Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Book Review ~ A Late Summer Night's Dream by Catherine Curzon & Eleanor Harkstead

Book Review ~ A Late Summer Night's Dream by Catherine Curzon & Eleanor Harkstead

Genre: Contemporary 
Length: 79 pages
Publisher: Pride
Release: 19th February 2019

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Among Oxford’s dreaming spires, can a widowed professor and a wide-eyed scholar make their own dreams of love come true?

Simeon Shakespeare is living his academic dream. As an Oxford scholar, he spends his days in libraries and whiles away his nights at the theater. A mix-up over a seat number leads to a very awkward first act, but that’s nothing compared to what happens when the lights go up.

Professor Anthony Meadows is finished with love. Shattered by the death of his husband, he divides his time between his book-lined study and Oxford’s theaters. The last thing he needs is an annoying research student bickering with him over who should sit where.

When Anthony and Simeon discover they have more in common than a shared love of the Bard, it looks as though the stage is set for romance. Yet with the memory of Anthony’s lost love keeping the professor from moving on, can Simeon’s love mend his broken heart?

4 Stars!

Simeon was adorable in all his fumbling glory and Anthony was like a gentleman from another era. They were really good together despite their age difference. I think the fact that Anthony was a widower played more against their relationship at first than their age ever did. It was all very insta, so it was understandable that Anthony ran away. I'm glad he more than made up for that, though, and by the epilogue, I was completely on board with their relationship. ;)

A Late Summer Night's Dream is a lovely second chances, May/December short story. It had a bit of a historical vibe to it, perhaps because of the language the authors used or Anthony's manners. Still, it was a very nice read that I have no trouble recommending.

*** Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie for my reading pleasure, a review wasn't a requirement. ***

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