Sweet William

Sweet William William Wilkerson leads the life of the privileged rich Head of his father s shipping business he indulges to his heart s content in the pleasures of the flesh with Boston s finest young men That is

  • Title: Sweet William
  • Author: Dianne Hartsock
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 159
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • William Wilkerson leads the life of the privileged rich Head of his father s shipping business, he indulges to his heart s content in the pleasures of the flesh with Boston s finest young men That is, until he reunites with Fredrick his former tutor and the one man who captured his heart But William s father has declared Fredrick off limits And Fredrick, himself, beliWilliam Wilkerson leads the life of the privileged rich Head of his father s shipping business, he indulges to his heart s content in the pleasures of the flesh with Boston s finest young men That is, until he reunites with Fredrick his former tutor and the one man who captured his heart But William s father has declared Fredrick off limits And Fredrick, himself, believes he s beneath the attention of the Wilkerson heir After having lost his current pupil to graduation, and with no prospects of a replacement, Frederick is homeless, hungry, and easy pickings for the men on the docks When Frederick is shanghaied into service on William s own merchant ship, will William discover his plight in time to rescue him

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    1. 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 [...]

    2. A Hearts On Fire Review 3.5 HEARTS--"Sweet William" by Dianne Hartsock does just as the blurb promises: former tutor/pupil lovers reunite in this erotic historical romance. Set in the late 1800's in Boston and told in alternating POV, "Sweet William" is a 19 year old shipping business heir who is very wealthy, a twink and also very popular among the men. We're talking a lot of erections in tight grips.Plan to stretch the reality rubber band a little with this story. Every guy pretty much had a s [...]

    3. I recently had the opportunity to read Sweet William, a gay historical romance novella by Dianne Hartsock (Wayward Ink Publishing), and it was an absolute pleasure. Down-on-his-luck tutor Frederick runs into his former student—and lover—William near the Boston shipyards three years after their forcible separation. William has his heart set on winning Frederick back, but the latter doesn’t think he’s worth the rich man’s attentions. Meanwhile, Frederick catches the attentions of a despi [...]

    4. 3 HeartsI loved the premise of this. A tutor who falls in love with his student but class separates them from being together combined with a serration and reunion. It has all the proper checks of a beautiful romance and yet, something was missing. For me, this was more porn than plot because there is a lot of sex and not a lot of pages. I did like that we got both POV’s to see that the men were deeply in love with one another and wanted nothing more than to be together. I liked the mini reunio [...]

    5. Three years ago, Frederick was William's tutor and lover, that is, until William's father discovered the true nature of their relationship. Frederick is still in love with William, but feels that the disparity in their social standing is something that makes him not worthy of William's attentions. While dining one night, Frederick unexpectedly runs into William who is delighted to see Frederick again and insists that they get together. With Frederick reassured by William's passionate greeting, h [...]

    6. Overall I enjoyed this novella, even if I felt that parts of it were rushed and would have been stronger if the story was further developed. I felt for Frederick and William and their situation, and I hoped that everything would work out in the end.When William was sixteen, nineteen-year-old Frederick became his tutor. It wasn’t long before the two fell in love and acted on their desires. Unfortunately for the two, William’s father discovered something going on between them, and had Frederic [...]

    7. *** Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie in exchange for a fair and honest review. ***Fredrick is about to lose his job as tutor—and if he doesn't find another post soon, he'll likely find himself homeless, as well—when his path crosses with his former student, William Wilkerson, again. William's life has been a privileged one, as heir to his father's shipping business, and he's indulged in the company of several fine men in Boston; yet, his heart belongs to the tutor his father sent away year [...]

    8. “Sweet William” is like a liquorice candy. It’s a bit bitter but the taste that remains with you is the rich, unique sweetness you can’t find anywhere else.It is a short novel and you can read it in one breath, not only because it is short but because you’ll be dying to find out what will happen in the end even if you know that the author herself is a fan of happy endings and this is a romance.Love and danger are described in Dianne’s own intense style and she again manages to melt t [...]

    9. I always love a good tale based mostly in class distinction, or at least how society sees the distinction even if the main characters don't, or in this case one of the characters doesn't. Fredrick doesn't feel that way but William doesn't think he's worthy of Fredrick. A well written historical novella, I do wish it had been longer with a bit more detail but it was still a great read and another author I've been able to add to my watchlist.

    10. I enjoyed this historical novella. Characters were well developed for a novella. But the two men obviously cared for each other deeply. There were some issues with why they separated that didn't quite work well for what I thought the times were. However, the historical accuracy of items available, etc was very well done.

    11. Sweet William is a delightful historical MM novella. The story and the characters really appealed to me and the author kept the action moving at a nice pace. If I had one regret, it's that the story wasn't longer, as I think there was room to expand a little on the characters' backgrounds and the action taking place.Disclaimer: I was involved in the production of this publication.

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