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The Fill-In Boyfriend

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3.92  ·  Rating Details ·  26,798 Ratings  ·  3,468 Reviews
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 ...more
Paperback, 343 pages
Published May 5th 2015 by HarperTeen
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Denisa I actually really liked this book. It's super cute, it will keep you smiling throughout the book. I would say anyone 14 and up.
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I thought it was so cute and it made me smile throughout almost the whole thing. The only problem was that I wanted to know so much more about what…more
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I thought it was so cute and it made me smile throughout almost the whole thing. The only problem was that I wanted to know so much more about what happened after the story(less)

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Khanh (the Grinch)
May 28, 2015 Khanh (the Grinch) rated it did not like it
So there's this popular girl. Her name is, like, Gia. She's 17 but has this totally hot junior boyfriend at UCLA whom nobody has seen (statutory rape is so, like, 2000s, which, incidentally, is practically the year in which Gia was born). She got Hot Bradley to take her to prom, only, like, at the last minute (literally IN THE PARKING LOT, Y'ALL) he dumps her.



Why? Because she's a shallow bitch and only cared that Hot Bradley was, like, totally hot, and her friends are gonna be, like, SO IMPRESSE
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Emily May
Jul 16, 2015 Emily May rated it did not like it
Shelves: young-adult, romance, 2015
“You only care about your friends seeing me.”
“That’s not true.” Okay, so it was kinda true. But only because of Jules. She’d infiltrated our group a year ago and ever so slowly tried to turn my best friends against me.

Get your tissues ready, this is the saddest story you've heard all year.

Meet Gia Montgomery - a beautiful, popular, wealthy 17-year-old girl with loving parents and early acceptance to UCLA. But Gia, you know, she's got it bad. I mean, her hot college boyfriend not only broke u
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Lola  Reviewer
Writing a negative review for this book would be so easy.

I have all of them cringe-worthy quotes prepared. I could share them with you, and you would be like, ‘‘What has the world come to?!’’

But the truth is I liked this book. Despite its many, many flaws, I found myself turning page after page without effort, my mind fully invested in the story.

Reading this book was like watching a retelling of Mean Girls, in which Gia is the lost-to-the-Plastics character played by Lindsay Lohan. She’s gorge
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Aimee
05/21/2015
The more I think about this book, the less I seem to like it. I'm completely bummed about that since The Fill-in Boyfriendwas one of my most anticipated releases of 2015. You can't see me, but I'm pouting right now.

The first issue I had with the book came in just within the first couple of pages. I know that we're thrust into the book knowing thatFake Bradley will agree to the terms of being Gia's fake boyfriend, but the way it was executed in the actual book made no sense. It was co
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Steph Sinclair
Seriously, Kasie. ANYTHING you write, I will read.
Simona Bartolotta
Aug 09, 2016 Simona Bartolotta rated it really liked it
"I'm devoid of tragedy and therefore have no wisdom or insights to offer."

•As you know, I usually don't do contemporaries. If I do choose to pick up one, it's because I'm at least 80% certain I will enjoy it (the percentage is indicative) which can mean that 1) I know the author from previous experience and he/she fully won my trust, or 2) a sufficient number of trustworhty people read the book and reviewed it positively. In this case, definitely, the thing is that I am hopelessly smitten with K
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Alienor ✘ French Frowner ✘ (of badger and SNAKE)


Actual rating : 3.5 stars

I have a question for you : how am I supposed to rate a book whose flaws are so obvious I just know many of my friends will be bothered but which let me with such a huge smile glued on my face? If several characters irked me something fierce but which made me so happy I just ... didn't care for the most part?

JUST FUCKING TELL ME. In the meantime, welcome to my messed-up brain, guys. I apologize in advance is this review is more filled with ramblings than anything else.
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   Maggie
Nov 05, 2016 Maggie rated it really liked it
We rarely find a depth by looking inside of ourselves for it. Depth is found in what we can learn from the people and things around us. Everyone, everything, has a story, Gia. When you learn those stories, you learn experiences that fill you up, that expand your understanding. You add layers to your soul.


