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Boyfriend Material
Boyfriend Material | Alexis Hall
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Wanted: One (fake) boyfriend Practically perfect in every way Luc O'Donnell is tangentiallyand reluctantlyfamous. 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.
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BennettBookworm
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SOOO excited for this!! #AuldLangSpine
@monalyisha @Read4life
We have similar taste bc some of these are my faves, too! I loved Soulmate Equation, Book Lovers, and Aristotle&Dante!
I‘m going to start with these three! Thank you so much 🥳

monalyisha I read a Katherine Center book when I was called upon to lead my library‘s book club one month (which I don‘t normally do, being in Children‘s, but there was a hole in the schedule). I went into it begrudgingly (I think because pieces of the plot didn‘t speak to me when I read the blurb) but I ended up enjoying it *so much*! I hope you love the one you‘ll be reading — and the rest of your list! 5d
BennettBookworm @monalyisha Thank you!! Aw that sounds like such a good outcome! Yeah I really am intrigued by the description of that one! 5d
Read4life I hope you enjoy them. 🤓 I‘ll be posting my reads in a bit. Loving the list you created. 5d
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BennettBookworm @Read4life I‘m so thrilled! 4d
Sapphire I loved Winter Garden but kept turning away from it. 4 different people recommended it to me and two other people bought me copies before I gave in and listened on audio (which I already had but didn‘t like the narrator at first). So glad I finally read it lol 4d
BennettBookworm @Sapphire that‘s so good to know! 4d
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eol
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This one goes into “Romancing a Trainwreck“ bucket, on both sides of the fence. Both the MC and his love interest have issues — or rather, their issues have issues. Which is part of the reason why this book is so fun. That's a hard balance to strike, to give your characters enough faults to make them relatable but not enough to make them unlikable, and the author manages splendidly.

5.0/5

#romance #recommended #lgbtq #mmromance

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sarahgreatlove
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SO funny. SO sweet. I loved this book. The banter with Luc‘s workmates gives me life 😆 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Mindelan
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I was so disappointed to hear that Alexis Hall‘s next book was delayed a month that I immediately went out and got both books in this series. It‘s been great to come late to the party on Hall, there is so much to get through! I‘m struggling to focus right now as I‘m having a bad patch of migraines and fatigue, but these books are so engaging and funny that I can stick with them even when I‘m completely worn out. They are definitely laugh out loud

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Dragon
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Having a lovely lazy weekend : finished listening to a short story audiobook and now listening to this lovely rom-com. It‘s a modern take on Bridget Jones 🤣💚🐉 - Oprah had a good life list on her Instagram ( above right )

Dragon Not my favourite 2mo
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britt_brooke
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⭐️⭐️⭐️ Who doesn‘t enjoy a fake dating story? Based on podcasts/reviews, my expectations were high. Too high, apparently. There are several good qualities to both books: likable characters, funny banter, very important, relevant topics. But one major flaw - they‘re too long. Just get to the damned point. There‘s way too much unnecessary dialogue. Idk. A good editing down would‘ve better held my attention.

CarolynM OMG! The dialogue is what makes me love these books so much! Different strokes…🙂 3mo
Cinfhen I like good banter too @CarolynM BUT only to a certain degree - think I‘ll pass on these ~ Thanks Britt 💚 3mo
julesG I'm with @CarolynM. 😁 3mo
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Vansa I couldn't get past the first 2 chapters of this😂I found it quite unreadable! So over the top.His mum asks him to meet her,and he can't tell a guy he's interested in because he'll think toxic codependent and so on?!Why ever? 3mo
britt_brooke @CarolynM @julesG I generally liked the conversations, but a story of mostly dialogue, and not much action is not my fave. I‘m happy y‘all liked them, though! 💙 3mo
britt_brooke @Cinfhen It‘s a story driven by conversations with little action. Should‘ve been fewer than 400 pages. I was bored! (edited) 3mo
britt_brooke @Vansa Right?! 3mo
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Read4life
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#thoughtfulthursday @MoonWitch94

Read with #LittensLoveRomance

I‘m always ready for Autumn 🍁🎃🧡 (except when I‘m ready for Winter! ❄️⛄️🧣💙)

A pic of a late night swim from our family vacation.

