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: ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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
    This is the August pick for the Dragons & Tea Book Club, which is a book club that I host with Melanie! The Dates & Breakdown: August 19th: CH. 1 – 5August 20th: CH. 6 – 10August 21st: CH. 11 – 15August 22nd: CH. 16 – 20August 23rd: CH. 21 – 25August 24th: CH. 26 – EndBlog | Instagram | Twitter | YouTube
  • Ⓐ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...
  • Aoife
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Kate ☀️ Olson
    (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, conse...
  • 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...
  • Jenny (Reading Envy)
    This isn't out until August so I kind of jumped the gun but I needed a quick romance read in my life! And a new series from Alisha Rai, no less. Like all Rai's works this has diverse characters that show how romance can deal with consent and trauma and still be steamy. It asks if there is space for a second chance in a swipe left culture, and also tackles #metoo plus CTE in professional football players. Very enjoyable!And for the fans, these are...
  • 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...
  • Lacey (Booklovers For Life)
    Alisha Rai is a wonderful contemporary romance author. I love her love stories and her diverse characters. Her Forbidden Hearts series is FANTASTIC. So I had high hopes going into The Right Swipe and I wasn't disappointed! I enjoyed this one SO much. It's very steamy and the dating-app rivalry aspect was fun. It has its fluffy moments, but there are also so many good meaningful, emotional moments that made this book a well-rounded read.The series...
  • Anna Banana
    3.5 starsA great start to a new series!I thoroughly enjoyed the world and writing in this book. This was my first book by Alisha Rai but it will definitely not be my last. I love how this book tackled quite a few important topics like sexual harassment, consent, domestic verbal abuse and so much more. It also had a very diverse cast which I greatly appreciate. The romance was also very swoony. We have a soft hero with a hard heroine; he is patien...
  • Juliana
    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for this digital ARC.While I have been rec'd Alisha Rai a handful of times, this is actually my first book of hers that I'm reading. I wasn't quite sure what to expect. The cover suggests that it's a cute romcom style story but it's a lot more than that. There is diverse representation across the board with the MCs and supporting characters. Rhiannon is a strong and tough character who can hold her own in ...
  • Patty
    ** I received a copy of this book from the Indigo Books & Music in exchange for an honest review.**#SuperSexyBookClub | July PickOkay, The Right Swipe...let’s see what you got!
  • Kate
    *ARC provided by publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review*Repeat after me: Alisha Rai writes excellent new-adult romance and deserves all the love and hype.I'm not kidding! This was a fabulous introduction to a new series and consider me officially hooked. Not only are we getting an ensemble of new, intriguing characters, there are also mentions of some old favourites from "Forbidden Hearts" series (heroine, Rhiannon, is sister to...
  • Silvana [The Book Voyagers]
    Oh, boy. You are all not ready for this one. Alisha Rai really brings us a full new series that will mess your heart. The Right Swipe is only the beginning but it's a very good beginning, let me tell you. The voice, the setting, the circumstances, the characters; it all fills a very perfect spot in this story. It's not surprising for me to love an Alisha Rai novel but this one really took it out of the park.
  • Saniya
    Trigger warnings: sexual harassment, cyber bullying and harassment, domestic verbal abuse,I’ll flesh the rest of this out soon enough but BIIIIIIITTTTTTCCCCCCHHHHHHHHHHHHH