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Merry Gentlemen By Josephine Myles,

  • Title: Merry Gentlemen
  • Author: Josephine Myles
  • ISBN: 9781619219687
  • Page: 399
  • Format: ebook
  • 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 las 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.
    Merry Gentlemen 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 lo

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    1. 3,8 Cozy Stars fun and sweet about a second chance, a singing gay Santa and a Christmas marketI read and was both impressed and enchanted by the fun and cheeky story in Screwing the System by the author Josephine Myles earlier in the week Another novel by her and also a winter holiday story in Bath U.K with a second chance topic, sounded like a good idea as my next reading And it was Yet a very pleasant and amusing M M romance Merry Gentlemen wasn t maybe quite as super ber good as the last one [...]

    2. 3.75 I liked this one Riley is a character, he s funny and inventive and entertaining to read about.I mean, anyone who gets sexy undies as an office giftevery year and models themfor the whole office, is alright in my book.Stan, yes, I get him, he knew what he needed to be happy and all, but maybe a peek into his POV would have helped me, I never quite got over the feeling that he didn t really compromise as much I didn t see what happened 5 years ago, but I really would have liked him sitting R [...]

    3. I finally did it I wrote a Christmas novella The seed of the idea for Merry Gentlemen revolves around hearing tales of urban gulls who have persecuted certain people, and from my own unpleasantly icky encounter with a large herring gull in the centre of Bath Narrator Riley foolishly makes an enemy of bird on the same day he runs into his ex, Stan.This is a lighthearted tale of old flames reunited, and it s set in Bath where I lived for many years There s something utterly magical about the Bath [...]

    4. 4.5 stars, rounded upA wonderful story about second chances, with beautiful characters who ll stay with you long after you ve finished reading about them.My first thoughts of Riley were, Oh, no, is he going to be one of those high maintenance, high drama people Long, run on sentences of rambling stream of consciousness seemed to show a self absorbed, not very likeable person But my worries came to naught.Riley could be exhausting, and a bit misguided, but he was also sweet, and so very funny Lik [...]

    5. I like Josephine Myles style She writes quirky, imperfect, silly, frustrating, lovable characters And gets them shat on And then gets them a HEA.And there you have Merry Gentlemen.Oh Riley I could feel your broken heart But I could also stand back and scream at your stubbornness I could feel your love for Stan But I could also stand back and laugh when the gull had it s way with you I could feel your need to find your way But I could also stand back and say I told you so when your way led you to [...]

    6. I m a big fan of Josephine Myles I m a big fan of Christmas It would stand to reason that I should like this book I did not like this book I LOVED this book My absolute favorite thing about Jo Myles s books are her characters and these two MC s are no exception Honestly, Riley is hilarious I love his slightly entitled attitude Especially for the fact he doesn t really know what he s entitled to or why, he just knows he should have than he does When tasked with ridding his balcony of a seagull, [...]

    7. I picked up Merry Gentlemen for one reason Shirley Frances said in her review that this story was about the one who got away What can I say, I LOVE this theme I love stories about ex es and how they find a way back to one another, especially if the love is still palpable Truthfully, Jo Myles s stories range from 2.5 4 stars for me, so I could say that she is a hit or miss This one though was a hit From the moment that Riley appeared, I immediately found him likeable and entertaining I loved his [...]

    8. So, before we start Altogether nowyou know the tune123Jingle bells,Stan should tell, Riley kiss me now A seagull on the balcony,And a Christmas market row.Jingle bells,Riley yells, Please Stan all the way Oh what fun it is to be,In Bath on Christmas Day OK, now for the serious business of reviewing, but really After such a joyful, lighthearted, wonderfully witty read, this is exactly the thing I need to put me in the Christmas spirit What I love about Jo s books are the characters Here we have t [...]

    9. Second chances Are you a believer I am My life would be very different if I wasn t Actually, I believe everyone deserves a second chance Third chance Not a hope in hell, but I ll freely give seconds The thing about second chances is you gotta work for it, you gotta mean it, and you gotta prove it This can be a glorious thing to witness for Riley and Stan it was, and I appreciated the journey getting there.Breaking up is hard to do Riley is adorable, amusing, and an absolute idiot For reals I wan [...]

