Boyfriend Material by Alexis Hall

Boyfriend material

Romantic Comedy, Fake Relationship, LGBTQ+


5 Star Read


Luc O’Donell is a  bad boy with a need for a reputation rehab.  Enter Oliver Blackwood, perfect boyfriend material.  They begin a fake relationship, but it may not be all that fake.  

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Do I love a M/M Rom-Com, why yes I do!  There have been a lot of great ones out lately, Conventionally Yours for example, but Boyfriend Material is the best one I’ve read in a while. 

I really enjoyed the fake dating trope, and it weirdly made sense under the circumstances.  Luc needs and image rehab, and I got the feeling that though Oliver needed a date to his parent’s anniversary, no one had to twist his arm too much to pretend to be Luc’s boyfriend.   Luc was a total mess and Oliver is a total Mr. Darcy.  More of a Mark Darcy than a Fitzwilliam Darcy, but a Darcy none the less.  So it goes without saying that I absolutely loved Oliver. The other thing I liked was that most of Oliver and Luc’s friends knew about the whole fake dating thing.  It made it much more realistic, though I myself have never had a fake relationship, I have to imagine I would at least tell some of my friends. 

The book is told in the first person from Luc’s POV.  I tend to like first-person in romance, but I could help but want a little of Oliver’s POV as well.  I liked watching these two characters grow and get comfortable with themselves.  It was nice to see how they made each other better.  

This book was too cute and there were a few parts that quite literally made me laugh out loud.  If you are looking for a sweet rom-com then look no further

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