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3.95  ·  Rating details ·  344 ratings  ·  114 reviews
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 parents' horse farm.

Tiago Alcazar knew a life of hard knocks. An incarcerated fathe
ebook, 1st Edition, 258 pages
Published June 4th 2018
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5+ “Minefield” Stars

I finished one of the BEST books I will read this year. Hands down and it’s only May. I went to bed thinking about it and woke up thinking about it. I don’t even want to start reading something else because then I’ll have to move on from Salt and I don’t wanna move on.

Salana and Tiago meet as teenagers. One from wealth and one from the streets, they should seemingly have nothing in common. Yet the pull between them is something that cannot be denied. Over the years they circ
Jun 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing

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Flesh doesn’t know race and class, it only knows need and want, gratification and comfort.

Salt is a powerful and poignant story about two people from completely different walks of life. This is one of those books that will touch your heart. It will make you feel and make you think, and it’s not a typical romance. It’s a journey you walk through with both of these characters. It’s not always pretty, but it’s tangible and true. 

I love forbidden love stories and those opposite attract type tales
SueBee★bring me an alpha!★


Book Blurb:
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 parents' horse farm.
Tiago Alcazar knew a life of hard knocks. An incarcerated father, a missing and strung-out mother who
Jessica  (Angie & Jessica's Dreamy Reads)
I first fell in love with Mara White's heartfelt, forbidden romances when I read Maldeamores. That storyline still holds such a special place in my heart. Never before had my heart felt so much uncertainty and desperation while reading a romance, a story that oozed impossibility and rightness all at once. Well, White takes us back to the sultry streets of Washington Heights with Salt, delivering more of those conflicting emotions, more of the complicated impossibility surrounding the forbidden r ...more
Jun 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars- Tiago & Salana’s story is not one I’ll soon forget! This book really makes you think, and the main message is that you can’t always judge a person by their appearance. Tiago - who we’ve all seen in person on the streets - had the biggest heart. He’s had a rough life and yet he sees the good in people. Then there’s Salana (Salt) and her circle of beautiful people who have never had to work hard and yet can hold such ugliness inside of them.

This story was edgy and gritty and unpredicta
Wil Loves Books!
This was overall a good read. It actually got progressively better for me as it went on. However, in all honesty I really thought I would love it more than I actually did. Something still rubbed me the wrong way about this one, I feel that this Latino character definitely came across as a caricature, which is a peeve of mine. This caricature behavior just made the story seem a little unrealistic to me. Everyone was just so over the top, overdone. Not sure how to explain it but I just didn’t “get ...more
Laura Lee
May 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
By: Mara White
5+++ Stars

I opened my kindle and did not close it until I flipped the very last page. This story as like all of Mara White’s stories has many layers to it. You are reading a story of two young kids who fall in love and we read the story spanning many years. Not always together, but together always.

Yet in the same story, we read about what life really is like. On both sides of the fence. We all want to be treated equally. We all want to grow up and be successful. We all want th
Tijuana *Book Twins Reviews*
Wow! Salt is angsty, emotional, real, and raw.
A tale of two cultures! Santiago, a poor kid from the hood falls in love with Salana at first sight. She's everything he's not. Well bred, wealthy, and white. However, the immediate chemistry between these two characters is undeniable.

This is a super angsty and gut-wrenching read. I was crying like a crazy person during parts of it and other parts I wanted to hurl my kindle across the room. If you're an emotional angst junkie, this is SO your j
Auden Dar
May 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Ten unforgettable and beautiful stars!

I finished SALT and few days ago and Ms. White's characters are still in my thoughts. Last night, I mentioned to my husband how much I had been affected by Tiago and Salana's story. I need to add that I shared passages with my hubby while reading the book. I never do that, and hubby loved what I had read to him.

There are books you love and then there are stories that you not only love, but will always remember and treasure. Without a doubt, SALT is that ki
May 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, reviewed, romance, 2018
**ARC provided in exchange for an honest review**


"But there was no way of getting around who they were—she was born into a life of elite privilege and he, into the cold, hard fist of poverty."

