Boyfriend Material (London Calling) (Paperback)


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Staff Reviews

This is a delightful rom-com about two complete opposites, Luc and Oliver, who agree to fake date each other, each for his own reasons. But, as so often happens with fake dating (at least in Romance novels), the more time they spend together and the more they get to know each other, the more they start to realize that they may have not-fake feelings for each other. If you're looking for a book that will make your heart sing and maybe make you happy-cry, this is the book you've been waiting for.

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— Billie

A delightful rom-com about two complete opposites who agree to fake date each other for their own reasons. But, as any connoisseur of rom-coms knows, fake dating inevitably leads to not fake feelings. If you're looking for a book that will make your heart sing and make you happy cry, this is the one. ~Billie

— From Staff Recommendations


"It's a fun, frothy quintessentially British romcom about a certified chaos demon and a stern brunch daddy with a heart of gold faking a relationship."—New York Times bestselling author Talia Hibbert


Named a best book of the year by Oprah Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, Goodreads, The Washington Post, and more!


One (fake) boyfriend

Practically perfect in every way

Luc O'Donnell is tangentially—and reluctantly—famous. His rock star parents split when he was young, and the father he's never met spent the next twenty years cruising in and out of rehab. Now that his dad's making a comeback, Luc's back in the public eye, and one compromising photo is enough to ruin everything.

To clean up his image, Luc has to find a nice, normal relationship…and Oliver Blackwood is as nice and normal as they come. He's a barrister, an ethical vegetarian, and he's never inspired a moment of scandal in his life. In other words: perfect boyfriend material. Unfortunately, apart from being gay, single, and really, really in need of a date for a big event, Luc and Oliver have nothing in common. So they strike a deal to be publicity-friendly (fake) boyfriends until the dust has settled. Then they can go their separate ways and pretend it never happened.

But the thing about fake-dating is that it can feel a lot like real-dating. And that's when you get used to someone. Start falling for them. Don't ever want to let them go.

Discover the LGBT romance about exact opposites falling in perfectly imperfect love that New York Times and USA Today bestselling author CHRISTINA LAUREN calls "hilarious, witty, tender, and stunning."

About the Author

USA Today bestselling author Alexis Hall writes books in the southeast of England, where he lives entirely on a diet of tea and Jaffa Cakes. You can find him at, on Twitter @quicunquevult, and on Facebook at

Praise For…

"How? How was this book written? My vote is witchcraft. What a study in character development. It’s a how-to without even trying. I’m going to treat this novel like I do my favorite cardigan and buy 5 copies for when one wears out. Everyone needs to read this. Brilliance on every single page. Hilarious, witty, tender, and stunning. I LOVE THIS BOOK." — Christina Lauren, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author

"Alexis Hall is the undisputed master of romantic comedy." — Jenny Holiday, USA Today bestselling author of Mermaid Inn

"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 of Pride, Prejudice and Other Flavors

"Alexis Hall's Boyfriend Material perfectly balances laugh-out-loud-while-reading-alone-in-an-empty-room with those-aren't-tears-in-my-eyes-just-allergies." — Kris Ripper, author of the Scientific Method Universe

"FAKE DATING, REAL FEELINGS, BEST JOKES." — Olivia Waite, author of The Lady's Guide to Celestial Mechanics

"Boyfriend Material is the joyfully queer British romcom escape book I didn't know I needed. It's absurdly funny and swoonily romantic, with a sharp edge of wit and observation that keeps the story bounding along. An unbridled 'one-more-chapter-oh-no-it's-3am' delight." — KJ Charles

"This is a triumph." — Publishers Weekly, STARRED Review

"Downright hilarious...Hall achieves a true balance between romance and comedy, delightfully succeeding at both. " — Booklist, STARRED Review

"I’m in awe of Alexis Hall’s talent. I don’t want the book to end." — Cathy Maxwell, New York Times bestselling author

Product Details
ISBN: 9781728206141
ISBN-10: 1728206146
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Publication Date: July 7th, 2020
Pages: 432
Language: English
Series: London Calling