Book Discussion: The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West.

After experiencing the high drama of Shadowhunter chronicles, I needed some sweet and cutesy contemporary so that I can prevent myself from going into a reading slump. After trying to read at least 3 books, I found this one and it was perfect for my mood. I won’t say that this book was amazing or that you need to read this, but if you want to read a sweet contemporary with mild friendship drama, this is the perfect book for you. The book is very light and it will make your heart happy. I would also recommend this book for getting out of a reading slump because this is written in a very easy language and flows well. So, no one should have trouble reading this.

Goodreads Synopsis:

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.

Right at the beginning of the story, I disliked Gia. I thought that I will just read the story for the good entertainment that it is and move on. But then, the story started being really good. I then found that Gia does have some redeeming qualities other than being shallow and self-centered. But what I really liked about this story are the characters of Bec, Hayden and their mother. All of their characters were created really well even if they were not unique. This story is similar to a lot of other contemporaries out there and I don’t think it is unique in any way. But this one here just has a charm that makes you keep reading and wanting to reach the end. I read this at one sitting and that proves how addictive the book is.

What more can I say about this book? It’s a decent story. The characters are decent. The friendship drama is entertaining. The romance is cute and sweet albeit frustrating. One thing I really liked about this book is that the ending is not rosy. There are some elements that need to be sorted out even after the book ends. So, it’s not completely a fairy-tale.

That’s all I have to say. Overall, its a decent book and you can give it a try if you want to read a light-hearted book. Have you read the book? Did you enjoy it? Please comment! Thank you so much for reading this! Until next time then.


My rating- 3.5/5.

My Goodreads rating- 4/5.



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