Boyfriend Material was recommended to me by my cousin Katy. She and I are always adding to each others TBR list and given that she was raving about this one, I knew that I had to check it out. Plus, it had a pseudo dating trope inside of it so if I wasn’t already convinced before, I knew I was then.
Boyfriend Material is hilarious. There were so many laugh aloud moments through out the book. The chemistry between Oliver and Luc was top notch and their misunderstandings provided so much context for who they were as individuals. I loved the conversations between them and how their relationship develops. Plus, there is so much snarkiness which just fit seamlessly into this story.
Some of the snarkiness is used to call out prejudices, discrimination and bias presented by other characters and situations in the book. Kudos to the author Alexis Hall for tackling these issues. They felt realistic and provided growth for Luc and Oliver both individually and as a couple. The transition from pseudo dating to being an actual couple felt realistic and natural and wasn’t rushed at all which I enjoyed. There are times in these types of books that the author rushes into the relationship part to help move things along. Thankfully this wasn’t that kind of a book.
I’m excited because there are going to be TWO more books of Luc, Oliver, and their friends. Unfortunately, the next one doesn’t come out until August 2022 (Husband Material). I will do my best to be patient about this; and work on getting others to read the Boyfriend Material so I don’t have to wait alone. Seriously, if you are a fan of hilarious pseudo dating tropes that also tackle more serious issues, this is likely the perfect book for you.
Rating: 4 Stars