Rent a Boyfriend

Rent a Boyfriend

To All the Boys I?ve Loved Before meets The Farewell in this incisive romantic comedy about a college student who hires a fake boyfriend to appease her traditional Taiwanese parents, to disastrous results, from the acclaimed author of American Panda. Chloe Wang is nervous to introduce her parents to her boyfriend, because the truth is, she hasn?t met him yet either. She hir To All the Boys I?ve Loved Before meets The Farewell in this incisive romantic comedy about a college student w...

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Title:Rent a Boyfriend
Author:Gloria Chao
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Genres:Romance
ISBN:B084GB252V
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:400 pages pages

Rent a Boyfriend Reviews

  • Jessica
    Dec 22, 2020
    So fun! I didn't know, from this aggressively pink cover, that this was a Christmas book, and YET, it takes place from Thanksgiving to Valentine's Day, with a good chunk of it at Christmas. Loved the descriptions of blending Taiwanese traditions with American, and it was hear...
  • Jacob Proffitt
    Jan 27, 2021
    So I'm out at about a third. Maybe it's a cultural difference that I can't process but I really, really hate all the deference being given to parents who don't deserve it. Chloe's parents aren't quite pimps but they are looking to sell her "golden pur...
  • Nenia ✨️ I yeet my books back and forth ✨️ Campbell
    Feb 28, 2020
    OMG THIS SOUNDS LIKE THE PLOT TO A MANGA I NEEEEEEEEED IT Seriously, dying for a copy of this because Gloria Chao is SO nice AND AMERICAN PANDA was the bomb dot com. So obviously I need to be all over this like green on pistachios. ****IT'S CURRENTLY $1.99 AS OF 2/1**** ...
  • Bethany
    Nov 29, 2020
    Based on a real practice in some Asian countries, Rent a Boyfriend follows a Taiwanese girl named Chloe who rents a fake boyfriend (Drew) for the holidays (home from her first year of college) in hopes of dissuading her family from pressuring her to be with this really awful guy from a...
  • Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
    Jul 28, 2020
    Seriously cute, seriously touching, and seriously good. This was such a refreshing read full of so many emotions. I truly enjoyed every single page from the background of the characters, to the ethnicity, to the heart warming slow burn romance, this was a read perfect to get away for a...
  • Jennifer
    Sep 19, 2020
    Rent a Boyfriend is my third book by this author. It is a contemporary romantic comedy. But with a younger feel. It is not really YA (the narrators are 19 and 21). It focuses on the cultural aspects of being a Taiwanese American and dealing with Asian parents. The narrators are 19 y...
  • ♠ TABI⁷ ♠
    Nov 12, 2019
    this sounds like a k-drama plot I'm in this sounds like a k-drama plot I'm in ...more ...
  • Jessica
    Jan 07, 2021
    This was a cute romance that handled some pretty heavy topics. Chloe decides to hire a fake boyfriend to take home to her parents so she can get out of an arranged marriage with a horrible guy her parents have set her up with. Chloe and Andrew start actually falling for each other as t...
  • jenny✨
    Aug 18, 2020
    11/10/2020: HAPPY PUB DAY, RENT A BOYFRIEND! ?? Y'alllll I could totally see a rent-a-boyfriend service BOOMING on the subtle asian dating Facebook group. Someone get on that stat! ??????? 3.5 stars! (Or maybe mooncakes would be more appropriate!?...
  • Jeann (Happy Indulgence)
    Nov 29, 2020
    Who's tired of the fake dating trope? Definitely not me! Especially when it involves a college student hiring a fake boyfriend just to trick her parents into thinking that she's nabbed an eligible bachelor. I adored Rent a Boyfriend so much! We often hear about traditional...
  • Mehsi
    Nov 12, 2020
    flailsThis was an amazing cute fun wonderful realistic book! Gloria Chao did it again! I finished the book some days ago (writing this one on the 18th of November) and I just CANNOT find the words for this amazing book. It was a rollercoaster of emotions, laughter, a few tears, ch...
  • Stacee
    Nov 01, 2020
    3.5 stars I am a sucker for fake dating and I loved the idea of this one. I really liked Chloe and Drew. They?re both smart, good people who are looking to make their place in the world. I enjoyed their instant easiness and the open communication they had. Chloe?s parents w...
  • Shealea
    Jan 16, 2021
    I'm torn. On one hand, my biggest issue with Chao's debut, American Panda , was the extreme positioning of American values and Asian culture, wherein the former is framed as good while the latter is presented as bad, regressive, and restrictive. I wanted more nuances in...
  • Sarah {The Clever Reader}
    Aug 31, 2020
