G. Bianco, 2019
Last month, I read the highly-anticipated 2022 release that was Husband Material by Alexis Hall. While I enjoyed its predecessor, Boyfriend Material, I wasn’t quite as obsessed with it as other people. However, I was still intrigued enough to grab the sequel, but I’m not gonna lie to you guys: I wasn’t a big fan of it…
In Boyfriend Material, Luc and Oliver met, pretended to fall in love, fell in love for real, dealt with heartbreak and disappointment and family and friends…and somehow figured out a way to make it work. Now it seems like everyone around them is getting married, and Luc’s feeling the social pressure to propose. But it’ll take more than four weddings, a funeral, and a bowl full of special curry to get these two from I don’t know what I’m doing to I do.
I mean this book was a cute sequel, but it was kind of underwhelming to me. There seemed like there was no real direction to the plot and there was minimal character development. Throw in a bunch of British references that I didn’t understand and had to Google every other page, this book was just okay for me.
I was honestly shocked there was a sequel written to begin with and idk if it was really needed, but it was still kinda enjoyable to jump back into Lucien and Oliver’s world.
I feel like this book has been getting mixed reviews, which I think is pretty accurate for the way this book is written. While I didn’t hate it, I don’t think I’d be interested in any other follow ups to Luc and Oliver’s story.
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