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For Real - das echte Leben

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Erschienen am 09.07.2017
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For Real - das echte Leben

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Erschienen am 01.07.2017
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Boyfriend Material (English Edition)

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Erschienen am 07.07.2020
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Glitterland (Spires Book 1)

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Erschienen am 18.03.2018
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Pansies (Spires Book 4)

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Rezension zu "Boyfriend Material (English Edition)" von Alexis Hall

Überraschend skurril – im positiven Sinne!
Cookie02vor 7 Monaten

Es fällt mir sehr schwer, meine Gedanken zu diesem Buch in Worte zu fassen. Ich hatte mit einer lustigen, süßen Liebesgeschichte gerechnet. Das ist sie auch... irgendwie. Aber ich hatte nicht erwartet, dass die Charaktere, die Gespräche und die Handlung SO skurril werden würden.

Die Geschichte wird aus Luc's Perspektive erzählt. Der Schreibstil ist angenehm, allerdings fand ich das Englisch teilweise anspruchsvoll, sodass ich gelegentlich Wörter nachschlagen musste.


Luc ist bei seiner Mutter aufgewachsen und hat seinen Vater nie kennengelernt, da dieser die Familie früh verließ, um seine Rockstar-Karriere weiter zu verfolgen. Dennoch stand Luc schon immer im Zentrum der medialen Aufmerksamkeit und hat - auch aufgrund einer gewissen Tollpatschigkeit - einen sehr schlechten Ruf. Negative Erfahrungen mit der Presse haben ihn sehr vorsichtig und misstrauisch werden lassen, insbesondere was potenzielle Partner anbelangt. Er arbeitet für eine Wohltätigkeitsorganisation, die Käfer schützt, und muss reiche Spender anwerben und bei Laune halten. Nach einem weiteren, sehr negativen Artikel steht sein Job auf dem Spiel, sodass er zu dem Schluss kommt, einen ansehnlichen, skandalfreien Fake-Boyfriend zu benötigen, um seinen Job zu retten.


Luc und Oliver sind vollkommen gegensätzlich, in jeder Hinsicht. Und schon direkt zu Beginn scheint dieses Projekt zum Scheitern verurteilt zu sein, da man sich beim besten Willen nicht vorstellen kann, wie diese zwei ein Paar darstellen sollten. Im Laufe der Geschichte wird jedoch deutlich, wie gut sie sich ergänzen und wie viel beide von dem jeweils anderen lernen können. Sie haben eigentlich ständig Krisen und Streit, und dennoch wollen und brauchen sie einander und können sich beide nicht von dieser "Beziehung" verabschieden. Ich mochte die vielen süßen Momente zwischen den beiden, die vielen humorvollen Nachrichten, die zahlreichen peinlichen Szenen und die zickigen Streitigkeiten. Ich konnte mich kaum von dem Buch lösen und wurde sehr, sehr gut unterhalten.


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At nine o'clock on Tuesday night, [...] I came abruptly to the conclusion that all my problems would be solved if I tidied my flat. At nine thirty-six on Tuesday, came abruptly to the conclusion that this had been the worst idea ever. I'd started trying to put things in places, but the places where I wanted to put the things were already full of things that weren't the things that were supposed to go in those places, so I had to take the things out of the places, but there were no places to put the things that came from the places, so then I tried to put things back in the places but they wouldn't go back in the places, which meant now I had more things and nowhere to put the things, and some of the things were clean and some of the things were very much not clean, and the very much not clean things were getting mixed up with the clean things and everything was terrible and I wanted to die.


Ob man den Humor dieses Buches mag oder nicht, ist wirklich Geschmackssache. Luc hat sehr viele, sagen wir, individuelle Freunde und Arbeitskollegen. Aber auch seine Mutter ist speziell. Die Gespräche in diesem Buch sind zum Großteil sehr skurril und sorgen dafür, dass man ständig zwischen Lachen und "What the f*ck???" schwangt. Als "herkömmlich" kann man in diesem Buch wohl keine Person bezeichnen. Aber ich habe diesen Humor - nach leichten anfänglichen Schwierigkeiten - sehr genossen und als erfrischend empfunden.


Das Ende hat mich dann nochmal sehr überrascht, da es unerwartet ernst wurde. Ich mochte sehr, welche Entwicklung Luc vollzogen hat und wie sich seine Sichtweise auf gewisse Dinge und Personen veränderte. Ich hätte mir noch ein paar Seiten mehr gewünscht, da es mir in der letzten Szene ein wenig zu schnell ging. Aber ich konnte das Buch mit einem sehr glücklichen, tief berührten Lächeln schließen.


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Eine Fake-Boyfriend-Gay-Romance mit sehr speziellem Humor und sehr skurrilen Gesprächen und Charakteren. Wer sich darauf einlassen kann, wird gut unterhalten werden. Absolute Leseempfehlung! 5 Sterne.

