Lieutenant Commander Gabriel Conlan, United States Navy Seabees, knows he's not in Kansas anymore when he steps off the launch at the small island of Ile Dore and sees gorgeous Frenchman Rene Dubois waiting for him on the dock. The year is 1943, the place is the Pacific and the world is at war. Free from the censure of the military, Gabe has an explosive affair with Rene. But when the world intrudes, Gabe denies Rene and tries to forget what they could have together. The only westerner on his small Pacific island, Rene is desperately lonely. When the tall, lanky American steps onto his dock, Rene knows his life will never be the same. He teaches Gabe how to love a man and, unexpectedly falls in love. Rene will brave prejudice, Japanese Zeros and Gabe's reluctance to find love at last.
*This story was previously published as an ebook, and in a print anthology titled Esprit de Corps. **For mature readers only.
BIOGRAPHY Reviewers have called Samantha Kane “an absolute marvel to read,” and “one of historical romance’s most erotic and sensuous authors.” Her books have been called “sinful,” “sensuous,” and “sizzling.” She is published in several romance genres including historical, contemporary and science fiction. Her erotic Regency-set historical romances have won awards, including Best Historical from RWA's erotic romance chapter Passionate Ink, and the Historical CAPA (best book) award from The Romance Studio. She has a master's degree in American History, and taught high school social studies for ten years before becoming a full time writer. Samantha Kane lives in North Carolina with her husband and three children.
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