One (very real) husband
Nowhere near perfect but desperately trying his best
Two years ago, Luc O’Donnell and Oliver Blackwood 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 all work.
Now it seems like everyone around them is getting married, and Luc’s feeling the social pressure to propose. That’s what you do when you love someone this desperately, right? But it’ll take more than four weddings, a funeral, and a hotly contested rainbow balloon arch to get this semi-disgraced son of former rock stars and his tightly-buttoned-up boyfriend from “I don’t know what I’m doing” to “I do”.
Good thing Oliver is such perfect husband material.
Homophobia (challenged), internalised homophobia (challenged), bigoted language spoken by a minor character (presented very much as a bad thing), references (though not graphic) to an eating disorder, mentions of past emotional parental neglect, death of a parent (heart attack; happens off page), grief, on-page funeral service.
Go On Then
Praise for Husband Material
An Indie Next Pick
Husband Material is, above all else, terrifically funny. Not just tonally upbeat in the way of many so-called rom-coms, but text-your-friends, chortle-til-you-cry funny.
Luc and Oliver are amusing, authentic and eminently deserving of their happily ever after.
A Library Reads Pick
Our favourite chaos demon & stern brunch daddy return in this delicious, ridiculous, and often poignant romcom about all the ways love can grow.
An Amazon Editors’ Pick