Reading ➸ Boyfriend Material Author Alexis Hall – Thantai68.info

Boyfriend Material Wanted One Fake BoyfriendPractically Perfect In Every WayLuc 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 EverythingTo Clean Up His Image, Luc Has To Find A Nice, Normal Relationshipand 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 HappenedBut 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 First things first Thank you so much SOURCEBOOKS Casablanca and NetGalley for accepting my request and giving me permission to read and review this book And now that this is out of the way OMG OMG OMG ADFADKFASJFDKSADFJASJ I ve been dying to read this and I got approved YAY And now excuse me while I jump around in my flat and do an embarrassing happy dance lol I can t believe I got approved for this ARC TT I m so excited to get a copy to review folks are saying it s the next Red, White and Royal Blue Fingers crossed PS check out this week s BookTube Video to see why I m psyched about this one and the other fabulous books I picked up I m so excited to get a copy to review folks are saying it s the next Red, White and Royal Blue Fingers crossed PS check out this week s BookTube Video to see why I m psyched about this one and the other fabulous books I picked up Imagine a book like a Four Weddings era Richard Curtis movie and not , let me be clear, like the vomitous Love Actually , with the feelgood elements and the genuine romance and the terrific cast onlydiverse than Curtis is capable of , and real pain and emotion grounding the hilarious banter Sounds amazing Well, here you go.The joyfully queer British romcom escape book I desperately needed It s absurdly funny like proper laughing out loud and swoonily romantic, with a sharp edge of Imagine a book like a Four Weddings era Richard Curtis movie and not , let me be clear, like the vomitous Love Actually , with the feelgood elements and the genuine romance and the terrific cast onlydiverse than Curtis is capable of , and real pain and emotion grounding the hilarious banter Sounds amazing Well, here you go.The joyfully queer British romcom escape book I desperately needed It s absurdly funny like proper laughing out loud and swoonily romantic, with a sharp edge of wit and observation that keeps the story bounding along, bad actors that you can really dislike, a lovely supporting cast of friends and family, and two flawed but deeply likeable leads An unbridled onechapter oh no it s 3am oh well delight Disclosure I had an ARC from the publisher and share an agent with the author Notwithstanding, I don t leave rave reviews if I don t mean them It was just so fucking heart emoji that I actually had to take a momentPermission to squee for the rest of all time I know I have often referred to romcoms leaving me a pile of warm gooey goodness, but I can t help it if it s true.The year 2020 is one that will go in the history books as one where the world went topsy turvy My 2020 disasters bingo card basically became obsolete when China diagnosed the bubonic plague and there was a rabbit ebola outbreak in the US Clearly theIt was just so fucking heart emoji that I actually had to take a momentPermission to squee for the rest of all time I know I have often referred to romcoms leaving me a pile of warm gooey goodness, but I can t help it if it s true.The year 2020 is one that will go in the history books as one where the world went topsy turvy My 2020 disasters bingo card basically became obsolete when China diagnosed the bubonic plague and there was a rabbit ebola outbreak in the US Clearly the universe is telling us something, but like the admirable ostrich, I shall bury my head in the sand and lose myself in books that make me feel part marshmallow and swan feather pillows.Boyfriend Material is in stiff competition for my favourite fake boyfriend book along with Trick Play But while Finley s book was fairly formulaic, this one isn t Our narrator, Lucien is a hot mess who works for a dung beetle charity He is the son of a Mic Fleetwood wannabe who fought with Alice Cooper over a grammy and a French lady who is the best book mum I have come across since Molly Weasley Lucien is also the funniest narrator I ve read in a while, but that may be because I m partial to sarcasts and Brits His conversations with his mum may have been my favourite thing everYour father, she declared He has not aged well Good to know His head is bald as an egg now and a funny shape He looks like that chemistry teacher with the cancer This was news to me But then I haven t exactly gone out of my way to keep in contact with my old school To be honest, I haven t exactly gone out of my way to keep in contact with people who live on the wrong side of London Mr Beezle has cancer Not him The other one Do you mean Walter White Oui oui And you know, I think he is too old to be hopping around with a flute these daysPerhaps the best part about this rom com, aside from the obvious slow burn romance, is the colourful cast of side characters They re all so compelling I could almost ask