Boyfriend Material by Alexis Hall
5 out of 5 stars
Goodreads Description: Wanted: 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 received an ARC of Boyfriend Material from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. It was just published earlier this month.
I am so happy that I was able to read Boyfriend Material, because I fell in love with it and the characters instantly. There’s not a big plot as far as this story goes, but that honestly didn’t matter to me when it came to this book. I enjoyed the main characters and all their friends so much and that was what really made me fall in love with the book even if it didn’t have much of a plot.
There were so many laugh out loud moments throughout the entire story and I was living for every single one of them. Luc and Oliver seemed like complete opposites, but I was rooting for them so hard. They “relationship” together was a treat even when Luc kept messing things up over and over again. He’s so angsty and I loved that. Oliver is so posh and proper and it was funny seeing them together. They both had their fair share of baggage, but I loved them together anyway. The banter between them and also with their friends was gold. I also want to point out how much I love Luc’s mom and the fact that she was binge watching RuPaul’s Drag Race, because I’ve been binge watching RuPaul’s Drag Race for three months now and I loved seeing all the references and that I got them LOL.
Overall, Boyfriend Material was cute, hilarious, and had all the feels. There’s so much depth to every single character and it was so much fun to read. I love British humor and this book was a winner to me. I loved this book so much. I highly recommend checking it out!
Unrelated, but kind of related…. I really need to start writing more reviews again, because it was a little difficult to get this one written Not because I didn’t like the book, because clearly I loved everything about it and gave it five stars. It’s just been so long and I’m like “HOW DO YOU DO THIS AGAIN??”. 😛 I think a 2021 goal will be to review more books. I don’t know if I can commit this year. I’m trying though. I have quite a few ARCs I plan to read soon, so I will have reviews coming…fingers crossed, because I’m still stuck in this awful reading slump.
I hope you are doing well and I will be catching up/commenting on your blog posts this weekend if I haven’t already. ❤
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16 thoughts on “Review|| Boyfriend Material.”
Even if you felt rusty writing the review, you made me want to read the book!
Yay, glad my review still makes you want to read the book. It’s so good! 🙂
Wonderful review! You definitely made me want to get a copy ASAP now… And I always find the 5 star reviews the most difficult to write anyway? Somehow, just telling how brilliant everything was is a lot harder than talk about the things that didn’t work for me. xD I enjoyed reading your thoughts! xx
Thank you! 🙂 That’s very true about 5 star reviews being difficult to write. I think I struggle most with those than others, haha.
This sounds like a lovely read! I am always here for a prim and proper love interest. I don’t know why but they really do it for me, haha
Thank you! I think you would definitely really enjoy Boyfriend Material then! I love a prim and proper love interest as well.
Ahaha, I can definitely relate to the review thing 😀 It’s been at least a week now since I’ve written a review, and I can already feel that the next one will be a true struggle. Lol
Hopefully it won’t be too much of a struggle for you to write a review again! I know for me it definitely was though, haha.
This sounds fantastic and I’m so glad that you loved it so much! I will add it to my TBR list for sure!
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It definitely was! I’m glad that you will be adding it to your TBR. I hope you like it when you get the chance to read it.
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this book is everywhere on bookstagram, booktube and since you have given it 5 starts i think i need to add this book on my TBR. thank you for the review 🙂
You’re welcome! I hope you love it if/when you get the chance to read it. 🙂
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