Tuesday 7 July 2020

πŸ’œ BOYFRIEND MATERIAL 🏳️‍🌈 Alexis Hall πŸ’œ

© Bianca Janeane

• 7 July 2020
• standalone m/m romance!
5 Stars

One (fake) boyfriend
Practically perfect in every way

Luc O'Donnell is tangentially--and reluctantly--famous. His rock star parents split when he was young, and the father he's never met spent the next twenty years cruising in and out of rehab. Now that his dad's making a comeback, Luc's back in the public eye, and one compromising photo is enough to ruin everything.

To clean up his image, Luc has to find a nice, normal relationship...and Oliver Blackwood is as nice and normal as they come. He's a barrister, an ethical vegetarian, and he's never inspired a moment of scandal in his life. In other words: perfect boyfriend material. Unfortunately apart from being gay, single, and really, really in need of a date for a big event, Luc and Oliver have nothing in common. So they strike a deal to be publicity-friendly (fake) boyfriends until the dust has settled. Then they can go their separate ways and pretend it never happened.

But the thing about fake-dating is that it can feel a lot like real-dating. And that's when you get used to someone. Start falling for them. Don't ever want to let them go. 

He's the son of 1970 & 80'ies rock stars. He loves his mom - he never met his dad - who is now making a comeback.
Luc lives in London, works for a very weird charity and is looking for his romantic happily ever after. But he's not really finding the perfect guy. Mostly because he's a very complicated guy who is scared to find something serious because of that one bad relationship five years ago!
But now he really has to find someone, because his boss needs him to look good for the press.
Enter Oliver.
He's a lawyer. A vegetarian ... and kind of the total opposite of Luc.
They shouldn't fit perfectly. And they really don't. Which is okay, because it's all fake. But it's not staying fake for long ... because we all know ... opposites attract, right?

  What will happen with Luc & Oliver?
Will there be a HEA?
Read the book to find out!

First of all - the cover! Soo beautiful!
And then the story. I just adored reading this!
Luc is so hilariously over-the-top britishly melancholy-ish ... 'strange' - but we kind of totally get him and he's so very lovable. And Oliver is just ΓΌber adorable!
Those two should SO not end up together, but we SO want them to.
This was such an amazingly funny and beautiful love story. I just wanted to jump into the book and hug Luc. And shake some sense into him too. ☺
How is this not on Netflix yet??? I would watch 25 seasons of this without getting tired of it.
All the friends and co-stars?! And can we please get an Alex spin-off??? That guy was almost the best part of this book. He made me fall off the couch laughing several times!
Ugh - I don't know what more to say. This was such a beautiful story. So full of British everything. And full of ... Fun, sadness, weather, friends, family, romance, kissing, cuddling, laughing, arguing, crying, falling in love .... and so much more. Basically .. this book is ... EVERYTHING!

BOYFRIEND MATERIAL was such an adorable & hilarious but also very melancholy & British love story! Run to your nearest amazon for your own Luc & Oliver - they'll be sold out in no time! ☺

Copy received via Netgalley for an honest review

I go on Netgalley, and sometimes wish for a book.  For the first time ever, a wish was granted, and it was for Boyfriend Material - the one I really, really wanted.

And I have to say that this is my favourite Alexis Hall book since Ardy Baby's series

First of all, I love the cover. I am really liking the cartoon style covers more than photographs these days.

Luc and Oliver's tale is an adorable story of opposites attracting. They shouldn't work, but they totally do.  I came in expecting a lovely rom-com, however I was not expecting the emotions that I felt. So many feels on Luc's part.

There were plenty of laughs and adorably quirky moments.  Luc is the awkwardish, weirdish but completely lovely to Oliver's buttoned up, stiff upper lip. They complement each other so, so well.

And there are some secondary character that I insist get a spin off book.  Alex and Miffy are so marvelously clueless, that I smiled every single time they were on the page.  They made me laugh our loud with the level of dumb - but it is not a stupid level of dumb.  Think of Hugo and Alice from The Vicar of Dibley and you have Alex and Miffy.

Boyfriend Material also gave me Bridget Jones' Diary vibes - and I love that movie hard.

I finished and wanted more.


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