The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West
Last night before I went to bed, I made a list of all the things I was supposed to get done today. This morning I woke up to five notifications from my library that I had books waiting for me. One of them was this book.
I was only going to read a few pages during breakfast, I swear! But it was so sweet and so interesting, and Kasie’s writing just pulled in me, and… I couldn’t stop reading!
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.
It was deliciously juicy. I loved the characters. I loved the conversations. Gia was humanly flawed, Hayden was charming, Bec’s the kind of friend you’d want on your side, and the whole story was just so oh-the-feels! And of course, the anticipation – which the characters kind of make fun of in the book – was so worth it.
I ended up finishing the whole book and not doing the things I planned to do today. I know I’m going to pay for it on Monday (I work on Sundays too), but I’ve never been more satisfied to pay the price! I’ve read a couple of Kasie West’s books before, and I loved them, but this one has to be my favorite. So highly recommended if you love contemporary YA romance!