By: Daisy Prescott
Love? Not my thing.
I didn’t do love or butterflies, but I loved him.
I was screwed, and not in a good way.
Selah Elmore is a smart, independent woman who knows exactly who she is and what she wants. She loves her life being a professor and popular pirate erotica author. However, when she leaves the Pacific Northwest to spend six months studying sculpture in West Africa, she learns she doesn’t know a thing about love.
Cocky, suit-wearing Gerhard charms her during a stopover in Amsterdam, but dashing, adventurous Kai sweeps her off her feet in Ghana.
Sparks fly on three continents when perpetually single Selah discovers there’s more to love and life than she ever imagined.
Daisy Prescott Bio:
Before writing bestselling contemporary adult romances, I dreamed of being an author while doing a lot of other things. Antiques dealer, baker, blue ribbon pie-maker, fangirl, freelance writer, gardener, pet mom and wife are a few of the other titles I’ve acquired over the years.
Born and raised in San Diego, I currently lives in a real life Stars Hollow in the Boston suburbs with my husband, our dog Hubbell, and an imaginary house goat.
Missionary Position is a spin-off from my first novel, Geoducks Are for Lovers. Like my second novel, Ready to Fall, it can be read as a standalone contemporary romance/romantic comedy.
Selah Elmore is a college professor who has it all together and doesn’t hold anything back. Her story begins in an airport sushi bar where she gets to know a fellow traveler named Anita. While explaining her sabbatical and travel plans, she comes to find that Anita has a brother named Gerhard, who lives in Amsterdam where she will stay a few days before continuing on to Ghana. Anita gives her his information and before she boards her plane promises to get in touch with Gerhard.
A few days after arriving in Amsterdam, Selah texts Gerhard and they agree to meet at a hotel bar. It is here we are introduced to Selah’s witty and sarcastic equal, Gerhard. She enjoys her last few days flirting and getting to know Gerhard, but to her disappointment their relationship remains friendly and Selah starts to wonder if Gerhard is interested in her at all. On the day of her departure, he drops her at the airport and just as Selah starts to believe women aren’t his type, he kisses her. Shocked, she boards her plane to spend the next six months in Ghana.
As she settles in, she continues her flirting with Gerhard via text and befriends Ama, the owner of her hotel in Ghana. Ama is quickly identified in the story and the meddling mother type and Selah is subtlety manipulated into renting a room in Ama’s house for the remainder of her stay. On Selah’s way to meet up with a fellow traveler and, perhaps, new love interest, she runs into a familiar looking man, Gerhard! In Ghana!?
Don’t worry I haven’t given away the story! There is still much more to be enjoyed. Missionary Position is a surprisingly wonderful mature romance to read. I was intrigued by the title’s double entendre and drawn in with the story’s setting in Africa. It was a wonderful to read a romance book without large amounts of angst and drama and I was able to just enjoy the story without the emotional turmoil.
Daisy Prescott has shown her talent for writing a humorous novel with the perfect amount of realism to keep the book from crossing into a fairy-tale-like “happily ever after.” (Nothing annoys me more than reading a book that takes all concept of real world application out of its equation. Life doesn’t work like that and neither should a modern romance novel.) If you are looking for a smart and genuine read, Missionary Position will not disappoint.