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3.63  ·  Rating details ·  612 ratings  ·  69 reviews
THE GIFT by Samantha Kane

On Christmas Eve, 1817, Captain Jeremy Highsmith of the Royal Navy and his best friend Lieutenant Rhys Wilkinson return to England after almost a year in captivity. Their bond of friendship grew even stronger as they were tortured while being held for ransom by the Bey of Algiers. All that kept them going was the idea of returning to Jeremy’s wife,
Published November 6th 2013 by Smashwords (first published November 5th 2013)
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⊱✿⊰ Alicia ⊱✿⊰
3 Historical porn Stars

This book contains two short HOT historical stories. Really it was just some awesome historical porn that was based along time ago at Christmas time :)

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Mandy Hemmings
Jan 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
Gift of Desire comprises two novellas - Gift, by Samantha Kane, and My Heart's Desire, by Kate Pearce. They are set during the Regency and ostensibly set at Christmas, although to be honest neither story felt particularly Christmassy! Which isn't to say I didn't enjoy them - I did!

The first story, The Gift, was quite a new departure for me, describing as it did a loving menage between Cordelia, her husband Jeremy and their mutual friend Rhys. Both men have been prisoners of war at Algiers and h
Jessica Alcazar
Jan 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
WOW ... Well Samantha Kane's story was predictable of course because that's what she writes bt I didn't expect such a short novella to be SO touching! GAWD, I wish it was a full novel !!!

WoooooWSER to Kate Pearce!!! Holy cry-fest in a very good way batkids! What a cute little heartwarming story with lovely smut to boot :]~~ my fave! I cried , of course, and I laughed and then I cried again!

GAAAAAAAAAWD, I love these two women!!!!
Spoiler Whore-Momoa
Jan 08, 2014 rated it liked it
3.5 stars

I forgot how naughty Ms. Kane could be. ;)
The Gift by Samantha Kane - 89 pgs - 2* - 6/13/19
I have to admit menagé stories are still not my cup of tea, especially if they include a bi-sexual element.
I liked the writting style and thought the story development interesting but struggled with the three main characters - though that could be due to the genre.
The many typos and formating issues (the same as with the 2nd story) led once again to subtracting one star from the final rating. As usual I'll change it to 3* in case I get an update w
Jul 28, 2019 marked it as to-read
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~ Lei ~ Reading Is An Adventure ~
I love both Samantha Kane Brothers In Arms series and Kate Pearce House of Pleasures series and this is a two-story anthology.

THE GIFT by Samantha Kane ★★★★☆
Cordelia's husband Jeremy and his best friend, Rhys return home after being abducted and ransomed a year ago. Rhys returns worse for the wear of captivity. While Jeremy and Rhys were away, they had become much closer than just friends, would they be able to continue with this closeness with Cordelia?

As the men surprise Cordelia, she i
Katrina Passick Lumsden
Dec 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
I'm giving this four stars for the Samantha Kane story. The Kate Pearce is OK, but I'm finding most of her stories to be rather mediocre, especially when compared to Kane's.

The Gift was, in my opinion, a great erotic short. There was a tearful, heartfelt reunion, wounds, healing, and lots and lots of m/m/f sex. Fun times. But even though Samantha Kane writes really good menage scenes, I find myself drawn to her characters, which is strange in the the world of erotic fiction. Most characters are
Dec 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-nook-books
First off... these two are my favorite erotic historical writers, and boy can they steam things up! I really enjoyed these two Christmas stories of love.

In Kane's story we get a reunion of a married couple after he and his best friend had been prisoners of war. Upon their return, feelings have changed and together they celebrate the best gift of all... love. This one left me wanting so much more, but it was a heartwarming story.

Pearce did a great job with a widow who's best friend has returned t
This dualogy features two hot historical erotic romances which are each followed by the authors interviewing each other which was cool.

The first story by Samantha Kane is the beginning of a menage involving m/f/m and hinting at m/m/f. It explored two men coming home after being tortured POWs during the Victorian era, discovering how they felt about each other & the woman they both love.

