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!**
About the Author
Lucy Felthouse is the award-winning author of erotic romance novels Stately Pleasures (named in the top 5 of Cliterati.co.uk’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 http://lucyfelthouse.co.uk, 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: http://www.subscribepage.com/lfnewsletter
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Originally part of the Unconditional Surrender bundle this cracking wee story is being let loose on the world on it's own. Wilkes, A British Army officer on his final tour of Afghan finds himself falling for his native interpreter, Balkhi. Months of inappropriate thoughts on both sides lead into a stolen night of passion but can they continue seeing each other without alerting the other guys on camp to their love for each other? A very well researched book and as per usual so beautifully written.
This is a fantastic short story. It is obviously well researched and intelligently written. It's an erotic romance told with the backdrop of life in the army in Afghanistan, highlighting the issues both of being gay in the military and cultural differences. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this talented writer's short story.
To me this story felt like two different stories combined even though it is very short. You have the romance side and then you have the military side. While the military side was fairly accurate, it was kind of cut and dry, even for someone with a military background. I didn't find much to keep me wanting to find out what happens, except for with the romance. How could these two men have anything happen between them? That is what kept me reading. Then when it does happen, it was almost like a man and a woman, not two men together. My turn, then your turn. It wasn't like either actually enjoyed being on the receiving end, which made it awkward to read. There didn't seem to be a whole lot of emotions or feelings until there was the expression of love, which was completely an insta-love situation as they didn't even know each other outside of the military situations and the between the sheets action. Altogether it wasn't terrible though, I just wish it'd felt smoother from the transition of military parts to romance and getting to know each other (or not had the love thrown in and just made it a way to relieve stress or something that route). I was given this in return for an honest review by Inked Rainbow Reads. Renee