The Right Swipe

Modern Love #1

Alisha Rai

fiction contemporary romance
emotional lighthearted slow-paced

387 pages | first published 2019

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

- 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…

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lighthearted 72%
emotional 52%
funny 44%
hopeful 30%
inspiring 16%
reflective 12%
relaxing 10%
informative 4%
adventurous 2%
challenging 2%
sad 2%
tense 2%


medium 57%
fast 30%
slow 12%

Strong character development?

Yes: 75% | It's complicated: 13% | No: 11%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 82% | It's complicated: 10% | No: 6%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 100%

Flaws of characters centre-stage?

Yes: 83% | It's complicated: 9% | No: 6%

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