    10. 4.75I don t think I ve ever rooted for a pair of men to make their relationship work as hard as I did for Riley and Stan This has it all Humour, hardcore sex ing and some killer angst I loved it.

    11. 3.5 starsNot too angsty Not too sweet Two hot boys and a grumpy seagull at Christmas time in Bathwhat s not to like I thought perhaps Riley s epiphany regarding his job vs Stan came too easily, but I was still very happy to get a real HEA for these two, because they clearly belonged together.

    12. A Christmas book that is not really about Christmas but takes place during the Christmas season that is full of witty one liners, sexy sheds, Santa Claus suits, hot men who live in the woods, camp ABBA singing and revenge seeking poop bombing seagulls Oh yeah, that should get you ready for the wild, hilarious ride that Josephine Myles takes you down with Merry Gentlemen.Good things can get snatched away from you without a moment s notice, and the sooner you learn that, the better And now here I [...]

    13. Great read Love Riley and great writing Ms Myles managed to pull the reader into the British setting with only a few words awesome.The seagull priceless Riley s development throughout the story was wonderful I would have loved to read Stan s POV, but we only saw him through Riley, so for me he remained a bit aloof, nevertheless I liked him very much as well Realizing what he wanted from life and then changing his old life accordingly, even if it meant to leave his love behind sigh And then we fo [...]

    14. 5 stars from me for this heartwarming Christmas read, full of British humour, sayings and slang I loved it This story is set in the wonderful World Heritage site City of Aquae Sulis, or Bath as it is known today.Royal Crescent Pulteney Bridge AND of course the famous Roman Baths which feature quite prominently in this storyThe story revolves around Riley and Stan, and strangely enough, neither of them are British, Riley or Ri as he s known is Irish and Stan Stanislav is Slovakian oh, and thanks [...]

    15. Light, funny and Christmasy feel good book.The story of figuring out what s important in life, of sacrificing and compromising I especially enjoyed it being located in Bath, where I m familiar with the layout, main squares, and streets quite well This has warmed me to the story and made it much fun It was exactly what I needed 3.7 stars Thank you, Sofia, for reading it with me, and Ingela, for suggesting it

    16. I just love Josephine Myles writing I love her voice, I love her awkward and endearing characters I love the way they get down and dirty with a sort of quiet vulnerability Merry Gentlemen is everything I admire about Josephine Myles writing It s sweet and it s sexy and it s about people being vulnerable to each other in very real, human ways, with real conflict and real consequences to their actions.I loved this book I loved Riley s enthusiasm for his work and his coworkers I loved Stan s passio [...]

    17. 3.5 starsI enjoyed this quick, holiday read and it would make a great addition to your holiday story line up.These two are filled with miscommunication and noncommunication They have known each other for so long that they are both presumptuous in what the other is thinking and hesitant to ask for sure So, when Riley and Stan reconnect over a holiday, Riley knows it is just for a holiday fling and not a second chance at a life with his one true love There have just been too many years between the [...]

    18. Sadly, my holiday reads always seem to get gipped I can never find the time to review during the holiday rush and panic I don t want to leave a glowing, white blank page though, so here s a few words for these Merry Gentlemen.I loved the setting The city came to life in smells, lights, and language Nothing better than a city dressed up for the holidays I didn t like the seagull bit shrugs I just didn t see the humor or connection.Both Stan and Riley made me smile Riley s voice especially He was [...]

    19. 3.5 stars First of all let me tell you that if you think that Riley is overreacting about the seagull, you re WRONG Urban gulls are evil, sneaky bastards I have evidence.This is a low angst second chance, Christmas story Sweet, sexy, funny and authentically British.Myles has a unique ability to turn what could be an angst ladden story, into something funny that can still hits you in the feels without gutting you Merry Gentlemen is no exception.Riley and Stan meet and reunite after 5 years But wh [...]

