Review: Something Fabulous by Alexis Hall

Something Fabulous by Alexis Hall
Series: Something Fabulous #1
Publication Date: January 25th 2022
Links: EbookPaperback • AudibleGoodreads
Source: I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review

From the acclaimed author of Boyfriend Material comes a delightfully witty romance featuring a reserved duke who’s betrothed to one twin and hopelessly enamoured of the other.

Valentine Layton, the Duke of Malvern, has twin problems: literally.

It was always his father’s hope that Valentine would marry Miss Arabella Tarleton. But, unfortunately, too many novels at an impressionable age have caused her to grow up…romantic. So romantic that a marriage of convenience will not do and after Valentine’s proposal she flees into the night determined never to set eyes on him again.

Arabella’s twin brother, Mr. Bonaventure “Bonny” Tarleton, has also grown up…romantic. And fully expects Valentine to ride out after Arabella and prove to her that he’s not the cold-hearted cad he seems to be.

Despite copious misgivings, Valentine finds himself on a pell-mell chase to Dover with Bonny by his side. Bonny is unreasonable, overdramatic, annoying, and…beautiful? And being with him makes Valentine question everything he thought he knew. About himself. About love. Even about which Tarleton he should be pursuing.

Something Fabulous is an M/M historical romance from Alexis Hall! I’ve been so looking forward to this one because I love historical romances and Alexis Hall’s books are always so entertaining. This was another fun rom-com of the author’s and I’m hoping we get more historical romances after this!

Valentine is the Duke of Malvern and he’s engaged to a woman named Arabella. Unfortunately, she’s a romantic and he is not, so she runs off to escape the engagement. Her twin brother Bonny goes to Valentine asking him to help find Arabella, and the two set off on a cross-country adventure together.

I enjoyed the beginning of the book so much because of how over the top everything was. It felt like a funny, silly historical rom-com, which I didn’t mind at all. But then things fell a little flat after that for me. I kept feeling bad for the Valentine because everyone walked all over him. I wish he was able to stand up to the other characters more. Still, the writing is fun, and the book is definitely a good time for those looking for a historical M/M rom-com!



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