The Decoy Bride

The Decoy Bride

by Lizzie Shane

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What's a movie star to do when she wants privacy for her wedding day? Pay someone else to stage a fake wedding half a world away, of course.

Struggling artist Bree has been the great Maggie Tate's decoy for a while now, but when the A-list actress asks her to play the star for three weeks to distract the paparazzi from Maggie's real wedding Bree has no idea what she's getting herself into. Especially when she realizes she's going to be isolated in one of the world's most romantic settings with the bodyguard she can't seem to stop drooling over.

Retired football star Cross has always been driven to be the best at everything he does – whether that's professional sports or personal protection. He doesn't make mistakes. Ever. But when the sexy little decoy and her complete lack of impulse control start throwing him off his game, he's about to discover that there are some things in life he can't control. Like the irrepressible decoy... and his heart.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940159032744
Publisher: Vivi Andrews
Publication date: 05/29/2018
Series: The Bouquet Catchers , #4
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,206
File size: 606 KB

About the Author

3-Time RITA® Award finalist for contemporary romance and winner of the 2009 Golden Heart® award, Lizzie Shane is a romance nerd and an avid fan of the sociology experiment that is reality television. She launched the Reality Romance series, featuring love behind the scenes in a reality dating show, in 2015 with Marrying Mister Perfect, Romancing Miss Right, and Falling for Mister Wrong.

Lizzie lives in Alaska where she uses the long winter nights to craft more happily ever afters and also writes paranormal romance under the pen name Vivi Andrews. For more about Lizzie, like her on Facebook ( or visit her website at Happy reading!

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The Decoy Bride 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Readnread More than 1 year ago
This was a great addition to the Bouquet Catchers series. Bree and Cross appear to be so different, she a struggling artist and decoy for a star, he a retired NFL player, now bodyguard for the famous. However, as they are forced to spend time together for a job, they slowly reveal their true selves. They find they are more alike than at first glance. Acting like lovers soon becomes the real thing, but will either of them recognize or admit to those feelings? This was my favorite book in the series. I enjoyed it immensely. I voluntarily reviewed this advanced reader copy and I have not been compensated in any way.
Anonymous 3 months ago
Cute story, enjoyed chemistry between Bree & Chase!
Anonymous 5 months ago
I loved this book up until the couple's decisions at the end of the book, which ruined the book for me. If not for the ending, I would have rated it 5 stars. This is a HEA book. The arthur did an incredible job of communicating the chemistry between the characters.
Anonymous 7 months ago
A hurricane of a romance, Bree is paid to impersonate famous Maggie Tate and Cross is her bodyguard. The story of their growth and falling in love was fun and fearful and heartwarming. I loved it
Anonymous 9 months ago
nice, story
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Anonymous 10 months ago
Lizzie Shane wrote a complete story. It isn't a cliffhanger. She does need to find a better editor who will catch her spelling and grammar errors. They sometimes caused confusion. Bree wants to be an artiat. Although her parents wanted her in a "real" job that had a 401k and benefits, trying to schedule life drove her insane. At her last meeting with a potential sponsor, she was told her pieces were bland... She felt alone. Aaron Cross Junior was perfect. He was driven to always be the best, to be the man he was told his father would want him to be. He never felt lonely. He never fekt love. This story is interesting, but Ms. Shane writes too much. I literally skipped pages as she reiterated a moment, over and over and over. She used about 250 pages when she only needed 175!!! I would recommend it for the new ideas, and the storylune.
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DaneWeimMama More than 1 year ago
Loved The Decoy Bride!!! The story of Bree & Cross just draws you in & keeps you reading for hours. I loved the story line & was so excited to read more in the series I bought the other 4 books in The Bouquet Catchers before I was even half way finished with The Decoy Bride. The books can be read as a stand alone. I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
Terri_C More than 1 year ago
This book was a lot of fun. Bree is a woman who has been trying to capture her dream of being an artist for years. Unfortunately, she hasn't had a lot of support. Her art seems to be labeled mediocre by other artists and gallery owners. Her work lacks spirit. Her own parents don't even support her dream. Cross is an ex-football star who always seemed to live in the shadow of his deceased football player father. He never seems to measure up...and people are always doing the comparing. He got out of football and never looked back. Even though Bree is working as a look-alike decoy for a famous actress, Cross (who is now working for a security firm) sees only Bree when he looks at her. As things heat up between them, so does the emotional understanding that each needs. Cross says he'll never fall in love, but Bree just might be the touchdown his heart needs. This book is sweet and sexy at the same time and I fell in love with both Bree and Cross.
arubaqueen More than 1 year ago
Bree is a artist waiting for her big break and has a side job as a decoy for the famous actress Maggie Tate. When Maggie calls this time Bree has the ultimate job to pull off, pretend to be making wedding arrangements on a private island while Maggie is really off getting married. Bree had just gotten some disappointing news about advancing her career when Maggie called. Cross, the bodyguard sent to protect her, has issues he is trying to work through, living in the shadow of his deceased but famous NFL father. He gets some other unsettling news while on the island which really confuses everything he's ever believed. Even though Cross and Bree have worked together before, it had been for hours at a time not weeks at a time. The connection between these two is very apparent and leads to a whole other set of problems to defuse! Neither think they are good enough or maybe even want HEA. They eventually find out they really are good and even better together! This is the 5th book in the Bouquet Series but can be read as a stand alone. I received an ARC from the author and am voluntarily leaving my review
mholden More than 1 year ago
This is book #5 in the Bouquet Catchers series. I have enjoyed all the books in the series but I think this one is my favorite. This is about Bree, a struggling artist and part-time decoy for an A list actress. Bree has only decoyed for Maggie a few hours at a time in the past but this time Maggie wants her for three solid weeks. Then there is Cross, actually Aaron Cross. Aaron is a former NFL player who is working as personal protection for Elite Protection. He has worked with Bree before but never for an extended period of time. The difficulties that stem from being thrown together in close quarters are funny and sad and very entertaining. Lizzie Shane has written a really fun and entertaining novel.
gdsnv More than 1 year ago
The Decoy Bride is ultimately about Bree Davies and Aaron (please just call him) Cross and Bree’s “job” as a body double/bride to be, planning a wedding, to throw paparazzi off the scent of the “real” bride. MAJOR oversimplification, truly, but know that the author writes a MUCH more interesting story. When I first started reading, I thought Bree and Cross were so very different. Turns out, these two characters knocked me for a loop with just how alike they are. They are both passionate about their work – or are they? – they are both great at what they do – but are they really? – and their road to the end of their story and relationship has many twists and turns. Both Bree and Cross have backgrounds that they still need to deal with and both of the stories will make you crazy and break your heart. I really liked when Bree came into her own (you will not get spoilers from me; Ms. Shane does a MUCH better job of telling the story than I ever could) and held her ground against the world, including Cross. She spent a lot of the book hating how she had to act in order to deflect the press’s attention but she never really said ‘wait a minute!’ Sorry to be cryptic however the book, at least for Bree’s character, really comes full circle, IMHO. Some of the revelations, at the end of the story, surprised me, but it really fits and made her a great character. I liked this book, it is a standalone, but characters from previous stories show up and I enjoyed knowing who they were. All in all, a good read for me.
Anonymous 11 months ago
Pdp is good