My Daughter's Boyfriend: A Novel

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Crown/Archetype, Dec 18, 2007 - Fiction - 320 pages
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MY DAUGHTER’S BOYFRIEND offers up the spicy tale of an impossibly tricky love triangle and marks the debut of a fresh and provocative new writer.

Tracey Davenport was only seventeen when she had her daughter, Lauren, and has proudly raised her as a single mom. Now that Lauren is seventeen herself, Tracey is pleased to see that her daughter has taken her advice to heart: Lauren wants to wait instead of having sex with Aaron, a college student and her first real boyfriend. But Lauren’s decision causes a chain reaction that no one could have anticipated. In a few chance encounters, sparks fly between thirtysomething Tracey and twentysomething Aaron. Coming off yet another disappointing relationship with a cheating bachelor her own age, Tracey is surprised to find that her daughter’s boyfriend is mature and understanding beyond his years, and Aaron discovers that his girlfriend’s mom is smart, womanly, and, well, very sexy. Eventually, what begins as a harmless flirtation turns into something much, much hotter. And that’s when things really get complicated.

Told in the alternating voices of the three lovers, My Daughter’s Boyfriend is full of sharp, lively observations about mothers and daughters, black men and women, and the truth about love and lust. Audacious and compelling, it’s the book everyone will be talking about.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Lonely mom, handsome college student, resentful daughter.Tracey Kendricks kicked her honey to the curb after a screaming fight with the heffa he was seeing on the side. Where are all the good men? And ... Read full review

My Daughter's Boyfriend : A Novel

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In this brash first novel, Tracey Kendricks gets her mojo working in a big way: after her 17-year-old daughter rejects sex with boyfriend Aaron, 19, he finds a willing partner in 34-year-old Tracy ... Read full review

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About the author (2007)

CYDNEY RAX is the creator and manager of, a heavily trafficked web-site that promotes books by and about African-Americans. She lives in Houston, Texas.

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