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Boyfriend Material by Alexis  Hall
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bookshelves: british, comic, contemporary, fun-fun-fun, gay, m-m, london

Imagine a book like a Four Weddings-era Richard Curtis movie (and *not*, let me be clear, like the vomitous Love Actually), with the feelgood elements and the genuine romance and the terrific cast (only more diverse than Curtis is capable of), and real pain and emotion grounding the hilarious banter. Sounds amazing? Well, here you go.

The joyfully queer British romcom escape book I desperately needed. It's absurdly funny--like proper laughing out loud--and swoonily romantic, with a sharp edge of wit and observation that keeps the story bounding along, bad actors that you can really dislike, a lovely supporting cast of friends and family, and two flawed but deeply likeable leads. An unbridled 'one-more-chapter-oh-no-it's-3am-oh-well' delight.

(Disclosure: I had an ARC from the publisher and share an agent with the author. Notwithstanding, I don't leave rave reviews if I don't mean them.)
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Reading Progress

April 2, 2020 – Shelved
April 2, 2020 – Shelved as: british
April 2, 2020 – Shelved as: comic
April 2, 2020 – Shelved as: contemporary
April 2, 2020 – Shelved as: fun-fun-fun
April 2, 2020 – Shelved as: gay
April 2, 2020 – Shelved as: m-m
April 2, 2020 – Shelved as: london
Started Reading
April 3, 2020 – Finished Reading

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message 1: by Anna (new) - added it

Anna Goerlitz yes! A new Alexis Hall book! I'm here for it!


message 2: by Kia (new) - rated it 5 stars

Kia Pineda Reading this right now. So gooooood!


Jessica This was a delight! I did not at all stay up far too late to read this yesterday...


message 4: by Shelly (new) - added it

Shelly Can't wait to read this one!


message 5: by Shelly (new) - added it

Shelly It sounds like the perfect chaser to me running out of Lily Morton's lovely snarky books ;)


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