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Desert Heat: A Novel

Desert Heat: A Novel

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by Elizabeth Reyes

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An addictive, steamy novel about a whirlwind romance spinning out of control by the USA TODAY bestselling author of the Moreno Brothers, 5th Street, and Fate series.

Between working three jobs, worrying about her family back home, and running from her past, the only thing that would further complicate Bethany Amaya's life is a romance. But after a


An addictive, steamy novel about a whirlwind romance spinning out of control by the USA TODAY bestselling author of the Moreno Brothers, 5th Street, and Fate series.

Between working three jobs, worrying about her family back home, and running from her past, the only thing that would further complicate Bethany Amaya's life is a romance. But after a second run-in with the intense and sexy detective Damian Santiago, that's exactly what she gets. In the blink of an eye she's caught up in a passionate affair with one of the most irresistible men she's ever met.

Awestruck for a second time by this beautiful, intriguing woman, Damian is both surprised and delighted when Bethany agrees to something he didn't even expect to be asking for so soon—exclusivity. As things heat up, Damian's skills of detecting and reading body language begin to raise his suspicions—Bethany is keeping something from him. Try as he might to pretend it isn’t true, the signs become impossible to ignore.

Some things are better left unsaid. At least that's what Bethany keeps telling herself. She never imagined falling in love so quickly and she refuses to get Damian caught up in her troubles. She knows what he suspects—sees it in those possessive eyes. Time is of the essence, because Damian's suspicions are mounting. With everything suddenly working against her, the race is on to fix things before the truth is revealed and Damian finds out it's much worse than he imagines.

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Tracey Garvis Graves
"A steamy and intriguing read, Desert Heat is exactly the kind of romantic suspense I adore."

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Elizabeth Reyes is the USA TODAY bestselling author of the Moreno Brothers, 5th Street, and Fate romance series. For more information, please visit ElizabethReyes.com.

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Desert Heat 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I recommend this book toanyone lookong for an original love story with lots of steamy scenes. I love this author. Also, check out Breaking Brandon. You won't regret it.
Jutzie More than 1 year ago
Desert Heat by Elizabeth Reyes Bethany has secrets, lots of them. Living in Vegas she’s doing all she can to make money to help support her family and pay off some debts. She has no clue that one night at a speed date will change her life. Problem is she still has to keep her secrets and the closer she gets to her new boyfriend, the harder it is to cover them up. Damian Santiago has not followed in the family business, he became a detective instead. His skills come in handy for reading people and he can see that his Bethany is hiding things, but eventually his heart overrules his detective senses.  Elizabeth Reyes has done an excellent job of keeping the reader drawn into the story. You know that Bethany has some secret she’s hiding from Damian, but she keeps the reader guessing. As in all good stories, the secret always comes out at the most inconvenient time and it never goes well for the secret keeper. This book is definitely not lacking in fascinating people. Considering it takes place in Vegas, you never know what colorful character may come along. That and all the secrets and mystery surrounding them, this reader just couldn’t put it down. **Sexual content language l
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I’m a huge Elizabeth Reyes Fan, so I had high expectations for this book. And she didn’t disappoint. I love it!! The story line is incredible; it had me guessing until the very end. The characters are amazing, especially all the Santiago men. I can’t wait to read Damien’s brothers stories. Definitely, a must read book!!!
WaitingforTrevor More than 1 year ago
Love all of Elizabeth Reyes' books and this was no exception.  Love the way she writes the characters and am looking forward to others in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
loved this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved it, great book
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed tis book! It kept me guesing what Bethany was really hiding. And lrt me tell you I never thought it would bet what it was. Can't wait to read the next book!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this book. Another great one from Elizabeth Reyes. I would definitely recommend this book.
AlwaysYAatHeart1 More than 1 year ago
The last place Damien Santiago wants to be is at a stupid speed dating meeting.  One look at him would let you know he doesn't have any problem whatsoever getting a date, but his friend asked him to go, and because he's such a good friend he agrees.  When he first meets Bethany Amaya he's not quite sure about her, yet when she doesn't even give him her name, it makes him even more curious.  When a second-chance encounter has the two meeting once again, Damien can't believe this is the same girl, and the girl is drop dead gorgeous.  Needless to say she captures his full attention.  When Bethany sees Damien, he has her full attention equally.  As fate would have it and against her better judgement, she falls for Damien, but when her secrets come unraveled right before her eyes, she just might lose everything she has been fighting for, including Damien.   Damien Santiago is a homicide detective and a very good one, and the homicide hottie is sexy, possessive, and panty dropping gorgeous.  Bethany's character remains a bit of an enigma and her story become clear bit by bit as the book progresses.  The desert isn't the only thing that is sizzling hot in this book - the chemistry between these two, as well as the romance that ensues takes temperatures up past even the heat of the desert.  The secondary characters were also well written and I enjoyed them as well. The story itself is both intriguing and engaging, causing you to keep turning the pages to find out what happens next.  I enjoy Elizabeth Reyes' writing style and she has done an excellent job pulling the reader into the pages of her latest book.  Desert Heat also has a bit of a suspenseful feel to it, especially when Detective Homicide Hottie puts his skills to work in search of answers.   Overall, Desert Heat is a great contemporary romance and something fans of this genre should definitely check out.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It wasn't what I was expecting. That said it was a good book but not a great one.
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jeanniezelos More than 1 year ago
Desert Heat Elizabeth Reyes Review from Jeannie Zelos Book reviews. This is romance, but with a strong side of suspense. I liked Bethany, hard working, friendly, but its clear right from the start she's hiding something. Then she meets Damian ( that speed dating conversation they had was brilliant!) and they're both attracted. She's not got time for a man though, hardly has time to eat let alone a boyfriend, and he's always shied away from romance after problems in the past with his job, and the unfriendly hours and demands puts on a relationship. They can't keep away though, and very quickly they are in the throes of a passionate and sensual affair. I understood why Damian was suspicious, having been caught in the past its hard not to suspect something when you're girlfriend is clearly keeping secrets, and getting caught out in lies. Bethany doesn’t want to be like that, but circumstances leave her no option, she simply can't tell Damian what's going on, the risk to her, her family and his career are too great. Secrets don't work in a romance though, and we eventually see the heartbreak fallout when some of them are revealed. Luckily Damian doesn't give up.... Damian, ah Damian, he's special. When he meets Bethany he knows she's different from the ladies of his past, that he doesn't want to let his job get in the way, but sometimes that's unavoidable. His family too, they're very close, and I feel there's more books to come about them. I hope so anyway, as they seem great characters, occasional secret rock heroes, and stars of a TV show. We didn't see a great deal of them, just enough to know there's potential there and how close and supportive they all are. Perhaps Damien would describe it as nosy and interfering instead, but in a tongue in cheek way. Its a fun, hot, sensual romance, wrapped up in a tight mystery, one I didn't guess but lucky for me it all works out :) Stars: Four, interesting and sexy romantic suspense. . ARC supplied by Netgalley