I'm Thalia! I run a book blog called Pictures in the Words and I hope to be an editor for YA fiction. I'm a GoodReads refugee!
When was the last time I started and finished a book in one day? Like... maybe four hours. And I will take this time to cheer because MY READING SLUMP HAS FINALLY BEEN BROKEN!!!
This is easily the best book I've read this year. EASILY. Everything about The Fill-In Boyfriend was fantastic, even though it began a little cheesy. Since we met the love interest/fill-in boyfriend on literally page four, I was worried the insta-love would overtake me and ruin what I wanted to like about this book, but I was so pleasantly surprised.
The two main characters, Gia and Hayden, have the most amazing relationship. It has an obviously quirky beginning, since Gia does ask him to pretend to be her ex-boyfriend for prom night, but the development of it afterward is so natural and easygoing. I don't think I've ever read a book with as realistic a relationship as the one in this book. And this is particularly exciting for me because I've been dying to read Kasie West's books for ages and have been holding back for that "are they popular because they're good or or am I going to hate them the way I hate If I Stay and Nicholas Sparks" kind of way. BUT SHE'S SO SO SO SO SO GOOD.
I'll write my review for this when I'm in a less fangirly state of mind. But seriously, I'm so happy. Everything about it made me happy. I'll be more objective later. But right now, I'm just going to emotionally roll around in how happy I am, and also pat myself on the back for this completely impulsive, unfounded, and probably irresponsible buy from the bookstore. (Screw you, TBR!)