Boyfriend Material (London Calling) (Paperback)

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The fake boyfriend trope is a classic in romantic fiction, and when it’s done as wonderfully as it is in “Boyfriend Material,” you can see why. There is nothing more satisfying than learning to love two very different characters despite their quirks and flaws, knowing all the while that they are meant to be together. And if the journey to happily ever after involves the dung beetle, ridiculous puns and  the craziest, most wonderful cast of supporting characters ever assembled, all the better. Luc and Oliver will steal your heart.

— From Deborah

The fake boyfriend trope is a classic in romantic fiction, and when it’s done as wonderfully as it is in “Boyfriend Material,” you can see why. There is nothing more satisfying than learning to love two very different characters despite their quirks and flaws, knowing all the while that they are meant to be together. And if the journey to happily ever after involves the dung beetle, ridiculous puns and  the craziest, most wonderful cast of supporting characters ever assembled, all the better. Luc and Oliver will steal your heart.

— From Deborah

— From Bookstore Romance Day 2020 Staff Picks!

Description


"It's a fun, frothy quintessentially British romcom about a certified chaos demon and a stern brunch daddy with a heart of gold faking a relationship."—New York Times bestselling author Talia Hibbert

AMAZON BEST BOOK OF THE MONTH

Named a best book of the year by Oprah Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, Goodreads, The Washington Post, and more!

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.

Discover the LGBT romance about exact opposites falling in perfectly imperfect love that New York Times and USA Today bestselling author CHRISTINA LAUREN calls "hilarious, witty, tender, and stunning."

About the Author


Alexis Hall writes books in the southeast of England, where he lives entirely on a diet of tea and Jaffa Cakes. You can find him at http://www.quicunquevult.com/, on Twitter @quicunquevult, and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/quicunquevult.

Praise For…


"Alexis Hall's Boyfriend Material perfectly balances laugh-out-loud-while-reading-alone-in-an-empty-room with those-aren't-tears-in-my-eyes-just-allergies." — Kris Ripper, author of the Scientific Method Universe

"FAKE DATING, REAL FEELINGS, BEST JOKES." — Olivia Waite, author of The Lady's Guide to Celestial Mechanics

"Boyfriend Material is the joyfully queer British romcom escape book I didn't know I needed. It's absurdly funny and swoonily romantic, with a sharp edge of wit and observation that keeps the story bounding along. An unbridled 'one-more-chapter-oh-no-it's-3am' delight." — KJ Charles

"How? How was this book written? My vote is witchcraft. What a study in character development. It's a how-to without even trying. I'm going to treat this novel like I do my favorite cardigan and buy 5 copies for when one wears out. Everyone needs to read this. Brilliance on every single page. Hilarious, witty, tender, and stunning. I LOVE THIS BOOK." — Christina Lauren, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author

"Alexis Hall is the undisputed master of romantic comedy." — Jenny Holiday, USA Today bestselling author of Mermaid Inn

"This is a triumph." — Publishers Weekly, STARRED Review

"Downright hilarious...Hall achieves a true balance between romance and comedy, delightfully succeeding at both. " — Booklist, STARRED Review

"I'm in awe of Alexis Hall's talent. I don't want the book to end." — Cathy Maxwell, New York Times bestselling author

"Every once in a while you read a book that you want to SCREAM FROM ROOFTOPS about. I'm screaming, people!" — Sonali Dev, award-winning author of Pride, Prejudice and Other Flavors


Product Details
ISBN: 9781728206141
ISBN-10: 1728206146
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Publication Date: July 7th, 2020
Pages: 432
Language: English
Series: London Calling