Title: Heights of Desire (Heightsound Series #1)
Author: Mara White
Genre: Erotic 18+
Publication Date: December 22, 2013
Event organized by: Literati Author Services, Inc.
A woman who has everything meets a man who can offer her nothing but trouble. They bring each other to a height of desire neither thought possible, but is it enough to overcome the differences that tear them apart?
Kate Champion, a forty-two-year-old, married mother of two, leads an enviable upper class life of luxury. Her comfortable path takes an unexpected detour after a chance encounter at a neighborhood playground.
Jaylee Inoa is a twenty-two-year-old, second generation New York Dominican with close ties to the Heights and the gangs that run them.
Her life of privilege is no match for the code of the streets he navigates with ease. When a crime of the heart leads to a crime in the flesh, how far will she go to redeem him? Can she risk all in her life that is golden for the love of her golden-eyed man?
5+++ stars!! I read a lot of books and Heights of Desire stands out as one of the best books I read in 2013. Mara White grabbed me from the first page and didn’t let go until the last page. Some readers might be turned off by Kate’s actions but I could not look away, it was almost like watching a train wreck unfolding before my eyes; I knew it was wrong, but I was fascinated by the terrifying events! The book begins by introducing us to Kate, who has a seemingly perfect life, she is well-educated, married to a successful lawyer, has two kids and a great home.
But when Jaylee crashes into her life, all bets are off. Kate can’t stay away from the gorgeous, YOUNG Latino from the streets. He is everything that she she shouldn’t want but their attraction is undeniable and their chemistry is amazing. She becomes obsessed with Jaylee and drawn into his dangerous world. She makes some questionable choices including inviting him into her home with her young children, but Mara White is such a skilled writer that she still makes Kate a sympathetic character despite her actions.
This is also a thrilling erotic novel, the sex scenes between Jaylee and Kate are absolutely sizzling. But there is more to this story than just the sex scenes, Jaylee is a beautiful person inside and out which is why Kate is so drawn to him. And not all is at is seems with Kate’s husband, there is a series of shocking twists in this book that threw me completely off guard.
Heights of Desire is a must-read. Mara White is an incredibly talented writer who has written a stunning debut and her characters stayed with me long after I finished. This book is the first in a series and I can’t wait to continue Jaylee and Kate’s story!
(ARC provided by the author in return for an honest review.)
Heights of Desire is on sale for $.99 during the blog tour!!!
About the Author
I’m a reader, a writer, and a lover of all things romantic. I’m also a coffee, hot sauce, ink, telenovela, and Bikram Yoga enthusiast. I live in New York City with my husband and two children, and I spend a lot of time on the playground.