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Hardcover / ISBN-13: 9780751583519

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Leo’s content to be in the background, letting his louder, more charismatic best friends shine. For a thirty-something gay people pleaser it’s always been safer that way.

But, suddenly, a gorgeous love interest from the past steps out of the wings, Leo’s pushed to his limits by his overenthusiastic new boss and – strangest of all – he begins to question whether the friends he loves so dearly have been holding him back.

For the first time ever, the spotlight is on Leo. But a spotlight reveals everything. And now all the things Leo has hidden away in darkness are in full focus. If he’s to get everything he’s ever wanted, Leo will need to face his past, and the future, head on. But he might not like everything he sees.

Praise for Justin Myers

‘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

‘Myers has a wonderful style… [his] lines are sharp enough to murder’ Independent

‘Extremely funny, with real heart, depth and resonance’ Daisy Buchanan

‘Raw and honest, more complex and real than most coming out stories’ i Paper

‘Everything I want from a rom com. It’s warm, funny and whip smart’ Laura Kay

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Leading Man is unputdownable - deliciously cutting, darkly funny and wonderfully observed. Pitch perfect and totally compelling, this is Justin's best yet
Laura Kay
Leading Man is a heartwarming and heartbreaking, pacey romantic comedy with a dark twist
Dean Atta
A masterpiece of light and dark - it's hugely emotionally resonant and it tackles serious themes with real skill. But it's ferociously funny, too. I laughed, I cried, I savoured every Sondheim reference - and when I finished I wanted to give it a standing ovation.
Daisy Buchanan
Hilarious jokes, characters you desperately want to hang out with and an emotional depth that means you will never forget Leo's story. Justin is one of our smartest, most perspicacious writers. He's hugely entertaining . . . Leading Man shines like a star
Veronica Henry
His best book yet. Fantastically drawn characters, sparkling dialogue, terrific twists, and some ingeniously crafted comic lines. This is the gay rom-com we've all been waiting for - I've never read better!
Matt Cain
This is Justin Myers' best novel yet, a funny and brutally honest look at relationships in all their forms. Witty, relatable and with real depth. I devoured it.
Louise Hare
Leading Man is as hilarious as you'd expect from the king of the witty one liner, but it's also bursting with heart and soul. This is Justin Myers' best novel yet!
Laura Price
Incredibly funny, painful, thoughtful, real. It was such a pleasure to turn the pages and watch Justin Myers handling a challenging, complex story with such totally consummate skill
Emma Hughes