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|Downtown 2nd Floor||Fiction / Hall, Alexis||Downtown Library||Due 11-02-2021|
|Malletts Adult Books||Adult Book / Fiction / Romance / General / Hall, Alexis||Malletts Creek Branch||Due 11-26-2021|
|Traverwood Adult Books||Adult Book / Fiction / Romance / General / Hall, Alexis||Traverwood Branch||Due 11-21-2021|
"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"-- Provided by publisher.
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submitted by zora on July 13, 2020, 12:26pm
I requested this book from NetGalley on a whim and oh my freaking gosh, I am so glad that I did. Going into this book I had no expectations and no idea what it was about but by the end, I was full of emotion and giddiness. People keep comparing this to Red White & Royal Blue and I completely agree with that, I actually think this might have topped it for me.
Boyfriend Material follows Luc, who after a series of events needs to find someone who is willing to fake date him, and that is where Oliver comes in. Luc's friend pairs them up together even though they are both not fond of each other. From there I think you can guess what happens.
The banter between all the characters warmed my heart as did the romance between Luc and Oliver. Luc's friends were hilarious and I actually wish there were more scenes with them present. The romance was more slow burn than I was expecting and I was so there for it. I just devoured page after page until there were none left and I was left in a pool of my emotions and tears.
This book is such a perfect pick me up if you need one and such a quick read. If you are a fan of Red White & Royal Blue or want a gay romance to warm your heart, this is the perfect read for you.
Delightful British Escape submitted by sdunav on July 16, 2020, 4:44pm I love the characters in this m/m British romance - they are complicated (even the supporting characters), engaging, and entertaining. The story moves quickly, and leaves you happy and wanting more. It makes me want to check out more by Alexis Hall, which is one of the best things you can say about an author, in my opinion!
fun and feel-good submitted by kritiyer on July 18, 2020, 11:30am I don't like rom coms, but a friend convinced me to read this and I ended up enjoying it! The characters are flawed but endearing, and the story is so cute.
Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Casablanca, 
Year Published: 2020
Description: pages cm