Boyfriend Material by Alexis Hall
Release Date: July 7, 2020
Page Count: 432 pages
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.
I loved this book. This is my first book by this author and it’s funny and emotional and a perfect rom-com. The FEELS though! It hits you right in the gut!! And I’m always a sucker for a good fake dating novel.
The entire book is from Luc’s POV and honestly he’s a complete mess. I sort of envy his brain though because the way he thinks is delighfully quirky. I adored Oliver. I just wrap him in bubble-wrap and protect him. They are so cute together.
I love the banter and some of the lines are unexpectedly hilarious and made me laugh out loud. Loved the secondary characters, especially Luc’s best friends. I also really liked Oliver’s friends.
It’s fun and entertaining and a bit angsty and really well written. I would have loved a more solid ending though. Maybe an epilogue? It just feels a bit abrupt.
Overall, I’d definitely recommend this book!
*ARC provided by Sourcebooks via Netgalley in exchange for an honest and unbiased review