Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by The Purple Booker. If you want to join in grab your current read, flick to a random page, select two sentences (without spoilers) and share them in a blog post or in the comments of The Purple Booker.
This week my teaser comes from The Last Romeo by Justin Myers, an ARC I received from NetGalley. I finished this early on Saturday morning (around 5am) and very much enjoyed it. The writing is wonderful so I just had to use it for this weeks teaser.
They say in New York you’re never more than a foot away from a rat, but it seemed in London I was always only ever a few inches away from someone else having the time of their lives. But I was that peculiar, tiny corner of the beach that the sea never reached – just day after day of dry sand.
~ 62% The Last Romeo by Justin Myers
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 un-shared. Seriously, wherefore art thou Romeo . . .