    20. Disclaimer I m British although a Yorkshire girl rather than from the south west setting of this Somerset delight and so everything about this festive novella spoke to me.Recently republished after Josephine got the rights back from Samhain, it really is a joyous trip through the typical British chaos of a Christmas market which usually start in November with a second chance romance of delicious fun.Riley hasn t gotten over his Slovakian ex Stan, who broke things off five years previous to follo [...]

    21. Riley never forgot about Stan the one that got away Try as he might, Stan was always there in the back of Riley s mind So when Riley comes upon Stan on a stall at the Market he is managing, he can t believe his eyes Stan His Stan, was right in front of him Not only did Stan look as handsome and Riley remembered, but he also ignited feelings that Riley had thought long forgotten.Stan is the quiet sort, but with a presence that commands attention And he surely had Riley s attention from the moment [...]

    22. 3.5 StarsI liked this one well enough I ve added Attend the annual Bath Christmas Market onto my list of things I must do before I kick the bucket Riley s and Stan s story was sweet No doubt My hang up was that Riley seemed to make all of the sacrifice I get that he was a little bit materialistic and rat race driven Granted, I wouldn t find those aspects of his personality terribly attractive, but regardless it was part of the magic that was him And, Stan supposedly loved Riley although you woul [...]

    23. This came just at the right moment I needed the smiles and it gave them to me Enjoyed this flowing piece A light exploration of when loving is not enough And when trying new perspectives will show us of ourselves and our lives.My friend Ingela had asked me to tell her what I feel about Scrappy and I have to admit that I felt for her and wanted to know that she was ok with Irina thanks for the company

    24. This was just delightful As a writer, I really appreciate and adore an author who can write clever dialogue, inject humor into mundane situations, and add that little twist of surprise that makes you gasp in a semi shocked mostly charmed sort of way This book is all that I highlighted my way through this story, chuckling out loud, and I didn t put the story down, not once I just loved JJ he was funny and bright and so out there gaysanta The office party underwear The nipple daisies Brilliant.Tha [...]

    25. 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 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 tim [...]

    26. 4 1 2 starsI was supposed to read this with a friend so she could hold my hand through the MM scenes, a genre I am not normally comfortable reading However that was not necessary, in fact I got so caught up in the story I forgot it was supposed to be a buddy read and finished way ahead of her I loved the plot, the characters, the stupid bird, the humour loved that sausage scene and the raw sexy male loving BRILLIANT

    27. 3.5 starsThis is a gentle romance about second chances two men who made a go of it, had a committed relationship, but broke up when they couldn t maintain common ground Riley is a city boy and he thrives on the social interaction and convenience of an urban setting He is intent on having a successful career in management, climbing the ladder at all cost His job as general manager for the Bath Christmas Market, a very popular open air holiday fair, seems to be the perfect step in that upward mobi [...]

    28. A fun second chance romance set against the backdrop of the Bath Holiday Market It s Riley s big chance to prove himself by running the market and get the big promotion A last minute replacement vendor in the market, however is an unexpected blast from his past.Riley s outgoing nature had me smiling throughout the story I felt so bad for him in the beginning that I didn t want to like Stan, the man who broke his heart 5 years ago and moved off to the country, but he quickly won me over As much a [...]

    29. Cute, fun, and lots of campy singing What else does a holiday novella need Myles is a great author and she s once again delivered with this entertaining and enjoyable story about a city slicker who falls back in love with his country ex The two may live seemingly very different lives but the power of love wins out The characters are adorable and the story reads incredibly fast There s enough minor action and witty dialogue to keep the pages turning The ending is a bit optimistic and overly simpl [...]

    30. I am trying to think of one thing I did not like about this books, but the only thing I can come up with is that it ended I loved the location as I think Bath is absolutely lovely Riley is smart and funny He lost his true love, Stan, 5 years ago because he loves the city and he has compared every new lover to Stan He still has pictures of Stan hanging in his bedroom Stan wanted the peace and beauty of the country He needs that for his work with wood Stan takes a booth at the Bath Christmas marke [...]

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