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 Jan 16, 2021 to Jan 20, 2021)
Grade: A+    (switch to numeric scale)
L/E Ratio: 90% Entertainment, 10% Literature
Writing Quality:
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Movie Potential:
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Sequel Potential:
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Listening to this as an audiobook was the right choice because I fell straight into Luc's head in the most delightfully fucked way possible. This is a guy who knows his life's gone sideways—miserable but still self-aware enough to make him a little bit funny and a lot worth rooting for. His farcical "fake" romance with the equally winning Oliver is an incredibly addictive and rich story with a full cast of characters I also fell in love with & a personal growth arc I absolutely loved to see.  (+1 vote)