The Right Swipe

The Right Swipe

A Novel

Book - 2019
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"Two rival dating app creators find themselves at odds in the boardroom but in sync in the bedroom. Rhiannon Hunter may have revolutionized romance in the digital world, but in real life she only swipes right on her career--and the occasional hookup. The cynical dating app creator controls her love life with a few key rules: - Nude pics are by invitation only - If someone stands you up, block them with extreme prejudice - Protect your heart. Only there aren't any rules to govern her attraction to her newest match, former pro-football player Samson Lima. The sexy and seemingly sweet hunk woos her one magical night... and disappears. Rhi thought she'd buried her hurt over Samson ghosting her, until he suddenly surfaces months later, still big, still beautiful--and in league with a business rival. He says he won't fumble their second chance, but she's wary. A temporary physical partnership is one thing, but a merger of hearts? Surely that's too high a risk..."--Publisher.
Publisher: New York, NY : Avon, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2019]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780062878090
Branch Call Number: FICTION Rai
Description: viii, 386 pages ; 21 cm


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JCLPiepieB Aug 06, 2019

This book was refreshing and fun! It's not a "fluffy" romance, this book is filled with SMART characters who are professional and intelligent. The "steamy" scenes aren't smutty, and the characters even enjoyed being together just as much as sex. This author - and this series - is definitely something to keep on my radar. Highly recommended!

RomanceAddict Aug 04, 2019

Review excerpt: "Alisha Rai is beloved here in the Pink Palace, so I approached The Right Swipe with some apprehension and excitement. What if I didn’t love it? Would my new friends kick me out of this very cool book club? I’m not always a fan of contemporaries, and am not particularly drawn to stories where the hero is an athlete, so I worried that this might not be the right introduction to Alisha Rai. Thankfully, I could not put The Right Swipe down and stayed up entirely too late to finish it in one go. It was as delightful as I hoped and far more timely and poignant than I had expected."

Hillsboro_ElenaG Jun 26, 2019

High-powered dating app owner and CEO Rhiannon encounters a guy who ghosted her three months the face of the newest marketing campaign of a competitor. They set the past aside to work together on a marketing campaign, and it turns out that Samson had a good reason for disappearing. Can they work past Rhi's trust issues to have something beyond a fling?

This super fun romance gender swaps the popular trope of the wealthy businessman with no time for love, and also touches on issues of sexual harassment, gender discrimination in tech, affirmative consent, and CTE (Samson is a former pro football player who left the game to protest the way concussions were treated), all without being too heavy-handed or preachy. A must read for contemporary romance readers who don't mind their reads a little steamy, especially fans of Jasmine Guillory and Alexa Martin.

Chapel_Hill_MarthaW Jun 19, 2019

I think the fluffy, romcom-y cover is a bit misleading for this book because, like a lot of Alisha Rai’s novels, this features some pretty heavy themes, despite being a romance novel. The hero is a former football player and there’s a lot of attention paid to CTE and the lack of support from the NFL for players suffering from this. The heroine is the founder of a dating app, and there’s a lot of smart commentary on modern dating that makes this feel very fresh and of its time. Something kept me from fully engaging with this, though, and I’m not sure what it was – the heroine’s trust issues were understandable but eventually reached a point that was frustrating for me as a reader – but this is thoughtful and fast-paced and completely enjoyable.


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