The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West

AboutthebookPublished: May 2015
Age Category: Young Adult
Genre: Contemporary romance
Format: E-book
Source: Library
Rating: star ratingstar ratingstar rating.75 star rating

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.


This review is going to be short and sweet, just like this book.

I really enjoyed reading this. I hadn’t exactly planned on picking this up today- not that I ever plan which books I’m going to read- but I had it on hold from the library and it was finally available today so I thought why not.

This book was extremely quick and easy to read, it had a nice flow and the plot line was rather enjoyable.

I didn’t like Gia all that much in this book. It was okay reading from her POV but when it came to, say, talking with her friends, I think she was quite ignorant. I know she wasn’t trying to be, I think it was mainly to do with her upbringing, and, it was pointed out more often than not, that she was a snob, but it was unintentional. Her parents raised her in a way that didn’t really have Gia questioning anything outside of her little “bubble”. She was a snob, without meaning to be, because she didn’t know any better.

The characters were well developed in the book but I found myself not really liking Gia, her brother and parents, or her friends. I’m not sure whether I was supposed to like them- I know I was supposed to at least a little- but for the most part, I just wanted to see more of Hayden and Bec. I really liked those two.

All in all, and as much as I would like to rate it higher, I can’t so I’m giving this book a 3.75/5. Usually, characters are the things that keep my interest in a book and although I didn’t DNF this book, I would have liked to like the characters more.

I think I still will try out Kasie West’s other books in the future.

AbouttheauthorKasie WestI write YA. I eat Junior Mints. Sometimes I go crazy and do both at the same time. My novels are: PIVOT POINT and its sequel SPLIT SECOND. And my contemporary novels: THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US, ON THE FENCE, THE FILL-IN BOYFRIEND, PS I LIKE YOU, and BY YOUR SIDE. My agent is the talented and funny Michelle Wolfson.

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