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Boyfriend Material, by Alexis Hall

duchessmerry's review against another edition

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4.0

“In any case, I wasn’t prepared for the truth of you.”

I was not prepared for this book. It had been on my list and as I was randomly walking through the library I saw it face up on the shelf. I love it when the library almost spotlights a book for me and I have no choice in the matter.

I wasn’t immediately attached to Luc but Oliver jumped off the page into my heart. What I loved most about this book is all the feels it created. I laughed out loud throughout the book which is rare because humor is so subjective but this one was perfectly up my alley. I can’t remember the exact context of the exchange but it was something along the lines of “it’s a political dick’ made my whole night as I was finishing up.

Boyfriend Material tells the story of the push/pull of falling for someone while dealing with your own emotional baggage. Trying to find that balance of project vs protect. I loved watching it unfold because they both had very different journeys; Luc to protect his heart and Oliver to project himself. I adored this book.

joy_on_the_coin's review against another edition

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dark funny reflective sad tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

hannigrace's review against another edition

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5.0

I love these dumb boys

mihaelcoded's review against another edition

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5.0

Boyfriend Material felt comforting and extremely wholesome. I hadn't expected much - the rom com genre isn't my particular favourite but this book is what I'd call a once in a lifetime exception. The rawness of letting yourself be loved shown in this book were truly wonderful, and Luc's narration felt like looking in a mirror and seeing parts of myself reflected back, the good, the bad, and the ugly. I can't exactly put what I feel for this book into words, but know it's a wonderful, captivating read, with humour and unexpected tenderness.

lizzydee's review against another edition

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emotional funny hopeful reflective medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? N/A
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.5

emproudfit's review

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emotional funny hopeful lighthearted medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

gyroidd's review against another edition

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emotional lighthearted medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

acm695's review against another edition

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emotional funny inspiring lighthearted sad medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

4.0

arimonti1's review against another edition

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emotional funny reflective relaxing medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.5

heartlessmoon's review

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funny lighthearted medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.5