Mara White is a great storyteller and her new book “Maldeamores” is proof of that. The Heightsbound Prequel tells the forbidden love story of Luciano “Lucky” and Belen; first cousins who are tortured by the desire of longing for each other. The story is told through both perspectives and like her Heightsbound series the story takes place in Washington Heights. Never have I been so obsessed by the plight of two characters. I simply couldn’t put the book down. Mara White is quickly becoming the queen of indie-urban erotica.