Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Blog Tour: Desert Heat by Elizabeth Reyes


Desert Heat
By: Elizabeth Reyes
Published:  May 13, 2014
Publisher:  Atria Books (An imprint of Simon & Schuster)
Source:  Publisher
Mature Content:  18 & Up
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Atria—Simon & Schuster bring you this addictive and steamy romance novel by the USA Today Bestselling Author of the Moreno Brothers, 5th Street, and Fate series. Besides working three jobs, worrying about her family back home, and running from her past, the worst thing to complicate Bethany Amaya’s 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.


Lindy's Thoughts:

Desert Heat, by Elizabeth Reyes was such an enthralling, and riveting read!  We get the dual perspectives of the sweet, talented, and beautiful, Bethany Amaya, and the sexy, charming, and gorgeous detective, Damien Santiago.  This novel was mysterious, highly suspenseful, seductive, and a delight to read!  I was captivated and immersed in their sexy whirlwind love affair, and now that I've finished, I want more!  I'm not ready to say goodbye to the Santiago family, and I guarantee that every other reader will agree with me, and not be satisfied until we get the rest of the sexy, charismatic, and distinct Santiago brothers stories!

Detective Damien Santiago is a workaholic.  He is the youngest Las Vegas Police Detective, because working hard has always been his top priority.  His best friend, Jerry, talks him in to participating in a speed dating session.  Even though he thinks speed dating is lame, he does it as a favor for his friend, who would in turn do anything for him.  During speed dating, one woman catches Damien's attention and seems rather fascinating.  However, her horrible 80's clothing with matching bow, and excessive make-up are a turn-off for him.  Bethany thinks Damien is gorgeous, but arrogant.  She is attracted to him, but is not interested in getting to know someone who acts like he is better than everyone else.  When Damien asks for her name, she tells him not to worry, because he won't be needing it.  

However, neither one of them can get the other one off of their mind.  A short while later, serendipitous events occur that lead Damien and Bethany to crossing paths again when he see's her performing at a dinner show.  One thing leads to another, and soon after these two find themselves falling hard and fast for each other.  However, it appears that Bethany is hiding something from Damien.  He's an expert at body language, and on many occasions he starts to suspect that she is lying to him.  Bethany is in fact hiding some major information, and as readers, we are not privy what she is hiding either.  Time is ticking, and if Bethany is not careful, she could end up losing the one man that she's ever loved.

Ms. Reyes always creates the most in depth, dimensional, layered, and realistic characters.  I loved both the main characters and secondary characters in Desert Heat.  I pictured Damien looking like Benjamen Bratt.  He was sexy, dashing, charming, and hard working.  He treated Bethany like a lady, and was extremely close to his family.  Bethany was amazing as well.  I loved her character so much.  She always put her family first, and was a very hard worker.  She was a talented singer and dancer, and an all around good person.  Now lets talk about the Santiago brothers shall we. They were all gorgeous, charming, and oozed sex-appeal.  Besides Damien, there was Dimitri, the youngest, who worked in the family car restoration business with their father, Mace, Diego, the sexy musician, and Dominic, who lived out of state, and was a mystery.  The only sister was Fina, who was protective, and bossy in a caring sort of way.  She looked out for her brothers best interests, and had a sweet little 4 year old inquisitive daughter named Carey.  

Besides amazing characters, Desert Heat had a captivating plot.  Their was of course the swoon-worthy love affair between Damien and Bethany, close-knit family, and friendships, and the suspense of Bethany's secrets.   

My Rating:

I give Desert Heat, by Elizabeth Reyes 4.5 Smoldering, Sizzling, Gripping, Sexy Alpha Swagger Filled Stars!!!!  All of you Reyes' fans will be extremely pleased with Desert Heat!  If you haven't experienced the purely awesome writing talent that Ms. Reyes has to offer, I must tell you that you are seriously missing out!



My Favorite Quote:

"No one, and I mean no one, has ever made me feel this craziness I feel when I'm with you."  (Pg. 157)

~Bethany








Mikki's Review:


I have been waiting for this book since the moment I found out Elizabeth Reyes was writing a new series! Every new book is an unforgettable reading escape! This is a brand new series, and now that I have finished reading Desert Heat, I cannot wait for the rest of the series to be released! I'm having heart palpitations just thinking about which one of the Santiago siblings is next!

In Desert Heat, we met Bethany Amaya and Damian Santiago. When these two meet at a speed dating event, it's not love at first sight. But when their paths cross again, they can't deny the intense attraction between them. Bethany is living in a world of lies. Damian hates liars. He was burned in the past and he can't stand when people lie to him. When Bethany enters his life, he never expected to have such a strong connection with her. As the days go by, their feelings for each other grow stronger, but Bethany's past is catching up with her and it may leave her without Damian's love. Will Damian be able to forgive all her lies?

