Genre: Realistic Fiction, Romance
Lane and Vivi have had it with Isabelle Hunter's boyfriend, Shawn Littig (a.k.a. Sluttig). He is the only person who can turn their smart, confident best friend into a complete mess. When Shawn Sluttig cheats on and dumps Izzy just months before the prom she's been planning since the ninth grade, Lane and Vivi decide to take action. With a few quick keystrokes, they create a MySpace page for "Brandon," the perfect guy to get Izzy out of her revolving-door relationship with Shawn. Too bad he's totally fake. Vivi's younger brother, Marshall, who they hire to be the "man" behind the profile, is way too into being Izzy's fake boyfriend. So they turn to cute, prep-school Jonathan to be the face of Brandon. But when Vivi falls for Jonathan, and Sluttig tries to wedge his way back into Izzy's prom picture, the whole plan starts to go south faster than you can say "fake boyfriend."
Many months ago I was on Kate Brian's website looking through her list of books. I then read an excerpt for Fake Boyfriend and after that I knew that I just had to read this book! I made sure to look around but I never saw it. I was very happy when I finally did find it!
I really enjoyed this book but I found that the love interests of the characters were cliché and predictable. This book made fun light reading and I flew right through the pages. I loved the characters and the dialogue too. Kate Brian really made me wish I was part of their 'circle of friends'.
This book (for some strange reason) reminded me a little bit of the characters from Gossip Girl. It had nothing to do with the plot but I found the relationships between the characters similar.
Likes: The group of friends.
Dislikes: Shawn, the cliché-ness.