Saturday, May 30, 2015

From the shelf: The Fill-In Boyfriend

Title: The Fill-in Boyfriend
Author: Kasie West
Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Contemporary
Date read: May 18-19, 2015
Dawn Rates:  (3/5)

Summary (cr: goodreads)

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.

 My Review: (also in goodreads)

The story unlike the last two novels was completely different. There wasn't any character connections in between the stories. There were times in between where I hated Gia's character for being clueless and shallow (cue Clueless movie) but I liked how her character developed. Although I was a bit sad about her falling out with her friend Claire (not much about the other ones), I think Bec and Hayden were much more real and better friends for her. There would come a time that one must distance themselves from their past life to reflect and let themselves grow. If the friendship reconnects for the better, then they grew into a better person; but if it is not, it wold be one of those relationships you have to distance from to let yourself fully grow.

Till the next read...

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