The Fill-In Boyfriend Book Review!

Saayyyyy What? You heard that correctly….

Girls stay tuned!

For the first time ever I am doing a book review! πŸ™‚


I loved this book so much that I just had to share it with other readers like me.

Besides this may be the perfect book to read for all the grads! Hehe

Okay so The Fill-In Boyfriend book is about a girl who had a boyfriend named Bradley.

He broke up with her minutes before Prom so now she has no date!

Oh My!

In the parking lot at that!! Seriously dude?!

She was crushed. Instead of going in alone or not at all, she sees this handsome man sitting in his car.

He was actually waiting in the car because he was worried about her! He saw her whole argument with Bradley! Cute right??

She gets this brilliant idea to ask him to be her “fill in” date to prom to impress her friends.

You see, Bradley is a college student. Gia is in High School.

(Reminds me of when I had a college bf in HS, haha)

Her friends know of Bradley, seen some side photos and was probably looking forward to meeting him on Prom night.

Just so she can keep up the momentum of having a cooler boyfriend, she needed a “Bradley.”

The guy in the car decided to do her a favor. So he went home and changed to be her date.

He instantly walked into that one. He now has become “Fill-In Bradley”…….Get It?

So he had to pretend to be the guy she knew in the small amount of months they dated, I think it was about 3? I forgot already and I just finished it lol.

He was the perfect actor. All he friends believed he was Bradley.

Anywhoooo I won’t tell the whole book otherwise you won’t read it!

The lies keep unfolding and her friends catch on real soon.

Gia also falls hard for “Fill-In Bradley.”

Ex Bradley pops up quite often and that’s because he wanted to talk to her while she just wasn’t ready to address what happened.

Gia makes friends with “Fill-In Bradley’s” sister to get closer to him.

By the way his name is Hayden.

Hayden develops feelings for Gia but had no idea on how to address them. Once he opened up to her……

They obviously get together in the end! She also lost her friends due to her lies.

But I LOVE the story line. She had great friends even though she was trying to impress them.

Gia was on the student council. She was the president.

Everyone thinks she is the head honcho of her group of friends.

Until she loses them and only has Hayden’s sister to rely on.

Kasie West does a good job of giving a rising conflict of self reflection.

Gia thought lying would help her reputation, but it only hurt her.

In the end she realized she was better off coming clean.

You totally have to read it to understand how cute, yet how awesome this book is.

I give it 5 thumbs up! πŸ˜‰ If you’re into YA books that is!


Soooo my friends, never lie if it is going to hurt you in the end. Too many lies do add up.

This book had me thinking though.



Why someone couldn’t be just as handsome waiting outside for me?

When I broke up with MY college bf while I was a senior in HS, it was just before prom.

My grandparents and I was talking about getting a limo, my date for the night, me getting two tickets and all of that for prom. He was there for the whole conversation.

But he was a douche bag the week before prom so I dumped him.

Ugh, why didn’t my teen self get a fill in? Why I couldn’t this book have come out in 2008 so that I can use this idea.

It’s a fabulous idea! People use fill ins all the time. Even adults but they are called “escorts” for some……..

Dang, Kasie West is smart! πŸ˜€

I will be checking out her other books as well.

Do you suggest any good YA books to read? What are your favorites? I didn’t want to spoil this book for you so I spared most of the details, but it is a good read. Even “Good Reads” think so! πŸ˜‰ Are you going to check it out too?Β 

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7 thoughts on “The Fill-In Boyfriend Book Review!

  1. This book sounds like a really good read, I might recommend it to a few folks. It reminds me of a few times in my younger (badboy/playa) type days, I used to be a fill-in bf a few times for some good friends of mines but never really strangers. I also was used a few friends as “The Fill-In Gf” when I needed to make another girl jealous, or seem more into me. Haha! I written a mini-short story about my experiences as the fill-in and the guy who uses a fill-in….. I think I called it “PhoneAFriend” in my journal logs. Yup! I used to write daily about my days in a journal, and tell stories too. I used to write a lot….lol like a lot A LOT!!!! Idk what happened to me & writing…or that journal, …oh I think it got thrown out. SMH
    Okay now for a list of some “Good Reads” I believe every tween, teen, & young adult should read in their lifetime (while their young) LOL πŸ™‚ Oh…didn’t I mention in addition to being a serious writer I used to read like crazy! #TheSecret’sOut There’s a few of my all time favors, a blast from my past…(smh what happened to me, I used to be soooooooo good.)

    I’ll Give You the Sun – By Jandy Nelson
    The Book Thief – By Markus Zusak
    Perfect Chemistry – By Simone Elkeles
    To Kill a Mockingbird – By Harper Lee
    A Wrinkle in Time – By Madeleine L’Engle
    Before I Fall – By Lauren Oliver
    Matilda – By Roald Dahl
    The Young Elites – By Marie Lu
    Holes – By Louis Sachar
    The Outsiders – By S. E. Hinton
    Charlotte’s Web – By E. B. White
    Speak – By Laurie Halse Anderson
    The Giver – By Lois Lowry
    The Perks of Being a Wallflower – By Stephen Chbosky
    We Were Liars – By E. Lockhart
    The Story of Owen: Dragon Slayer of Trondheim – By E. K. Johnston
    Thirteen Reasons Why – By Jay Asher
    The Fault in Our Stars – By John Green & “Paper Towns” Too
    If I Stay – By Gayle Forman & “Where She Went” Too
    The Truth About Forever – By Sarah Dessen & “Just Listen” Too

    Wooo! That’s was a bit much, lol; I’m telling you the day I walk into a B&N (Barnes & Noble) with a full check of “play money” (Cash that’s left over from your check, after Bills/Food/Transportation Cost/&/Other Monthly Miscellaneous have been deducted) LOL I’m gonna go BROKE! (The real broke! lol) LML πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ Because if you’re a real reader like me, you know once the check is drained, you go to the cards because you just gotta have that last one now! Hehe πŸ™‚

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    • Yes recommend it to everyone! πŸ˜€ Haha being a fill in is fun, I only did it twice…..

      Journal writing is healthy so don’t be ashamed. Those are some good books, I read some of them πŸ™‚ Love Matilda!

      Hell yes! I love to buy books, running out of space to put them tho hehe πŸ™‚


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