Desert Heat & Native Tongue


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Desert Heat:

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.

Native Tongue:

They may be back on British soil, but the battle isn’t over.

When Captain Hugh Wilkes fell for his Afghan interpreter, Rustam Balkhi, he always knew things would never be easy. After months of complete secrecy, their return to England should have spelt an end to the sneaking around and the insane risks. But it seems there are many obstacles for them to overcome before they can truly be happy together. Can they get past those obstacles, or is this one battle too many for their fledgling relationship?



“I really enjoyed both books and her writing style. This is a sweet love story, to be enjoyed in one evening, that boasts two very likeable characters who bring out the best in each other.” The Novel Approach Reviews

Desert Heat: 

“I enjoyed this story. The build up of the sexual tension between Wilkes and Balkhi had me at the edge of my seat up until the explosive moment when it came to a head. Another great novella, a quick and enjoyable read and easy to recommend.” 4 out of 5, Love Bites and Silk Ties

“What a great start to the story this was! I absolutely enjoyed this story. 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 out of 5, Jo&Isalovebooks

Native Tongue:

“All in all, this is a fantastic story that brings the story of these two characters to a wonderful happy ever after. For sure, this is my favourite book from this author.” 5 out of 5, Love Bites and Silk Ties

“Native Tongue is the perfect, sweet ending to Hugh and Rustam’s story. One that starts off with a lot of stress, hardship and hiding. Now they can be together and there for each other in the open, with support and no fear. Perfect!” 3 Chicks After Dark

“…manages to be both sweet and sexy and is a great read. Both Hugh and Rustam are utterly adorable, you can’t help but fall in love with them. This is a great short read that gets five stars.” 5 out of 5, JJ’s Kinky Books

“I liked how this story really is these two getting to know themselves outside of a warzone. This story made me smile and want more of these two, they are an adorable couple who have a lot to overcome, but they have proven to be strong enough to do it.” 4 out of 5, Redz World Reviews

“Another formidable book. It was perfectly written and it ticked all the boxes to make it a great M/M romance story. The characters are well portrayed and the chemistry is off the charts!” 4 out of 5, Jo&Isalovebooks

“Lucy Felthouse has done an amazing job building on the foundations of Book 1, ‘Desert Heat’… The way Ms. Felthouse brings to light the very real situations many face in their everyday lives in the pages of this book is commendable. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and the sheet burning love scenes kept me turning the pages. The way these two men discover each others bodies and hearts was at times touching, times hilarious and most time spine tingling. A well-defined story and a great read, one I will be suggesting to friends.” GGR-Review

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Publication Date

13th August 2015


Lucy Felthouse

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Author Bio:

Lucy Felthouse is the award-winning author of erotic romance novels Stately Pleasures (named in the top 5 of’s 100 Modern Erotic Classics That You’ve Never Heard Of, and an Amazon bestseller), Eyes Wide Open (winner of the Love Romances Café’s Best Ménage Book 2015 award, and an Amazon bestseller), The Persecution of the Wolves, Hiding in Plain Sight and The Heiress’s Harem series. Including novels, short stories and novellas, she has over 170 publications to her name. Find out more about her writing at, or on Twitter or Facebook. Join her Facebook group for exclusive cover reveals, sneak peeks and more! Sign up for automatic updates on Amazon or BookBub. Subscribe to her newsletter here: