John has been William’s friend since childhood, and he knows that Will’s persuasion runs more towards men than women. When Will is falsely accused of seducing the prince’s bride, John steps up to take his place in the duel, realizing that Will means much, much more to him ...
John has been William’s friend since childhood, and he knows that Will’s persuasion runs more towards men than women. When Will is falsely accused of seducing the prince’s bride, John steps up to take his place in the duel, realizing that Will means much, much more to him than he ever thought possible. Friends become lovers in this historical romance that turns sizzling hot.
[Warning: explicit oral and anal sex. Not for the faint of heart!]
He rested the point of the sword against the table quietly. “I am no fighter, John.”
“That is what I am for, my dear William.” John stood, taking the sword from Will’s hand and placing it on the table. He put his hands on Will’s shoulders and watched as the pretense of courage and boldness drained from the man’s face. “No matter how you kick and cry in revolt, you know that it must be me.”
William’s eyes spilled over suddenly with tears and he swayed under John’s strong hands. “No.” His lips were pressed white together in determination and strands of his hair stuck to his wet cheeks. John had never seen him so torn apart, so vulnerable.
“Yes, Will.” John brushed back Will’s hair with one hand, steadying him with the other. He would not let the unthinkable happen. Not to his dear friend. “You should die if you fought.”
“I shall die if I lose you!” William cried out. John looked into his friend’s face, blotched with anger and anguish. He felt his heart tear from his chest at the words.
Dear Will. He thought in of all the times he had embraced the doctor in friendship, of the jokes they had shared between them. All the kindnesses that had passed from one to the other, all their most private confessions. The time when Will had rescued John from his fever, staying by his side into the night. The happy moments of silence they shared in nature, not needing to speak a word to communicate their thoughts. There was nobody else with whom he shared such a strong and necessary bond. Nobody else whom he loved so dearly.
Aubrey Watt is a librarian by day, sexy author by night. She indulges in reading, travelling, and dirty dancing. Currently she enjoys writing down all of the fantasies that cross her mind and imagining new worlds of sensual possibilities. If you have any questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to send them to her website or Twitter... she’d love to talk with you! Thanks for reading, and enjoy!