Published May 5th 2015
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.
I’ve read both of Kasie West’s other contemporaries and loved them both with all my heart. I had no doubt in my mind (or soul) that I wouldn’t love The Fill-In Boyfriend to the ends of the earth. And I totally did.
I’m not going to go into a lot of detail because I don’t want there to be any spoilers so this going to be a really vague review.
I loved the characters, I loved the plot, the writings, everything about this book.
There was so much character development, especially with Gia. And even though I didn’t really have anything in common with her, she still felt real and relatble.
I was so insanely emotionally invested in this book and the characters. I went read 99% of it alone in my room because I was laughing, shrieking, and flailing the entire time I was reading this book.
Overall, I can’t even put into words how happy this book made me. I loved every second and I can’t recommend this book enough.