The Fill-In Boyfriend was yet another novel filled with the perfect cute romance, with the right amount of humor, with the right timing to start drama, and with the right characters that ende
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Chelsea ❤Peril Please❤ (of BADGER and Snake)
"I could try to guess your preferences."
"My preferences in a kiss?"
I nodded, our faces still very close together.
"My preference is simple-you."



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I can't say these aren't clichéd. I can't say they haven't been done before. I can't say there are bad boys and perilistic moments. And I certainly can't say they are perfect. But what I can say? They may have clichéd moments, but they are written impeccably well. They may have been done before, but never as adorably. There may not be bad boys, but the
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Aj the Ravenous Reader
Dec 28, 2015 Aj the Ravenous Reader rated it really liked it
Recommended to Aj the Ravenous Reader by: Chelsea and Henz

3.5 but rounding it up because of the holiday spirit.^^

Kasie West is one of my go-to authors when I'm looking for cutesy YA romantic novels with lots of clichés (they're actually her main ingredients, just look at the cover and title of this book).^^ But she has this special way of making them bearable so that the overused premise particularly in this book- popular girl fakes relationship with a not so popular guy (to save face) but eventually falls for the guy for reals- becomes likable, char
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Melissa (Ever So Mela)
4.5
YOU NEED TO BUY THIS!

END OF REVIEW.







Not good enough?
FINE
YOU NEED TO BUY THIS NOW!


END OF REVIEW

That was totally better, right?





Still not good enough?
FINE, fine! Shut your trap hole, I'll give you more ^.^





Now, in all seriousness-not that I wasn't being serious before- this was all I hoped for and more. I remember adding this book to my TBR when it was just that drabby old GR gray cover. All it had was a tittle and Kasie's name on it. Then when the blurb came out, all I saw was fake relationsh
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Jennifer
Sep 29, 2016 Jennifer rated it really liked it
Shelves: signed
Cute! As expected! Was a bit disappointed with the ending as much wasn't really resolved. Urg her friends were so annoying! Jules was on my last nerve. What a B!




*Inject book into veins now!*

Rachel Reads Ravenously
3.75 super cute stars!!

“Chin up. There are other fish in the sea. It's a big ocean. Sometimes we need to catch and release a few before we find the keeper.”

First off I mostly read this book because of Chelsea's review so if you are on the fence about reading this, her review will convince ya.

On prom night Gia is dumped by her boyfriend. In the parking lot beforehand. Faced with telling her friends that he isn't there, when they already don't believe Bradley exists having never seen nor
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Chelsey the crazy cat lady
i loved every bit about this book. well maybe not the bitch Jules. would recommend to others.
Jillian (bookishandnerdy)
Aug 31, 2016 Jillian (bookishandnerdy) rated it really liked it
i'm so happy i really enjoyed this. i was worried bc i didn't like on the fence but THIS WAS SO SO SO CUTE
Laura
"Perfect."
He raised his eyebrows.
"You get to be my date."
"Uh..." His mouth opened but that's all that came out.


After the funny and cute way this story started, I was sure that I was going to like it. And I was right. Kasie West is a queen when it comes to writing fluffy, light and unputdownable books. I can't seem to read her stories in any other way than one sitting. It's impossible. I always find myself completely enraptured in her worlds and The Fill-In Boyfriend was no exception.
I'm pretty
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Mandy K
May 22, 2015 Mandy K rated it really liked it
Shelves: ebooks, 2015-release
Full Review

Another thing that I'm finding I like about contemporary novels is I can easily finish them in a matter of hours, in one sitting. There's just something so satisfying about that. And this book is no exception. As cheesey as it might be, there's just something I really love about the whole "pretend to be in love and then accidentally catch feelings" trope. It's just so heartwarming and sweet, and it a bit early to say this (I haven't read too many contemporary novels) but I don't think
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Saania Zee Jamal ϟ
Kasie West: mother of fluffs, vanquisher of reading slumps.
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Book song: Cigarette Daydreams by Cage The Elephant.
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Ariana
May 11, 2015 Ariana rated it liked it

To be honest, I was absolutely sure that I would love this story, even with the funny (though a bit unfortunate) title. And don’t get me wrong, the story is cute and quite amusing, for a younger audience it might sound much better anyways, but there were some things that made my rating drop a bit..

