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Husband Material
Husband Material | Alexis Hall
Wanted: One (very real) husband Nowhere near perfect but desperately trying his best In BOYFRIEND MATERIAL, Luc and Oliver met, pretended to fall in love, fell in love for real, dealt with heartbreak and disappointment and family and friends...and somehow figured out a way to make it work. Now it seems like everyone around them is getting married, and Luc's feeling the social pressure to propose. But it'll take more than four weddings, a funeral, and a bowl full of special curry to get these two from I don't know what I'm doing to I do. Good thing Oliver is such perfect HUSBAND MATERIAL. "Brilliance on every single page."Christina Lauren, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, for Boyfriend Material "The apotheosis of the rom-com."Entertainment Weekly, A+ Review, for Boyfriend Material "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, for Boyfriend Material "FAKE DATING, REAL FEELINGS, BEST JOKES."Olivia Waite, award-winning author, for Boyfriend Material "Fresh and vibrant."Annie Carl, The Neverending Bookshop (Edmonds, WA), for Boyfriend Material
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JoyBlue
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Mehso-so
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Dragon
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Just finished listening to this funny and sweet audiobook. This book starts up two years after Boyfriend Material- things are going well but all their friends are getting married- what‘s the next step in their relationship? I read Boyfriend Material as an ebook- I‘m thinking I should definitely listen to the audiobook. Loved it but do wear ear buds - lots of f-bombs -👍👍💚🐉

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peanutnine
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As much as I was looking forward to this one, it was so hard for me to pick up and start. Sequels can go either way and I was a bit content to stay in the HFN from book one. But I did end up enjoying it once I got started. Luc and Oliver still have a lot of issues to work out and the character development felt realistic. As always, the coworkers and friends were hilarious and the best part
#SeriesRead2022 @TheSpineView

TheSpineView Fantastic 2w
CarolynM 2w
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britt_brooke
Husband Material | Alexis Hall
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🎧🐾 Cool, beautiful morning for a walk with my boy!

#audiowalk
#dogsoflitsy

BkClubCare Beautiful pup 2w
SmartSassery Aww! Hi pretty! 2w
Cathythoughts 👍🏻❤️ 2w
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LeahBergen 💙💙💙 2w
britt_brooke @BkClubCare Thank you!! 💚🐾 1w
britt_brooke @LeahBergen 💚🐾 How‘s your cute little Johnny? 1w
LeahBergen He just cost us a massive vet bill. He somehow managed to crack a pre-molar and had to have it removed. They‘re expensive little things, aren‘t they? 😆 1w
britt_brooke @LeahBergen Oh no! Yes, they sure are. 😬💸 1w
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Christy2318
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Pickpick

Joe Jameson narration was spot on & there were some pretty funny parts in this homage to four weddings and a funeral. But sequels about the same couple are challenging & this just didn‘t delight the same way Boyfriend Material did. It‘s a pick but not an enthusiastic one. #romcom

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Kshakal
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💙❤️🤍 4w
Eggs 💙❤️💙 4w
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Graciouswarriorprincess
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August reading report. 13 books total.

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Nutmegnc
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Apart from the satisfying ending, I had a really hard time getting into this. Just me??! I mean the audio was stellar and there were funny spots…

Nutmegnc But Luc was really jerky and awful. I had so little sympathy for him. 🤷‍♀️ 1mo
GingerAntics @Nutmegnc really? I found him to be the same loveable hot mess he was in the first book. 1mo
Nutmegnc @GingerAntics So it‘s just me. I loved him in the first one but I was so over it.Maybe I‘ll try again at a less stressful time of the year. 1mo
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Vansa I couldn't even get beyond page 30 of the first book! 1mo
Nutmegnc @Vansa wow! 1mo
GingerAntics @Vansa wow! Yeah, then don‘t even try this one. If the first one wasn‘t your thing, the second one won‘t be either. 4w
GingerAntics @Nutmegnc maybe. I dunno. Maybe he didn‘t grow enough for what you were thinking he should. 🤷🏼‍♀️ I thought someone told me a third book is already in the works called “parent material,” so I‘m not sure how we‘re going to get from this ending to that, but maybe you‘ll like him better in that one. 4w
Nutmegnc @GingerAntics yeah I think that‘s it. I will probably read the third one anyway. 4w
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Graciouswarriorprincess
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Book 96 of the year.

