Tracey Kendrick commits an unforgivable act by becoming romantically involved with her daughter Lauren's boyfriend. She can't seem to help herself. And after many disastrous past relationships, Tracey should be entitled to have a little fun, right? After all, her daughter is young and has lots of time for relationships.

Lauren knows Aaron is upset with her for not wanting to take their relationship to the next level, but she never dreamed he'd cut her off. Suddenly he's avoiding her phone calls and doesn't want to spend time with her. If there was a way to keep her promise to her mother—remaining celibate—Lauren would gladly pursue it. For now, though, she can only pray that Aaron will understand her predicament.

This emotionally charged novel will provoke numerous reactions from readers. The content is scandalous in nature, though tastefully written. Although not a very likeable character, Tracey provides the reader with much food for thought. At times Tracey's actions seem exasperating and Lauren appears more naive with each page, but My Daughter's Boyfriend is never dull. Rax's novel forces deep reflection. (Nov., 314 pp., $22.00)

Reviewed by: 
T.L. Burton