Review: Missionary Position by Daisy Prescott

My Thoughts

A thoroughly entertaining romance packed with effortless humor, captivating banter and a whole lot of Dutch sexiness!

4stars

Synopsis

missionary position coverSex? Absolutely.
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.

My Review

“I wouldn’t go quietly into middle age.”

I knew Selah’s story would be a bolder, wittier tale as compared to the rest of this endearing group of friends, and I was right. It was funny and super sexy, captivating me from the very beginning with Selah’s uniquely sassy wit. Selah isn’t a fan of warm and fuzzies, she is, however, a big fan of sex. She owns her sexuality, and now in her 40s knows exactly what makes her happy in and out of bed. She’s smart and independent, loving her life, her job and her obsession with pirate smut. Her story is one of finding love with whom she least expects, finding happiness in the “normal” and finding that there’s so much more in life than what she originally thought. Selah was a person that thought she had it all figured out, knew what made her happy and was feeling fulfilled with the course of her life… but everything changed when she met a charming Dutchman in a suit.

“Gerhard Hendriks was a Dutch enigma, much like the Flying Dutchman.”

When Selah’s research takes her abroad for a brief stay in Amsterdam, followed by a six month trip to Ghana, she expected the trip to be fun and insightful. At the airport, she meets a woman, Anita, who recommends she look up her brother, Gerhard while in Amsterdam. When she arrives, she decides to text him and set up a meet. Fate intervenes and she finds herself gawking at a tall, beautiful blond man clad in a fancy suit. So. Not. Her. Type. But as she gets to know him, tossing her sexually charged banter at him, she finds he can take it. He’s charming, humorous, intense, but easygoing as well. He’s also younger. Without expectations of anything, she’s ready to take on the Dutchman. Literally. After all, isn’t that the fun in traveling?!

“What was the point of traveling the world if it wouldn’t include international relations?”

Selah wasn’t looking for love despite all her friends falling into the throes of domesticity and romance. She was happy for them, but it wasn’t for her. But spending time with Gerhard, who was actually fun, affable and rather mysterious, was something she began to want. She wanted to hang out. Wanted to be around him. Frankly, she just plain wanted him. In every way. And being so enamored by a man even in this way wasn’t something she was used to.

“I typically wasn’t this woman — the woman who waited for the man to pursue. If I wanted someone, I had them.”

Knowing their time together was limited, she threw caution to the wind and decided to go with it.  There’s so much she still didn’t know about Gerhard, but somehow despite their differences, they fell into an easy togetherness. Selah had always separated love and sex, and she promised herself she would enjoy the scorching hot passion that this gorgeous man had to offer.

“We had a week. Maybe a month. I wouldn’t waste time thinking about what everything meant or the future. We had now. Carpe vir! Seize the man!”

Gerhard, on the other hand, was smitten by Selah. She was so different than anyone he’d ever known. She said what’s on her mind. She was funny. Smart. Everything with Selah was unexpected and he couldn’t seem to stay away. Their story is one that entwines in a way they didn’t anticipate. Selah certainly never thought she would fall in love. They both have issues they need to work through to understand what has blossomed between them and how and if they would be able to transform their short-term escapade into a long-term thing they could make work. With the clock ticking away until they went their separate ways, Selah needed to come to terms with what she wanted. Could she let him go? Could she really be that person that needed a man… this man… to make her as happy as she had been lately?

“Falling in love was the last thing I expected to happen. Kai was the last person I expected to fall for. But I had. Somewhere and sometime over the past weeks, I’d fallen. hard. Those butterflies schoolgirls had in their stomachs took up residence in mine. It was silly. I didn’t do love. Or butterflies… I was screwed. And not in a good way.”

This latest standalone in the Geoducks series didn’t give me the same warmth I experienced in the first two books. It wouldn’t have fit with a story centered around a fiery character like Selah.  Their story is definitely a romance, but it’s a sexier one which touts its own unique twists, imparted with its own unique style. Their coupling is first fueled by desire, and then gradually, unexpectedly, these two people fall for each other. Their relationship is full of adventure, banter, humor. Before Selah truly realized it, being with Gerhard showed her there was so much more to what she thought was certainly not for her. I loved the way Selah owned who she was and was not afraid to speak directly about what she wanted. Ultimately, she did undergo a transformation, learning that sometimes the very things she rejected (and feared) could bring her life-altering happiness, while still staying true to who she was. Daisy Prescott delivers a fast-paced story full of vivid travel, sassy wit and a whole lot of sexy… I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

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Reading Order and Links

The series features a group of friends, but each book can be read as a standalone. Click the cover to purchase from Amazon U.S.

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