MoonWitch94 That is an awesome pool!! Thanks for playing 🐚🍁😊 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Thanks for the tag!! 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🍁🧡📚 3mo
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MoonWitch94
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#ThoughtfulThursday has returned! 🥳

🐚Tagged book was fabulous!

🐚I‘m ready for Autumn!🍁However, I need a few more beach day trips first.

🐚I took this picture on Long Beach Island last weekend. It was a beautiful beach day.

✨Everyone is welcome to play! Tagging some Littens below to get it started. ✨

Librarybelle Thanks for the tag! 3mo
wanderinglynn Thanks for the tag! 3mo
OriginalCyn620 Yay! Thanks so much for the tag! I‘m feeling lazy right now, but will definitely post tomorrow. 😜 3mo
TheSpineView Thanks for the tag! 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you me dear ❤️ 3mo
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reclusivepigeon
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I think Joe Jameson is my new favorite audiobook narrator. This was hilarious and really cute. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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snapsnarlgrowl
Boyfriend Material | Alexis Hall

Just finished my reread so I can get started on the sequel!

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Graciouswarriorprincess
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Books 94-95 of the year.

PurpleyPumpkin Fantastic progress, congratulations!🎉 3mo
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IndoorDame
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This was 💯 a #blameitonlitsy read and I have to thank the community for putting it on my radar and promoting it cause it was a lot of fun and I even put the sequel on my September reading list.

julesG 🎉🎉🎉 3mo
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kezzlou85
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So five days into #AwesomeAugust and its going pretty well. Just over 17 hours read and two books finished. Covid has also finally left our house which is great.
@Andrew65

Andrew65 Brilliant on both scores. 4mo
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kezzlou85
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Oh I loved this so much. It was so good. Cheesy at times yes, predictable yes but did I love it, yes I did. It was such a funny read. So many times I laughed out loud. The characters are an eclectic mix but it works. I love Luc and of course Oliver. It's him seeing Luc's fragile side and just being there for him. The plot is well written, funny and relatable. A fab read and I'm off to find the second. 5*

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britt_brooke
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🎧🐾 It‘s a beautiful morning! #audiowalk

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TheatreSpaz
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YES! Hall managed to write a rom com with heart and depth that really explores what it means to take the scary step toward a healthy relationship. I absolutely loved it and can't wait to read the sequel (currently two people ahead of me for it from the library).

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kezzlou85
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In the fresh air for an afternoon of reading and to fight off Covid. Came back from holiday only to find we've all gone down with it. Thankfully despite it all, only minor symptoms.

kspenmoll Oh no! Get well as soon as you can- and all your family too! 4mo
Graywacke Wish you all well 4mo
kezzlou85 @kspenmoll thank you so much. The girls are fine now and we're getting there. 4mo
kezzlou85 @Graywacke thank you so much. 4mo
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ulrichyumiodd
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This was “I want to buy it even though I read it for free via Prime Reading” kind of good. It‘s a rom-com, with ridiculous antics that make some suspension of disbelief necessary. However, the book made me laugh out loud multiple times, and Luc is actually a rather believable character, as is Oliver. I could deal with other characters being absurd for humour or drama. I‘m glad the book doesn‘t get too steamy, but that‘s just personal preference.

TheatreSpaz You put it so well! The supporting characters are almost caricatures (absolutely lovable ones!) but Luc and Oliver were very well rounded. I really enjoyed this and can't wait to read the sequel. 4mo
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coffees
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Finished my reread of this last night and it's still one of my favorite reads!! The characters are all so adorable and quirky, and I love the witty talk, especially Oliver's vocabulary like wow that's so hot 😂 Now I'm ready for husband material!! #queer #gay #feels

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willaful
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Fair.

