TITLE: A Late Summer Nights Dream
AUTHOR: Catherine Curzon & Eleanor Harkstead
PUBLISHER: Pride Publishing
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
RELEASE DATE: Feb 19, 2019
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?
Simeon Shakespeare (no link with the famous William) is living his academic dream by preparing his PhD. His time is shared between Libraries and his apartment with his only pleasure for theatre.
When he goes to see A Midsummer Night’s Dream, he meets Anthony Meadows and what starts as a misunderstanding over a seat is the beginning of their dream.
It was a short, beautiful, poetic novella.
Simeon and Anthony are two lost souls wanting the same thing but too scared to reach for it. Anthony is still grieving his beloved husband who died four years ago. On the other side, Simeon is afraid history will repeat itself and he’ll only be loved because he’s young not because of his personality. These two are amazing and beautiful.
I loved the writing—it was melodic and harmonious.
It was a very sweet and beautiful short story that I really enjoyed.
***I would like to thank the author for the privilege and opportunity of reading this ARC. My review is an honest opinion of the book ***
Review edited by : Laura McNellis