I’ve not read any other Alexis Hall books but one thing I loved about this was how funny it was. I listened to some of it as an audiobook and it was read so well that I definitely smiled to myself on public transport while reading. Hall also really nailed the characters – there’s an array of people in this book from aristocratic snobs and passionate vegans, to angry lesbians, and Luc’s father, a has been rockstar (not that I’m putting people into boxes of course!) Each personality had depth and their relationships with each other were as plausible as they were loveable.
I love me a good romance and I was so excited to start this. One thing’s for sure, I was obsessed with Luc and Oliver from the start and I was hoping so much for it all to work out. This isn’t a young adult novel so one thing that did get on my nerves was the fact I was screaming into the pages JUST HAVE SEX ALREADY for at least 90% of the book… so it’s safe to say it keeps you waiting.
This book had so many elements to it – there was Luc and Oliver’s sexualities and the difference in how their families view that, Luc’s father’s issues and their relationship, both of their careers, and of course the two of them together so for a 425 page book, it was definitely packed with plot and intrigue and I didn’t find myself thinking it was dragging on (except for the sex part!)
Title: Boyfriend Material
Author: Alexis Hall
TW: Parent Abandonment, Drug Abuse, Alcohol Abuse, Homophobia
“I don’t want fine. Fine isn’t enough. Isn’t not about the open fire or whatever other clichés you can conjure up, but yes, I want a connection. I want you to care as much as I care. I want you to need it and want it and mean it. I want it to matter.”