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GingerAntics
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WHAT?! How is it going to just end there, like that?! There better be another one. I seriously need another one. I love Luc and Oliver, and seriously I need more of Oliver saying “Lucien” an octave lower than everything else he says, and Luc being neurotic and over thinking. I also need to know they‘re okay - really okay!
#AlexisHall #HusbandMaterial #busbooks #lgbtq #audiobook #surpriseending

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Julsmarshall
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Pickpick

Wonderful! Laugh out loud funny, these fellas have a lot to work through to find their happily ever after and I loved cheering them on all along the way. There are some difficult themes, grief, homophobia, parental strife. I‘ll miss Lucien and Oliver and their madcap group of friends.

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GingerAntics
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🤦🏼‍♀️🤣😂🤣
#AlexisHall #HusbandMaterial #audiobook #busbooks

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GingerAntics
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Only. Luc‘s. Mother.
😂🤣😂
I‘m dying.
#AlexisHall #HusbandMaterial #audiobook #busbooks #weirdthingsnomothershouldsay

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Nessavamusic
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I really enjoyed this follow up to Boyfriend Material. It is definitely a tribute to the movie Four Weddings & a Funeral. I can‘t say much more, because spoilers but it wraps up the story well. 4⭐️

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GingerAntics
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🤣😂🤣
Just read this to yourself in a French accent.
#AlexisHall #HusbandMaterial #lgbtq #audiobook #busbooks

Nutmegnc Omg I can‘t wait! Digging into it this weekend!! 1mo
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GingerAntics
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Can we just take a moment to discuss the INCREDIBLE way Joe Jameson (the narrator of the audiobook) says the word “Lucien.” I‘m not even luc, but let me tell you it makes my toes curl. He already does Oliver‘s voice deeper than Luc‘s, but I swear he says “Lucien” is twice as low as everything else Oliver says. And WHEN is Luc going to retaliate by taking up calling Oliver, Oli?! I mean, seriously.
#AlexisHall #HusbandMaterial #audiobook #lgbtq

DGRachel I know nothing about the book, but I want to grab the audiobook based purely on your comments. 🤣🤣🔥🔥 1mo
CarolynM ❤️ 1mo
julesG @DGRachel Get the first novel first. 😜 And yes, the narration is 'chef's kiss' in both novels. First book: 1mo
DGRachel @julesG Thanks! 1mo
GingerAntics @DGRachel I second the motion to get the first book first. Both are sweet, heartwarming stories. The people on the bus have got to think I‘m crazy with all the random smile cracking and laughing. Oh well, it‘s just that good. 1mo
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GingerAntics
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I love when Luc wants to do dirty things to Oliver in random places… like a car park… at his best friend‘s wedding. 🤣😂🤣
#AlexisHall #HusbandMaterial #audiobook #lgbtq

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GingerAntics
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I have a feeling our Lucien has spent plenty more than “slightly too long” looking at Oliver.
#AlexisHall #HusbandMaterial #audiobook #lgbtq

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GingerAntics
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When your wedding venue “ever so slightly” burns down. 😂🤣😂
#AlexisHall #HusbandMaterial #audiobook #lgbtq

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GingerAntics
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🤣😂🤣
@TheBookHippie I feel like this would be great comic relief for our philosophy discussions.
#AlexisHall #HusbandMaterial #audiobook #lgbtq

TheBookHippie 😂😂😂😆🤣👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼💯 1mo
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GingerAntics
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Let‘s just be clear, they were calling him a twAt, because of the labia hat! Where does one even get a labia hat crochet pattern?
#AlexisHall #HusbandMaterial #audiobook #lgbtq

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GingerAntics
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I started this on the bus yesterday morning. I absolutely cannot get enough of this!!! I am so in love with Oliver and Luc!!!
#AlexisHall #HusbandMaterial #OliverAndLuc #Lucien #lgbtq #audiobook #busbooks

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rachelsbrittain
Husband Material | Alexis Hall
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I loved this sequel to Boyfriend Material and am so excited we're getting even more books including PARENT MARERIAL! After going to a series of friends weddings, Luc and Oliver decide to get married themselves. But the stress of wedding planning might just ruin their happy day. Some good tension without being over the top dramatic, though considering Luc is always dramatic... still a little dramatic 😅

My third #AugustARC so far this month.

