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Length: 38,000 words



He’d risk his life to find his brother. But he never expected to risk his heart as well.

Three months since his brother, Jake, went MIA, Lane Matthews is tired of waiting for answers. With a little help, he arranges a posting to Jeddah for his first overseas deployment—the perfect opportunity to find his brother.

Life in a foreign land isn’t quite like he imagined and neither are his duties. But when he meets his housemate, Tristan, while it may be memorable, it’s not one of Lane’s finest moments.

Tristan threatens to throw him way off course, and falling for the hot straight soldier is definitely not in his plans. But as tensions rise and the truth about Jake is revealed, will Lane’s heart follow orders or will all be lost like grains of sand swept away in a desert?

🌟🌟🌟🌟 4.5 stars
🔥🔥🔥 Heat Level: 3.75

Endearing, steamy, and honest! I loved Lane & Tristan!!

This story felt very authentic and I was transported to the middle east and what it could be like to be there. With Lane looking for his brother, my heart broke for him and to be in a place where he could be killed for being who he is, it definitely adds extra tension to the story. I found the military elements and especially the compound and style of living very authentic and I really liked Tristan’s character and could definitely swoon over him. I found their relationship and connection very organic and really enjoyed their journey, through challenges, hard times, heat, and a difficult place for them to be themselves.

The story and writing style are very emotive and I could feel for every stage of Lane’s journey and especially his heartbreaking journey to find his brother. I liked that Beth kept it real and honest and I loved Lane and Tristan’s new and old Christmas traditions. I did find the lack of Christmas revealing and as someone from a Christmas loving family, it was interesting to see when holidays could be like in other places.

An emotional story but with a super sweet HEA. A winner for me!

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Beth Laycock’s books are influenced by her time living overseas as well as the gritty, urban landscape of the north of England where she grew up.

She has been reading romance since she was old enough to tell herself that line every book lover does—just one more chapter.

As a teenager she attempted to write her first novel, and many more since then that are still gathering dust on her bookshelf. It wasn’t until she discovered the M/M genre that her muse showed up and refused to quit telling her stories about beautiful men finding love together. She hasn’t stopped scribbling them down since. Beth’s muse usually shows up when she is in the shower, is allergic to cleaning, rarely lets Beth watch TV, and insists she drinks copious amounts of coffee so she can turn caffeine into words.

When not writing or reading Beth can be found procrastinating on social media or being dragged around the English countryside by her dog.

Beth loves to chat about books on social media or you can email her at


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