The Right Swipe (Modern Love, #1) by Alisha Rai

The Right Swipe (Modern Love, #1)

Alisha Rai returns with the first book in her sizzling new Modern Love series, in which 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 -...

Details The Right Swipe (Modern Love, #1)

TitleThe Right Swipe (Modern Love, #1)
Release DateAug 6th, 2019
GenreRomance, Contemporary, Contemporary Romance, Adult, Fiction

Reviews The Right Swipe (Modern Love, #1)

  • Alex ✰ Comets and Comments ✰
    “Rhiannon Hunter worshipped at the altar of no man.” The Right Swipe was my first time reading Alisha Rai; filled with promising tones of empowerment and feminism, it held so much potential. Unfortunately, this one was not for me and while I loved discovering more about online dating and the power that female emancipation can show through text; I failed to enjoy it for what it was primarily advertised as -romance._______________ Our Charact...
  • Melanie
  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
    Don't you just love it when a book lives up to your expectations? THIS WAS SO GOOOOOOOD. If you're looking for a sexy and smart romance with a strong ass female lead, THIS IS THE BOOK FOR YOU. I loved it SO MUCH.
  • Nilufer Ozmekik
    What’s the romance got to do, got to do with this book! What’s this heroin who hasn’t even second hand emotion! Who needs to read this book when it gives you only disappointment… TWO sulking, unsatisfied, B-list STARS are coming from red-haired lady!( Special apologizes to legendary Tina Turner for the worst cover of her song)This year I had terrible experiences with romance book, all my favorite writers shocked me with their haphazardly ...
  • Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
    I've been dying to read this book based on that cover and the blurb, which sounded so enticing, even to a contemporary romance-hater like me. However, though I really enjoyed some aspects of the book, other parts didn't quite work for me. I love how Alisha Rai gives us diverse MCs and feminist, sex-positive main characters. That's really important to me, and Alisha Rai totally delivered on that front. I liked the plot and the trajectory of the st...
  • Whitney Atkinson
    I knew before I was even halfway into this book that it would be receiving five stars, and holy hell was I right. This book did not hold back any punches and it offered such a profound story about powerful women of color that also was so touching that I was weeping throughout the last 20% of this book. My list of things I enjoyed about this book is vast compared to a nonexistent section of things I didn't enjoy. I'll try and write a brief (read: ...
  • Warda
    I enjoyed this so much! A female character who’s closed off, broken but runs a fuckin’ empire. A soft, male character who just gets it, and is too damn caring. I loved the story line and seeing how the characters developed.My favourite Alisha Rai book so far.———————Here’s to hoping this books provides me favs and I something entertaining and swoon-worthy. I enjoyed this so much! A female character who’s closed off, broken ...
  • Yun
    It's never good when my predominant feeling while reading a book is boredom. The Right Swipe should have been a fun, breezy modern-day romance, but instead it felt like slogging through 400 pages of molasses.Almost from the first page, that spark of interest and excitement I should feel while reading a new book was missing. I thought if I kept going, it would eventually show up, but it never did. I think a large reason is that I just couldn't rel...
  • destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
    Rhiannon Hunter worshipped at the altar of no man. Sometimes, ratings and reviews are hard, and this is one of those times, because this is probably one of the most “meh” 4-star reviews I’ve ever given a book. I can’t find any good reason to lower it to 3 stars because it objectively has so much good stuff going for it, but when I think back on it — having finished reading it several weeks ago now — it feels like the sort of book I’...
  • preoccupiedbybooks
    Many thanks to Edelweiss and Avon for the E-ARC in exchange for an honest review!I didn't hate this, but I didn't love it either...In fact I would probably have to swipe left 2.5 starsThis is a tricky one for me to review! I was so excited to read it, that I requested an ARC (and got my first ever one from Edelwiess!). The cover was so pretty, and the synopsis sounded so much fun! But I don't think the book really delivered what the synopsis said...
  • Hollis
    So I didn’t love this, which is obvious, and there’s a bunch of reasons for that but it’s mostly because I didn’t like the characters. Specifically, Rhiannon.The plot opens up with our heroine fixated on the fact that she wants to buy up this eHarmony-esque dating site, one of the OG sites of its type, to expand her own app-based dating service. We see her drive, we see her reminisce about the one that got away, and who happens to be the ...
  • Amy Risner
    Book provided by Avon in exchange for an honest review.This was my first book by Alisha Rai and wooooo boy, can she write romance! Don’t let this cute illustrated cover fool you. This book is packed full of racy and steamy scenes.This book stars Rhiannon, a black woman who came from a poor family and has had to always work twice as hard to prove herself working in a male-dominated field (tech industry.) She is very career driven and smart. She ...
  • Aoife - Bookish_Babbling
