Welcome to a new Waiting on Wednesday! This week I am featuring Rent a Boyfriend the newest upcoming book by Gloria Chao!
I just love love loved American Panda by her and so I am just beyond hyped for Rent a Boyfriend. The blurb sounds so amazing, and I love the idea of renting a boyfriend to make sure your parents are happy. Only what will happen when you fall in love with him? I am curious about the whole renting business, is it just for boyfriends? Or can you rent people for other things as well? And how fast will these two fall in love? I do hope that is gradually, I am just not a fan of instant. I am excited to see Chloe fall in love and stand up for herself. Because sorry, your parents shouldn’t be so controlling or have such high expectations (mine had high expectations, but thankfully not Chloe’s parents high).
I am curious what we will see of the Taiwanese culture, some food? Some traditions? I am all in for it!
Plus, that cover. <3 <3 I love the colours!
I got the book pre-ordered (just decided to do it) and now it is waiting for it to come out and Amazon to send it.
Chloe Wang is nervous to introduce her parents to her boyfriend, because the truth is, she hasn’t met him yet either. She hired him from Rent for Your ’Rents, a company specializing in providing fake boyfriends trained to impress even the most traditional Asian parents.
Drew Chan’s passion is art, but after his parents cut him off for dropping out of college to pursue his dreams, he became a Rent for Your ’Rents employee to keep a roof over his head. Luckily, learning protocols like “Type C parents prefer quiet, kind, zero-PDA gestures” comes naturally to him.
When Chloe rents Drew, the mission is simple: convince her parents fake Drew is worthy of their approval so they’ll stop pressuring her to accept a proposal from Hongbo, the wealthiest (and slimiest) young bachelor in their tight-knit Asian American community.
But when Chloe starts to fall for the real Drew—who, unlike his fake persona, is definitely not ’rent-worthy—her carefully curated life begins to unravel. Can she figure out what she wants before she loses everything?