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Boyfriend Material
Aniyavor 8 Monaten

Ich dachte, ich hole mal eine englische Rezi von GR rüber. Normalerweise bin ich bei deutschen Plattformen ja eher auch bei der deutschen Sprache. Naja, mal was anderes. :)


This book has a lot of things I like: fake dating, queerness, meeting the family, a veggie mc (yes! but also no, because it's done so badly), single pov, an uptight and controlled love interest, some genuinely funny moments...

It has also a lot of things I don't like: a lack of chemistry between the mc's, caricatural secondary characters, bad jokes, endless conversations spinning around the same topics, mean parents (and yes, I mean Luc's mom too!)...

I guess I enjoyed parts of it, especially at the beginning, but everytime I thought it might be a great book something awful came up.
The veggie thing, I mean... wow. Just wow. So Oliver says he's a vegetarian, but most of the time he seems to be really embarrassed about it. And I don't blame him, because everybody is absolutely horrible about it. He has to explain himself constantly. And Luc? Well, he gives this awful speech about how Olivers food choices make him feel bad. (For the record: Oliver is absolutely cool with Luc eating meat and he even recommends the fish)
Luc explains that most people know eating animals is bad, but they just want to close their eyes and do it anyway, so Oliver is an ugly reminder. Oliver feels pretty bad about that, because he doesn't want to make anyone feel uncomfortable.🙄
And then Luc makes Oliver eat bacon!!! I mean wtf? It's painted as if Oliver secretly really wants it and also, it's not that bad, because the bacon is already bought and paid for...🙄🙄🙄
I've been veggie for almost seven years now and I was so excited when I read this book would have a veggie mc. But this? Just no.
I mean, I do get that weird conversations happen, they happen to me when people realise I don't eat fish or meat. People want explanations when I just want to eat in peace and quiet. But at least I stand up for myself and I stick with my principles (and no, I don't want to convert anyone!)
Oh and Luc actually considers that Oliver might have an eating disorder, because he eats very healthy (and is veggie I suppose). Uff.

I started disliking Luc a bit towards the end. I kinda wanted Oliver with someone better, someone more fitting. Someone who wouldn't make him stay awake for angsty conversations when he made it clear that he had work the next day and needed to sleep.

Oh and the whole Jon Fleming thing! I imagined him as Jon Flemming Olsen, german musician and actor. Because of the name (obviously) and the fact that he's bald and a musician. That was kinda funny!
But I wasn't too happy that everyone wanted to make Luc see his father while saying that this would be "the right thing to do". Like, why? The man wanted nothing to do with him and suddenly he remembers his son because he has cancer and likes to hear himself talk.

There were still things I really liked, though. I'm just disappointed, because I pre-ordered this book (rare for me) and I wanted to love it so much.

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Fun and sexy, though a bit repetative
Sakukovor 3 Jahren

Working for his college's telethon, Arden strikes up a conversation with the billionaire Caspian Hart and invites him to a college dinner party. He doesn't really expect to hear anything from the man again, but Caspian does show up for the party and they share an intense sexual encounter on the balcony. Even though cold, composed Caspian rejects Arden for his ability to make him loose control, he still can't stay away from the exuberant young man completely.

I adore Arden, his humor and diction and unapologetic colorfulness while still being entirely normal (you know, young college boy normal). I think his narrator's voice is really funny and poignant. Also really modern with the memes and pop culture references.
I'm not 100% sure about Caspian. As Ardan I liked the glimpses of the 'real' him, but quite frankly, a Dom who's so chronically unable to restrain himself as Caspian, that he constantly does stuff to/with Arden that he regrets afterwards is just a bit too dangerous for my taste, even though I can see why Arden is so enamored with him. He seemed a bit to fairy prince-y sometimes, though. His compliments to Arden just a bit too cheesy and put on. But in the end, when he really does seem to try and work it out, I can see myself liking him better later on. I see the potential. And he does make me curious.

I really liked the sex scenes, which often have a very internal, musing feel. They are hot, because I very much understand why Arden likes what's happening (and because I very much share his interests). And Arden is really enthusiastic about pretty much everything, which just makes for awesome descriptions. I guess it can feel a bit over the top, how much he's affected by little touches, but I liked his thought processes about it. Arden's rumination about submission felt really interesting to me.

The plot felt a bit repetitive, the constantly repeated pull & push, but it's essentially just a third of the complete plot-line, so I'm not hating it yet.

I haven't read 50 shades of grey, but I know most of the plot and the book seems to make fun of it or persiflage a few thing from that, which kinda seems to be obligatory for billionaire love stories nowadays. But I did not think it was badly done, though. I liked the point, that a sexual NDA would be completely invalid.

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