Book - 2022
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 hotly contested rainbow balloo...n arch to get these two from "I don't know what I'm doing" to "I do." Good thing Oliver is such perfect husband material. -- adapted from back cover
- Hall, Alexis J. London calling ;
- Gay romance fiction
Naperville, Illinois :
- Item Description
- Sequel: Boyfriend Material.
- Physical Description
- 422 pages ; 21 cm
- Main Author
Set two years after rom-com sensation Boyfriend Material, Hall's unnecessary sequel sends reformed wild child Luc O'Donnell and his straitlaced boyfriend, Oliver Blackwood, to four weddings and a funeral. The first nuptials belong to Luc's BFF, Bridget, and strained comedy ensues when she fears her fiancé, Tom, is cheating on her. Next, Luc gets invited to his ex's wedding, which fuels his anxiety but provides an opportunity for closure. It also inspires Luc to first accidentally, then properly, propose to Oliver. A work colleague's wedding comes third, and feels the least integral to the plot. Much of the book's humor comes across as forced, from Luc's disastrous cooking to a running gag about a photocopier. But there is real drama as both Luc and Oliver grapple with their complicated relationships with their respective fathers, one of whom unexpectedly dies. And the heart of the story is Luc and Oliver's debate about their own wedding, which stems from their differing styles of expressing love. The banter between them is strong as ever, and fans of book one will be glad to see them again, but the frothy, episodic plot contains so much filler that it's difficult to invest in. This lacks the magic that made Boyfriend Material feel so special. Agent: Courtney Miller-Callihan, Handspun Literary. (Aug.) Copyright 2022 Publishers Weekly.
Feeling pressured by so many people around them getting married, Luc decides that it might be time to propose to his boyfriend Oscar in the second novel of the series following Boyfriend Material. Original.Review by Publisher Summary 2
"Sequel to Alexis Hall's breakout Boyfriend Material, Husband Material is a hilarious LGBTQIA+ rom-com about life, love, marriage, and everything in between. Luc and Oliver may have found their happily ever after, but that doesn't mean it's all smooth sailing from here. Faced with friends getting married everywhere they look, Luc feels the social pressure to propose...but as they survive four weddings and a funeral, Luc and Oliver will have to come to grips with what their own happily ever after was truly meant to be"--Review by Publisher Summary 3
"Our favourite chaos demon & stern brunch daddy return in this delicious, ridiculous, and often poignant romcom about all the ways love can grow." —Talia Hibbert, New York Times and USA Today bestselling authorWANTED: One (very real) husband, nowhere near perfect but desperately trying his bestIn 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 hotly contested rainbow balloon arch 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