My previous read by Mara White, Touched was one of my favorites of 2017, so I was pretty excited about Salt. I love stories where one of the characters is from the 'wrong side of the tracks'. Because I love seeing how two complete different people can eventually come together, find a common ground and fall
S.M. West
Jun 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
5 Stars

Salt is my first Mara White book and I simply loved it. Tiago Alcazar stole my heart. To say I loved this character means nothing. Adored him. Couldn't get enough of him. Could spend days in his mind! Tigao was such a complex, original and endearing soul. He made this story for me.

The story of Salana Livingston and Santiago Alcazar is layered and rich with memorable characters--an original take on the age old love story of clashing classes and ethnicity. Salt and Tiago's tale spans a lif
Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤
3,5-4 stars




May 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
**Salt generously provided in exchange for an honest review.**

4 "Come with me." Stars

Fate collides these two souls over and over again in this emotional tale where the privileged girl meets the boy from the wrong side of the tracks. The depth of this story goes far beyond that though. It's a story of perseverance and owning who you are in whatever you can while making yourself the best you possible. It's about our world, cultures, and the extreme problems we face in regards to human conditions.
Heather❀Book and a Blanket❀
Mara White brings us a raw and gritty love story of two people who by society's standards should have never fallen in love with each other. This book consumed and enraptured me! It was wickedly sexy while tackling difficult issues of race and social status.

I love how real this book was. This author doesn't play. She tells it as it is and the naked truth of Tiago's reality was open and evident throughout these pages. Raised by his grandmother in the projects with absent drug addict parents left h
★★★★ 4.5 Stars ★★★★

LOVED! This book ticked so many boxes for me, it was a book that I will always remember.

Salana is privileged and white, but even at the tender age of 16 when she meets Tiago, she see's the person that he is deep down and doesn't care that he comes from the projects, or that his skin is not the same as hers - she falls in love without even realising it until many years later.

What I loved most about this book was the connection that they shared, it was truly beautiful. Tiago wa
The Book Bee
Jun 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
"Why did his heart call to hers and block out all the meaningless noisy stuff?"

Y.E.S. This book. This love. This truth. This depth. I am not sure I will accurately be able to convey all that I loved about this book. At some points it was an uphill battle for me, but I loved it by the time I was finished with it. Not only did Mara White jump into a very deep love that was, for all intents and purposes, an "unconventional match" between two people at very different social standi
Philomena Callan Cheekypee
Jun 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: loved-it
Oh my dayz. This was an awesome read that will stay with me for a long time. I knew once I started this story that I wasn’t going to put my kindle down until I’d read the whole story. It was just that kinda read for me.

Salana and Tiago are totally different characters with totally different backgrounds. When they meet there’s an instant chemistry between them. Although life keeps throwing obstacles at them fate has a path of its own for them.

Their story is raw, gritty and emotional. I thought
Whoo Gives A Hoot
May 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
* Read more of my reviews at Whoo Gives A Hoot *
My first taste of Mara White's breathtakingly captivating writing came from her forbidden and taboo romances Maldeamores & Malentendido, which are still two of my favorite books to date! These stories not only introduced me to this incredibly talented author, but to the Heights...a place we revisit in her brand new release about the delinquent and the debutant.

Salt is one of those stories that will captivate your heart and hold on for days to com
May 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Good girls make good choices.

Salt is not for the faint of heart. It is deep. It is beautifully written. Packed with emotions. Early on I wanted to stop reading but I realized that it wasn’t because I didn’t like the book. It was because of the emotional journey it was taking me on. My feelings were all over the place. It was intense, raw, gritty, and sad. I loved the way Mara White developed the characters. So much went into this story! It is told over ten years. The evolution of the main charac
Paperback Princess
May 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Stars..stars..all the damn stars!!!!

“Be the salt of the earth and you will become the light of the world.”

Omg ..where do I possibly begin with this review??? First let me say thanks to the author for giving me the opportunity to read Salt..thank you Mara White.

Next....Salt is amazing!!!

Salt is the story of a boy from the hood and a rich girl from Connecticut. Tiago and Salana meet when they’re 16 at her family’s horse farm..Tiago is there with a group of inner city kids on a field trip and as
Jul 07, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2018, cocky
2,5 ⭐!


This review is a reflection of the things I felt while reading this book and it doesn't in any way mean to offend the author.

