antidote to the women's unhappiness. But as Slow Hands begins to take off, it also begins to cause havoc in the Halprin sisters' lives, putting in jeopardy their relationship, Sara's marriage and ultimately -- when the business is exposed -- their freedom.
A super story - a sweet read. Loved it!