In some Asian countries, singles hire people to stand in as their partners when they return home for major holidays. Gloria Chao's latest novel, Rent a Boyfriend, offers a fun and flirty take on the practice. Photo: Shutterstock
In some Asian countries, singles hire people to stand in as their partners when they return home for major holidays. Gloria Chao's latest novel, Rent a Boyfriend, offers a fun and flirty take on the practice. Photo: Shutterstock

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Rent a Boyfriend by Gloria Chao is a fun and flirty Asian-American romantic comedy

Trained as a dentist, in her latest novel Gloria Chao draws on the teenage experience to tell the story of Chloe Wang, a student who hires a fake partner to divert her parents’ attention from her single status

In some Asian countries, singles hire people to stand in as their partners when they return home for major holidays. Gloria Chao's latest novel, Rent a Boyfriend, offers a fun and flirty take on the practice. Photo: Shutterstock
In some Asian countries, singles hire people to stand in as their partners when they return home for major holidays. Gloria Chao's latest novel, Rent a Boyfriend, offers a fun and flirty take on the practice. Photo: Shutterstock
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