Boyfriend Material by Alexis Hall
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
~I don’t even want to write a review. I just want to bask in it’s goodness.~
Okay, I’ve had time to bask and now it’s time to write the review. This book was so funny and loving and GOOD. I usually prefer dual POV, but Alexis Hall did such a great job painting both Luc and Oliver through Luc’s eyes that I didn’t feel like I was missing too much. (Minus that one time when Luc was like “god knows what was going through his head” and I was like BOY SAME.)
I loved that, while the book was hilarious, both Luc and Oliver had some serious room to grow. Neither of them truly has their shit together. (Because who does??) Their story is messy in the way that life is messy. It’s real and it’s absolutely beautiful. Seriously, you will melt at their adorable texts and interactions.
Luc’s mom and her friend/housemate Judy are amazing. The rest of the parents are terrible. Luc and Oliver’s friends are delightful minus one dickwad who keeps picking at Oliver, but you’ll see how that turns out. 😉 There is some “casual” homophobia that Luc and Oliver experience, as well as some emotionally abusive actions by their parents (sans Luc’s mom).
I seriously loved this book so much. Luc is a hot mess. Oliver’s a buttoned up mess. And they complete each other. It’s WONDERFUL.
I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.