Poser, the daughter of a pastor and an overly religious mother,
has her share of conflicting emotions. Her mother expects
Mary to behave according to the religious standards her mother
believes in, but this strict, overbearing attitude has created
problems for Mary and has even affected her siblings. Mary
feels the need to be a dutiful daughter and not cause any
When Mary is out with friends, she meets Simha, a handsome
Hindu Indian film maker. The attraction is instantaneous for
them both, and soon Mary joins Simha in taking the relationship
to the next level. Their relationship, however, creates inner
turmoil for Mary. She has already disappointed her mother
by breaking up with her boyfriend, Jason, her brother’s
best friend. While Mary’s father might be more understanding,
Mary knows how her prejudiced mother would react if she knew
Mary was dating someone from another culture and religion.
But Mary cares deeply for Simha, believing that he reached
out spiritually and saved her life when she nearly drowned.
Yes, long-distance relationships don’t often survive,
but love doesn’t follow strict guidelines. The result
is a wonderful story that mixes love, friendship, family and
even prejudice to create a truly entertaining read.
Angelique Bonocoeur, a highly talented author who writes under
the penname Angel A, has written a sexy, funny and totally
enchanting novel. After reading the first few pages of Mary
Poser, I thought perhaps this was an inspirational novel,
but the captivatingly sexy love scene between Mary and Simha
quickly convinced me otherwise. I loved the way the author
interlaced humor throughout the novel and made the characters
come alive for me. The most delightful part was the wonderful
ending, which left me with a smile and a need to read more
by this delightful author.