My rating: 2 of 5 stars
This is a bit messy because there isn’t enough time for the story to develop and there’s a whole load of exposition thrown at the narrative.
It’s also a bit off for a historical in that William’s behaviour is wholly out of keeping for a man of his standing and the laws as they pertained to homosexuality at that time.
He’s reckless in his potential exposure of his nature and within the first few pages has been in compromising positions with three different men.
I’m afraid it just didn’t work for me as too many elements felt placed in just for the sake of it as a plot point rather than being an extension of where the story was going.
Both men felt too young as well, at aged 19 and 22 (if I worked it out correctly) for the positions they were in and the conclusion felt rushed. I believe this is a new edition of a previously published work but I’m unsure if anything has been added.
#ARC received from the author in return for an honest and unbiased review.