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Nutmegnc
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Nutmegnc How can I pick just one??!!! 4mo
LoverOfLearning A brilliant work of journalism. 4mo
Nutmegnc @LoverOfLearning that looks GOOD! 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks The tagged is on my shelf 📚 4mo
Nutmegnc @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I just started the sequel and it‘s EVEN BETTER??!!! 4mo
LoverOfLearning @Nutmegnc so so inspiring and eye opening I read it for a college class and wrote a report on it. 4mo
Nutmegnc @LoverOfLearning 🥰🥰🥰 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Nutmegnc I better catch up!! 4mo
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Gissy
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Posting late🙄307 pages were read during #JubilantJuly Readathon @Andrew65
Love this romance. Funny things but also family issues still present, hurting. Long way to heal. A kind of love/hate relationship at the beginning. Love Lucien‘s mother. 3.8⭐️The sequel is out of stock online and is not available in my bookstores😩well I have to wait🤷🏽‍♀️
#LittensLoveRokance @Staycurious
July 2022 #BookSpinBingo @TheAromaOfBooks

Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 4mo
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!!! 4mo
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slategreyskies
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I found this image and thought it went perfectly with this book and the way that Luc is brave enough to suck at a relationship with Oliver. I really enjoyed this book, loved both of their characters and laughed out loud over and over. Four stars!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️!!

#romantsy

rockpools That quote made me smile! And I really enjoyed Boyfriend Material too 😊 4mo
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StayCurious
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#LittensLoveRomance book discussion: I hope you enjoyed reading Boyfriend Material by Alexis Hall this past month. I loved it and can‘t wait for the sequel! Here are a few discussion openers that you can answer in the comments. Feel free to ask your own questions and get people chatting. Enjoy!

