Monday, September 13, 2021

I finished: Boyfriend Material by Alexis Hall

I've gotten myself all stressed about writing 'perfect' reviews (even though my earlier reviews are hardly perfect) so now I'm just going to share my kneejerk thoughts when I finish something. 

So...

I finished ... Boyfriend Material by Alexis Hall

What a lovely and fun read -- although as my first HFN (happy for now), I found the end a little unsatisfying (this book made me discover I'm 1000% a Happily Ever After girl).

Our POV character is a total hot mess; he begs a grumpy and buttoned up lawyer to be his fake date to rehab his reputation. Their relationship shifts from vaguely adversarial to friendly to romantic, with inevitable (but captivating to read) bumps along the way. 

I got my wife to start reading this one by describing as a bit of David-and-Patrick from Schitt's Creek, although obviously huge differences in terms of plot and setting and all that. Hall's writing is very funny; the POV character Luc is snarky and sad, surrounded by a wonderful cast of friends and family and coworkers). The love interest, Oliver, is such a doll I can't even, but both Luc and Oliver have to wrestle with some serious stuff in their lives, and that journey was just as compelling as the romantic one. (Heat rating is about PG, by the way, if that matters to you.)
 
There's a sequel (coming out next year, agony!) which made me realize that I've never read a multi-part romance. Will it be boring going through the same romance beats in hopes of an HEA? Or maybe that's the deal -- it's HFN going into an HEA? 

Anyway, super fun and super cute and more of that is always needed in my life!

1 comment :

  1. I try not to be perfect as then you worry over it and nothing gets completed and then you worry because the reviews are piling up.

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