Boyfriend Material - Alexis Hall | Spoiler Free Book Review

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This was one of my most anticipated releases of the year and I couldn't believe it when my wish got granted for an advanced copy on Netgalley! A few of my favourite authors had been raving about this book on social media and it did not disappoint. 
Boyfriend Material - Alexis Hall

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.

My Review

This book features a few of my favourite tropes, one of them being fake dating. And the fake dating in this book was incredible! It's very much an opposites-attract romance and I loved Luc and Oliver together. Even though Luc is a bit of an arsehole, he is so loveable and I wanted him to be happy. Oliver was kind of adorable even with use all those big words he likes to use. Oliver kept making me swoon too! You really see Luc grow through the book which I loved. Both of them have things they are working through with Oliver's insecurities and Luc with personal issues and his whole Dad situation. Speaking of his Dad, what an absolute dick. 

This book is without a doubt a true rom-com and I couldn't get enough of it. It has excellent British humour and the banter was off the charts. I don't actually read a lot of books set in England and being a Brit I do find that a bit weird but I really liked this one! The side characters added so much hilarity to the story and Luc's Mum and Judy were one of my favourite things about the book besides the actual romance. There is also some fantastic mentions of Drag Race. 

I loved Luc and Oliver's relationship as they went from fake to real and I loved reading their text exchanges. I could have read multiple chapters of them just texting if I am honest! This book is super steamy without having any actual steamy scenes on the page which is massive props to the author! I flew through this book and I can't wait for it to be out in the world for everybody to read. This book also has great representation too

Boyfriend Material is out on the 7th of July 2020. You can preorder your copy - HERE



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