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Desert Heat by [Felthouse, Lucy]
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Their love is forbidden by rules, religion and risk. Yet still they can’t resist.

Captain Hugh Wilkes is on his last tour of duty in Afghanistan. The British Army is withdrawing, and Wilkes expects his posting to be event-free. That is, until he meets his Afghan interpreter, Rustam Balkhi, who awakens desires in Wilkes that he’d almost forgotten about, and that won’t be ignored.

Please note: this book was previously published as part of the Unconditional Surrender bundle.

**The much-anticipated follow up to this story, Native Tongue, is available now!**

Praise for Lucy Felthouse:

“Ms Felthouse writes sex that makes your palms sweaty and heats you up.”

“If you enjoy erotica that is well-written, steamy and satisfying you will adore Lucy Felthouse.”

“I’ll certainly be reading more from Ms Felthouse who gets erotic romance just right!”

“Anyone who enjoys the erotic romance genre should read any or all of Lucy Felthouse’s stories.”

More about Lucy Felthouse:

Lucy Felthouse is a very busy woman! She writes erotica and erotic romance in a variety of subgenres and pairings, and has over 100 publications to her name, with many more in the pipeline. These include several editions of Best Bondage Erotica, Best Women's Erotica 2013 and Best Erotic Romance 2014. Another string to her bow is editing, and she has edited and co-edited a number of anthologies, and also edits for a small publishing house. She owns Erotica For All, is book editor for Cliterati, and is one eighth of The Brit Babes.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3803 KB
  • Print Length: 67 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00S08V8IC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #268,564 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Scorching Passion 30 January 2015
By P. Phan - Published on
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I really enjoyed Lucy Felthouse's short m/m military romance story, Desert Heat. The forbidden element always captures my attention and have me wanting to see when the characters will finally give in to one another. Wilkes is on his last tour in Afghanistan and falls for his interpreter, Balkhi. He tries his best to hide his attraction but he soon surrenders to his feelings. The sex scenes between these two were hot, hot, hot and I loved them so much. I liked that it wasn't just sex and that Wilkes and Balkhi fell in love amidst the danger surrounding them. I wished this story was longer because I didn't want to see it end and would have loved to see more of their relationship. Another great book by this author.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Hot Desert Romance in a War Zone 9 February 2015
By M. Varhalmi - Published on
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I'd read snippets of this tale in Mid Week Tease posts on Ms. Felthouse's blog and really enjoyed the hints of love and restraint in this tale. Reading the whole thing brought more of the same and the first admission of desire between Wilkes and Balkhi is one of my favorites. Hot, erotic, and a very satisfying ending, worth the read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Tender romance in dangerous places 30 January 2015
By V. Rundell of V's Reads - Published on
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This novella features a gay romance and serious social issues. Capt. Hugh Wilkes is serving a final tour for the Allied forces in Afghanistan. He is assigned a native interpreter, Rustam Balkhi, for help in missions in the remote villages they cover in their security detail. Hugh is a gay man, somewhat closeted, but Rustam is completely in the closet--though actually gay.

The men strike up a clandestine romance, both approve, but there is further danger than just existing in a war zone. Being a gay Afghani is a dangerous life, but being an interpreter for the 'infidels' is even more so. The British forces are pulling out, and more than one interpreter has been murdered in the wake of not getting a visa to the UK.

I really enjoyed the close interaction between Hugh and Rustam; they seemed to make a good pair. I also really liked the realistic aspect of the danger natives face when assisting an occupying force. This really rang true to me.

Of course, the sexytimes were d-lish, and there's a whole lot of story packed in this novella. I'd love to follow this couple further.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Review by Sandra 2 February 2015
By Hearts On Fire Reviews - Published on
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I really enjoyed this story. It had great pacing, and I believed the emotions from both Hugh and Rustam (may seem a little quick for some people but technically they had been working together for 3 months already so it was believable to me.) This story is also very different from the rest of the stories in this anthology, for a few reasons. Firstly, the love story takes place between a British soldier and Afgan interpreter. Secondly, it sheds light on the important issue of interpreters who risk their lives to help soldiers. This danger was touched on, although I couldn't help but think of John Oliver's Last Week Tonight episode on this subject which talks of the bureaucratic nightmare that interpreters have gaining American citizenship after their service. This aspect wasn't touched on really, and maybe Britain does a better job of it, but either way it did bring light to some unsung heroes which I thought was great. Ended a tad abrubtly with a good HFN, although I would have preferred a little more or at least an epilogue.
4.0 out of 5 stars Heat is not only in the title! 11 June 2015
By Isalovesbooks - Published on
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OH Lucy Lucy Lucy What a great start to the story this was!

I received an ARC by the author in exchange of an honest review.

I absolutely enjoyed this story. The story begins at a good pace and we are quickly introduced to Captain Hugh Wilkes as he is preparing for his last Tour of Duty in Afghanistan. It should have been a very easy task as the army started their withdrawal from the area and he was looking to a "uncomplicated" tour. As part of the service he is allocated an interpreter and as soon as Hugh sets eyes on Rustam Balkhi "uncomplicated" goes out of the window.
Unfortunately Hugh is so in the closet he wouldn't know where the door is even if it will smack him in the face, he has kept his feelings always hidden for fear of the reaction his men will have, he has fought against his desires for so long the sudden attraction is an alien response. For Rustam the risks are even greater, he would not only be braking the rules but his religion, family etc would probably never understand.
So Hugh and Rustam would not only have to fight their true feelings but will need to protect themselves from each other and the elements surrounding them. It will be fighting battle in more ways than one!

One thing I loved about this book was the quality of the detail. The descriptive is brilliant and it allowed me to submerge in the place and the characters. Thank You Lucy for allowing to read this instalment.
Have read the sequel so watch this space!

4 HOT Isalovebooks Stars ****