Justin Myers 2021 books page

In 2017, I signed my first book deal, with Little, Brown. Amazing. It (and I, to be fair) produced two novels, comedies (more or less): The Last Romeo (2018), and The Magnificent Sons (2020). The paperback version of The Magnificent Sons is out April 15, 2021.

In 2020, I signed another book deal, again with Little Brown. The first novel from this new deal, The Fake-Up, is out in 2022.

You can find my books wherever you prefer to buy them. I’m not fussy, so long as you buy them!

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The Magnificent Sons

At 29, Jake D’Arcy has finally got his life just right. Job with prospects: check. Steady girlfriend: check. Keeping his exhausting, boisterous family at bay: check. So why isn’t he happier?

When his confident, much-adored younger brother Trick comes out as gay to a rapturous response, Jake realises he has questions about his own repressed bisexuality, and that he can’t wait any longer to find his answers.

As Trick begins to struggle with navigating the murky waters of adult relationships, Jake must confront himself and those closest to him. He’s beginning to believe his own life could be magnificent, if he can be brave enough to make it happen . . .

Lovely. It’s very good, I promise. And here is the cover:

The Last Romeo

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

You can find the UK editions on Amazon at bit.ly/lastromeouk or WHSmithWaterstones, Foyles, Hive, or Book Depository and all that kind of thing. It is also available in independent bookshops, so do seek it out.

Here’s the cover:

The Fake-Up

I can’t tell you much about this one yet because… that’s kind of how publishing works, but I can give you the brief synopsis:

“Dylan and Flo aren’t quite star-crossed lovers, but sometimes it feels like the world is against them. Whether it’s cliquey friends or unsupportive family, their relationship is under a constant microscope. So, together, they decide to stage a break-up – vowing to prove to the cynics that they can’t live without each other… But when this time apart unexpectedly leads to the success they’ve both spent years chasing, a reunion becomes more difficult than the pair could have anticipated. Is love really all you need?”

No preorder links or anything yet because it’s all so new (but, yes, I have actually written it), but it’s coming out spring 2022 – hopefully the world will be a bit brighter then.