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.
July 7, 2020  |  432 pages
(Rated on Jun 16, 2020)
Grade: C    (switch to numeric scale)
L/E Ratio: 50% Literature, 50% Entertainment
Writing Quality:
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Low High
Movie Potential:
Low High

Low High
Sequel Potential:
Low High
Luc O'Donnell lives a life in which his mistakes are always plastered all over the media. It's got nothing to do with his own actions, his father is a famous musician. Luc just has a way of blundering into situations that make the paparazzi's day. With his dad on reality TV, interest in Luc picks up again and a particularly unpleasant photo of him jeopardizes his job at a local "dung beetle" charity. You see, Luc's boss doesn't think that he's the "right kind of gay" - they're not homophobic, t