Just like the story in the Heights, this is a spinoff, sort of. Anyways it killed it! It is a story that is gripping! Hop on board and enjoy!
Favorite sub plot was LUCY! A character named Lucy comes into the story and offers a very crucial price of her wisdom: you can’t change who you fall in love with. She came into Belin’s life at a critical point. Lucy has some great insight so for that alone I loved her! She is so wise for a college student. Just being a friend and room-mate wasnt enough, she was woven into the turning point of the story.
NOW I speak of Jeremy. He is like a rash that don’t go away!
What can you say of a man that knows he is not wanted and keeps coming back for more? I hated him! I ate giving away a plot spoiler but I WAS in heaven when Luciano kicked the crap outta him.
Whatever you think about this type of love, cousins, prima, family, it’s real and it happens. I loved the research done by one of the main characters and it was very innovative. I’m not sure if a character or story in a fictional drama can be innovative, but, that is what I think describes Belin. The author gave her an issue (falling in love with her best friend and cousin, Luciano) and then used a very interesting way to attempt to overcome. Although right now I want to speak of it, I wont because it is that good.
I loved the development, the family bond and the LOVE.
Now for Luciano …Where can you begin? he is so far gone crazy in love with his prima, Belin. His mom and Tia know too.
When Luciano, in a flashback, tells a deep family secret, I was ready to lose my cool. The author always brings out these emotions for me. Luciano was SO strong for me, he showed that there was a line in the sand he could not ever cross.
Ever since he can remember the desire was there. All before he was even a teen. He’s always been in love with Belin. I know that this taboo love is the draw for me. I know that going in and I read the book in a day. It is going to stay with me for a long time.
Mara White is a contemporary romance and erotica writer who laces forbidden love stories with hard issues, such as race, gender and inequality. She holds an Ivy League degree but has also worked in more strip clubs than even she can remember. She is not a former Mexican telenovela star contrary to what the tabloids might say, but she is a former ballerina and will always remain one in her heart. She lives in NYC with her husband and two children and yes, when she’s not writing you can find her on the playground.