Girlfriend for Hire? By the title of the story, it seems like there’s another book of Wattpad cliche here. And I’m right! The boy’s and the girl’s poverty-stricken. The boy’s family is the owner of their school. The couple met through a fight. The girl was hired as a girlfriend as what the title says. There’s a scene that this couple was trapped in a room, specifically in a bathroom. But still, a cliche story can be good, right? That reason is enough to further read Girlfriend for Hire.
I like the introduction of the story and how it gives uniqueness. It was a sarcastic way of Nash, the female lead, of telling the readers how she ended up being Bryle’s girlfriend, the male lead. I really thought that she was happy being with Bryle because I found her introduction so magical. With this, I thought that this book is gonna be fantastic.
Sadly, I was wrong. The first book of Girlfriend for Hire is actually full of shit. I viewed it as a joke book rather than a novel because nothing happened there. If I were to graph the intensity level of the story, it’s just a horizontal line. No expansion! No recession! Maybe the only thing I could remember from the first book is their numerous fights, which is so irrelevant to what the characters really feel. I can see that the author’s purpose is to make her characters crazy for it to become entertaining. But it’s so exaggerated to the point that the characters were becoming stupid, not crazy.
There’s also a problem on how the author narrates her story, specifically on the proper sequencing of events. The story line is like a bat out of hell jumping from one scene to another as she presents revelations that are surprising in a bad way. I hope as she makes her stories, she bears in mind that each paragraph should lead to only one topic and its sentences should be related to each other. Grade school English, remember? And one last thing! Foreshadowing is good and I’m glad that the author uses this narrative technique. However, if it takes too long for that future event to occur, it’s not anticipating anymore.
As I said, I perceived it as a joke book because yes, it’s humorous and the jokes are havey and timeless. Although I see problems on the way it was written, I’m smiling from the first page to the last page because of its comedy side. My favorite part of the story is actually a comedy. It is the scene where Bryle’s grandfather thought that Nash is applying as his secretary. Well, I’m not going to tell what happened there because I don’t want to be a spoiler here. But that was undeniably funny.
In the second book, the author deserves my applause because she improved! Finally, she gave it a roller coaster of emotions which caused my tears. Honestly, I felt the pain of Nash when Bryle’s ex-girlfriend came back. Aside from that, I admire the way Bryle and Nash confessed their love for each other. And I felt the kilig whenever they state their reasons why they love each other. It wasn’t awkward yet the events were slow.
I also have a favorite part in the second book which is when Nash fulfilled the challenges of Bryle’s aunt, together with her cool son. And as I said, I’m not a spoiler to give further details about that scene. You should better read Girlfriend for Hire on your own. It’s a great story. I’m telling you.