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All you need to know about this summer’s queer rom-com Double Booked

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By Alastair James

Words and pictures: Provided and Instagram/@bookymcbookface

Now, if you couldn’t tell, we love a good rom-com at Attitude. They’re perfect to dip in and out of on the commute to work or to flick through by the pool on that dream summer holiday you’ve been planning since before miss rona.

But if like us, you’ve already exhausted all of those TikTok recommendations and you’re looking for a fun, fresh book to get into this summer, we’ve got the perfect read for you.

Lily Lindon’s debut novel Double Booked is the must-read romantic comedy of 2022.

Twenty-six-year-old Georgina is in a serious, long-term relationship with her boyfriend Doug. She enjoys a safe and predictable life which consists of scheduling dates with her boyfriend, watching Friends in the bath, and teaching piano to bored schoolchildren.

But one wild night she auditions for a famous lesbian pop band. There and then Georgina begins to realise she’s been living a lie. She longs to play her own music, and she wants to be just like the women in the band. Plus, their female drummer is really hot…

This could be the start of an exciting new life for Georgina, but she’s also really scared of losing her old one. Torn between the safety of her old life, and the freedom of a new one, she does what any rational person would do. She splits herself in two.

After all, two lives are twice the fun… right?

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Lily Lindon is a writer and editor living in London. She won a Comedy Women in Print Prize for ‘funniest sex scene’, an award she is still hiding from her mother. Double Booked is her debut novel, which she wrote during lockdown in a doomed attempt to stay sane.

Lily says: “I really hope all sorts of readers will see themselves in Georgina and her desperate quest to belong — or at least fancy some of her hot musician friends.”

Double Booked is already subject to rave reviews.

Laura Kay called it “The queer rom-com I’ve been waiting for,” and “A fresh and fun take on finding yourself stuck between two worlds”. 

“A laugh-out-loud rom-com about what it means to come out, not just to those around you but ultimately to yourself… a must-read,” wrote Red magazine.

If you loved Beth O’Leary’s The Flatshare, Laura Kay’s The Split, or Red White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston then make sure you grab a copy of Double Booked.

Check out the book trailer here.