On the surface, Jonas
leads a very normal and pious life. He is a hard worker and a dutiful son who
attends Sabbath dinner with his parents every Saturday. He even endures his
mother’s attempts to find him a wife without complaint even though he has
absolutely no interest in women or marriage. Jonas is attracted to other men
and while there is no societal or legal reason why he cannot indulge his
feelings, unfortunately for Jonas his father fervently believes that
homosexuality is disgusting and evil. His is the leader of a growing movement
to persecute people like Jonas. He must keep his inclinations carefully hidden
or risk being disowned or worse.
The only outlet for his
urges that Jonas allows himself is to visit one of the many legal brothels in
the city. It is at one of these brothels that he meets Micah. Micah is the most
beautiful man that he has ever seen and the attraction between them is
explosive but can Micah ever see him as more than just a client?
The world the author has
created is very well developed and very intriguing. It feels familiar yet it
has some fascinating sci-fi elements. I found the different powers that some
people have fascinating. The insight the reader gains into the legal system and
religious beliefs made the setting come to life. Jonas and Micah are both very
appealing as individuals. I found a lot to admire about both of them.
Particularly, Micah’s determination to raise his niece as his own no matter the
difficulty and Jonas willingness to fight against the injustice his father was
helping to perpetrate. CLIENT PRIVILEGES by Mia Strong is a charming and
absorbing fantasy romance novel.