A Late Summer Night's Dream Book Cover A Late Summer Night's Dream
Catherine Curzon & Eleanor Harkstead
M/M Romance
Pride Publishing
February 19, 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?

Reviewed by: Linda Tonis

Member of the Paranormal Romance Review Team

When twenty-seven year old Simeon Shakespeare went to find his seat in the theater he was convinced that a man was sitting in his seat and didn’t hesitate to confront him. Seat 16 and Seat 17 and those seats would change two men’s lives. After finally realizing that he was wrong Simeon tried to apologize and after the show he invited the man Professor Anthony Meadows for a drink.

Anthony lost his husband four years ago and has not been living ever since accepting a drink and some dinner with this young man was the first time he had been with anyone since his husband’s death. When Anthony took them to a gay bar Simeon was happy to realize that the man he seemed to be crushing on was also gay. Anthony kept telling Simeon that he was totally out of practice when it came to be with someone and asked him to show him what came next. A visit to Simeon’s apartment, a kiss and then Anthony ran.

For a week Simeon walked the streets hoping to run into Anthony but it didn’t happen but fate must have been on his side when he was told to visit Professor Meadows for help in his studies and he came face to face with his dream man. It seems that Anthony was also searching for Simeon the man he admitted finally made him feel alive.

This was such a sweet love story and Simeon and Anthony were characters you couldn’t help but love and root for. Although there was a huge age difference between the two men it made no difference because they both wanted the same thing, love.