Friday, August 18, 2017

Maldeamores: Lovesick (Maldeamores #1)
by Mara White

Maldeamores (Lovesick)

Lucky and Belén’s Story
A Heightsbound Prequel 

Belén: 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 


This novel contains graphic sex scenes, including: incest, F/F, and ménage, M/M/F. Some drug use and violence.

I went into this book completely blind, I didn't read the synopsis, I didn't read any teasers, but somehow I knew it would break my heart into a million pieces. I felt like the author gave us a few indicators, for one the title, then the cover, and if that wasn't enough she also starts the book off with part of a Pablo Neruda poem that is HEAVY! So I took the plunge and I have to say that Maldeamores will always be special to me.

Belén and Luciano are cousins growing up in New York together. From infancy they are inseparable, but as they grow older they grow apart. Although they grow apart Luciano is always watching out for Belén, he makes it seem like he does it for his mom and aunt but he really loves his little cousin and would never let harm come her way. Belen starts to realize that she has more that familial feelings for her cousin and eventually it gets to the point were she can't hide them from Lucky.

I didn't know what to think at this point because I know they are family, but I also don't like seeing Belén struggle like she is, so I'm completely torn in my feelings! Once I see that her feelings are reciprocated a new batch of feelings hits me, the kind that leave me completely mystified because I don't even understand them. It's not that I want Bey and Lucky together but...I WANT BEY AND LUCKY TOGETHER! Reading this push and pull between them is unlike anything I've ever read before! I love it yet I hate it, I'm happy yet I'm sad, and I just can't stop reading! I love the progression as well, it starts from childhood and continues into adulthood and I just love when books do that.

Nothing is easy for these two! I know it can't end well, but between all of the Español, the tostones, and the trips to the botanica I felt a form of comfort. White landed a home run with Maldeamores! It's full of so much angst and all consuming torment! So much passion and absolute utter devotion! This is a book that will stay with you long after  the last page has been read. As taboo as this topic may be, White has woven this tale of all consuming love that is so epic it makes you want nothing but the best for these two distressed souls, whatever that may be.

5/5 Fangs

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