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julesG I missed Oliver's thoughts. I would have liked to be in his head for a few chapters. - - I like how the two of them complement each other. Luc is blunt where bluntness might get the message across much better than being polite and swallowing your feelings, whereas Oliver is polite and uses his measured barrister tones to help diffuse tricky situations. 4mo
StayCurious @julesG yes I think their differences will mesh well together in the end 4mo
julesG I appreciated the closed door romance. It was spicy enough to get an idea, but I didn't need (and here I'm quoting myself from a Lauren Blakely MM romance) "a blow by blow" account of events. 4mo
julesG I think the big blow off with the parents/Luc's father might happen in the sequel. - - - I'm reading the ARC right now, which I was very much looking forward to. - - - Yes, I think it was the right thing to do, pushing Luc to confront Oliver. Luc was very much stuck inside the hamster wheel of his own thoughts and his friends set him straight. I like their friendship dynamic. They are the kind of friends who'd help you burry the body. 😉 4mo
julesG My question to Alexis Hall would be, can we expect more books in the Luc&Oliver universe? Not necessarily in the Bridget Jones kind of way though. Alas, I fear, the story is told after book two. (I've been pushing off reading the last 17% of the ARC for a day now, I don't want it to end.) 4mo
Clwojick Ahh! Okay. I adored this book! While I was reading it, I did miss Oliver‘s thoughts, but I also don‘t think the book would‘ve been a five star read for me had I known all of his inner thoughts from the get go. Maybe the epilogue could have been from Oliver‘s perspective? I‘m really hoping that they resolve some issues with the ahole parents (aside from Luca mom, of course… she was a straight up Gem, and I loved every single scene with her) 4mo
Clwojick … In the second book. I also hope we see more of Luc and Oliver‘s friends because they were all fantastic. ❤️ 4mo
KristiAhlers @julesG I completely agree I would love more books with these characters. I have to admit at first I was really conflicted about this read but once I stuck with it I was hooked 4mo
KristiAhlers @Clwojick right? I love it when secondary characters add to a story. 4mo
KristiAhlers I personally loved the banter and the writing style. I totally got the movie Notting Hill as far as the friends go. And I get that we didn‘t get an idea of Oliver‘s issues until the because of a follow up book but I would‘ve liked a little more info in this book. Overall it‘s a pick for me ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. 4mo
Catsandbooks I would have enjoyed to see Oliver's perspective, but I still loved it either way. Hopefully in the sequel we'll see Oliver tell off his parents and Luc tell off his dad. I agree that Luc's mom is fantastic and his friends are great too! As for the romance level I'm good with any and all spice levels 🌶. I'll definitely read the sequel at some point! 4mo
peanutnine @Clwojick I agree that having Oliver's thoughts would have taken away some of the mystery and I liked just having Luc's perspective 4mo
peanutnine I'm on board with any spice level in a book, but I think the closed door for this story worked best. I really loved the passage where Luc is describing the emotional night he spends with Oliver and says "It‘s not the sort of thing you talk about, okay? It was for us. And it was everything." *swoon* ? 4mo
peanutnine I'm definitely looking forward to the sequel to see how Oliver handles his family now that he realizes they're assholes. And how Luc manages dealing with them after his horrible first impression 4mo
peanutnine @julesG I saw Alexis Hall announced a book 3 in this universe, but it will focus on a character from Husband Material 4mo
CarolynM I‘m fine with the single perspective - that‘s Alexis Hall‘s style and I love it. I love the way he writes - his blog and his GR reviews keep me happy between books. I wouldn‘t have minded a more open door, but as @julesG said there was enough 🌶 to give an idea. He has had some interesting things to say about sex scenes which you can read via his website https://quicunquevult.com/select-media/ I particularly recommend “the one about handjobs” 4mo
CarolynM On my first read I found Oliver‘s behaviour around his family, subsequent dismissal of Luc and the final reunion less than fully convincing. But when I did the audio, and with this reread I was happy to go with it. Luc‘s friends are great and the whole roadtrip-quest and it‘s failure are comic gold. I have SO many questions for AH, far too many for the 451 character limit🤣 4mo
julesG @peanutnine Oh, great. Something to look forward to. 😁 4mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig @peanutnine I just loved that 'and it was everything.' 4mo
StayCurious @Crinoline_Laphroaig wasn't that such a great line? 4mo
StayCurious @peanutnine I just loved that line 4mo
MeganAnn Meant to go back and answer these when I had more time the other day and I completely forgot! Loved this one SO much! 😍🥰 I personally think that the single perspective from Luc‘s POV was perfect for this story. It gave Oliver a bit more mystery and allowed us to see Luc‘s growth better. I think with Oliver‘s POV I might have gotten more annoyed with Luc‘s inability to see himself worthy of a relationship & some of the miscommunication. 4mo
MeganAnn I love all spice levels so for me the closed door was fine. It worked for these characters and like @peanutnine said, that line was perfection 😍 I would have liked to see Oliver confront his family, but perhaps that will be a part of the sequel? I think he definitely needs more time before he‘ll be ready to do something like that. I loved how Luc handled it though. 🥰 And I loved Luc‘s friends and his mother. Such a fantastic support system! 4mo
MeganAnn I also loved that the grand gesture is sort of a fail in this book. Can‘t wait to read the sequel for this one! And I‘m also looking forward to reading Hall‘s recently released historical fiction: 4mo
MeganAnn @CarolynM read “the one about handjobs” which was a very interesting read. Thanks for sharing! 4mo
Catsandbooks @peanutnine @julesG I saw on Alexis Hall's website there's actually going to be 5 total books in this universe! https://quicunquevult.com/book/boyfriend-material/ 4mo
peanutnine @Catsandbooks yes I just saw that announcement! So exciting! 4mo
MoonWitch94 I was a bit behind & just finished last night. I loved this novel. I agree with others that I missed Oliver‘s POV, BUT I think it adds some mystery, which I liked. And I think it‘s so romantic that we as readers are not privy to the details of their sex life. I totally swooned when Luc said it was just for them. 😍 I love than Luc‘s “dicks” made took him on a wild goose chase for love! 4mo
Gissy I will joined some of the questions: I will like to ask the author the motivation to write this book. Where the idea comes from, how he create/developed the characters. Which character was his most difficult one, least favorite character and if he identifies with any of the them. I think that Oliver, communication is important but difficult to manage his own family issues. I think we will see in sequel how he managed the situation. So sad⬇️ 4mo
Gissy Lucien on the other hand, is less communicative about his feelings but well supported by family, well except his father but as an adult, he needs to resolve the issue. He can‘t change his father. I think closure is within themselves, how you grow with these experiences. Luc‘s friends were supportive. They just recommended what they thought was best for Luc and it worked. Those friends made laughed. I loved that romance❤️Great book club choice🤗❤️ 4mo
Marmie7 I really enjoyed this despite my misgivings in the beginning. I'm not really a romance reader, but I became invested in all the characters. I loved Lucs' friends. I completely related to his relationship with his father, mine was similar. Wasn't sure if these two should end up together, but by the end convinced and happy they did. Looking forward to the sequel💕 4mo
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GirlNamedJesse
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I ended up enjoying this one, but just not as much as I‘d hoped. It took until halfway through the book for me to be pulled in, and even then Oliver‘s brusqueness just really put me off. There was more humor in the second half, which I liked, and my jaw literally dropped when the boys interacted with the Blackwoods. Entertaining, but not a new favorite. #LittensLoveRomance