GingerAntics WHAT?! PARENT MATERIAL?! I‘m in love already!!! 1mo
CarolynM ❤️ 1mo
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LiseWorks
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August 18 #ArtfulAugust Released in August Since I read the first book with the #LitsyRomanceBookClub I think this one would also be a good one as it continues Luc and Oliver's story. @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

Eggs Perfect 👍🏼 1mo
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cdreincarnate
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This book is every bit as snarky, heartwarming, and hilarious as the first one. I also loved the homage to Four Weddings and a Funeral.

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ValkyrieAndHerBooks
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I‘m having mixed feelings about the end. I‘m definitely leaning toward positive feelings. But I think I need to reread this one down the line to sort those feelings. Ultimately, here‘s what I came away with:

*This book made me laugh a lot.
*It made me smile even more
*And it left me thinking.

Any more details than that feel like spoilers. And if you want those spoiler details, I‘m happy to chat about them in the comments with spoiler settings.

julesG I agree to your three points. It made me think, too. And laugh! 1mo
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Preciouz29
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I…..do not know what to think. I quite enjoyed most of the book, but the ending really threw me. The banter and the wit was great, and I loved revisiting the lively characters, but I was a wee bit disappointed in the ending.

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Skeeterisme
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Pickpick

Nice to see these characters again

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Crinoline_Laphroaig
Husband Material | Alexis Hall
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Pickpick

Preorder Swag! Particularly loved the adorable tea tin. Also it has autographed book plate sticker and Activity Book filled with quiz, puzzles, scrambles, etc.

As for the book: My most anticipated books of summer. Few days before release, I saw 2 Star Review of ARC from someone whose opinion I trust. Then I saw that it was a riff of 4 Weddings & a Funeral, so I guessed how the story would end. So I was expecting the worst. ⬇️

Crinoline_Laphroaig For the most part I really enjoyed. Even when characters relapsed into bad behaviors. Alexis Hall said he want to write about the after, which isn't done much in Romance. ⬇️ 2mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig Reality is people have set backs. Long term relationships aren't all sunshine and roses. That being said the arguing over the Rainbow Balloon Arch and what it stood for got tiresome. Anyone in a long term relationship will tell you, that you have to learn to compromise. Also there was never any discussion of the Big Things: Children, House or Apartment, Life Goals, etc.
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Crinoline_Laphroaig I didn't expect Luc & Oliver to get married, I know how 4 Weddings & a Funeral ends. But at the end of Ch 39 everything seems to have been resolved, and then BOOM, they both suddenly change their minds. Especially Oliver? It just comes out of the blue. And the thing is I totally get what he is saying about marriage. If this conversation had come a bit earlier in the book it would have worked for me. Putting it in the last 20 pages was jarring. 2mo
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I'm fairly generous when it comes to stars. This was definitely more than 3 for me but not a solid 4. There so much I liked in this book. I literally cheered during the Funeral Section. And I love Luc's mom she is such great example of how to parent a grown child.

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Crinoline_Laphroaig This felt like it needed a To Be Continued at the End. My rating would have been lower if I hadn't know there is going to be a Book 3. And since we are talking RomCom's I'm reminded of that Scene from Love Actually when the say the fate of the party hangs on the next song. The fate of this book hangs on the outcome of the next. 2mo
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CarolynM
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Oh, I just loved this gorgeous, funny, warm-hearted romcom! And I thought it handled the dysfunctional family situation (very like one I‘ve been involved in) and the issues that arise from it incredibly well. It‘s a refreshing change for the conflict in a romance to arise from genuine differences in experience, personality & outlook and have it discussed as dealt with like adults (well, for the most part). #romantsy

