Maldeamores (Lovesick) by Mara White

IMG_1332Belen: I’ve loved Luciano ever since I can remember, desired him before I even knew what it meant. He’s always been the only man in my life—my constant protector, and his rejection only intensifies my need.

Luciano: I’ve never known a love more fierce than the one I feel for Belén. But I force myself to deny her no matter how much it hurts.

Our love is a sickness and both of us are infected.

Because there’s no cure for being from the same family.

Oh man, I know I’m not supposed to like books like this. I KNOW IM NOT but damn if I can’t help it. The angst was real with this one. And the writing was every bit of fantastic.


“She is raw. Pure emotion. Savagely in love with me and willing to sacrifice whatever it takes.”

I’m obsessed with Mara’s writing in this book. LOVED it! I’d love to pick up her others to see where they take me as well. The story line itself didn’t hurt my heart, it was Mara’s writing alone. The way she intricately entwined these two people’s lives together for me I just couldn’t get enough. By far the best prose I have read in a long while.

I loved this story because we grow up with Belen and Lucky from the day their brought together as babies. Every step of the way we are there. To me, that’s how connections are formed, not just with the characters but to me as the reader. I need to have that connection they have so I can feel what they feel and Mara did a wonderful job letting me into their world.


Three stars though because the ending was the worst. Like, “hey! All of this happened in like three of four years but nope, here’s what you get!” I spent all this time reading your book and that’s the ending you stick me with!

Basically, when you read this book you’re getting a real raw and dirty and gritty story with taboo and WOW. I can’t even begin to describe. This book has almost every form of taboo in it. But had the ending executed and met my exceptions, I would have enjoyed the book so much more. Now I just feel…empty and confused. Do you have like, an in between book or something?!



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