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I have been a huge fan of this Author since picking up my first book which was from her Moreno Brother’s series. Since then I have devoured every single new release from her and I’ve never been disappointed. Elizabeth Reyes’ writing is always beautiful and flawless, it comes across effortless and the whole reading experience is fluid and smooth. If this Author is new to you I highly recommend ALL her books and if she isn’t, you’ll know what I mean and you’ll without question enjoy her Desert Heat as much as any other story. It was a little different, sure, but it had the Reyes spark, no question!

In Desert Heat we meet the luscious and passionate Detective, Damian Santiago, and let’s just say it was love and lust at first ‘word’ for me. We meet him at speed dating with his mate and I was in stitches but also kind of wishing I was there! This guy will melt anyone’s knickers off as he did with our heroine, Bethany Amaya. He’s not into relationships, he’s scarily intense and when he wants something he does not mess about. Damian is a smooth talker and you know that just one kiss from this guy will make your knees buckle and your insides melt. Lock me down Damian….Lock me down!!!! SWOON!!!!!

‘Make me yours’

Now, bring on the sweetheart that is Bethany Amaya. A conundrum. A hider of secrets with an aversion to the truth, but a girl who wears her heart on her sleeve regardless. I really liked Bethany and how she was with Damian. I was desperate to find out what her secrets were and she kept me guessing right till the end so it was a shocker for sure, I did not expect that!

‘La vida es un carnival..If life were really a carnival, for years Bethany had been stuck on a roller coaster with far more plunging falls and sharp turns than ups.’

Bethany is running from something and someone but her well laid plans halts when she meets the lush Damian and a passion and lust is ignited instantly. I have to say, at times I was thinking come on already, just give this guy a chance to understand what you’re hiding. I suppose because Damian put everything out there I wanted Bethany to do the same. The angst and tension when Damian realises just what Bethany’s secrets are, because he knows from the beginning something is amiss, well you can’t blame the bloke for blowing a fuse. Even I was gobsmacked!! His reactions once he’d come to terms with everything, well they showed just how he was the salt of the earth. Loved him!!

Damian and Bethany’s story was beautiful, intense and oh so romantic. It also had humour and intrigue. I can’t wait for more from the Santiago’s because everyone in this story had me intrigued and wanting more, bring on the ‘Deserts Ratz’! Man, Elizabeth Reyes sure writes brilliantly addictive series with great characters. I fall in love every single time without fail!


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

Awestruck for a second time by the beautiful and intriguing performer, Damian is both surprised and delighted that 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 suspicions—Bethany is keeping something from him. Try as he might to calm his suspicions, the blatant 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. With Damian’s suspicions mounting, time is of the essence. The race is on, and Bethany finds herself scrambling to fix the past before the truth comes out and Damian finds out that it’s much worse than he suspected.

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