Boyfriend Material ~ Review

Title: Boyfriend Material
Series: N/A
Author: Alexis Hall
Release Date: July 7, 2020
Genres: Contemporary Romance LGBT/M M
Blurb: 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.

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*****My Review*****

This is one of those books where the cover kind of sucked me in. I’m not even sure what it is about the cover, but something was calling to me. I knew it was a M M romance, but I didn’t know anything beyond that.

I wasn’t instantly sucked in like some, though I wasn’t turned off at the start either. I was indifferent. But then I found that little by little, and then faster and faster I fell in love with Luc and Oliver as they were falling in love with each other.

Luc is so melodramatic in the most comical way. He is a hot mess from the start and his own worst enemy. But, oh, how your heart will go out to him! Oliver seems to have it all together, but looks aren’t always what they seem. And as you slowly get to see what’s hiding behind Oliver’s strong exterior, he will grab your heart, too. They both experience  growth and strength as a result of their “fake” relationship.

There are some tough topics, but there’s always plenty of comical relief to keep things from ever getting too heavy. Luc and Oliver just gave me all the fabulous warm and fuzzies of those classic 80s rom coms we all know. It was everything I wanted in a book! I give this one an outstanding 5 stars!!




Happy Reading,


13 thoughts on “Boyfriend Material ~ Review

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  2. YES! I so loved this one. A friend recently complained that she found Luc whiny and insufferable but I didn’t see it that way at all. Like you said, he was a hot mess and his own worst enemy but it was done with such humor that I just had to laugh. And seeing the slow changes in him was so rewarding! I just loved he and Oliver so hard. 🙂


    • That’s so interesting. I usually don’t enjoy a whiny character, but Luc was always so amusing about it, and I could always understand where he was coming from. He definitely had my heart. And I absolutely loved that the changes in both of them seemed to happen in real time. It was believable and never rushed. I saw some complain that the story dragged in places, but it never felt that way to me. I even adored all those corny moments with the coworkers who couldn’t understand a joke to save their lives.


  3. I found Luc hilarious. I laughed so much as I listened to this book. I found myself having so much compassion for Oliver, and it was so important to me that their relationship worked out.


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