Nutmegnc I was laughing by page 2! 2mo
sherri Ooh! I keep seeing this one but your mention about genuine differences and handling things mostly like adults has sold me. Stacked! 2mo
CarolynM @sherri 🙂 But you will need to read Boyfriend Material first, where there is less maturity on display. 2mo
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julesG You summed up my thoughts about the book much better than I did. 😉 2mo
sherri Good to know. I'll add Boyfriend Material to my TBR. 2mo
bookandbedandtea I've been looking forward to this. Glad to hear it's well done. 😊 2mo
Centique I‘m so looking forward to this! 2mo
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coffees
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I've never read a more frustrating book in my life omg I probably have a 100 new white hairs, I'm so glad I don't want to get married bc THE DRAMA. It's been two years since BM and everyone around Luke, friends and exes, are getting married. His big 🧠 idea? Maybe it's time for him and Oliver to get married too but as they start to plan, they both start to see some of the worst parts of each other. Great banter, growth, domesticity, and surprises

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coffees
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So I THOUGHT I'd been approved for Husband Material but wasn't, only for the preview, oops! I went ahead and submitted that review for #AugustARC and maybe if they approve me for the other two, I'll be able to post reviews for it since I've technically finished it now lolol #ALC @Clwojick

Clwojick Ahahahha! Oh no! I hate when I think I‘m getting the whole book, and it‘s just a preview. 😆 2mo
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sebrittainclark
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Pickpick

4/5

This was every bit as fun to read as Boyfriend Material. Luc and Oliver are two years into the relationship and surrounded by friends and exes getting married. I enjoyed seeing the growth of both characters. I found the ending very satisfying, even if I wish there had been an epilogue.

#ARCAugust

writerlibrarian I love ☂️☂️☂️ ending. Maybe and it is just an idea we might get a Father material Parent material 😉 2mo
sebrittainclark @writerlibrarian I was actually wondering the same thing. I hope we do! 2mo
peanutnine @writerlibrarian @sebrittainclark Alexis Hall just announced that the series will have a total of five books! The third will be about a character from Husband Material and the fourth is called Father Material 😄 2mo
sebrittainclark @peanutnine yes! I can't wait to read them all. 2mo
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coffees
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Started today and so far it's been interesting, I'm actually not sure how I feel about it. There's a lot of the stuff I still lived in book one, but I feel like I'm not sure where I'm going. I mean, I hope it's going to where I think it is but there's just been so much action that I was surprised when I saw I was only just over the 30% mark #augustARC #queer #gay

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writerlibrarian
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Pickpick

Sweet, funny. As good as book 1. Luc and Oliver are still growing together despite the wacky situations. So many weddings. The inner insecurities, friends and families all contribute to make their journey to happiness an entertaining read. ☂️

This was a Netgalley ARC.

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writerlibrarian
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Not helping my ARC 📚
But..but… they suggested it to me and I got in less than 5 minutes.

Husband Material is the perfect summer funny rom com.

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slategreyskies
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Just to let you know: #hoopla has Husband Material, both the ebook and the audiobook! Score!! ❤️💙

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Read4life
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I hit my #20in4 goals. They were all good reads making for a very enjoyable 4 days.

Andrew65 Brilliant 👏👏👏🙌🥳🍾🥂😍 2mo
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julesG
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Happy Book-Birthday! 🎉

The sequel to Boyfriend Material is not just as good as the first book, it's better. Knowing the characters already, it's seeing them grow and struggle and overcome obstacles so much better. There were lots of LOL moments for me.

My thoughts about the ending are in the comments under the spoiler tag.

#ARC #NetGalley #MountARC

julesG The structure of the book follows that of a well-known British rom-com film. It made the ending obvious, but it's the best ending for Oliver and Luc. 2mo
CarolynM Currently reading 😀 I‘ll come back to you spoiler comment when I‘ve finished. 2mo
writerlibrarian I'm passed 50%. It's really, really funny. 2mo
CarolynM Just finished. Loved it of course. I agree about the end and it fits with what AH has said about his own world view, which I think is why it feels so right. 2mo
julesG @CarolynM I agree! The end also fits very well with my own world view. 😁 2mo
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ThatNewBookSmell
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Life has been terrible but I‘ve been reading in extreme quantities to deal. I‘ve been counting down the hours until this arrived on my kindle and now it‘s here. Squeeeeee 💜💜💜💜💜

