Salana Livingston did everything right, from taking her multi-vitamin to
kneeling before bed to say her prayers every night. She followed the path her parents
had planned before she was born, never questioned the role until the day a bus-load of
sweaty kids from the Bronx got dropped at her parentâ€™s horse farm.
Alcazar knew a life of hard knocks. An incarcerated father, a missing and strung-out
mother who left him to rely on his aged grandmother for most of his life.
Tiago runs the mean streets of the neighborhood that raised him, living
hand-to-mouth, everyday a gift, if he can just make it.
Burdened by a world
that only wants to see her as perfect, Salana finds her greatest confidant in a boy
society has labeled as worthless. Their paths cross too many times for their stubborn
hearts to deny the connection, but can the delinquent and the debutant defy the odds
and overcome the social constructs that condemn them?
Mara White is a contemporary romance and erotica writer who laces
forbidden love stories with hard issues, such as race, gender and inequality. She holds
an Ivy League degree but has also worked in more strip clubs than even she can
remember. She is not a former Mexican telenovela star contrary to what the tabloids
might say, but she is a former ballerina and will always remain one in her heart. She
lives in NYC with her husband and two children and yes, when sheâ€™s not writing you can
find her on the playground.