GirlNamedJesse I do want to add that I‘m grateful for the #LittensLoveRomance book club because without that deadline I would‘ve either DNF‘d or taken another two months to finish it. So thanks! 😊 4mo
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Kshakal
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Mehso-so

Not my favorite… I didn‘t really care about the characters and it was easy for me to put down!

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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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Roadtrip‼️ I'm finally listening to Boyfriend Material. It's keeping me company on a Roadtrip.

julesG Hope you enjoy it and have a smooth trip. 4mo
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@StayCurious Finished reading this with LittensLove Romance Book club. Loved it, it was so witty and entertaining. The author knows how to let the reader know what is actually going on in the characters head while yet speaking. It was fun to watch the characters interact. It would be fun to have this as a movie

StayCurious I totally agree a movie would be a lot of fun! 4mo
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My heart! I felt all the feelings in these last few chapters. We find out that Oliver, who before now has always seemed perfect and in control, has some major issues. His family is…the worst. We find out that Luc‘s father is ready to abandon him again now that he‘s gotten a clean bill of health. But despite everything, and despite Oliver running scared, Luc does have people in his life that will continue to support him (they always have). Cont.👇

StayCurious There‘s the grand gesture - that doesn‘t quite go according to plan, and finally the honesty about how they feel. It was a good ending but with the sequel coming out, maybe it was really a good beginning. Discussion to come on Sunday! #LittensLoveRomance (edited) 4mo
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BarkingMadRead I loved the ending, poor Oliver! I wanted to beat you his awful parents 4mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I just finished yesterday and it was great! 4mo
julesG I'm nearly done reading the sequel (ARC) and I'm hoping there's going to be another book about Luc and Oliver. Those two are just great together. 4mo
BethM This was great! 4mo
Gissy I need to continue with this story! I need the sequel in my life! So many issues to manage but the communication has been the tool between these two. Lovely couple. I love Lucien‘s mother, so unique. 4mo
Read4life I loved this book! I‘m reading the ARC of Husband Material now and loving it, too. Laughing out loud enough that people ask what I‘m reading. ☺️ 4mo
slategreyskies I loved this book! I laughed and cried and then sighed in happiness. Such a great read! 4mo
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Clwojick
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I‘m about half way through, and i cannot stop giggling! Loving it so far. #Littensloveromance

sherri I'm seeing this one a lot. Added to my TBR. :) 4mo
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Clwojick
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Current plans for #20in4, which I‘m actually starting today because I‘m off 😆 @Andrew65

Andrew65 I still have an ARC o Innsomni I have to read. Good luck. 4mo
AnansiGirl Nice! I‘m doing the same thing! 😁 4mo
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I planned to read a library book next, but I have an ARC of Alexis Hall‘s HUSBAND MATERIAL and last night I realized it comes out on August 2nd, not August 22nd like I thought. Eep!

