My rating: 3 stars
I want to start this by saying this novella is NOT a romance in terms of genre. Romance novels and novellas end with an HEA or HFN wherein the main characters end up together.
The Gift is not that. It’s erotica, which I don’t read much of to be honest, and is entirely character driven. It’s one of the novellas in The Original Sinners series by Tiffany Reisz. (For her suggested reading order for this series, check out her post where she answers the question of what order to read all of the books.)
With this book, the first of Reisz’s Original Sinners novellas, we get a glimpse into an incident in the younger Nora Sutherlin’s life. Since I haven’t finished reading The Original Sinners novels yet (I made the mistake of reading this novella at the same time as The Siren), I can only surmise that said incident is a formative experience in Nora’s life.
The Gift is a quick read and one I’ll probably be returning to in the future, for more than one reason.