Merry Gentlemen
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Merry Gentlemen

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’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.

Title:Merry Gentlemen
Edition Language:English
ISBN:1619219689
Format Type:ebook
Number of Pages:189 pages

    Merry Gentlemen Reviews

  • Ingela
    Nov 15, 2013

    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 au...

  • Mandy*reads obsessively*
    Nov 14, 2013

    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 gift every year and models them for the whole of...

  • Josephine Myles
    Aug 03, 2013

    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 ick...

  • Sunny
    Aug 03, 2013

    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 h...

  • Susan
    Nov 17, 2013

    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 co...

  • Ann
    Aug 03, 2013

    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 J...

  • Ami
    Nov 12, 2013

    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 t...

  • Mark
    Aug 03, 2013

    So, before we start. Altogether now.....you know the tune.....1..2..3... Jingle bells,Stan should tell,"Riley kiss me now!"A seagull on the balcony,And a Christmas market row.Jingle bells,Riley yells,...

  • Sheri
    Oct 22, 2013

    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...

  • Heller
    Oct 26, 2013

    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. ...

About Josephine Myles

Josephine Myles

English through and through, Josephine Myles is addicted to tea and busy cultivating a reputation for eccentricity. She writes gay erotica and romance, but finds the erotica keeps cuddling up to the romance, and the romance keeps corrupting the erotica. She blames her rebellious muse but he never listens to her anyway, no matter how much she threatens him with a big stick. She's beginning to suspe