2020 Books, Blog posts, Books, LGBT+, Romance

Boyfriend Material – Review

I finally tried an audiobook and actually liked it a lot! I typically have issues focusing on them, but I sped this one up to 2x and it made it so much easier to pay attention. I did sort of a hybrid with this one, reading and listening, sometimes both at the same time.  I really want to get into audiobooks and was recently chosen to be a part of Libro.FM’s influencer program and this was the perfect book to start with.

𝙍𝙀𝙑𝙄𝙀𝙒 ⁠⁣⁠⭐⭐⭐.5 
𝘛𝘪𝘵𝘭𝘦: Boyfriend Material 
𝘈𝘶𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘳: Alexis Hall 
𝘎𝘦𝘯𝘳𝘦:  Romance, LGBT
𝘈𝘷𝘢𝘪𝘭𝘢𝘣𝘭𝘦: Today! (July 7, 2020) 
𝘉𝘰𝘰𝘬 #: 51/75⁠⁣⁠ 
𝙎𝙮𝙣𝙤𝙥𝙨𝙞𝙨 (𝙛𝙧𝙤𝙢 𝙂𝙤𝙤𝙙𝙍𝙚𝙖𝙙𝙨): 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.

𝙂𝙤𝙤𝙙𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙙𝙨 𝙇𝙞𝙣𝙠: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/50225678-boyfriend-material
𝙍𝙚𝙫𝙞𝙚𝙬: This was a very cute rom-com. It was incredibly funny. I absolutely adored every single character and how witty they all were. Alex Twaddle KILLED me. His reactions to Luc’s jokes every single day were hilariously frustrating. The characters were, for the most part, incredibly well rounded and SO personable – they literally jumped right off of the pages.

The witty banter between Luc and Oliver, Luc and Bridget, Luc and Priya, and on was other-worldly. It was funny and clever and well-thought-out, without being over the top and annoying. I found myself laughing along. Listening to this book (I did a hybrid of reading and listening) was hilarious and the narrator had awesome voices for each character.

Super small detail, but I loved how Hall included some misspellings in text messages. So insignificant and not important to the plot whatsoever, but it was a quirky little detail that made the book feel that much more real.

My only complaints with this book were that it was incredibly predictable with no “new” plot lines. I also felt like it was a little all over the place – a lot of seemingly random plot lines were started and the abruptly ended and took some of my focus away from the meat of the story.

𝘛𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘬𝘴 𝘵𝘰 @𝘕𝘦𝘵𝘨𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘺, 𝘓𝘪𝘣𝘳𝘰.𝘍𝘔, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘶𝘣𝘭𝘪𝘴𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘷𝘪𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘈𝘙𝘊 𝘪𝘯 𝘦𝘹𝘤𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘨𝘦 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘢𝘯 𝘩𝘰𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘵 𝘳𝘦𝘷𝘪𝘦𝘸.

𝗔𝘃𝗮𝗶𝗹𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝗡𝗼𝘄: Amazon | Carmichael’s | Libro.FM (Audiobook) | Barnes and Noble
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