Author: C.B. Lewis
Release Date: June 21, 2017
Category: Historical: World, Fantasy: Mythology
Pages: TBD (Novella)
Theodore Wentworth, who possesses little more than a sharp and well-educated mind, is trying to solicit a sponsor for his studies of Greek antiquity by performing recitations at gatherings of collectors. Desperate for luck and better skills in oratory, in jest, he places a coin at the feet of a statue of Hermes. It seems like coincidence when his fortune turns and a gentleman calling himself Alexander becomes his benefactor. Despite his friend John teasing him about it, Theodore continues to offer tokens to Hermes and sinks himself into his study of the classics.
Alexander encourages Theodore’s interest, prompting Theodore to face desires he tried to put aside years before. As Theodore embraces the knowledge, he must also resist his attraction to Alexander—knowing his feelings are a serious crime in Victorian England.
But the secret Alexander keeps will change everything in a love story for the ages, steeped in taboo, temptation, history, and myth.
Theodore Wentworth needs to find a patron so he can continue with his studies of Ancient Greek works, and for that, he lays a coin on Hermes statue asking for eloquence during a reading. The reading is a success and he meets a mysterious man, Alexander, who seems intent on becoming his benefactor and perhaps something more, even if Theodore isn’t too sure about that last part. Offers start to reach his doorstep, Theodore starts wondering if perhaps Hermes had something to do with his turn of luck.
Well-written, fast-paced and filled with Mythology and love for Ancient Greece and the gods, Patron was a historical book that was a delight to read! C.B. Lewis did a fantastic job transporting me to Victorian England and making me fall in love with Theodore and even the mysterious Alexander. I was a bit disappointed this was such a short story, but it was very enjoyable. Definitely recommendable!!!
*** Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie by Dreamspinner Press for my reading pleasure, a review wasn't a requirement. ***