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The Last Romeo: A BBC 2 Between the Covers Book Club Pick

Justin Myers

8 Reviews

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Of specific Gay interest, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Humour

A sharp, spiky and heartfelt take on dating in the modern world, and the first novel by social media sensation The Guyliner

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'If you liked Bridget Jones's Diary, try this' BBC News


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.


'If you liked Bridget Jones's Diary, try this' BBC News

'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

'Funny, smart, tart' Russell T Davies, creator of BBC drama Torchwood

'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

'Myers has a wonderful style... [his] lines are sharp enough to murder' Independent

'Sex and the City meets Bridget Jones's Diary in this sharp and pacey queer rom-com gone wrong for the digital age' Attitude

'We can't remember the last time there was this much buzz in the literary world over a same-sex love story' Indy100

'It's Bridget Jones meets Gossip Girl, and if you loved those, you'll adore this' Look Magazine

'Insightful, heartfelt and witty' Laura Jane Williams


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Praise for The Last Romeo: A BBC 2 Between the Covers Book Club Pick

  • I adored The Last Romeo . . . funny, clever and warm.

  • So funny and sharp, yet tender and emotional too. I loved it!

  • Extremely funny, with real heart, depth and resonance.

  • Hilarious and insightful, The Last Romeo is the perfect blend of heart, spark and snark.

  • Warm, witty, wicked and wonderful . . . What an amazing debut.

  • Justin's writing is razor-sharp and so funny . . . I inhaled it in one sitting.

  • It's Bridget Jones meets Gossip Girl - and if you loved those, you'll adore this. - Look Magazine

  • A brilliant funny and incisive novel about the perils of modern dating - Stylist

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Justin Myers

Justin Myers is an author and journalist from Shipley, West Yorkshire. Perhaps best known for his work as The Guyliner and his Impeccable Table Manners blog, Justin's writing has featured in many leading publications, including the Guardian, GQ, and The Times, and his popular newsletter The Truth About Everything* has been running since 2017. Justin now lives in London with his partner, and is desperate to get a dog.

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