I rate the books and the characters not the authors because I'm no expert to.

Please proceed with caution

*S-p-o-i-l-e-r A-l-e-r-t*

So, yeah. I'm the weirdo who swims against the tide and don't seem to like what other people love.


I read the book.

Unless skimming is not a synonym of reading. *🤔🤔🤔*

Did I enjoy it?


My rating?

Well, Tiago was a good guy, hence the
talon smith
May 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
“Be the salt of the earth and you will become the light of the world.”

I have to start this out by saying that I am not a third person narrative type of girl. I typically get really slowed down in books that have said narrative but every single time I read one of Mara White’s books I am reminded that with the right care and expertise, I can love it. And in Salt, I did just that.

Salt was not what I expected, but in the best kind of way. I was rooting for this unpredictable couple more than I
Stephanie Rose
Jun 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
5+ stars and a 2018 top read!

A privileged girl from Connecticut crosses paths with thug from the NYC projects and they fall in love, but Salt and Tiego's story is so much more than that. They both suffer in their own ways and in each other find solace. Their love is raw and all-consuming and stays with you long after you finish. Salt is a beautiful tale of a real New York City only Mara White can write.
How can you write a review for a book that is basically the most beautiful thing you have ever been able to experience?

I literally just finished reading and I’m crying and I don’t even know why. The ending was wonderful and it was perfect. I just feel so connected to Tiago and Salana.

From the beginning the author introduces two characters that immediately grip your soul. I feel in love with them instantly. When they hurt, I hurt. When they were happy, I was happy. I was so invested in their li
Dee Montoya
Jun 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 Beautiful Stars.

As always when reading a Mara White novel I get excited to read a romance with some Latin flavor in it. I’m not from New York, but I am Latina and proud, so any well written novel that shares our culture with the world is a book a want to read. And this story is truly amazing.

Santiago and Salana fell in love when they were very young. She is rich, comes from a good and loving family, and has her future mapped out for her. Santiago aka “Tiago” is a kid from a poor neighborhood,
Kindle Crack Book Reviews Cheri

After reading Maldeamores years ago, I was hooked on Mara White’s books. Salt, Mara’s latest unconventional, forbidden white-hot romance is unputdownable.

Salana and Tiago are complete polar opposites. She's salt and he's pepper. Salana comes from a very privileged, upper-class existence. Tiago is a Latino street thug from the Bronx with no money or future. Their worlds collided and their attraction is as unusual as it is undeniable. Salana and Tiago’s paths continue to cross throughout their li
Ellen ✦ Book Bellas ✦
4.5 Stars!!

“I’ll never be good enough. Smart enough. Have enough money. Your parents would hate me and it’d make them hate you too. I’d ruin your fucking life, Salt. Whatever picture you always had, it’d be fucking different with me, and probably not in a good way,” he confessed into her neck, her sweaty hairline, but not to her face.

Sexy, gritty and emotional - trademark Mara White style. Loved it!

I have always loved Mara White's books. Her Heightsbound series made me a fan for life. H
Shabby  -BookBistroBlog
Jun 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The struggle between survival & flourish Delinquent and Debutant With Heights in NYC as a backdrop.


Mara has quite a hold on this setting and such stories. Her finger is on the pulse so authenticity is guaranteed. She has a knack of baring the nitty gritty with no holds barred, making her an out of the box thinker and narrator. This story was so interesting and out of my realm of relativity, I HAD to pick it up and devour. It's heartbreaking but hopeful still, if you can allow this. There's m
Lily Garcia
Jun 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars! The delinquent and the debutant.

I just finished reading a book I know I won’t be forgetting anytime soon. Now, I know that Mrs. White is known for realistic endings so I was in pins and needles to see how this story would flow. I didn’t cheat and read the ending first- I asked one of my good friends and she told me to trust her so I did. I’m glad I did because my heart is so full and I’m in tears- happy tears! I was so invested in Tiago and Salana’s story from beginning to end and ev
Autumn Grey
Oh, man. Salt was amazing. Mara's beautiful, honest writing breathed life into this story. Two people, both so different, yet, the same. Flawed characters, intense story, pure perfection.
I Loved it!!
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