Saturday, May 9, 2015

The Fill-In Boyfriend, by Kasie West

The Fill-In Boyfriend is a contemporary romance and it is absolutely adorable. This book is filled with humor, friendship, love, and learning who you are. Although, in the beginning, I disliked the main character, Gia Montgomery, because she is so concerned with what people think and she comes off as very insecure, shallow and self-absorbed. Because her plan didn't work out the way she wanted, she lies to her friends about her boyfriend. But as I read on, the main character is not bad at all and the positive qualities begin to make up for it.

The story begins when Gia gets dumped by her boyfriend Bradley in the parking lot of her school right before prom. This night was the night to prove to all her friends that her boyfriend actually exists after constantly boasting about him for months. As she became desperate, she sees a guy in the car and pretty much begs him to be her "fill-in Bradley". This "fill-in Bradley" does a great job at pretending to be her loving boyfriend. Too good for a job, because Gia can't stop thinking about him days after the prom.

The plot is certainly predictable and it's safe to say that this book is filled with so many sweet and swoony moments. The Fill-In Boyfriend is the perfect type of contemporary romance for reading by the pool!

Note: One character you need to be aware of is Jules. She is horrible, petty, jealous and just plain MEAN! She will drive you crazy! *JK*

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