So here I am, rereading BOYFRIEND MATERIAL in preparation. Honestly, I regret nothing. I‘m laughing my arse off over here, with plenty of EMOTIONS in the mix too. My favourite readerly combination.

writerlibrarian Same here. I'm starting Husband material hoping to finish it before Monday. 😁 4mo
xicanti @writerlibrarian good luck to us both! 4mo
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StayCurious
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#LittensLoveRomance Ch.37-42 (still behind but will finish by Friday!) Things are now very real between Oliver and Luc which brings along scary but happy feelings. Luc also meets his dad for a drink and comes to the conclusion that his dad will never be sorry for abandoning him - and maybe Luc has to acknowledge that. We finally get to the Beetle Drive and Luc works his butt off and Oliver is the perfect partner. So close to the end now!

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#LittensLoveRomance Hey guys, hope everyone has been enjoying our July Read Boyfriend Material by Alexis Hall - we will be having our low key group discussion a week from today. I will post a few discussion topics/questions and you can join in by commenting if you want to😊 Thanks to everyone for being a part of our first group read - the first of many I hope!

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#LittensLoveRomance @LitsyEvents Hey guys, hope everyone has been enjoying our July Read Boyfriend Material by Alexis Hall - we will be having our low key group discussion a week from today. I will post a few discussion topics/questions and you can join in by commenting if you want to😊 Thanks to everyone for being a part of our first group read - the first of many I hope!

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PageShifter Sounds good! I had so bad luck with this one: someone returned the book late to the library and when I got it I was already middle of reading a chunkster. Then I got sick and that chunkster couldn't have been less appealing xD But I am still going to read this, because I have leave it back to the library in August. 5mo
BarkingMadRead This was such a fun book, looking forward to the discussion! 5mo
Clwojick Still hoping I can get to this in time. There was an error with my digital download from the library, and I have to wait for it to auto return before I can try again. 🤦🏻‍♀️ 5mo
CarolynM Looking forward to it🙂 5mo
slategreyskies I‘m reading as fast as I can trying to catch up in time for tomorrow‘s discussion. This book is so much fun! :) 4mo
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slategreyskies
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Thanks to @ozma.of.oz for the layout idea! I hadn‘t thought of doing it this way, and I love the way it looks!!

#BookReport

Chelleo Very cute! 5mo
ozma.of.oz That looks so good! 💚💚 5mo
MoonWitch94 New World Witchery is on my list! 5mo
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StayCurious
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#LittensLoveRomance Ch.33-36: Oliver forgives Luc‘s blunder and they agree that their fake relationship maybe isn‘t so fake - but let‘s not label anything. Luc‘s dad reaches out to him and is still a douche. Luc gets to meet some of Oliver‘s friends and they‘re pretty nice even though they‘re mostly straight lawyers. I can‘t help thinking something else is going to go wrong though…we still have several chapters for Luc to screw up!

julesG Why do you think Luc would screw up? Oliver isn't without faults. He can mess it all up, too. 5mo
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StayCurious @julesG you‘re absolutely right - I guess we‘ll see 5mo
MoonWitch94 I love that they‘re both being more honest with how they truly feel. I really enjoy reading romance novels where BOTH characters are flawed in relatable ways. Luc tends to screw up in big, emotional word vomiting ways. I would venture to say that when Oliver screws up, it will be blunt, curt & to the point quietly. That contrast will be interesting. I hope he does screw up 😜Luc should get a taste of it lol 😂 5mo
slategreyskies Oh, I can‘t stand Luc‘s dad. He is such a jerk!! 4mo
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Catsandbooks
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4.5/5 ⭐️ I thoroughly enjoyed this romantic comedy! Definitely need to read the sequel! Thanks for the great pick #littensloveromance

#JubilantJuly

StayCurious So glad you enjoyed it! 5mo
KristiAhlers I loved this story so much. 5mo
Saknicole I thought this one was fun too! I didn‘t realize she had written a sequel 😍 4mo
Catsandbooks @Saknicole yes! It's called Husband Material. It comes out in a few days I think. 4mo
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everlocalwest
Boyfriend Material | Alexis Hall
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Made an after hours trip to the bookshop in my pajamas to grab this month's #littensloveromance pick and I had two gifts on my desk! The new Ross Gay from my Workman rep (had to cancel our meeting bc covid but he loves me enough that he dropped this by!) and Legends and Lattes which a customer dropped off bc I mentioned being bummed I didn't buy a copy before we sold out and now I'll have to wait for the Tor edition in October.

