The Stand-In (Paperback)

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The Stand-In (Paperback)


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  • Get fired by gross, handsy boss
  • Fail to do laundry (again)
  • Be mistaken for famous Chinese actress
  • Fall head-first into glitzy new world

Gracie Reed is doing just fine. Sure, she was fired by her overly "friendly" boss, and yes she still hasn't gotten her mother into the nursing home of their dreams, but she's healthy, she's (somewhat) happy, and she's (mostly) holding it all together.

But when a mysterious SUV pulls up beside her, revealing Chinese cinema's golden couple Wei Fangli and Sam Yao, Gracie's world is turned on its head. The famous actress has a proposition: due to their uncanny resemblance, Fangli wants Gracie to be her stand-in. The catch? Gracie will have to be escorted by Sam, the most attractive—and infuriating—man Gracie's ever met.

If it means getting the money she needs for her mother, Gracie's in. Soon Gracie moves into a world of luxury she never knew existed. But resisting Sam, and playing the role of an elegant movie star, proves more difficult than she ever imagined—especially when she learns the real reason Fangli so desperately needs her help. In the end all the lists in the world won't be able to help Gracie keep up this elaborate ruse without losing herself...and her heart.

Product Details ISBN: 9781728242620
ISBN-10: 1728242622
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Publication Date: May 3rd, 2022
Pages: 384
Language: English
""The Stand-In is a charming, engaging rom com that drips in glamour and sparkles with banter. Chu's exploration of multi-racial identity was resonant and nuanced. The Stand-In is truly a stand out romance." —Andie J. Christopher USA Today bestselling author of Not the Girl You Marry" — Andie J. Christopher, USA Today bestselling author of Not the Girl You Marry

"The Stand-In is a sparkly, cinematic adventure that combines emotional drama with hilarious and relatable moments. Lily Chu handles swoonworthy scenes and down-to-earth concerns with equal skill." —Talia Hibbert, USA Today bestselling author of Get a Life, Chloe Brown

With quick wit, beautifully developed characters, and a charming love story, this rom-com debut is a winner! —Farah Heron, author of Accidentally Engaged

"Wry, moving, and utterly romantic. —Ruby Lang, author of The Uptown Collection" —Ruby Lang, author of The Uptown Collection

"A highly entertaining story full of heart." —Jackie Lau, author of Donut Fall in Love

"Lily Chu's deft prose ... had a way of taking unexpected turns, startling me into laughing out loud—or punching me right in the feelings." —Rose Lerner, author of The Wife in the Attic