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“I’m conscious this could be rather burdensome to hear, but you remain the thing I have most chosen for myself. The thing that’s most exclusively mine. The one thing that brings me the deepest joy.”
Synopsis: 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.
This was such a cute read 😭 Honestly, Alex stole the show for me… I was literally choking at the banter LOL. 10/10 comedy. However, I did feel like it kinda fell off over the last 100 pages. The ending seemed a bit random/forced but there were good lessons nonetheless about self love, trust, and communication. Idk, I just found myself skimming over the last 50-100 pages of the book bc it was random yet predictable??? It felt like they needed a big “closer” but it was predictable. Still, the first 300 pages were amazing and I loved it, so that’s why it’s a 4/5 for me!