Boyfriend Material and Husband Material by Alexis Hall

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Boyfriend Material (London Calling)

“In any case, I wasn’t prepared for the truth of you.”
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Boyfriend Material
by Alexis Hall
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“Wanted:
One (fake) boyfriend
Practically perfect in every way”

I need to have my next birthday be what my 8 year old thought my 40 year old birthday would be! That sounds like such a great idea cause that was uh 1989/90 😂

I love a fake boyfriend romance! Also when they are complete opposites and they both need a fake partner. These two were so perfect for eachother and they smoothed each others sharp edges. They had so many family issues that messed them up but they helped eachother process and get to a better place.

Synopsis:

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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Husband Material (London Calling)

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Husband Material
by Alexis Hall
Pub Date 8/2/22- Out Now!
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“Wanted:
One (very real) husband
Nowhere near perfect but desperately trying his best”

Loved the narration by Joe Jameson. I loved listening to all the accents for them, their friends and coworkers.

I love all the weddings in this book and all the funny happenings that happen on the way and at the weddings. The four weddings and a funeral vibe and all the 80s/90s references was perfect for me. Everything was so quick!

I loved how many times that Luc would internally say don’t ask it or don’t say it and he would ask it and then get the exact ridiculous answer that he expected. Maybe not what he expected but ridiculous just the same.

So many different tough subjects touched on and done very well. I think I will be thinking in an accent for awhile.

Such a delightful week spent in London with Oliver and Lucien.

Synopsis:

Wanted:
One (very real) husband
Nowhere near perfect but desperately trying his best

In BOYFRIEND MATERIAL, Luc and Oliver met, pretended to fall in love, fell in love for real, dealt with heartbreak and disappointment and family and friends…and somehow figured out a way to make it work. Now it seems like everyone around them is getting married, and Luc’s feeling the social pressure to propose. But it’ll take more than four weddings, a funeral, and a bowl full of special curry to get these two from I don’t know what I’m doing to I do.

Good thing Oliver is such perfect HUSBAND MATERIAL.

This Summer 2022, you’re invited to the event(s) of the season.

❓ What would you have at your birthday this year if your 8 year old self planned it?

I would probably be crimping hair, listening to Wilson Phillips, eating pizza bagels and watching Dick Tracy. (Another for the pics)

✨ Also the third in the series was posted today! Father Material out Oct 2024! So excited!!

Thank you sourcebookscasa and dreamscape_media for the goodreads win! And the ALC for my honest and voluntary review.

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