10 Things That Never Happened (Material World) (Paperback)

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10 Things That Never Happened (Material World) (Paperback)


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From the bestselling author of BOYFRIEND MATERIAL and HUSBAND MATERIAL comes a "delightfully fun" spinoff about two opposites willfully determined never to attract.

"Brilliance on every single page."—CHRISTINA LAUREN, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, for Boyfriend Material


Sam Becker loves—or, okay, likes—his job. Sure, managing a bed and bath retailer isn't exactly glamorous, but it's good work and he gets on well with the band of misfits who keep the store running. He could see himself being content here for the long haul. Too bad, then, that the owner is an infuriating git.

Jonathan Forest should never have hired Sam. It was a sentimental decision, and Jonathan didn't get where he is by following his heart. Determined to set things right, Jonathan orders Sam down to London for a difficult talk…only for a panicking Sam to trip, bump his head, and maybe accidentally imply he doesn't remember anything?

Faking amnesia seemed like a good idea when Sam was afraid he was getting sacked, but now he has to deal with the reality of Jonathan's guilt—as well as the unsettling fact that his surly boss might have a softer side to him. There's an unexpected freedom in getting a second shot at a first impression…but as Sam and Jonathan grow closer, can Sam really bring himself to tell the truth, or will their future be built entirely on one impulsive lie?

"The apotheosis of the rom-com."—Entertainment Weekly, A+ Review, for Boyfriend Material

"Delicious, ridiculous, and often poignant." —Talia Hibbert, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, for Husband Material

"Every once in a while you read a book that you want to SCREAM FROM ROOFTOPS about. I'm screaming, people!"—Sonali Dev, award-winning author, for Boyfriend Material

USA Today bestselling author Alexis Hall writes books in the southeast of England, where he lives entirely on a diet of tea and Jaffa Cakes. You can find him at http://www.quicunquevult.com/, on Twitter @quicunquevult, and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/quicunquevult

Product Details ISBN: 9781728245102
ISBN-10: 1728245109
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Publication Date: October 17th, 2023
Pages: 400
Language: English
Series: Material World
"Fans of grumpy/sunshine romances will eat this up." — Publishers Weekly

"Enemies-to-lovers romance between a grinning nihilist sunshine and a deeply withdrawn sensitive grump..., perfect for romance lovers and newbies alike." — Library Journal

"Sam Becker enjoys almost everything about his job managing a bed-and-bath store, except for his awful boss, Jonathan Forest. While confronting said boss, Sam hits his head and—well, the details don’t matter when the result is that he fakes amnesia to avoid being fired and moves in with Jonathan so that he can be looked after. The screwball setup of Alexis Hall’s 10 Things That Never Happened (Sourcebooks Casablanca, $16.99, 9781728245102) leads to a poignant love story, told through Sam’s amusing first-person voice. The close perspective puts the reader shoulder-to-shoulder with Sam, who is actually holding some important stuff back. Closed-off Jonathan is a typical workaholic, yet the attraction between the two housemates grows and becomes impossible to ignore despite the boss-employee taboo. The authentic emotion at the center of this romance will win readers’ hearts and make them care deeply about these characters and their hopeful happy ending." — BookPage

"Alexis Hall’s new rom-com might have a zany setup—a guy fakes amnesia!—but its authentic emotion will win readers’ hearts." — BookPage