Happy Monday friends! I’ve got a new book review for you! This one is perfect for the beach!
Love at First Like (Expected Publication Date: August 6th, 2019)
Eliza Roth and her sister Sophie co-own a jewelry shop in Brooklyn. One night, after learning of an ex’s engagement, Eliza accidentally posts a photo of herself wearing a diamond ring on that finger to her Instagram account beloved by 100,000 followers. Sales skyrocket, press rolls in, and Eliza learns that her personal life is good for business. So she has a choice: continue the ruse or clear up the misunderstanding. With mounting financial pressure, Eliza sets off to find a fake fiancé.
Fellow entrepreneur Blake seems like the perfect match on paper. And in real life he shows promise, too. He would be perfect, if only Eliza didn’t feel also drawn to someone else. But Blake doesn’t know Eliza is “engaged”; Sophie asks Eliza for an impossible sum of money; and Eliza’s lies start to spiral out of control. She can either stay engaged online or fall in love in real life.
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Such a fun story! The perfect book for a dreary day snuggled on the sofa, or a sunny day at the beach!
I am very much a mood reader. Most of the time my mood wants Horror or Science Fiction, but when I’m feeling down or need a lift out of a reading slump, I usually read a good book like this one. It always does the trick!
This book was a quick, one-sit read for me! I couldn’t put it down! It’s such a funny story, and the MC reminded me a little bit like Sophie Kinsella’s characters, in that she gets herself into the most unlikely of jams, and just digs herself deeper and deeper trying to get out. Of course, reading how she digs herself out is when hilarity ensues lol.
That said, there is also an element of depth to Eliza as well. She has worked very hard to get to where she is, and the lengths she goes to protect her business, while not the kindest or empathetic, are admirable. At times you will even find yourself disliking her because of the things she does, but I promise, she is a good person and learns a lot about herself in the end.
Some of the other things that I really enjoyed, apart from the great writing of course, was the depiction of modern dating and social media. It’s so relevant and I think others will appreciate the author’s angle as well. Additionally, I loved how the ending wasn’t as predictable as you would imagine. There’s a fun twist that readers may not see coming right away which is fantastic.
Overall, this is a fun read that readers will get lost in, have a good chuckle, and will want to recommend to their friends!
*Big thanks to Simon & Schuster Canada and Hannah Orenstein for providing me with an ARC in exchange for my honest review