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The Fill-In Boyfriend

About the book: 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.


My review: Gia Montgomery can't believe it when her college age boyfriend, Bradley, dumps her in the parking lot right before they were going to head in to Prom. If her friends had ever believed that he was a real person this might not have been such a problem, but they had been skeptical because they had never even met him. So, what's a girl to do? Either go in by herself and allow her friends to believe he was fictional the whole time, or enlist the cute guy in the car next to her to fill in for Bradley and hope that everything will work out. The problem is, as Gia discovered, once you start lying, you really can't stop. You have to make up more and more lies to cover up the old ones.

I liked Gia. She starts off the story pretty much vain and shallow like most high school girls are, but by the end of the story, she has grown a ton and learned many lessons that most of us have to learn around this age. I liked Fill-In Boyfriend (it's so funny how she just called him that for a chunk of the story.) or Hayden. Such a gentleman, I loved the way that he gave Gia the benefit of the doubt for most of the story and was just a great guy. His sister, Bec, is great too. I love that she becomes a good friend for Gia, even though she really didn't want to.

This is a really cute, clean young adult novel that I loved!

I was able to borrow this book from my local library.

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