Title: The Fill-In Boyfriend
Author: Kasie West
Release Date: 5th May 2015
Read it in: 3 Hours!
Source: From Amazon
I did not intend to like this novel as much I did. Contemporary novels are not usually what I choose to read. But for whatever reason, I really wanted to pick this one up and read it. I am so glad that I did. I loved Gia’s character, she changed over the novel and it was great to see. Unlike my usual opinion, I even liked the sassyness and ‘I get my way’-attitude she had the start of the novel. I just felt that her character wasn’t fake, in the sense that she could easily be at a high school, truly believing that the most important thing is stopping a girl from stealing her friends from her.
Let’s talk about FIB (Fill-In Bradley)! Gia doesn’t know his name for a good portion of the book which adds to the humor of this bizarre situation that she has found herself in. And his situation is also just too perfect! He gets roped into being Gia’s fake boyfriend and then his sister ropes Gia into helping her keep her brother in check. I just loved every moment in this book.
I appreciate the fact that this novel also has a realistic ending. Nothing is set in stone with this relationship, and yet it gives you a lot of hope for them. So the ending really worked with the book.
I did not know I liked the Fake Relationship trope, but I do think I’m a fan! So I need more recommendations! Overall I’m new to Kasie West’s work and I think I’m a fan! I can’t wait to try some more of her books!
““My preference is simple—you.”” – FIB (swoooooon!)