The Stand-In by Lily Chu

Gracie is stuck with a horrible job and a pervy boss. She needs this job to try to afford a better care facility for her mother. On an off day she gets mistaken for a Chinese movie star then gets caught but her boss who sees the paparazzi picture. Ugh why are there always pervy guys trying to quid pro quo you into an arrangement. Well nope I guess I’m unemployed.
Luckily for Gracie right before that happened Wei Fangli the movie star that could be her doppleganger asked her if she wanted to help her by pretending to be her for some events and she would get paid for it.

I love the Prince and the Pauper type stories and the connection at the end wasn’t what I was expecting and was very emotional.
I loved the chemistry between Sam and Gracie, they had a enemies to lovers quarrel energy happening
The friendship between Sam and Fangli was so caring and we all need a person to help us through tough times!
I felt so bad for Gracie and her mother who was suffering from Alzheimer’s which is a horrible disease. There are good days and bad days and I would think if you have unfinished business or things in the past that come back it can be very agitating and confusing.
Totally recommend this cute romance! And I love this cover!!

Synopsis:

HOW TO UPEND YOUR LIFE:

Get fired by gross, handsy bossFail to do laundry (again)Be mistaken for famous Chinese actressFall 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.

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