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StayCurious
Boyfriend Material | Alexis Hall
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#LittensLoveRomance Ch.31-32-Shout out to @peanutnine for turning me onto this fanart - I‘ve just read this scene and it was so touching - I had to post it again. (Sara, I hope you don‘t mind). Gosh these two. I mean, label it fake all you want - they are clearly into each other and in a relationship(especially after that kiss). I feel so bad for Luc but he does handle things so poorly…poor Oliver too. I‘m a bit behind but will catch up soon!

MoonWitch94 I‘m a bit behind, too. But I just adore these two. I totally emphasize with a lot of the things Luc says/feels; I have been there, I‘ve felt it. Especially when depression gets overwhelming & your living space becomes disastrous (mine has never been as bad as Luc‘s…but still). And the two of them are so good for each other. 5mo
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StayCurious @MoonWitch94 I‘m a bit surprised that his mother never showed up at his door and realized how bad it was 5mo
peanutnine I definitely don't mind! This is such a favorite scene of mine 🥺💕 Talking about your feelings through a door because you're too vulnerable is such a mood that I can totally relate to 5mo
MoonWitch94 @StayCurious Same! But I suppose she‘s too caught up in her own routine with Judy to do so. 🤦🏻‍♀️ 5mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig @MoonWitch94 @StayCurious I haven't read yet. I'm doing audiobook on Roadtrip before Husband Material release. I remember Luc's mom as not leaving her house very much. Will have to pay attention when I reread. 5mo
LiseWorks My heart broke for Oliver as I don't think he new why Luc was doing this. 5mo
Kerrbearlib I love this fan art and this scene. Just lovely! 5mo
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StayCurious
Boyfriend Material | Alexis Hall
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#LittensLoveRomance Ch.25-30: This fake romance is certainly feeling real! I mean, Oliver stroking Luc‘s hair at his mom‘s viewing party? There are no photographers there, Oliver. So sweet. I love Luc‘s mom - she‘s so funny. The author writes absurd conversations so well - both with Luc‘s friends and family, but also in his professional life. He deals with so many silly people! It‘s a wonder he doesn‘t blurt out his true thoughts more often!

BarkingMadRead I love the crazy people in his life, although if it were me, I would be exhausted! 5mo
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BethM I would totally read a book about Luc‘s mom! 5mo
Gissy I‘m in chapter 28 and I living the story and these peculiar character: Lucien, Oliver, Alex, Luc‘s Mom and their friends. The situation is hilarious. I‘m lol all the time. Love Oliver he is sooo cute. I‘m happy that I‘m participating in this buddy read. I think that Luc and Oliver are growing in their live/relationship perspectives. 5mo
slategreyskies Bananas in a curry!? Gross!! 🤣 4mo
slategreyskies Also, that kiss!! So swoonworthy!! 🥰 4mo
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BethM
Boyfriend Material | Alexis Hall
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#littensloveromance This was very good! I was totally pulled in. I probably wouldn‘t have chose this on my own either. Some of Luc‘s and Oliver‘s individual quirks irritated me but overall I really liked it.

Nutmegnc The audiobook is phenomenal, too!! 5mo
StayCurious So glad you enjoyed it! 5mo
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MoonWitch94
Boyfriend Material | Alexis Hall
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My #JubilantJuly goal is to catch up on my group reads. I am behind so hoping to catch up this weekend & then start an ARC or two from NetGalley.

Who wants to join in? Anyone can join, just set your own goals.

