Books by Alexis Hall

B+
Rosaline Palmer Takes the Cake

Following the recipe is the key to a successful bake. Rosaline Palmer has always lived by those rules—well, except for when she dropped out of college to raise her daughter, Amelie. Now, with a paycheck as useful as greaseproof paper and a house crumbling faster than biscuits in tea, she’s teete ...

A
Boyfriend Material

Alexis Hall’s Boyfriend Material is quite possibly the best romantic comedy I’ve ever read.  Almost every page produced a smile, a grin, a snort or a full-out belly-laugh – and I honestly can’t remember the last time I read a book that produced full on giggling of the sort that made my fami ...

D+
Iron & Velvet

Iron & Velvet is the first and highly disappointing book in a series of silly-gritty whodunits featuring Kate Kane, a mortal, hard-drinking investigator of paranormal mysteries. Physically, she’s eternally beautiful and emotionally she’s in constant trouble.  Mourning the death of her partn ...

B
How to Belong with a Billionaire

It has been a long time since the release of the first two books in the Arden St Ives series, so I feel a short synopsis is required. This will inevitably mean spoilers, so if you haven’t read them beware… Arden (Ardy), is a young pansexual* man living in London. He met billionaire entrepr ...

B+
How to Blow it With a Billionaire

Note:  If you haven’t yet read the first Arden St. Ives novel, this review will contain spoilers.  The series should be read in order; you will be confused if you try to start with How to Blow it With a Billionaire. By now, if you’ve read How to Bang a Billionaire, you’ve recognized that ...

A
Waiting for the Flood

People come as well as go. Twelve years ago, Edwin Tully came to Oxford and fell in love with a boy named Marius. He was brilliant. An artist. It was going to be forever. Two years ago, it ended. Now Edwin lives alone in the house they used to share. He tends to damaged books and faded memories, ...

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How to Bang a Billionaire

This review of How to Bang a Billionaire was difficult to write in terms of approach. Has Alexis Hall written an enjoyable, entertaining novel? Of course, he has.  Has he written a pastiche of E.L. James’ Fifty Shades of Grey? I will leave that for you to decide when you have read this, the first ...

A-
Pansies

Pansies is the newest addition by Alexis Hall to his Spires Universe. I have been aware that this novel was forthcoming for a while and devoured it as soon as I got my hands on an uncorrected proof. Alfie Bell thinks he is fine. He’s got a six-figure salary, a penthouse in Canary Wharf, the car ...

A
Looking for Group

OMG. How many ways could this latest book from Alexis Hall have put me off—and yet somehow didn’t? Why did I give this an A in spite of the many hot buttons it pushed for me? Let me explain. This will have to be personal, since my shifting reactions to the book were intensely personal. The ke ...

A+
For Real

I first read For Real as an uncorrected final proof over a year ago and reviewed it for an LGBTQ blog awarding it 4.5*/5*. There were a couple of aspects I was unsure about at the time, which stopped me awarding 5*. I have since read it twice more. Reading it this time for review, I realised how muc ...