Friday, June 30, 2017

Book Review: Mary Poser by Angel A

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this book free of charge,from Angel's leap via Netgalley,for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it,  all opinions are my own.


mary poser cover


Synopsis:


In the modest bowl of Nashville, gently place a girl who is Country music, Bible belt, and a Steakhouse foodie.

Then add a surprise portion of exotic and handsome Anglo Indian who is a passionate Bollywood director, vegetarian and Hindu.

Stir vigorously on a bed of intense attraction. 

At first, the ingredients will seem to clash and separate.Keep stirring…

Include a dollop of jealous boyfriend and a meddling mother.

Splash in a serving of fun and mischievous friends.
Keep stirring…

Add a dash of crazy aunt and a minister father to keep the flavors working together.
Sprinkle in even more complicated family members to taste.

Cook on high emotions.

The secret ingredient that cuts through the sweetness is a final layer of shocking revelation that adds a surprising depth of flavor. Finish with a twist of ‘Oh My God! Is she really going to do that?'.

Serve as tasty bite-size chapters in a novel dish of mayhem and madness  with a side of Country Music and Bollywood dancing.

Review:
From a chracters standpoint, I can say that the author found the stereotypes she wanted and presented them. But having lived in the South for a good part of my life, I know that those stereotypes are frequently seen as 1 dimensional by outsiders, whereas those that know the pople, know they might act that way, but there is anotehr side to them that doesn't get seen. If the author was trying to present this, then on some characters she succeeded, and others she didn't. Call it a valiant try, ultimately I only was able to get through half the book before I had to give up on it. 

So I handed it over to a friend, who having not been raised in the SOuth, thought she might fare better. She did manage to finish the book, but she saw what I was talking about, and had to put it down numerous times from 'rolling my eyes and satying 'REALLY? This isn't 1950 in the South!". She didn enjoy the idea of romance from afar, but overall just felt the story was too contrived. SIGH.

I think this was a great idea that just fell a bit short. For those not from the South, they may enjoy it much more. But for those of us heere, it just seems like an attempt at dumbing the area down again, and that is the last thing we need...so some of you might find it a decent beach read, but just keep in mind, it's FICTION.

Giveaway:

You can head over to the Mary Poser website and enter win a copy of this book too!

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