The first book in a series, Catherine’s Addiction is a discovery of life, love, and ambitions. Catherine finds herself discovering new feelings about her friends and lovers as well as her new lifestyle in Paris. University life and her Art studies teach her not only about painting a dream, but also about living one. But like many dreams in life, she finds that they can quickly turn into nightmares and confusion. René, one of the older students in her Art class becomes an unexpected distraction to Catherine’s plan of becoming an Artist, and Nikkei, her fellow student becomes part of that distraction. Catherine struggles with her love for both of them. Finally having some life-altering epics she learns her true desire and gives up part of herself to follow those dreams..
If I can’t physically be in the Indian Himalayas — neck-deep in all its adventure and romance — the next best thing is to go there mentally. In the pages of The Rains of India, a new novel by the former Boulder, Colorado, local) climber Jesse Guthrie, I see dusky sunrays kissing Hindu temples, waves tumbling alongside beach-side bungalows in Goa, and Sherpas winding up frosted peaks. This suspenseful and touching love story follows a young American and his travels and travails abroad, both in the mountains — including a dangerous ascent of the sacred peak Shivaling — and in matters of the heart. Throughout this page-turner, Guthrie weaves together unexpected plot turns, poignant dialogue, and an alpinist’s passion for the Himalayas. His words flow easily from one adventure to the next as the reader enjoys the ride.
Ryan Nadlonek- Climbing Magazine