The Shamwell Tales

4 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 76 ratings

Caught! Publisher's Summary

Bow ties are cool...but secrets, not so much.

Behind Robert Emeny's cheerfully eccentric exterior lies a young heart battered and bruised by his past. He's taken a job in a village primary school to make a fresh start, and love isn't part of his plans. But then he's knocked for six - literally - by a chance encounter with the uncle of two of his pupils.

Sean Grant works in pest control, lives on a council estate, and rides a motorbike. Robert is an ex-public schoolboy from a posh family who drives a classic car. On the face of it, they shouldn't have anything in common. Yet Robert can't resist Sean's roguish grin, and passion sparks between them even after an excruciatingly embarrassing first date.

Too bad the past Robert's hiding from is about to come looking for him. His increasingly ludicrous efforts to keep his secrets are pushing Sean away - but telling the truth could make Sean leave him for good.

©2017 JL Merrow (P)2017 Riptide Publishing
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  • Book 1

    • Caught!

    • Shamwell Tales
    • By: JL Merrow
    • Narrated by: Mark Steadman
    • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    Bow ties are cool...but secrets, not so much. Behind Robert Emeny's cheerfully eccentric exterior lies a young heart battered and bruised by his past. He's taken a job in a village primary school to make a fresh start, and love isn't part of his plans. But then he's knocked for six - literally - by a chance encounter with the uncle of two of his pupils. Sean Grant works in pest control, lives on a council estate, and rides a motorbike. Robert is an ex-public schoolboy from a posh family who drives a classic car.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Didn't Catch Me

    • By Corey on 09-07-17

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 2

    • Played!

    • Shamwell Tales
    • By: JL Merrow
    • Narrated by: Mark Steadman
    • Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    Posh boy Tristan Goldsmith has one last summer of freedom before he joins the family firm in New York - no more farting around on stage, as his father puts it. But the classically trained actor can't resist when the Shamwell Amateur Dramatics Society begs him to take a leading role in their production of A Midsummer Night's Dream. As an added incentive, he'll be giving private acting lessons to a gorgeous local handyman who's been curiously resistant to Tristan's advances.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Played !

    • By Cat on 11-06-17

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 3

    • Out!

    • Shamwell Tales
    • By: JL Merrow
    • Narrated by: Mark Steadman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    When love wars with principle, which one will win? Mark Nugent has spent his life in the closet — at least, the small portion of it he hasn't spent in the office. Determined to make amends to his neglected teenage daughter from a failed marriage, Mark swears off work — and love — so he can give her a stable home environment. But Mark's resolve to keep his heart under wraps is tested when he meets an out-and-proud young man he's instantly drawn to.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • lighthearted and fun

    • By Cat on 11-24-17
    • Shamwell Tales
    • By: JL Merrow
    • Narrated by: Mark Steadman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
    • Release date: 10-19-17
    • 4 out of 5 stars 11 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 4

    • Spun!

    • Shamwell Tales
    • By: JL Merrow
    • Narrated by: Mark Steadman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    An ill-advised encounter at the office party leaves David Greenlake jobless and homeless in one heady weekend. But he quickly begs work from his ex-boss and takes a room in Shamwell with easygoing postman Rory Deamer. David doesn't mean to flirt with the recently divorced Rory - just like he doesn't consciously decide to breathe. After all, Rory's far too nice for him. And far too straight. Rory finds his new lodger surprisingly fun to be with, and what's more, David is a hit with Rory's troubled children. But while Rory's world may have turned upside down in the last few years, there's one thing he's sure of: he's straight as a die. So he can't be falling for David...can he?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilluant!

    • By Ashley on 02-18-18
    • Shamwell Tales
    • By: JL Merrow
    • Narrated by: Mark Steadman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
    • Release date: 11-29-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 27 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95