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writerlibrarian
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#weeklyforecast

DNF Booked on a Feeling
Enjoying Husband Material
Hoping to start These Violent Delights

Cinfhen I read and enjoyed this one!! Hope you do too 2mo
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xicanti
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Aw, man, this was exactly what I needed. I laughed my arse off. I delighted in all the romcom references. (See spoiler tag below for one Thing, though.) I got the most massive kick out of revisiting all these characters and seeing how they‘ve grown since BOYFRIEND MATERIAL. And I had absolutely HEAPS of emotions about it all, because this book is both hilarious and thoughtful about relationship trajectories and queer identity and tough families.

xicanti Now, a spoiler that‘s really only a spoiler if you‘ve seen the movie in question: 2mo
xicanti the biggest reference totally gives the ending away, but the HOW is the kicker here, and Alexis Hall delivers a GREAT how. Which is clever and referential in itself, really, since the reader also knows where any given romance will end but not HOW the characters get there. So, even if you‘re all, “This is the same structure as that one movie, so obvs they‘re gonna go there,” you can still squee over the very Luc-and-Oliver way they get there. 2mo
julesG It was obvious, but so well executed. Really liked how Hall made it Luc&Oliver-esque 2mo
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xicanti @julesG I‘m so pleased with the whole book. What a great sequel. 2mo
writerlibrarian I didn't look at the spoilers but so far I'm so happy with the story. 💃 2mo
xicanti @writerlibrarian glad to hear it! I hope you like it all the way through. 2mo
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julesG
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Peace and quiet out here. Apart from my giggles and laughter, emergency vehicles and loudly farting neighbours.

#ARC, the #romcom is out this coming Tuesday.

#20in4 #readathon @Andrew65

julesG @julieclair my fairy lights in action 😁 2mo
Centique That‘s so lucky to have the ARC of this one! Boyfriend Material was so good 😍😍 2mo
TrishB They must be very loud! 2mo
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rockpools Loving the lights! 🌟🌟🌟 2mo
Andrew65 Interesting 😬 2mo
CoverToCoverGirl 🤭💨 2mo
julieclair Those lights are just too fun! And your neighborhood sounds quite entertaining. 😀😉 2mo
CarolynM I‘m so looking forward to this appearing on my kindle. 2mo
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xicanti
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‘Tis only right and proper to eat scones while one laugh‘s one‘s arse off/has deep emotions at a very British romcom.

Y‘all know I always wonder if direct romance sequels will pull it off, and so far this one delivers. It pushes everyone in new directions and references a ton of film roms, com and otherwise, while it does so. I‘m hooked.

The 5-Part structure recalls FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL, too; hopefully sans funeral. I like these people.

thegirlwiththelibrarybag Unless it‘s his dad 2mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag I just got shipping notification on my preorder - so I‘m excited to read this soon(ish) 2mo
xicanti @thegirlwiththelibrarybag ooh, yes, his dad would be a fine funereal candidate. 2mo
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xicanti
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Further pain day reading. I made a good start on it earlier and I hope to really sink into it tonight, provided I can tear myself away from my current drama.

tpixie Adorable puppy 2mo
xicanti @tpixie his sweet face gets me every time. 2mo
tpixie @xicanti yes!!!! Is he a cocker? 2mo
xicanti @tpixie he‘s a cocker-sized Cavalier King Charles! 2mo
tpixie @xicanti lol that was my other guess! He‘s precious!!!! 2mo
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Read4life
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Here are the ARCs I‘m starting with for the #AugustARC Readathon. I decided to update my list weekly instead of picking a month‘s worth.

Clwojick Looks like some great picks! I‘m reading Boyfriend Material right now, and loving it. I bet Husband Material will be brilliant too! 2mo
Read4life @Clwojick I loved Boyfriend Material. Just finished it. So good! 2mo
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writerlibrarian
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#threethings make a post.
DNF on Booked on a feeling
Starting Alexis Hall
Watching Wang Yibo in Street Dance of China 4