Published by Dreamscape Media, LLC on July 7, 2020
Genres: MM Romance
Tropes: Enemies to Lovers, Fake Relationship
Format: ALC - audiobook
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Narrator: Joe Jameson
Length: 13 hours 10 minutes
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.
I’m in love. Totally and irrevocably in love with Alexis Hall’s writing. I had so much fun listening to this audiobook – not only was the narrator Joe Jameson amazing, the humor, the British-ness of the characters, the plot – every single thing was on point. Joe Jameson brought every character to life and I had no issues to differentiate between them all. His characterization and performance was perfect throughout the whole audio.
I loved how uptight Oliver and a little neurotic Luc found equilibrium in one another. Oliver was a forgiving, very understanding man who provided a safe place for Luc but also had difficulties letting people in. The reason for that was explained later in the book. At that time the tables had turned and Luc was the one being the rock for Oliver. I really loved how they were yin and yang at different times in their relationship.
Boyfriend Material is a charming, sizzling romance told from Luc’s point of view that isn’t too graphic which suited me right at the time. It still didn’t lack the hot, magnetic chemistry between the two main characters. The hilarious side cast completed this story and I completely fell head over heels in love with all of them.