Book Tour: The Decoy Girlfriend by Lillie Vale | Spotlight

Welcome to my stop on the TBR and Beyond Tours Book Tour for The Decoy Girlfriend by Lillie Vale! This sounds really good and my type of RomCom: fake-dating, look-alike/doppelgänger, bookish main character (a writer)! Oddly, these last few months have been the summer of horror since that’s all that’s been calling to me (horrors/thrillers/mysteries), which meant my RomCom reading came to a slow (almost hault!). I’m hoping to pick it up soon though, because it really does sound addictive and good! Be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom to see the tour schedule for other content creators links.

Meet Author

Lillie Vale is the author of books for both teens and adults, including The Decoy Girlfriend, Beauty and the Besharam, The Shaadi Set-Up and Small Town Hearts, an American Library Association’s 2020 Rainbow Books List selection. She writes about secrets and yearning, complicated and ambitious girls who know what they want, the places we call home and people we find our way back to, and the magic we make. Born in Mumbai, she grew up in Mississippi, Texas, and North Dakota, and now lives in an Indiana college town.

About The Book

Title: The Decoy Girlfriend
Author: Lillie Vale
Publisher: G P Putnam’s Sons
Publishing Date: September 6th, 2022
Page Length: 336
Genre: RomCom
Age Range: Adult
Synopsis:

A laugh-out-loud funny and whip-smart romantic comedy from the author of The Shaadi Set-Up, about a young woman who takes the place of her celebrity doppelgänger, and must fake-date the actress’s sexy costar boyfriend.

Writer Freya Lal has a huge secret: she’s a dead ringer for It-girl actress Mandi Roy. Her second novel is due in a month, but inspiration is nowhere to be found. Desperate to shake off her writer’s block, Freya leans into her look-alike abilities and indulges in some mistaken identity for simple perks, like scoring a free mimosa or getting into a trendy nightclub.

Actor Taft Bamber appears to have it all: gorgeous, talented, and Mandi’s love interest both on- and off-screen. But what nobody knows is that their relationship is a PR stunt, and after years of playing make-believe, he’s yearning for something real.

When Freya’s latest impersonation of Mandi goes viral thanks to Taft’s accidental interference, rumors of a breakup threaten Hollywood’s golden couple. To make amends, Freya is forced to give Mandi a little time off: she’ll pretend to be the actress for a month, move in with Taft, and squash the rumors by acting completely in love. But as Freya and Taft play house, it becomes impossible to ignore that their instant chemistry isn’t just for the cameras. While faking it, they might have just found the real thing. 

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Content Warning: Please be aware that through the course of the novel, Freya recounts fond memories of her mother, who passed away before the book begins (off-page), and the ways in which that love is intertwined with her writing. Taft stands firm against toxic masculinity and learns to let go of toxic friendships. There is also explicit on-page sex between two consenting adults

Tour Schedule

Blog Schedule

August 29th
Kait Plus Books – Interview
Stuck in Fiction – Promotional Post
Mallory Books – Review & Playlist

August 30th
The Book Dutchesses – Promotional Post
Boys’ Mom Reads – Review
One More Chapter – Review
The Someday librarian – Review & Favorite Quotes

August 31st
Whispering Stories – Interview
The Book Review Crew – Review & Favorite Quotes
PopTheButterfly Reads – Review

September 1st
Twirling Book Princess – Promotional Post
Lost in Neverland – Review
Books we Love – Review
Thorana Reads – Journal Spread

September 2nd
Nine Bookish Lives – Promotional Post
Midsummer Night’s Reas – Review
A Book and A Dream – Review

September 3rd
readingonastar – Interview
paperbacktomes – Review & Mood Board
bookloversbookreviews – Promotional Post
dinipandareads – Review & Favorite Quotes

September 4th
Sheaf and Ink – Review
June is Reading – Review, Favorite Quotes
Jen Jen Reviews – Review

Instagram Schedule

August 29th
tbrandbeyond – Promotional Post
thisreadergirl – Review
jl_books – Promotional Post
lifewithprinceman – Visual Creative Post & Upcoming Releases Monday Feature
bookdreamr – Blogger’s Choice

August 30th
wraithreads – Review & Mood Board
tinybooknest – Mood Board
celiarecommends – Review & Favorite Quotes
_leahreads – Blogger’s Choice
thesomedaylibrarian – Blogger’s Choice

August 31st
iya.reads – Review & Favorite Quotes
justa.gal.andherbooks – Review
booksandsnapshots – Review
reading.late.into.the.night – Blogger’s Choice
popthebutterfly – Blogger’s Choice

September 1st
gryffindorbookishnerd – Review
cozybooktraveller – Review & Playlist
bookswelovee – Blogger’s Choice
thoranareads – Blogger’s Choice

September 2nd
shhmommysreading – Promotional Post
booking.with.janelle – Review & Favorite Quotes
readergirlie – Playlist
ninebookishlives – Blogger’s Choice
intriguedonlybybooks – Blogger’s Choice

September 3rd
iambibliomane – Review
writingrosereads – Promotional Post
paperbacktomes – Blogger’s Choice
bookloversbookreviews – Blogger’s Choice
dinipandareads – Blogger’s Choice

September 4th
bhaneereads_ – Review
a_young_writer – Review
shereadytoread – Top 5 Reasons to Read The Decoy Girlfriend
sheafandink – Blogger’s Choice
jlreads_ – Blogger’s Choice

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