Tuesday 17 October 2023

πŸ’œ 10 THINGS THAT NEVER HAPPENED 🏳️‍🌈 Alexis Hall πŸ’œ Material World #1 🌼

  ©  Bianca ✰ Janeane 


• 17 October 2023
• m/m romance!
Material World #1
• London Calling Spin-Off-ish Series
4.5 Stars


Sam Becker loves
or, okay, likeshis job. Sure, managing a bed and bath retailer isn't exactly glamorous, but it's good work and he gets on well with the band of misfits who keep the store running. He could see himself being content here for the long haul. Too bad, then, that the owner is an infuriating git.

Jonathan Forest should never have hired Sam. It was a sentimental decision, and Jonathan didn't get where he is by following his heart. Determined to set things right, Jonathan orders Sam down to London for a difficult talk...only for a panicking Sam to trip, bump his head, and maybe accidentally imply he doesn't remember anything?

Faking amnesia seemed like a good idea when Sam was afraid he was getting sacked, but now he has to deal with the reality of Jonathan's guilt
as well as the unsettling fact that his surly boss might have a softer side to him. There's an unexpected freedom in getting a second shot at a first impression...but as Sam and Jonathan grow closer, can Sam really bring himself to tell the truth, or will their future be built entirely on one impulsive lie?

Jonathan + Sam

Sam is managing Jonathan's Bed & Bath store in Sheffield.
He's pretty happy doing it too. It's not his dream life - but he's content.
But his employees are another story. They're not really ... the best at what they do. And that's why Sam is called down to London to ... get fired? Or at least to listen to the big boss tell him what to do differently. Aka firing some of his people.
But it kinda doesn't come to that because while arguing with his boss, Sam crashes into a Nexa by MERLYN 8mm sliding door shower enclosure! And since it kinda was his boss's fault - he has to move in with grumpy Jonathan for a while until the concussion is gone and until the accidentally faked amnesia gets better. LOL!

Forced Proximity?? LET THE FUN TIMES BEGIN!

This was another amazing Alexis Hall book!
It was so funny and so very British and Sheffieldy and Christmassy and grumpy and kinda slow and comfy somehow. I just adored reading about Sam and Jonathan. And all the co-stars. The employees and especially Jonathan's family! Such a hilarious group of people. And the cat! Gollum and Jonathan need a spin-off or a calendar or their own tiktok!
Just everything in that book was perfect or rather perfectly unperfect.
I so need to see this on TV one day!
This was the perfect autumn/winter book somehow.
A cozy, slightly crazy, slighty sad finding-your-forever-ever-after-place-in-life kind of love story.
I just adored it!

P.S. the Nexa by MERLYN 8mm sliding door shower enclosure also should get it's own spin-off or tiktok - I lost count how many times it was mentioned. LOL!

10 THINGS THAT NEVER HAPPENED was such a funny and comfy love story! Adorable + hilarious + christmassy + British + just all the good things!

Yassss queens, Alexis Hall is back, and I couldn't be happier.

I adore a grumpy/sunshine story. Add in the Christmas season and I am hooked.

Sam and Jonathon's story is a cute, cosy one. Fake amnesia in front of your grumpy, yet hot boss? Yes please.

A rag-tag bunch of secondary characters that will have you shaking your head in WTF fashion one moment, and wanting to give them a big hug the next? Absolutely!

And a surly AF cat (I mean, all cats are a-holes but gees this one haha) - why not!

It was a slow burn between our lovelies, and of course you have the drama when things all come out, but I was glad that things were not dragged out unnecesarily, and our lovelies moved on after the fact.

I am looking forward to more of this series - maybe Luc and Oliver could come for a visit for some homewares - but not the Nexa by MERLYN 8mm shower screen - that thing is a menace!


other books by Alexis:

London Calling Book #1

London Calling Book #2

Stalking Alexis ...

Genrequeer writer of kissing books.
Talks less. Smiles more. He/him.