"MERRY GENTLEMEN will lift your spirits, readying you for upcoming holidays!"
Reviewed by Annie Tegelan
Posted October 9, 2013
Gay / Lesbian Romance
As my first Josephine Myles book, I was not sure what to
expect. However, after just reading the first page of this
Christmas-themed story, I realized that Myles has a very
unique, quirky voice that is more compelling than the
Christmas cheer that invigorates MERRY GENTLEMEN.
The upbeat, charming narration is all from Riley's point of
view. Set in Bath, Riley MacDermott's job involves managing
the annual Bath Christmas Market where he hopes he can save
enough money to move out of his noisy flat where his
neighbor, an annoying seagull with a grudge will no longer
As this all happens, Riley encounters the love of his life
once again. Stan will always be the one for Riley. However,
when they called it quits, Riley is determined to pretend
that the heartache still doesn't linger within him. MERRY
GENTLEMEN is a story of the reunion of lost love in several
smoking hot encounters, one of which being inside a shed.
Myles' lighthearted and often hilarious writing style sets
the overall tone for this Christmas story. Filled to the
brim with laughter and love, MERRY GENTLEMEN will lift your
spirits, readying you for upcoming holidays while also
giving you a dose of steam to warm you for those wintery
’Tis the season of goodwill to all men…even the one who
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
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
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
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