The Bristol Collection #3
In a battle of the alpha males, who will end up on top?
On the surface, Derek “Call me Dare” Nelson’s life is simple. He’s happy doing up campervans while living in a slightly illegal caravan in his riverfront yard. But life gets more complicated when a smooth-talking, handsome property developer offers to buy the land out from under his feet—the very same man Dare had to escort from a party nine months ago for causing a drunken scene.
Grant Matravers is living a double life, attempting to adjust to weekends as a single, soon-to-be-divorced gay man while staying in the closet during the week. The strain of keeping up appearances at work while missing his kids is bad enough, but add in an attraction to the shaven-headed, tattooed, totally unsuitable Dare and Grant finds his emotional barriers wearing dangerously thin.
Dare blasts through those barriers in a way Grant isn’t prepared for, challenging everything he thought he knew about himself as a gay man. But as their chemistry heats up and the intimacy between them grows, Grant edges towards a decision that could blow up in his face. Exposing a mess of complications that could destroy any chance for their happily ever after.
Product Warnings: Contains one sharp-suited man desperately in need of redemption, another whose thuggish exterior does a pretty good job of hiding his heart of gold, frotting in camper vans, a sensual head-shaving scene and several (noisy) guest appearances from Mas.
contemporary m/m romance
10th March 2015, Samhain Publishing
Second electronic edition June 22nd, 2017
ebook and paperback novel – 80,000 words
Cover art by Lou Harper
What they’re saying
The story was well written and paced perfectly. I enjoyed both of the MC’s… Their snarky conversations with each other drew me in and I loved watching them slowly fall for each other and start to trust. As usual for this series I really enjoyed this book. I like that the characters in each of the books are often flawed and they’re very human… I highly recommend this book as well as the first two in the series.
BookGirl at Night Owl Reviews
This is the third Bristol Collection book, and I love the enemies-to-lovers formula. You can tell the tip of hatred and loathing hides the iceberg of chemistry and attraction. For readers looking for the sharper edge of steam, of a cutting spark of attraction, you’ll really enjoy the back and forth between heroes Dare and Grant.
Jessie Potts at Happy Ever After, USA Today
What I really enjoyed about Scrap was the characters and the plot both had depth to them. It’s not a light, fluffy read. All in all, I’ve found myself a new author I would gladly read more from, and Scrap won’t end up on the scrap heap. It’s ended up on my permanent faves list as a re-read.
Kim at The Novel Approach
Grant’s need of a touchstone, and Dare’s surprising ability to be that for Grant, was one of my favorite parts of this book… If you haven’t read anything in this series yet, you can probably read this as a standalone, though it does tie back into book two at some points. It was highly enjoyable no matter what, and I recommend it if you love Myles’ particular English flair.
Carissa at Love Bytes Reviews
In this unlikely couple, Myles pens a beautifully written, charming romance for these two characters in a way that had me smiling from ear to ear by the end.
Myles has a talent for writing good dialogue and while Dare and Grant often bicker, it’s entertaining to see how the author is able to keep their banter for great lengths of time. Moreover, Myles also emphasizes their differences a lot which should almost work against what she is trying to build, but it actually makes you enjoy their romance more. The natural chemistry still shows through, making SCRAP my favorite of the series.
Annie Tegelan at Fresh Fiction
I loved the chemistry the author infused in these two very strong men. The underlying layers of emotion and their inherent good qualities showed below the surface at all times… In summary, this is a great story and so much fun to meet the two “misfits” who were actually more like Yin and Yang, complementing each other perfectly. I highly recommend this one to all lovers of M/M romance.
Barb at Hearts on Fire Reviews
I kept waiting for Grant to ruin Dare, and this kept me reading far too late into the night. I really enjoyed the slow development of this romance. It is told from both Dare’s and Grant’s POV, so we understand what’s happening beneath the surface… The book falls squarely in the HEA category, with a well-paced narrative and delightful British slang. I have never been to England, and yet I felt as if I was admiring the Plimsoll Bridge alongside these men. A brilliant story I’d read again.
Veronica at Joyfully Jay
The sex is off the chart hot as always with this authors books. I do love the typical British writing style that Josephine has, the slang words when used always makes me giggle. A great book with a fantastic storyline which just goes to show opposites can attract.
Tracy Gee at Divine Magazine
It’s a little enemies to lovers, a little out for you, a little angsty and a whole lot real. I love that Dare and Grant have two very different backgrounds. I love the side stories dealing with Dare’s family issues, Grant’s family issues and the big business vs. small business owner plot. And finally, I love that their relationship and the romance was front and foremost from beginning to end.
Gyn at The Blogger Girls
Myles did a wonderful job making Grant a complex character. He was an idiot, yes, but he kept TRYING. And I was glad that Dare made him beg . . . just a little… Dare stole my heart in act one. Grant was lucky to have him. And he knew it too . . . eventually. This is a sweet, sexy addition to Jo’s Bristol Collection.
Dani at My Fiction Nook
This was a sweet, sexy and at times, laugh-out-loud funny enemies-to-lovers story with a hint of taming of the shrew. The dogs were a bonus, and so was Grant’s prick of a boss left standing with egg all over his face. A worthy addition to the Bristol Collection.
Feliz at Prism Book Alliance