Escapism Book Club with Author Lillie Vale
Join us for a Zoom meeting with Author Lillie Vale
Join APL to celebrate the lighter side of literature.
Take an escape with a romance and get to know Lillie Vale, author of "The Decoy Girlfriend", who will join us for a Zoom discussion of her book.
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.
Registration required. New members are always welcome. You don't have to read the book to join, but it is encouraged.
Instructions to join the Zoom meeting will be emailed to all registrants.
For more information, call 703-228-6545.
We are reading:
- Dec. 14: "A Season of Love" by Helena Greer
- Jan. 11: "The Boy with the Bookstore" by Sarah Echavarre Smith
- Feb. 8: "The Boyfriend Project" by Farrah Rochon
- Mar. 8: "So We Meet Again" by Suzanne Park
- Apr. 12: "The Decoy Girlfriend" by Lillie Vale
- May 10: "Neon Gods" by Katee Robert
- Jun. 14: "Chef's Kiss" by TJ Alexander