The Last Romeo by Justin Myers (Review by Kirsty Bradshaw)
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We’ve all been there. Or at least know someone who has. “The One” has swept us off our feet. Things have been great for a while before cracks appear and it all goes sour. They’re not who we thought they were and we’ve become a version of ourselves we don’t recognize anymore.
Enter James. Like many, he stayed in his relationship with Adam for too long, mainly out of convenience and fear of loneliness. Adam’s like our best friend’s boyfriend who we tolerate out of love for them, but silently harbor desires to create a Voodoo doll of them and stick pins in their eyes. Or maybe that’s just me…
James works as a journalist and proceeds to kill two birds with one stone: find himself Mr. Right all while anonymously blogging about the “Romeos” along the way. Justin Myers describes James’ disastrous dates in a humorous way and the technological changes that have made dating even more of a minefield since James settled down with Adam were particularly funny.
I found the book an entertaining read but was disappointed to find that some of the secondary characters were a tad clichéd. However, that didn’t stop me from enjoying reading about James and his very modern take on finding Mr. Right while meeting a lot of Mr. Very Wrongs along the way.