3.5 stars, rounded up for numerous sexy bathing scenes. :)
William is an eighteen-year-old who is indentured to Merrick as a punishment for a night of destructive drunkenness. He is a very sweet boy and finds himself both attracted to Merrick and ashamed of the attraction. (It doesn't help that Merrick seems to insist on touching him and bathing him a lot!) There is a nice unraveling of the mystery of what Merrick is, as well as a nice long section of UST. I enjoyed this and will check out other books by the author.