Title: Boyfriend Material
Author: Alexis Hall
Published in: 2020
Rating: 4 stars
Luc O’Donnell is in the spotlight. This means he has an image to uphold. But what if he can’t? What if a picture is all it takes to destroy everything? Solution: Get into a normal relationship with a nice and normal person. Enter: Oliver Blackwood—barrister, ethical vegetarian, with no drama or scandals. He’s the definition of boyfriend material. All they have to do is fake-date to clean up Luc’s image. Easy right? No, nothing about fake-dating is ever easy. The only things they have in common are that they are gay, single, and desperate for a date to something. So, they make a deal. They will fake-date until everything has been resolved and then they will split. But fake-dating never works like this. They will hit some snags, but they’ll come out of it together. What happens when you start falling for the person you are pretending to date?
This book was a fake-dating gay romance which is one of my favorite things to read. Luc and Oliver’s relationship was really great to read and the readers got to feel all the emotions the author put the characters through. I love the fake-dating trope, so that’s part of the reason I loved the book so much. The other reasons are the characters and how the book was written. The book was written really well, especially the characters, as they had depth and it was fun getting to know them. My favorite character was Luc O’Donnel because he made me laugh a lot and his vibe was fun to read. This book made me happy and I have reread it a couple times. I would definitely recommend this book. If you like fake-dating or LGBT+ centered books, then you should for sure give this one a try. A book this reminds me of is “Red, White, and Royal Blue” by Casey Mcquiston because of the romance. It also reminds me of “The Love Hypothesis” by Ali Hazelwood because I compare every fake-dating book to that one. Overall, the book was a really good read, and you should read it.
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