Sunday, May 10, 2015

Native Tongue by Lucy Felthouse

Title: Native Tongue
Series: Desert Heat, 2
Author Lucy Felthouse
Publisher: Lucy Felthouse
Genre: MM, Contemporary
Pages: 83
Reviewer: Redz

Publisher’s Blurb
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?

Author’s note: Although this story does work as a standalone tale, it’s recommended that you read the first instalment of the characters’ journey first—Desert Heat, which is available from all good retailers.

I am a huge Lucy Felthouse fan so when I saw a book of hers come up for review I couldn’t wait to take it. Native Tongue is the continued story of Hugh Wilkes and Rustam Balkhi.  This is not a standalone story.  I did not read book one of this series, but I wished I had. I really love how committed these two are.  Hugh is a dominate, commanding presence. He is very strong minded but being a  English Captain he has to. I liked his alpha type personality.
In contrast, Rustam is going for medical training. He was a translator. He is shier than Hugh, much more reserved. He is Afghan and making his way in England is new to him.
I liked how this story really is these two getting to know themselves outside of a warzone.  They are kind loving, and each brings something the other needs. Rustam smooths out the rough edges in Hugh, and Hugh brings the Alpha male that Rustam craves.  
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. 

                               Four Twinkling Stars 

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