The Last Romeo (Paperback)Justin Myers (author)
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'Sex and the City meets Bridget Jones's Diary in this sharp and pacey queer rom-com gone wrong for the digital age' - Attitude
James is 34 and fed up. His six-year relationship with Adam has imploded, he hates his job making up celebrity gossip, and his best friend Bella has just announced she's moving to Russia.
Adrift and single in loved-up London, James needs to break out of his lonely, drunken comfort zone. Encouraged by Bella, he throws himself headlong into online dating, blogging each encounter anonymously as the mysterious Romeo.
After meeting a succession of hot/weird/gross men, James has fans and the validation he's always craved. But when his wild night with a closeted Olympian goes viral and sends his Twitter-fame through the roof, James realises maybe, in the search for happy-ever-after, some things are better left un-shared. Seriously, wherefore art thou Romeo . . .
From Justin Myers, author of sensational blog The Guyliner, this razor-sharp and cringingly candid account of one man's quest for The One is as sad, fearless and funny as dating itself.
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 210 g
Dimensions: 130 x 199 x 19 mm
'So funny and sharp, yet tender and emotional too. I loved it!' - Jill Mansell
'I adored The Last Romeo . . . funny, clever and warm' - Adam Kay, author of This is Going to Hurt
'A savagely funny and poignant journey' - Red Magazine
'A frothy and insightful debut . . . an all-too-recognisable tale of the horrors and joys of attempting to find that special someone' - Emerald Street
'A razor-sharp tale, with fabulously drawn characters, crackling dialogue, real emotional heft and a wonderfully acerbic turn of phrase. Great fun' - Sunday Mirror
'A book we can all relate to . . . Myers' original take on modern dating is refreshing and timely' - GQ
'If you liked Bridget Jones's Diary, try this' - BBC News
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“Witty, embarrassing (for the main character!), overall a fun read ”
Funny, real, touching and made me blush empathetically several times. I enjoyed Jim as a character and appreciated the way he did learn from his mistakes (eventually!).
“Smarter Than The Average!”
Now, I'm not usually one for commercial fiction on dating or romantic relationships - Bridget Jones was never for me - but I fell for this debut novel from Justin Myers as it bring s a fresh take and a bit of... More
“Funny feel good frolucs”
I'd never heard of the author before but I wasn't surprised to learn that he actually writes a blog about his own life. The level of realism makes it clear that this book has an autobiographical touch.
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