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“What’s on your mind?” Blogger Esencia welcomes all her blog readers to share their dilemma with her. Esencia’s advice makes the most impact on the Martinez family and the people they are connected with. Written by Essence Bonitaz, Ajha’s Web: Tortured Souls is the first installment that introduces readers to the Martinez family saga.
This dramatic novel hits the ground running. It grabs my attention from the get go with Tarah’s entry in her diary. From there, author Essence Bonitaz deftly weaves the story with sub-plots that aptly justify the title of this novel. It lies perfectly between comedic and serious. Hector Martinez is certain that he has found love again after an erotic night with Tarah, who is the best friend of his sister, Ajha. When Alejandra, his ex-fiancee and mother of his teenage daughter, Bo, comes into his life again, Hector is stuck in a quandary. On the other hand, Tarah actually yearns for someone else. Secrets abound, and so do angst and heartbreaking moments. My most favorite part of all is Ajha’s role in her family drama. She has an exciting secret which I would not spoil for other readers.
Bonitaz’s writing style is free from tangential details and flaws, making this an easy but stimulating read. Bonitaz also included spicy sexual scenes that give this book an erotic quality. All in all, this is an excellent debut for a series. Ajha’s Web: Tortured Souls will take you for a great emotional ride with the Martinez family and leave you wanting more.