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  • By: Lily Chu
  • Narrated by: Phillipa Soo
  • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (2,075 ratings)

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The Stand-In

By: Lily Chu
Narrated by: Phillipa Soo
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Publisher's Summary

How to upend your life:

  • 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.

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  • 19-07-2021

Great story!

Just what I was looking for. Sadly seems to be the first book on audible from this author. Will keep my eyes out for more!
Brilliant!

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Loved it!

It was was chock full of wit and quippy lines to warm my soul. A must read!

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Surprising

This was a ‘take a chance’ book. I’m very happy I took that chance. This was a lovely story about lost family ties, developing personal strength and going for your dream. It is full of wonderful characters that are easy to relate too.
I enjoyed the Canadian setting and the descriptions of celebrity lifestyles. The dialogue is free flowing and made me laugh and cry.
Somali Dev and Kevin Kwan, I’d say you’ll like this.

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Really good read

I was very pleasantly surprised by this book. Great read and different plot. Really enjoyed it.

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Don’t waste your time ….

I normally don’t comment here, but this time I felt obliged. There is no character development very little story line and a very uninteresting main character ……. Couldn’t move past chapter two…..

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Great book

Loved it! Only new to Audible but best book so far. Narrator perfect for story.

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Narrator is great

Phillipa Soo is talented. Lovely story, a little far fetched but grounded in reality.

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Fun

A fun story and a very engaging voice actor. Also so serious issues (dealing with anxiety and depression, being kind to yourself) which serve as good reminders that it's okay to not be perfect.

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Loved

The narrator brought this book to life. She made it so easy to become immersed in the story.
I loved the book, in the past in have found these types of story’s really cringe but the author does it in a tasteful yet still interesting way.
In some parts I even found myself laughing outright.

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Cute story. Easy to listen too

Enjoyable. An unrealistic, feel good story to get lost in that will leave you smiling.

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