Friday, December 15, 2017

Book Review - The Fill-in Boyfriend, by Kasie West

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.

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So apparently I like Kasie West... I unintentionally grabbed this book and didn't even realize it was a Kasie West book until I started writing this review. After realizing this was a West book I looked up a few more books she wrote and I had a few already on my “to read” list. I just hope they are as good or even better than the two I've read so far.

Her friendships annoyed me, why do you feel like you can't talk to your friends about things… true friends are supposed to always be there for anything & everything and they don't judge you over stupid things. The characters and their stories were pretty good, but I would've loved to see more on the main male's perspective.

This story flowed very nicely. West could've picked a more dramatic climax. Her brother making a movie about her addiction to social media isn't as dramatic or serious as it was made out to be. Although certain points I got emotional with this book, I'm definitely not going to admit I cried! (ok ok, I did, so what!? I was having an emotional day! Haha)

The ending left me wanting more. I feel it was left a little up in the air on certain points and it needed more closure. Overall this book was good, again I didn't feel like it was the best book out there, but I didn't feel like I wasted my time reading this. A 3 star review from me… good job Kasie West.

Author Bio:

I write YA.I eat Junior Mints. Sometimes I go crazy and do both at the same time. My novels are: PIVOT POINT and its sequel SPLIT SECOND. And my contemporary novels: THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US, ON THE FENCE, THE FILL-IN BOYFRIEND, PS I LIKE YOU, and BY YOUR SIDE. My agent is the talented and funny Michelle Wolfson.

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