5 Reasons You Should Read: The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West

5 Reasons Why You Should Read

The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West



Release Date: May 5th, 2015
Publisher: HarperTeen
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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.

Reasons to Read


5. KASIE WEST! If you've never read a book by Kasie West, I deeply urge you to pick up one of her books. So far, I've read all but the sequel to Pivot Point (not because I didn't love it, but because I suck at reading final books in series). And I have fallen head over heels for every single book I've read of hers. Honestly, they are that good. My favorites so far (if I absolutely had to choose) are On the Fence and Fill-In Boyfriend

4. THE WRITING CONTINUED... Okay, I know technically that this point goes along with #5, but West's writing deserves two sections. Her writing is like pure candy, it's so sweet and good and you'll be smiling from ear to ear while reading. Plus, the humor is gold.

3. THE SIBLING RELATIONSHIP. I don't want to give too much away, but there's a brother-sister relationship that I absolutely adored in this book. I love family dynamics and this was a new one that totally had me at the start. 

2. THE GIRL FRIENDSHIPS. There are some rocky friendships and then a friendship that blooms in this book. Both are juxtaposed very nicely, but it's the one that grows that had my heart. I loved it so much and it was just a sweet touch to this overall amazing story.

1. THE ROMANCE. I loved Gia. She felt less like a character and more like a real person to me. She starts off very self-centered, but you can tell right away she'll be going through some personal growth. That she does. And it made me fall more in love with her. Add in the "fill-in boyfriend" and you've got one hell of a sweet romance. I love pretend relationships. This one had a really cute spin, and by the end, I was shipping them hard. 

8 comments:

  1. I absolutely love Kasie West as well! I love all her contemporary books. And this post is 100% on point. I cannot wait for the release of PS I Like You. ;)

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  2. Kasie West her writing is pure magical. She is one of the few authors that makes me enjoy a contemporary book. I really loved the character development. I like how Gia grew in the story.

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