for a book about all of them There is the James Royce Royces yes, they re both called James Royce Royce , Bridget who is always dealing with a literary crisis that deserves a series all on its own, Priya the tiny metal art sculptor, Luc s workmates at the dung beetle charity, most memorably Rhys Jones Bowen who has only recently heard about hashtags on Twitter and just discovered the instagram Lucien and Oliver s love grows so strong and sure because their flaws are there for us to see I am also beyond ecstatic that the entire book is in first person The book also managed to subvert a bunch of romcom tropes going as far as giving us a sunrise reconciliation scene rather than one in the rain, or the airport, or the hotel where the love interest ran away to etc I can only hope that we get a sequel because I d love to see Lucien and Oliver when they re paying boyfriend and boyfriend for real I mean it was so heartwarming to see these 2 men who have to pretend to be a couple for their own reasons and in the process fall in love and learn how they are people worthy of love and though they re imperfect make perfect boyfriend material Ooooooooh Thank you to Netgalley for providing me with a free copy in exchange for an honest review. THAT, my friends, is how to do a Rom Com mic drop I ve given this an A at AAR.Alexis Hall s Boyfriend Material is quite possibly the best romantic comedy I ve ever read Almost every page produced a smile, a grin, a snort or a full out belly laugh and I honestly can t remember the last time I read a book that produced full on giggling of the sort that made my family members give me funny looks.I love a good fake relationship story and this is a VERY good one The premise is nothing new ou THAT, my friends, is how to do a Rom Com mic drop I ve given this an A at AAR.Alexis Hall s Boyfriend Material is quite possibly the best romantic comedy I ve ever read Almost every page produced a smile, a grin, a snort or a full out belly laugh and I honestly can t remember the last time I read a book that produced full on giggling of the sort that made my family members give me funny looks.I love a good fake relationship story and this is a VERY good one The premise is nothing new our PoV character Lucien Luc O Donnell has appeared in one too many embarrassing photos in the press and is told to clean up his image or be fired from his job But Alexis Hall turns this commonly used plotline into something special yes, it s frequently hilarious, but it s also charming, touching, awkward, sharply observant and refreshingly self deprecating, as is evident right from the start in the way the author pokes fun at the premise itself by having Luc working for a charity dedicated to the preservation of the dung beetle, whose name, in acronym form, is CRAPP.Turns out, the one thing worse than having a famous father who blew up his career like a champagne supernova is having a famous father who s making a fucking comeback.Twenty eight year old Luc is the son of a famous rock star couple whose dad abandoned both Luc and his mother when Luc was just three years old For much of his life he s been constantly compared to his reckless, self destructive absentee father in the media, the slightest infraction or cock up on his part inevitably leading to smug like father, like son pronouncements, but he learned to live with it mostly Five years before the book opens, Luc s long term boyfriend sold his story to the tabloids for fifty grand, which sent him into a downward spiral that, for a while, served only to reinforce people s worst assumptions about him Now, he s a mass of insecurities, a cagey, grumpy, paranoid mess with serious trust and self esteem issues who has made an art form out of pushing people away.Because somewhere along the line, I d turned getting ahead of the story into a lifestyle.With his father making a comeback as a judge on a reality TV show, Luc is once again fair game as far as the paparazzi is concerned So when a perfectly innocuous photo of him appears in a tabloid complete with sensationalist byline, Luc s stuffy boss at the Coleoptera Research and Protection Project CRAPP , worried about losing donors over his reported antics, gives him an ultimatum Repair his reputation or he s out of a job Luc has no idea how to do this until a colleague with the wonderfully unlikely name of Alex Twaddle seriously, many of the names in this book are Dickensian in their ridiculousness suggests he should get himself an appropriate boyfriend to be seen around with and then take to the upcoming CRAPP fundraiser.You can read the rest of this review at All About Romance This was one of my most anticipated books of the year and while I know this year has gone mostly to shit, and expectations should be rightly tossed into the incinerator at this point, I didn t think I d have to add BOYFRIEND MATERIAL to the heap of 2020 disappointments Because this should be everything I could ever want queer, fake dating, Hall And it was those things But I was scraping near the bottom of the barrel to