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True Colors

Boyfriend Material Alexis Hall

True Colors

Boyfriend Material
Alexis Hall

A Publishers Weekly Best Summer Read of 2020

When tangentially — and reluctantly — famous Luc O'Donnell is forced back into the spotlight in the worst possible way, he has to think fast if he wants to save his floundering reputation. Enter Oliver Blackwood. Stunningly handsome and effortlessly put together, Oliver is successful, an ethical vegetarian, and has never appeared in a scandal mag evenonce. In other words, he's perfect boyfriend material and exactly what Luc needs to appear respectable again. But when their fake relationship starts to feel like real romance, Luc and Oliver might have to consider whether they're willing to fight for the truth of their new relationship…scandal, and consequences, be damned.

'An unrelenting delight. I wish I'd written this book. How? How was this book written? My vote is witchcraft...Hilarious, witty, tender, and stunning. I LOVE THIS BOOK.' — Christina Lauren, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author

'Hall breathes new life into the fake-dating trope with this effervescent queer rom-com…The writing is witty, and Luc and Oliver's chemistry is irresistible, but it's Hall's insights about trust and self-worth that set the story apart. This is a triumph.' — Publishers Weekly, starred review

'Hall is a dizzyingly talented writer, one likely to spur envy in anyone who's ever picked up a pen. Boyfriend Material is the apotheosis of the rom-com, a story that balances personal insight, whip-smart dialogue, biting humour, and deep yearning.' Entertainment Weekly, A+ rating

'Hall achieves a true balance between romance and comedy, delightfully succeeding at both.' — Booklist

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

'Boyfriend Material is the joyfully queer British romcom escapist 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, author of the A Charm of Magpies series

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

'Every once in a while you read a book that you want to SCREAM FROM ROOFTOPS about. I'm screaming, people! This book made me shriek-hyena-laugh AND roll up in a ball AND want so badly to go to dinner with Luc and Oliver, and y'know BE them. It's brilliant.' — Sonali Dev, USA Today Bestselling Author