When Gia Montgomery’s boyfriend, Bradley, dumps her in the parking lot of her high school prom, she has to think fast. After all, she’d been telling her friends about him for months now. This was supposed to be the night she proved he existed. So when she sees a cute guy waiting to pick up his sister, she enlists his help. The task is simple: be her fill-in boyfriend—two hours, zero commitment, a few white lies. After that, she can win back the real Bradley.
The problem is that days after prom, it’s not the real Bradley she’s thinking about, but the stand-in. The one whose name she doesn’t even know. But tracking him down doesn’t mean they’re done faking a relationship. Gia owes him a favor and his sister intends to see that he collects: his ex-girlfriend’s graduation party—three hours, zero commitment, a few white lies.
Just when Gia begins to wonder if she could turn her fake boyfriend into a real one, Bradley comes waltzing back into her life, exposing her lie, and threatening to destroy her friendships and her new-found relationship.
The title alone intrigued me. Seriously? The Fill-In Boyfriend–who wouldn’t pick up a book with that title. I also really like this cover. Well, I like all of Kasie West’s book covers. That doesn’t matter right now because I am reviewing The Fill-In Boyfriend. So yes, I like this book’s cover.
At first I wasn’t sure how this story would go. It could have gone in many different directions. But, I loved it. Gia and “fill in Bradley” were wonderful and hilarious together. I was never expecting Gia to have to go to a party with “fill in Bradley.” That was funny. (And, no, I am not going to say “fill in Bradley’s” real name. You will have to read the book to find out!
West brought a wonderful twist into the Young Adult genre. You will definitely see more reviews of West’s books. (I already have reviewed On the Fence: https://covertocoverandeverythinginbetween.wordpress.com/2016/07/22/on-the-fence/.)
I would like to give this book a rating of four stars. The Fill-In Boyfriend was funny, intriguing, and, obviously, romantic.
Does Gia win “fill in Bradley’s” heart or will “real” Bradley win Gia’s heart?
Title: The Fill- In Boyfriend
Author: Kasie West
Author’s Website: http://www.kasiewest.com/
This review is written in my own opinions and words.