    Edited to round this down to a 3* as after sleeping on my review I just didn't quite connect to these characters nor their romance in the way I did with KQ and RW&RB which I keep thinking about even now and still dip in to reread often...this book just didn't grab me like those did so my rating drops from 3.5*However my love for the side characters & the themes tackled in the subplots 10/10 will continue the series and hopefully connect better wi...
  • WhiskeyintheJar/Kyraryker
    3.5 starsI received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Rhiannon has been burned badly in the world of tech business, she decides her best revenge is to succeed. With the help of a friend, she starts her own dating app company, Crush, and wants to buy Matchmaker, one of the original online dating companies.Samson ended his professional football career early i...
  • Ⓐlleskelle - teamSøren♗ ⊲I like big b00ks⊳
    In theory, the blurb for The Right Swipe was a treasure of romance book.It had all the things I’m usually craving in my romance:-Online dating-One night stand-Enemies to lovers-Texting / emailingFurthermore it’s delivered by an author I’ve had such a pleasure discovering through her previous series.This book should have been a winner. Except it wasn’t. AT. ALL.I was craving human emotions, angst, and all I got was a thesaurus for online d...
  • ✨ A ✨
    I really enjoyed this which is surprising since I usually dislike books related to sports and such. Thought the male mc was sweet and wholesome and we need more Samson's in NA. ____Buddy read with a bestie!!!
  • Jessica
    Alisha Rai has become quite the popular name in romance lately, so I have been dying to pick up a book of hers. There are so many romances out now about dating apps and websites, but I loved how this one was about someone who actually owned a dating app company. I couldn't wait to read it! Ever since Rhiannon left her old job on bad terms, she is determined to succeed by starting her own dating app with her best friend. Now, Rhiannon's app is ver...
  • Christie«SHBBblogger»
    Title: The Right SwipeSeries: Modern Love #1Author: Alisha RaiRelease date: August 6, 2019Cliffhanger: NoGenre: romanceI wanted to love this book. No one can say that I didn't give it every opportunity to swing me away from apathy or frustration. I probably should have just accepted defeat, but I gave it the benefit of the doubt until the very end. Probably the biggest red mark against The Right Swipe for me is the heroine. She isn't the easiest...
  • Brooke — brooklynnnnereads
    I feel like I'm having difficulty putting words to how I felt about this book because it wasn't a bad read but it also wasn't great. It felt like a generic read that may have been 'okay' at the time of reading but did not leave me with any lasting impression. It was a book that will be forgotten in the midst of similar stories being told within the same genre. First and most importantly (to me), the romance felt a little bland, a little plain. Ye...
  • may ❀
    book #3 completed! for the contemporary-a-thon under the challenge of: "read a diverse contemporary"this book was so strange, i seriously loved how it started off, give me the cold hearted, closed-off successful business woman and the soft, sweet, successful football player and put them in a relationship yesssssbut as the book progressed (im talking like,,,,,,,by chapter 4) it felt like they were both losing their personality and just becoming ...
  • mindful.librarian ☀️
    (free review copy) I had such high hopes for this one and they were MET Steamy and modern and including many relevant current topics, Rai pivoted from her latest series, Forbidden Hearts, and created a whole new fabulous world. I don't want to say too much because this is such an early review, but here are a few things to know:1) Tech + CTE in pro football2) STEAMY but not at all erotica3) so much diversity in characters4) consent, consent conse...
  • Mara
    This is just a lovely book-- I think if the trope combo had been a little more in my wheelhouse (I'm always a bit of a hard sell on a second chance romance), this could have been even higher for me. Things that I loved: a) that this feels like a story that actually takes place in our world- the overall sensibility just feels modern; b) the characters, especially Rhi & Gabe (loved seeing him again after his book); and c) the thematic content -- I ...
  • Lisa (Remarkablylisa)
    After this book, I have decided to forgo any future books based on dating apps because I have been on too many and lived that life without needing to read books about it. It's not something I need and it's an idea I do not find interesting nor cute. I have many thoughts (also no thoughts) on my poor rating for this book besides the fact that this book did not connect with me. AT. ALL. From the idea of the book to the main character being strong a...
  • Kristy K
    3.5 StarsBeing sick has one advantage at least. I was able to read this romance in between bouts of coughing. It’s a sweet romance that deals with many contemporary issues in dating and in life.
  • Olivia (Stories For Coffee)
    The Right Swipe is a heart-warming romance that quickly won me over once I got over the hurdle of getting used to its 3rd person narration which I always feel is a bit clumsy for romance novels. Once I fell head over heels for this storyline, I was immersed in Rhi and Samson’s romance where Rhi is an independent, fierce woman who secretly is afraid of vulnerability and just wants someone to hold her while Samson is a clumsy, supportive love int...
  • Megha Patel
    A fun quick read. There were parts that seemed unnecessary but overall I had a good time reading.