round up past average feelings of like for the first half and by the end This was one of my most anticipated books of the year and while I know this year has gone mostly to shit, and expectations should be rightly tossed into the incinerator at this point, I didn t think I d have to add BOYFRIEND MATERIAL to the heap of 2020 disappointments Because this should be everything I could ever want queer, fake dating, Hall And it was those things But I was scraping near the bottom of the barrel to round up past average feelings of like for the first half and by the end I just sat on my couch, looking around, feeling let down.If you re into quirky strange characters, love a heaping pile of British in your contemporaries, you might like this If you don t normally care for either but you loved Hall s take on FSoG, you also might like this spoiler I didn t, and in hindsight I think my dislike of both are rooted in some of the same issues Overall, the premise, the concept, it will definitely appeal to many it appealed to me but this just didn t pan out And as a result of yet another recent failed to enjoy a new release from what I thought was a favourite author, I may just resign myself to rereading my two favourite Halls in the future instead of stumbling through anything new I m sad about it but alas here we are.2.5 starsFull review to come I received an ARC from Edelweiss and the publisher thank you in exchange for an honest review Alexis Hall has a unique way of using humor, and this book was no exception I loved the British slang, and how hilarious it was at times I was grinning and smiling my way through the book The writing was incredibly well done, with brilliant little gems of narrative, witty banter, and just wonderful character development It s a very romantic kind of story, although the overall storyline sounds predictable, the author puts his own spin to it and I adored the end result There was some drama, s Alexis Hall has a unique way of using humor, and this book was no exception I loved the British slang, and how hilarious it was at times I was grinning and smiling my way through the book The writing was incredibly well done, with brilliant little gems of narrative, witty banter, and just wonderful character development It s a very romantic kind of story, although the overall storyline sounds predictable, the author puts his own spin to it and I adored the end result There was some drama, some push and pull, and I was missing an epilogue, because honestly, that ending need another chapter I needed to see some future between Luc and Oliver But it was never boring.I also adored their individual voices The author did such a great job with giving them distinct personalities with flaws, quirks, and doubts And together they balanced each other so well One of the cutes MM couples I read about in a long time.Now, on the other hand there were a few times the story dragged and some paragraphs were a bit too much, which made me skip and skim a tiny bit And the story definitely needed an epilogue I didn t feel as if Luck and Oliver were at a satisfying point in their relationship when the book ended I needed somethingBut overall I really enjoyed the book.I received a copy of this book from the publisher for free in exchange for an honest review My opinions have not been influenced by the publisher or the author.Findreviews and book recommendations on my blogFollow me on Bookstagram rumor has it this is a queer romcom that features the fake dating trope, two grumps, and there was only one bed, Muslim sapphics, the Token Cishet trope, and lots of laughs can t wait to restore some semblance of joy to my life What a superb story Fans of Alexis Hall know to expect something marvelous, but Boyfriend Material goes above and beyond The dry, silly, often heartfelt humor keeps this one moving at a fast pace, and I found it was over much too soon Hall writes incredibly interesting characters From Luc s zany group of friends, to his complex relationship with his folks and the same to be said about Oliver s people Bonus the whole thing comes from Luc s point of view, which just keep the light hearted i What a superb story Fans of Alexis Hall know to expect something marvelous, but Boyfriend Material goes above and beyond The dry, silly, often heartfelt humor keeps this one moving at a fast pace, and I found it was over much too soon Hall writes incredibly interesting characters From Luc s zany group of friends, to his complex relationship with his folks and the same to be said about Oliver s people Bonus the whole thing comes from Luc s point of view, which just keep the light hearted insights rolling along.An absolutely charming romance, plus a lovely hurt comfort aspect, and a fabulous fake relationship trope make Boyfriend Material one of the most enjoyable novels of the year an ARC of Boyfriend Material was provided to me by NetGalley for the purpose of my honest review


About the Author: Alexis Hall

Genrequeer writer of kissing books.


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