The Decoy Girfriend


Fake Dating in Hollywood!

I am the biggest fan of fake dating ever, so this premise was right up my street.

Freya is a writer who happens to be a doppelganger for a famous actress named Mandi Roy. As is with every romance novel right now, Freya goes viral after a video of her as a Mandi look-alike is taken and shared with the world. While this happens, Mandi and her boyfriend, fellow actor Taft Bamber (what the hell is that name), are going through a rough patch. Both are faking their relationship for PR, but Taft is done and wants to find real love.

Freya is forced to make amends for pretending to be Mandi, and she steps into her life to give Mandi some time off. In the meantime, Freya and Taft grow closer, and their chemistry keeps it hard to pretend any longer.

I love fake dating, and this novel was an entertaining and fresh take on an age-old trope. I enjoyed all the characters in this romance, and while you could see what was happening a mile away, it still made for a solid read with some Hollywood glitz. The book is written in dual POVs, which may annoy some, but I didn’t have an issue with it for the most part. The meeting to being in love portion is almost instantaneous, but that is such a usual romance trope that I’m not bothered by. Overall if you need something new to quench your fake dating thirst, this is a good bet.

Title: The Decoy Girlfriend
Author: Lillie Vale
Format: Paperback
Pages: 336

Three Descriptors: Fake Dating, Hollywood Glamour, Mistaken Identity

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