Gia is very immature.
Her problems with Jules made me laugh in frustration (because there was nothing left that I could do) and I wanted to shake them both for being so stupid.

Then there were more thin
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Bekah AwesomeBookNut
Sep 04, 2015 Bekah AwesomeBookNut rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ya-addiction, 2015, clean
Original Review found at: www.awesomebooknut.com

Again, another fabulously adorable book by the crazy cute author Kasie West.

This was just an overall fun, cute contemporary romance. I so enjoyed this book.

Gia is a bit of a nut but I enjoyed her character development as the story progresses she realizes what she had become and what she really wants to be. I was quite shocked when at the end it wasn’t a complete “happily ever after” which was a nice change from the norm and I appreciated that.

I rea
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Sophia
Mar 12, 2016 Sophia rated it it was ok
2.5 stars

this book started off as a 1.5 star book, rose to a 3 star book, and then dropped down to 2.5 stars. initially, i regretted picking this book up. the main character, gia, was painfully shallow and the writing left much to be desired. i found it extremely difficult to take anything in this book seriously, but gradually, as i got further and further into the book, things began to change. i found my alliances shifting, and surprisingly, by the end of the story, i genuinely connected to gia
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Danielle (Love at First Page)
I think The Fill-In Boyfriend may just be Kasie West's fluffiest book yet, but you'll get only minor complaints from me on that score. What's amazing is that, even though the story is refreshingly simple and lighthearted, the main character's growth is still something to savor. In typical Kasie West fashion, our heroine goes through a growth spurt of sorts, trying to discover just who she is and how that plays into her friendships and love life. This is a book I read in one sitting, and I'm bett ...more
Taylor Knight

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 th
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Rachel Maniacup
Jan 31, 2016 Rachel Maniacup rated it really liked it
Recommended to Rachel by: Tabetha
This book is so sweet,lovely and so adorable! Just like my friend here, who I consider as one of my best friends on GR..the one who is celebrating her birthday right this day!yay! HAPPY,HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you,my precious TABETHA!^^

My Review:
This is my first of Kasie West,and I think that this author made me love contemporary novels even more. Yes,I obviously enjoyed her story telling so I'd be reading more of her novels,I assure you! And though the picture of the characters on the book cover are
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Emily
Nov 07, 2016 Emily rated it it was amazing
Fake. Dating.

This book is exactly what you would expect from a Kasie West contemporary, and that's completely a good thing. I had pretty good hopes for this book and everything I wanted to get out of it was what I got. This isn't a book that is going to change your life, but it will leave you pleasantly happy after reading it. Just like every other well written fluffy romance.

The strong point of this book was the family/friend/lover dynamics. Every character and relationship felt very real to me
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Fafa's Book Corner
Nov 18, 2015 Fafa's Book Corner rated it it was amazing
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Amber Robertson
We rarely find depth by looking inside of ourselves for it. Depth is found in what we can learn from the people and things around us. Everyone, everything, has a story, Gia. When you learn those stories, you learn experiences that fill you up, that expand your understanding. You add layers to your soul.


The Fill-In Boyfriend was a book with a hidden meaning I wasn't expecting and some beautifully portrayed character development. I went in expecting a light fluffy read, which is what I got. But,
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Grace (LovingDemBooks) Z.
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3.5 of 5 stars (Please read my rating system further below). Such a cute book! I was constantly gushing over how adorable these characters are. There is a ton of build up into what should've been an amazing ending, but instead, the ending wasn't really an ending at all. It felt just cut off like there wasn't enough time to edit it. The ending was the biggest disappointment. Other than that, Kasi
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Bee (Heart Full of Books)
May 24, 2016 Bee (Heart Full of Books) rated it it was amazing
I loved everything about this book. I wasn't blown away by the beginning, but as I kept reading I was holding my breath, slapping my hand across my mouth and literally gasping. Perfection!
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“We rarely find a depth by looking inside of ourselves for it. Depth is found in what we can learn from the people and things around us. Everyone, everything, has a story, Gia. When you learn those stories, you learn experiences that fill you up, that expand your understanding. You add layers to your soul.” 96 likes
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