Review: “Merry Gentlemen” by Josephine Myles

TITLE: Merry Gentlemen
AUTHOR: Josephine Myles
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
LENGTH: 189 pages
RELEASE DATE: November 2, 2017
PRICE: $2.99 -e-book


’Tis the season of goodwill to all men…even the one who dumped you.
Riley MacDermott’s ambitions are simple. Managing the annual Bath Christmas Market—which involves long hours in the cold and a whole lot of hassle—will secure the promotion he needs to afford to move out of his noisy, top-floor flat. Where not even his balcony is safe from an aggressive herring gull.
The last stallholder he expects to see is his ex. Riley never recovered from their break up, and five years on the old chemistry still sparkles. So does their habitual head butting.
Stan never wanted to leave the love of his life, but the pull of the woods was too strong—and Riley was firmly planted in the city. Reconnecting is painful, but Stan still jumps at the chance to stay with his old flame during the Market. And damn the consequences.
As the weeks pass, the two grow closer than ever. But despite scorching sex and cozy intimacy, they both know they face a cold and lonely future. Unless one of them can compromise.
Warning: Contains sex in a shed, a seagull with a grudge, glamping, awful Secret Santa underwear, misuse of an Abba song, and as many wood-related puns as the author thought she could get away with. (less)


Riley is 30 years old, lives in Bath and works for the city council. His goal is to manage Bath Christmas Market. He’s also single and still in love with Stan, his ex-boyfriend who dumped him 5 years ago.

Stan lives his dream, in the middle of the woods, building houses. The only thing missing in his life is love, especially the love of his life Riley.
When Stan and Riley end up together in the Christmas Market, things aren’t simple between them.
How can they overcome the past and think of a future together when they don’t want the same things? That’s what Riley and Stan will have to find out.

I liked this book, it was a fun read.

Riley is a pure city boy, he’s ambitious with his career and a pure fighter when it comes to the seagull who squats on his balcony. He’s also crazy, the good craziness, except when he fights against a seagull.

I like him and his craziness. He’s also deeply in love with Stan.
Stan, oh my Stan, I love this rude bear man. He’s taciturn, strong, solitary. He’s also hooooooooooot. Super hooooooooot.

The book was fun, the characters adorable and the plot good.
The only thing that was a little bit annoying was the repetitiveness. Sometimes I had the feeling that I was reading the same thing over and over. But except for those little moments, the book was pretty good and funny.

It’s 3.5 OptimuMM’s for me

***I would like to thank the author for the privilege and opportunity of reading this ARC. My review is an honest opinion of the book ***


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