Tuesday, 8 April 2014

**Blog Tour** Heights of Desire by Mara White

Title: Heights of Desire
Author: Mara White
Genre: Erotica
Publication Date: December 24, 2013 

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?

Add to GoodReads

Tara's Reviews
4 Bare Naked Stars ****

Two worlds collide in the book Heights of Desire.  For Kate and Jaylee, their once simple lives will never be the same.  Kate needs to make the hard decision…a life with everything she needs?  Or a life with everything she wants and desires?  Stumbling upon Jaylee, Kate’s life changed in the blink of an eye.  Her need for Jaylee are so overwhelming that she will go to any length to get her fix.  Her family and her life for that matter are no match for the love she feels for Jaylee.

  “I shouldn’t be here”, I say.  “I’m married and I have two kids-I’m a lot older than you.  A lot.  What are we doing?”

 I found this to be a tough read.  At first, I had a hard time with the dialect.  There was some Spanish used in the dialogue, but no translation for what was said.  However, the more I read on, the more I was drawn into the story.  Being a wife and a mother, I could relate to Kate on some levels, as I’m sure most woman can.   With certain things, my heart ached for her, but with some other things, I was screaming at her to stop.  But as the old saying goes “Don’t judge a person, until you have walked a mile in their shoes”. Mara White does a good job of putting us in Kate’s shoes.  Letting us feel exactly was Kate is enduring, the excitement, the heartache, the sadness. 

 “I know my eyes are empty, scared. Reality feels like fantasy to me.  I can’t wrap by head around how it’s possible that so very few actions on my part lead me to this current situation.  This time last year I was an entirely different person.”

Due to the abrupt end to Kate and Jaylee’s story, I would label Heights of Desire a tragic love story.  However, with the possibility for a second book, I look forward to seeing how Mara White will continue the story of two star crossed lovers. 


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.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/heightsbound

Twitter: https://twitter.com/authormarawhite

Author Website: marawhite.com

Author GoodReads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7372906.Mara_White

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Heights-Desire-Heightsbound-Mara-White-ebook/dp/B00HHE9J2M/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1391466550&sr=1-1&keywords=heights+of+desire

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Heights-Desire-The-Heightsbound-Series-ebook/dp/B00HHE9J2M/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1394760145&sr=8-1&keywords=Heights+of+Desire

Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/heights-of-desire-mara-white/1117760311?ean=2940148925132

SmashWords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/382157

a Rafflecopter giveaway

1 comment:

  1. Thank you Wendy and Tara for the great post and review!!