    *** Thank you Netgalley for approving me in exchange for an honest review! This book was so adorable! Chloe's parents are pushing her to marry Hongbo, the most eligible bachelor, but for reasons Chloe has no idea. She despises Hongbo after he takes her on a date to a strip club...
  • CW (The Quiet Pond) ✨
    Nov 26, 2020
    I've read all of Gloria Chao's books so far, and I really think Rent a Boyfriend is my favourite of hers to date. - Follows Taiwanese-American teens Chloe (known as Jing-Jing to her family and community), a college teen who hires Drew, an artist, as her boyfriend over Tha...
  • Anniek
    Aug 19, 2020
    This book in a nutshell: - Girl needs a reason to decline a proposal from the most awful person ever - Hires professional as a fake boyfriend who should get her parents' approval - But... are there feelings, maybe? - Bonding over mooncakes at midnight - Baking cookies toget...
  • Isabel (The Reader & The Chef)
    Nov 15, 2020
    *Thanks to MTMC Tours and the author for providing the review copy. All thoughts are my own* "Game. On. All I had to do was convince my parents that Andrew was the love of my life and theirs. Piece of (moon)cake, right?" I enjoyed reading Rent A Boyfriend, fake dati...
  • Celia McMahon
    Sep 29, 2020
    I received a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes. Hello, yea, this is Celia, and I have something to say. This book hit all the sweet spots for me, and I now know to make congee and I'm going to eat it all the time. That being said, thank you Edelweiss, an...
  • Carol
    Nov 25, 2020
    I was so excited for this book, but it fell really short. The characters seemed contrived, the plot was trying too hard, and a lot of events in the book frustrated me. Chloe did not resonate with me, to be honest she seemed a little spoiled and petulant. I liked Drew as a character bet...
  • Emma
    Nov 14, 2020
    This was my first Gloria Chao's book, but I'm sure it won't be the last! Even though it has a trope at its core that we all have seen multiple times, it was not used in the same old way. Here fake dating is taken to a whole other level and Chloe actually hires Drew t...
  • emma
    Dec 13, 2020
    Forgive me for the main character syndrome, but if I were to have a curse, I always presumed it?d be more of a fun one. I mean, I grew up reading the Brothers Grimm and the Andrew Lang fairy books and just about every middle grade fairytale retelling series I could get my hands on...
  • Hsinju
    Oct 13, 2020
    The full schedule for the tour is here on Hear Our Voices Book Tours? website. Check out my blog (post will be live at 10am Central Time, November 13th, 2020) for Taiwan travel recommendations and more of my thoughts on this book! ??? [EN] Content warnings: sexi...
  • booksneedcaffeinetoo
    Jan 22, 2020
    I SEE FAKE DATING AND I MUST BUY (update: have you all SEEN that GORGEOUS COVER?!??) ...
  • nitya
    Dec 06, 2020
    I am forever a sucker for the fake dating and friends to lovers tropes (with bonus soft boys who trust and respect women and can bake/cook!) And I was hoping for some dire consequences for Hongbo and his awful family but a broken engagement is better than nothing. 4 mooncakes! ?...
  • Gloria Chao
    Feb 18, 2020
    Dearest Reader, Rent a Boyfriend is inspired by a real-life practice in some Asian countries where women hire fake boyfriends to bring home, commonly at Lunar New Year, to alleviate the pressure from family to find a husband. For this novel, I adapted this practice into a fictional ...
  • Kimberly (Deity of Books)
    Jul 10, 2020
    Chloe Wang or Jing Jing is a college freshman majoring in economics. She has pressure from her parents to marry Hong Bo, a wealthy asshole. Does Chloe like Hong Bo? Of course not. Well then, does Hong Bo like Chloe? NO. She decides to hire a fake boyfriend from Rent for Your ?Rents, ...
  • Claude's Bookzone
    Dec 19, 2020
    Well that was really cute and funny but way too long. This started out so well and there were a few laugh out loud moments and I absolutely loved the dynamics between Chloe and Drew. The story was engaging and the family completely adorable in their craziness. I won't do any sp...
  • aarya
    Feb 02, 2021
    2020 Winter Bingo (#SnowInLoveBingo??): Rules/Lists/Resolutions Why did I finish this? Disclaimer: I received a free e-ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. ...
  • Mrinmayi
    Aug 20, 2020
    Ughhhh...I have to wait another month for this book!! I am soooo excited to pick this up!! So till then, I will just make memes!! As the blurb says..the MC's parents won't help him pursue his "Arts" dream career Mrin checking to see if this site actually exists...
  • ilsa➹
    Sep 01, 2020
    *sigh* you know when a book has such a promising blurb, and you pick it up, and it also has a promising beginning, so now you're pretty sure you're going to LOVE this story...and then you don't? yeah, i know the feeling well. the actual fake dating story line o...