Alexander Parker is so introverted he’s still a virgin at twenty-seven. On an errand to deliver a Corinthian warrior’s helmet to the Historical Society he decides to try it on and manages to gain attention as a hero. He’s also managed to get the attention of Adrian Mackenzie, wealthy editor of a magazine of gay erotica. The two join forces in combating Alexander’s shyness while he gains more notoriety as a superhero the press calls Alexander the Great.
GA Hauser weaves an erotic tale of discovery for Alexander while he manages to bring out the best in so many people around him. The love between the two men seems to help both do things that would have been uncharacteristic until they met. Adrian becomes very protective, refusing to share him in a photo spread in his magazine no matter how much pressure he gets from his associate. Even Alexander’s mother manages to taper off on her abusive ranting when he starts to stand up for himself to her. The only hold outs are his coworkers Jocelyn and Morgan. They tease him unmercifully then try to use him to their advantage when they find out he’s the warrior hero. It’s a sad kind of funny that people rarely even thanked Alexander when he helped them while dressing like everyone else. He does the same kinds of things incognito and gets called a hero.
The author does her usual superb job building realistic scenarios that keep the tale moving with action as well as moving emotionally. It’s fun to see the man Alexander becomes emerge step by step when surrounded by love. This is a great read. Ms. Hauser has again given me a book that shows why I consistently keep her name at the top of my must-read list.