Second story by Kate Pearce is a second chance romance for a scarred heroine who can't see how the hero can f
Marichus Real
Sep 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book has two stories and two interviews where the two authors interview each other.
The Gift by Samantha Kane
I love this story. The author is very good at describing the desperation, sorrow and love the characters go through. You can see them so clearly that you can feel them in your heart. I wish it would be a little longer.
My Heart’s Desire by Kate Pearce
Caroline thinks she cannot be loved again because of the injuries she got in the accident where her husband died. But Jasper thinks the o
Dec 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
These were two good short stories. The Gift was a really good story about a reunion between Cordelia, Jeremy and Rhys. A Heart's Desire was about Caroline who was injured and hid from everyone. Her good friend, Jasper, showed her what she was missing. These had people who were scarred and people who showed them they saw beyond the scars. ...more
Airaseem Perdomo
Nov 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
I like both stories they were very nice Christmas theme love stories. I love Kate Pearce!
This book had two short stories and I enjoyed them both. Quick read but very hot and steamy.
Dec 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Adults with open minds
Recommended to Elke by: Kate Pearce
Shelves: kate-pearce
Kate Pearce can do no wrong. Little bit more than just a romance. Hot and Spicy! Keeps your attention. Makes ya happy to read.
Feb 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: i-own, e-books
This title contains two stories: thankfully neither has much to do with Christmas other than it being a time for big house parties or gifts. Scarring is resent in both stories. Both authors published with Ellora’s Cave… oh boy. So maybe they’re both scarred now as well?
At the end of each story one author interviews the other. Huh, Kate Pearce writes mysteries as Catherine Lloyd. But the break wasn’t very clearly marked and confused some reviewers. Story two starts at about 59% in.

1. The Gift by
Raine A
Jan 18, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This free book was actually two short novellas set in the Regency era. The only thing Christmassy about these stories was the season they were set in. There's barely any mention of the holidays, but more about the relationship- and sex (wow!) between the characters.

The Gift, by Samantha Kane, is along the same vein as her Brothers in Arms series. Two soldiers ( naval here) who share love for the same woman (wife to one of them) and through her, discover feelings for one another. It was a shame
Nicola Davidson
Aug 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Thoroughly enjoyed this two-novella set. I'm a longtime Kate Pearce fan, but Samantha Kane I hadn't read before, and you can bet I'm going to be one clickety clicking now.

Jeremy, Rhys and Cordelia were SO EFFING HOT together. Wow. Quality menage with all the sexiness and dirty talk you could want.

Then we have Jasper and Caro, with top marks for some cupboard smut and sneaky bedchamber antics while avoiding predatory debs.

Historical erotic romance FTW!
Dec 04, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: own, christmas
This first story was basically one long sex scene with not a lot of back story. Not that I mind those types of stories but, it is what it is. It was okay overall.
The second story was much more sweet with some steam at the end. I liked that one much better.
For free on Kindle Unlimited, not much to complain about.
Pamela aka Scottieluvr
Historical Romance Book Club - Covent Garden Romance Across the Ages 2019 - Month of July, Your Choice

The Gift - Its Samantha Kane - nothing more is necessary. LOL

My Heart's Desire by Kate Pearce; new author and one I'll be checking further into. Her writing masterful: genuine, hearty characters, tangible plot line and world development, and true to the historical period.
Aug 20, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2020
1st story - 4 stars, would like to read a full book about them.
2nd story - 2 stars, liked the fact that the heroine was the one with the scars, but couldn't a a lot of personality in neither of them, so overall this short story fell a bit flat.
Kate Wilkins
Jun 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
2 stories by 2 different writers. I've read Kate Pearce before and really liked her. Now I'm looking forward to reading Samantha Kane's books. ...more
Mar 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fun quick reads

Both of the stories in this book are fun, quick reads; historical romance with a little spice thrown into the mix.
Dec 20, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: freebies
Very short and rather sweet, though very steamy.
Laura Thomas
Jul 09, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Only read the second story

First story about a three some I only read one chapter, not for me,three chapter second story was just okay.
Two Fantastic Short Sexy Stories

Been on a streak of sexy historical romances but hadn't yet read anything by these authors, so this duo was a fortuitous find.
T. Rosado

3 Stars for My Heart's Desire by Kate Pearce (I didn't read second story)
Pam  Bereznak
Dec 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Too short but loved both stories. Kate Pearce is a favorite of mine.
Jan 05, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Short and steamy. I think my first read by both authors and I'd like to read more by boyh. ...more
Jun 30, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2014-read
THE GIFT by Samantha Kane

A novella from one of my favorite authors, The Gift is short and take place in 1817 over a few hours in a day. I didn't like it at all. This is the second novella from Kane that I thought was not to my taste at all. Considering I'm such a big fan of her Brothers In Arms series, the earlier ones anyway as I stopped reading after book 8, I'm pretty confident that her writing style is something that I enjoy. This story left me flat and without any emotion other than - well
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Samantha Kane lives in North Carolina with her husband and three children, two boys and one girl. With a master’s degree in American history, she spent seven years as a high school history teacher before becoming a full-time writer and mom.


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