The Last Romeo

  • by Justin Myers
  • Narrated by Joe Jameson
  • 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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 unshared. 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.

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What the Critics Say

"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)

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Pre read rating : 9 ( its about internet dating! ) Post read rating : I need closure... A rollercoaster of emotions!!!

Be prepared for a roller coaster of emotions!!! If I spoil though I have tired not to I apologise!!!! But this book has left me so flabbergasted that it must say quite a lot about the story.

The story reels you in immediately. I laughed!!!!I cried!!!!!! I sweared out loud angrily!!! My heart is now battered and confused at the end of the story. Like the many amounts of reviews I have seen online at goodreads and I agree with the sentiments, this book hits far too close to reality. I loved James and his colourful bands of close friends and the hilarious narration of his dates. But Jesus christ the angst and the lows that life sometimes deals you with. Half the time I was in cloud nine then the next minute I was brutally pulled down smack on the ground out of nowhere!! There were many times when I was wishing give my lovely mc a BREAK already!!! My poor heart was confused whether to be angry, sad or happy! Its a whirlwind of an emotion read. Granted I maybe a tad sensitive and cry easily, this book is not easy on the emotions. And the ending did not leave me satisfied at all!! It both angers me as I did not get a closure but I am happy with hopeful imagination for an immediate sequel to follow perhaps?
For a debut book I would say its a home run for Myers. There’s no doubt he is a fabulous writer and has a way with words. It just had far too much realism for my liking tbh! ;)) You see what i did there? But given his journalism background i’m not surprised of his narration style. And a dose of reality is a breath of fresh air i suppose.

And the narrative performance has been good overall. I will need to hear more to make a sound judgment but Jameson made the book an enjoyable listen. If my wishful thinking is correct I hope this partnership carries on to a Bridget Jones scenario and future books are already in plan.

Why?

Because I want closure! I need The Last Romeo!!

Now I am off to read a cheesy Mils & Boons romance to sedate my emotionally wrecked heart!
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- B Pun

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-02-2018
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group