Through the Eyes of Maria: Choices

General Fiction

By Lissette Ortiz

Publisher : Lissette Lopez Ortiz

ABOUT Lissette Ortiz

Lissette Ortiz
Lissette Ortiz is a Puerto Rican writer, born and raised in the neighborhood of Spanish Harlem in New York City.  Lissette started writing romance novels at the age of thirteen.  She is the author of Through the Eyes of Maria Choices, Through the Eyes of Maria Consequences, and Passion & More...



Maria hits the streets of New York in search of the love denied by her alcoholic father and indifferent mother. When Sergio, a dark, worldly stranger, lures her with diamonds, brand-name clothing, and undivided attention, Maria sees a way out of her dysfunctional home. Seduced by Sergio’s charm and the promise of wealth and recognition, Maria ignores her panicked intuition and wanders into his lair.

But in a world where ambition and deception go hand in hand, where dreams are shattered and innocence crushed, Maria discovers she’s trapped in a hell much worse than the one she left. And now, there is no escape. The price for betrayal is blood.

Destiny intervenes when Maria meets Christian, a handsome law student haunted by a dark family secret. With her life at risk and time running out, will Maria find the strength to save herself and convince Christian to go against all reason and risk everything to help her?

October 7, 2014

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Fabulous book and very well written. The author described the 80's vividly and while I was reading I was definately experiencing flash backs. Was a page turner for me and I absolutely CANNOT wait until part 2!
  June 13, 2014
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The book kept me at the edge of my seat. Every time I guessed on what's next, the book surprised me with a twist. Simply stated: I couldn't put the book down.
The book also contained parts that are humorous which made it entertaining. The book is a journey that reflects upon upbringings, choices and consequences in life. A must read for all. This book is a thriller with humor and will make you think!

June 1, 2014

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The imagery and storyline were fantastic. The words flowed so well. You could see yourself in the place of Maria. Her naiveté and desire to be loved pulls you into her story. I couldn't put it down. Not a big reader as I'm usually too busy and it takes me forever to finish a book. I can't wait for the next one.