Have you read a book by Elizabeth Reyes yet? If your answer is NO ----> Run to your ereader or to the nearest bookstore and GO BUY HER BOOKS!!! You will not be disappointed! Impeccable writing style, intoxicating characters and captivating storylines are on the menu. When you read one of her books, the characters come alive and you FEEL every single emotion that they are feeling! If you answered YES, you know exactly what I'm talking about! Elizabeth Reyes ROCKS!!!! I have devoured every single book that this fantastic author has written and even after reading thirteen books from her amazing repertoire, she always manages to make me cry, laugh and swoon EVERY.SINGLE.TIME! Don't even get me started about the steamy scenes that she writes! Hot Damn!!! You need to grab a fan when you read one of her books. The sexual chemistry between the main characters is CALIENTE!!! Ouuuuu my God!!! These sexy alpha males aim to please!

Once again, Elizabeth Reyes created a world where I want to live in! Bethany and Damian stole my heart from the moment I met them and every single one of the secondary characters captivated me as well. Bethany and Damian are exactly the kind of couple I love to cheer for! Like I mentioned before, this was not love at first sight. They got to know each other and their relationship grew after they met for the second time. Their relationship was intense and passionate and the feelings that they had for each other grew into a beautiful love story. I was on the edge of my seat the whole time! I was trying to figure out what Bethany was hiding from Damian. Well, I was shocked to find out her secret! Holy Moly! Poor Bethany! My heart broke when Damian found out about all the lies. His detective mode was ON after he caught her in a lie. I completely understand why she lied. She was stuck in a difficult situation and honestly, I have no idea what I would have done if I was in her place. Damian fell hard for Bethany. She makes him feel things he never felt before. He will do whatever it takes to have Bethany in his life. The tender, sexy, emotional and intense moments that this couple shared together were amazing!  

My heart belongs to Abel from the 5th Street Series, but I can see an intense competition for the #1 spot in the near future ... Dominic Santiago has captivated my attention without even appearing in this book! I am 100% positive that this mysterious Santiago sibling will bring the ''Tingle'' effect. Just the mention of his name gave me chills. I know it's crazy ... but I can't help it! He absolutely got me thinking non-stop about him! I don't know in which order the siblings are getting their books, but I cross my fingers that I get to read his story soon! 

Oh, I almost forgot ... this book made me crave Pupusas!!! I had to send my husband to our favorite restaurant to get me some ... lol!!!


My Rating:


I give, Desert Heat, by Elizabeth Reyes 4.5 intense, sexy, heart-pumping, I want to move to Vegas stars! <----- Yup! I'm ready for another trip to Vegas. Who's next? Who's next?


Casting:
Courtesy of Ms. Reyes' Website

"Damian Santiago"


"Bethany Amaya"


Book Teaser:
Courtesy of Ms. Reyes' Website



About Elizabeth Reyes:

USA Today Bestselling Author, Elizabeth Reyes continues to answer to her calling on a daily basis. Since releasing her debut novel Forever Mine (Moreno Brothers #1) in 2010 she has now published 9 full length novels total and fast at work on the next. The excitement her Moreno Brothers, 5th Street, and Fate series have garnered has far exceeded her wildest dreams. It is with as much excitement that she'll continue to put out books related to these series as well as introduce brand new ones very soon. In 2014 she will take her next step in the exciting world of writing and publish her first traditionally published book with Simon & Schuster/Atria. But she will continue putting out self published books as well.




20 comments:

  1. This sounds like such a freaking fantastic book. Great reviews ladies.

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  2. I think I'll have to add this to my tbr list, since you both gave it high ratings :) Great reviews!

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    1. Thanks! Yes, you want this one at the very top of your TBR!!!

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  3. It sounds like Elizabeth Reyes has another great series on her hands. Nice reviews, ladies!

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  4. Huge fan of Elizabeth Reyes. Can't wait to read this book. Awesome review.

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    1. Thank You Meagan! You're going to love it!

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  5. I love good romantic suspense particularly when I'm kept guessing too. Sounds awesome, ladies and I'm sold.

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    1. It was awesome! You're going to love it!!!

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  6. Oh this one sounds good :) Great review, definitely putting this on the TBR list!

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  7. I just requested this one on audio. Sounds really good!

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    1. It was really good!!! I can't wait to see your audio review :)

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  8. this book sounds amazing im looking forward to read it

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  9. I love it when the secondary characters are as good as the main! Nice review.

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    1. Thanks Val! Yes, the secondary characters were great!

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  10. Great Reviews. This one sounds intense. I like that there is some suspense as well as strong secondary characters. Sounds like a book I would really enjoy!

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    1. It was a great book! I hope you get the opportunity to read it!

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