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Hardcover / ISBN-13: 9780751583519

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‘Hugely entertaining’ VERONICA HENRY

‘Snappy, sharp, perceptive, and brim-full of wit and heart’ JULIE COHEN

‘Ferociously funny’ DAISY BUCHANAN

Leo’s content to be in the background, letting his louder, more charismatic best friends shine. For a thirty-something gay people pleaser it’s always been safer that way.

But, suddenly, a gorgeous love interest from the past steps out of the wings, Leo’s pushed to his limits by his overenthusiastic new boss and – strangest of all – he begins to question whether the friends he loves so dearly have been holding him back.

For the first time ever, the spotlight is on Leo. But a spotlight reveals everything. And now all the things Leo has hidden away in darkness are in full focus. If he’s to get everything he’s ever wanted, Leo will need to face his past, and the future, head on. But he might not like everything he sees.

Five-star reader reviews

‘The modern, self-aware kind of romcom that gets 80% or higher on Rotten Tomatoes’
‘Engaging characters with brilliant humour, humility and heart’
‘There are twists and turns galore, even in the final pages of the story. Six stars out of five’
‘I unreservedly recommend this book to all romantic comedy fans and also to everyone else’


A fun and engaging modern romance
His best book yet. Fantastically drawn characters, sparkling dialogue, terrific twists, and some ingeniously crafted comic lines. This is the gay rom-com we've all been waiting for - I've never read better!
Matt Cain
Leading Man is as hilarious as you'd expect from the king of the witty one liner, but it's also bursting with heart and soul. This is Justin Myers' best novel yet!
Laura Price
I completely adored Leading Man - the writing is rife with Justin's gorgeous trademark humour and I didn't stop laughing . . . and then crying. I can't wait for the world to read this book, and I will be recommending it to everyone I know.
Lucy Vine
Hilarious jokes, characters you desperately want to hang out with and an emotional depth that means you will never forget Leo's story. Justin is one of our smartest, most perspicacious writers. He's hugely entertaining . . . Leading Man shines like a star
Veronica Henry
This is Justin Myers' best novel yet, a funny and brutally honest look at relationships in all their forms. Witty, relatable and with real depth. I devoured it.
Louise Hare
Incredibly funny, painful, thoughtful, real. It was such a pleasure to turn the pages and watch Justin Myers handling a challenging, complex story with such totally consummate skill
Emma Hughes
A masterpiece of light and dark - it's hugely emotionally resonant and it tackles serious themes with real skill. But it's ferociously funny, too. I laughed, I cried, I savoured every Sondheim reference - and when I finished I wanted to give it a standing ovation.
Daisy Buchanan
Leading Man is unputdownable - deliciously cutting, darkly funny and wonderfully observed. Pitch perfect and totally compelling, this is Justin's best yet
Laura Kay
A sweet, funny and moving read
Leading Man is just what I needed: it's snappy, sharp, perceptive, and brim-full of wit and heart. I laughed out loud several times and genuinely did not know what to expect. It's messy reality, but much better.
Julie Cohen
Leading Man is a heartwarming and heartbreaking, pacey romantic comedy with a dark twist
Dean Atta