Audio Book Review: Boyfriend Material

Boyfriend Material

By: Alexis Hall


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.


Review

Genre: Romance / LGBT

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Steam Rating: 🔥 (Closed Door)

Bookish tip: The audio book really helps with the delivery of lines and British slang of which I might have missed if I had read the book.

Special thanks to Libro.fm’s ALC program, Source Books Casa and Dreamscape Media, LLC for the copy.

LUC AND OLIVER FOREVER!

That’s really all I need to say. These two are perfection. Go forth and read!

No? You need more? Ok. Well here’s more……

Boyfriend Material by Alexis Hall has got it all when it comes to romance troupes. ALL. It’s a enemies to lovers, opposite attracts, there’s only one bed, fake couple and slow burn wrapped into one novel. Once again…PERFECTION.

Alexis Hall writes with this dry, witty humor where he basically builds inside jokes within the plot and later uses those jokes so subtly. It is so crazy clever. And I love it!

Luc and Oliver, our main characters, are marvelous. Both are hot messes with self esteem issues. Oliver, however, hides it better. He is more rigid, ethical and controlling where as Luc is messy and just can’t seem to get himself out of trouble and the tabloids. They are both damaged. So of course, they totally work.

I also love how ninety-nine percent of the side characters are over the top funny and quirky. I am talking ridiculously quirky.

Boyfriend Material has all the feels, all the hilarity, all the quirkiness and all the cheesy goodness that I have come to expect in a romance (I’ve read a lot, you know!).

And since this is an audio book review, I must also shout out the narrator, Joe Jameson. He’s simply fantastic. I will be looking through his audio back list.

Recommendation: Listen….I bought a physical copy of this book because I love it so much! Of course, I recommend it.


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5 comments

  1. I had such a great time with this book, although the closed door sex was a surprise for me, didn’t expect that at all from one of his books 😀

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      1. Definitely FOR REAL, he received a RITA award for it and I feel it’s his best work so far. But it’s different. Also all his books have way more sex than this one. Just be aware of that 😊

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  2. It’s such a fantastic book! I was so relaxed while listening to it — except for the ending. Then I was anxiously crossing my fingers! And the quirky side characters really gave it a special flavour! Great review!! ❤

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