Wanted:
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
(Read from Aug 9, 2020 to Aug 10, 2020)
Grade: A–    (switch to numeric scale)
L/E Ratio: 90% Entertainment, 10% Literature
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Writing Quality:
Low High
Originality:
Low High

Addictiveness:
Low High
Movie Potential:
Low High

Re-readability:
Low High
Sequel Potential:
Low High
Comment:
This book is like a gay Bridget Jones’ Diary meets Uptown Girls. Once I got past the annoying narrative voice of the protagonist, this book was funny and had a lot of my favorite romance tropes (fake dating, mutual pining, sharing a bed, darcy-esque love interest) with enjoyable side characters. I found myself rooting for both the romantic relationship and the personal growth of Luc and Oliver. This is solid m/m romance set in the UK that I flew through in one day and would recommend!  (+1 vote)