ARC Review: The Fill-In Boyfriend By Kasie West!!!

Posted April 22, 2015 by Nori in Book Reviews / 3 Comments

The Fill-In Boyfriend
Kasie West
Release Date: 05/05/2015
Publisher: HarperTeen
Borrowed From: Sajda

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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I was really looking forward to reading this book by Kasie West as it has been on my TBR list forever. Interestingly, I managed to read one of her other books, On The Fence, first. That review will be coming up on my blog soon! 🙂 Stay tuned.

This book took a very interesting concept, and twisted it around into something completely unique! First of all, the main character, Gia, was one of the popular girls. She was at the top of the social hierarchy, and everyone wanted to be her. With that cliche in your head, I bet you’re guessing that the next words I’m going to say are that “she’s really rude, bitchy and a cheerleader.” Well guess what? You’re wrong! Kasie painted the picture of the cliche popular girl in a way that was different. Gia wasn’t mean- instead, she was a tad bit clueless and stuck with a rude frenemy who kept trying to steal her friends.

Gia described her frenemy perfectly by saying:
“I think she thinks I’m alpha of our pack and that there is only room for one without resorting to cannibalism.”

I really enjoyed how Kasie was able to change the cliches slightly so that I didn’t feel like I was reading the average YA novel. Also, I really liked how the romance played out in this book. There really wasn’t a love triangle. It was more like there were two characters, both with previous relationship baggage, who had to decide what they truly wanted in the name of love. Yes, I will admit that I didn’t love how much lying took place in this book, but the lies were used in a way that allowed the story to advance.

Overall I thought that this was a light and fluffy read, but it didn’t wow me. I give it 3.5 stars.

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3 responses to “ARC Review: The Fill-In Boyfriend By Kasie West!!!

  1. This looks soooo cute! I have a feeling from your review that I won’t be wowed by the book either, but it looks like a fluffy read that I might still enjoy. 🙂 Great review!

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