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Rent a Boyfriend ➛ [KINDLE] ❅ Rent a Boyfriend By Gloria Chao ➥ – 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 r 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, Rent a ePUB Ò to disastrous results, from the acclaimed author of American PandaChloe 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 parentsDrew 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, zeroPDA gestures” comes naturally to himWhen 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 tightknit Asian American communityBut when Chloe starts to fall for the real Drew—who, unlike his fake persona, is definitely not ’rentworthy—her carefully curated life begins to unravel Can she figure out what she wants before she loses everything?.

10 thoughts on “Rent a Boyfriend

  1. Gloria Chao Gloria Chao says:

    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 diaspora version, with all details—including the company Rent for Your ’Rents—created to better fit the American setting.

    This book has:
    • Fake dating
    • Dual POV
    • College-age protagonists
    • Taiwanese-American characters
    • Holidays! (Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s, Valentine’s Day, and Chinese New Year)
    • Humor, puns, banter, romance

    I hope you enjoy reading!

  2. Kimberly (Deity of Books) Kimberly (Deity of Books) says:

    As a Taiwanese American, I am so happy that a book like this exists. I surprisingly really enjoyed this book.

    Full review will be posted on 10 October 2020.

  3. jenny✨ jenny✨ says:

    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!? 🥮🥮🥮✨)

    Some of the lighthearted parts of this book were laugh-out-loud funny and SO relatable. The rest was clichéd and saccharine as hell and waaaay too sappy for my tastes.

    Some of the painful bits were moving and poignant and SO relatable. The rest was over-the-top and cringey and a little heavy-handed.


    I was trolling YouTube the other day when I came across an interview with Constance Wu in which she says something that really hit me hard. She talks about how she didn’t tell her parents about a traumatic event that had happened to her at school, and when the (white) host asks her why, she explains, simply, that she wanted to protect her parents. That it’s a dynamic that forms between immigrants and their children: we want to protect them as much as they do us.

    This was certainly the case in Rent a Boyfriend. Chloe Wang leads a double life: in Chicago, she’s Chloe, the econ major with a fiery personality. In Palo Alto, under her parents’ roof, she’s Jing-Jing—meek, deferent, and unsure of herself. As Jing-Jing, she’s supposed to be engaged to a dude her parents picked out ages ago, the misogynistic and superficial Hongbo. So Chloe decides to take drastic measures: she’ll hire a fake boyfriend. Enter Drew Chan, the sweet and sensitive artist who’s been disowned by his family for daring to pursue his dream. When the two of them become friends—and then more—they each find the courage to navigate paths that had never seemed possible before.


    What I appreciated most about this book was its embracing of ambivalence. As a child of Chinese immigrants, I know. I know how our relationships and love are complex and painful and filled with contradictions that don’t make sense to most people, but are nonetheless very, very real.

    It’s a daunting task to try and represent this sort of relational complexity, and Rent a Boyfriend does an admirable job of capturing a piece that really resonated with me. In fact, I think it will resonate with anyone who’s had to straddle two worlds that aren't always in alignment: the one dictated by people you love, and the one you wish to someday carve out for yourself and yourself only.

    Chloe and Drew don’t shy away from calling out her parents’ problematic beliefs when they crop up. The book is unafraid to critique the toxic aspects of Taiwanese/East Asian culture, from fatphobic body-shaming to the belief that a woman’s inherent worth lies in her dating (and marrying) a suitable man. Chloe drags her mom’s fixations on thinness and moral purity, and the book examines the stigma that Taiwanese culture attaches to dropping out of college.

    There were MANY Asian-themed puns and so much good food that my mouth was watering (that hot pot scene?? Lord have mercy). Chloe and Drew engage in some hilarious text banter, and the humour in this book was so much crasser than I was expecting!!! It was awesome. Even if I had to read the words “shrivelled vagina” like eight times.

    Bottom line: Rent a Boyfriend is essentially an amalgam of subtle asian traits memes and it really made me feel seen.

    Thank you NetGalley and Simon & Schuster Canada for this ARC in exchange for an honest review!

  4. Nenia ☀️ My Snark Is Worse Than My Bite ☀️ Campbell Nenia ☀️ My Snark Is Worse Than My Bite ☀️ Campbell says:



  5. Mrinmayi Mrinmayi says:

    This book 'speaks' to my soul😂
    the MC seems relatable??!! Don't know but I have this connection with her xD
    Now, where do I submit this form for renting a boyfriend??!!
    that protocol in the blurb made me laugh “Type C parents prefer quiet, kind, zero-PDA gestures”
    I made my requirements protocol

    1]Should be loyal (THIS IS A MUST)
    2]Should laugh at my dad's joke, no matter if they are bad puns
    4]Should get Harry Potter & The Lunar Chronicles reference
    5] Should be an introvert...(I talk enough for 5 people😂 My parents would prefer some peace)
    7]Please be a dog person
    8]Extra points if he is grumpy!!!😂

    umm..that's it I guess😅
    I think I will add more LATER
    For now..these are my priorities 😂🤣

  6. booksneedcaffeinetoo booksneedcaffeinetoo says:


    (update: have you all SEEN that GORGEOUS COVER?!??)

  7. Mlpmom (Book Reviewer) Mlpmom (Book Reviewer) says:

    RTC closer to release date.

  8. Anniek Anniek says:

    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 together at Christmas
    - Drama, struggles, but also Fluff

    This book has such a perfect balance between being a fun romcom and dealing with deeper issues, like how the main character struggles in her relationship with her parents and in her cultural background because of her parents' expectations of her and the way her community judges her and the focus on needing to save face.

  9. Tabi (ᕗツ)ᕗ Tabi (ᕗツ)ᕗ says:

    this sounds like a k-drama plot

    I'm in

  10. Vee_Bookish // YA Book Blogger Vee_Bookish // YA Book Blogger says:

    *the fake dating klaxon sounds loudly in the distance*

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