The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West. 2015. Harper Teen.
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.
If the book is written by Kasie West I know I’m going to LOVE it! I love a cute high school romance that makes me laugh or just have a cheesy grin on my face while reading. Within the first few pages you see a teenage girl getting dumped outside of her high school prom. She then goes and gets a fake replacement date. Gia gets a guy to play her “boyfriend” Bradley. She doesn’t even know his name. Gia was being ridiculous to ask him to fake being her boyfriend! The story just gets better and better.
Everything that happens is entertaining to read! The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West is a funny and charming YA contemporary fiction.
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Sexual: mild ( kissing )