Review : The Fill-in Boyfriend by Katie West 

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.  (From: Goodreads)

Title: The Fill-in Boyfriend 

Author: Katie West 

Genres: YA, contemporary 

Publisher: HarperTeen (US), 2015

Edition: paperback, 343

In some part of my brain, probably the logical part that seemed to be missing at the moment, I knew I should let go and walk away, maintain some of my dignity.

This is the third book I read from Katie West.  The first one was Pivot Point.  Ugh…I got confused in a big time.  The second one was By Your Side.  It was a nice relaxing read.  This time, the third time, is brought to you by RemiVFoliage.  Behold!

Things I Like About It 

– the storyline 

The story started rough, but it’s very smooth and (yeah, no big twist) nice.

– the idea 

The idea of this story seems common to most of the people.  However, it’s the first time I read this idea.  

Things I Dislike About It 

– the background of Gia 

She was the leader of highschool mean girls.  That…umm…not my best interest.


I recommend people who like to read light contemporary.  There’s no heavy topic inside.  If you want to relax, you could pick it up.

That’s all for my review of The Fill-in Boyfriend by Katie West.  Let me know what you think.

Have a nice day and I’ll see you soon. Adios 👋

xoxo Remi 


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