Andrew65 Great to have you with us agin, good luck 😊👍

Everyone welcome 😍
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peanutnine
Boyfriend Material | Alexis Hall
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My favorite fan artist just posted this gorgeous panel of Luc and Oliver this week 😍
It's perfect timing with the #LittensLoveRomance read this month and the sequel coming out next month!!
@StayCurious I'm loving rereading this with y'all! ✨
(Check out her ig account if you love fanart of queer books - she has some amazing RWRB and Carry On stuff 💖)
https://www.instagram.com/p/CfxNp47vGuj/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=

StayCurious I love this! 5mo
kezzlou85 Currently reading this it's great so far. 5mo
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julesG
Boyfriend Material | Alexis Hall
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Thanks for the tag, @Eggs. #WondrousWednesday

1) I can't remember. Maybe The Time Traveller's Wife.

2) Can't pick a favourite genre. I read a lot of romance. Mainly because I know what I'm getting into, two people will find each other, overcome the odds that are keeping them from being together, and there will be a happy ending.

3) best? Not sure. Tagged the one I enjoyed most recently.

What about you, @GingerAntics @Birdsong28 @ozma.of.oz?

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StayCurious
Boyfriend Material | Alexis Hall
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#LittensLoveRomance For those of us listening on audio and loving it, here is the voice actor, Joe Jameson. You can see him talking a bit about the book here: https://www.audiofilemagazine.com/articles/narrator-joe-jameson-on-boyfriend-mat...

Read4life Loving this audio 5mo
CarolynM He‘s good 🙂 5mo
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StayCurious
Boyfriend Material | Alexis Hall
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#LittensLoveRomance Ch.19-24: Oh Luc, your self image makes me sad. This poor guy. So screwed up, but so relatable. Oliver, while he has his desperate moments, is coming off as quite the dreamboat - VCut and all. I mean, he called Luc Beautiful. My heart. I‘m am so invested in these characters and their “fake” romance. The only thing I wish is that we got to see inside Oliver‘s thoughts as well - is he as hung up on Luc as we like to think he is?

BarkingMadRead I think he is, I‘m curious to find out why Oliver holds back! 5mo
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Kerrbearlib Luc is so relatable. 5mo
Catsandbooks I just want to wrap up Luc and protect him! 5mo
BethM I think he is but I too want to know why he holds back! Honestly I want Luc to be more grown up in his handling of stress. 5mo
LiseWorks I love Luc's friends. I also liked the misspellings in the texts lol I can relate to that! 5mo
slategreyskies Let me just agree: he called Luc beautiful. That melted my heart. 🥰 4mo
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StayCurious
Boyfriend Material | Alexis Hall
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#LittensLoveRomance Ch.13-18: Sorry I‘ve been MIA - due to internet outage, was unable to post earlier - but I am loving this book! It‘s quick and funny! We are seeing Oliver more, his vulnerability around Luc, and how supportive he can be even as a fake BF. I look forward to every interaction they have. So far I still dislike Luc‘s deadbeat dad, even with the cancer shock. I love reading everything Alex says - and can‘t help really liking him!

BethM Im really loving it. Some real LOL moments, I just wish Luc was more confident. 5mo
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peanutnine Alex Twaddle is seriously my favorite character. He's adorably clueless 😅 The daily jokes are hilarious 5mo
BarkingMadRead This is so much fun, I‘m loving every page! And yes, Alex is adorable clueless! 5mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig I love this book!!! Started to do Readalong but now I'm saving for a Roadtrip I've got coming up. 5mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig But I still like seeing everyone's thoughts. 5mo
StayCurious @Crinoline_Laphroaig are you listening on audio? It‘s really great 5mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig @StayCurious I am! I've got print copy as well because I just love this book so much! 5mo
CarolynM @peanutnine Yes! Love the jokes and the way Luc keeps having to explain them. 5mo
Read4life @StayCurious I agree. The audiobook is fantastic 5mo
MoonWitch94 Ughhh his Dad! 👎🏻 5mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Alex is hilarious in his cluelessness. He's so dry and logical that I referred to him as being like Drax from Guardians of the Galaxy. 5mo
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