Merry Gentlemen by Josephine Myles, 5/5 and a recommended read

The 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.

Product Warnings
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. 

Buy Links

Amazon (US) | Amazon (UK) |  Samhain


This is the second Josephine Myles book I have read that I want everyone to read! Oh book, how much do I love you?

Josephine Myles has a sense of humour that I adore. Getting inside Riley's head had me smiling from page 1 and this story ticks every one of my boxes. It's cute, hot, sexy, fun and romantic and added to all that it's based around Christmas. What more do I need?

Her characterisation is so spot on, and I absolutely adored Stan and his wood... The sex she writes is raw and dirty but at the same time is full of love and need. Perfect.

This is a lovely Christmas read set in a really beautiful part of England. If you are looking for a funny-hot-sexy-cute Christmas love story then you need to add this to your list.

On a side note, I REALLY want to go to the Bath Christmas Fair... REALLY...

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