The Last Romeo
By Justin Myers
A sharp, spiky and heartfelt take on dating in the modern world, and the first novel by social media sensation The Guyliner
'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
'Hilarious and insightful, The Last Romeo is the perfect blend of heart, spark and snark' Isabel Costello, Literary Sofa
'Predictably wise, beautifully written and enormous fun' Marina O'Loughlin
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.
Justin Myers is a writer and editor from Shipley, Yorkshire, who now lives in London. After years working in journalism, he began his popular, anonymous dating blog The Guyliner in 2010, which soon led to his role as dating and advice columnist in Gay Times. He joined British GQ as a weekly columnist in 2016 and his work has appeared in a number of publications including the Guardian, Huffington Post, BuzzFeed and the Irish Times.
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01 Feb 2018
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I adored The Last Romeo . . . funny, clever and warm. — Adam Kay, author of This is Going to Hurt
So funny and sharp, yet tender and emotional too. I loved it! — Jill Mansell
Hilarious and insightful, The Last Romeo is the perfect blend of heart, spark and snark. — Isabel Costello, Literary Sofa
Predictably wise, beautifully written and enormous fun. — Marina O'Loughlin