book reviews

Book Review: The Right Swipe (Modern Love, #1)

Book Details:

  • Published Date: August 6, 2019
  • Author: Alisha Rai
  • Genre: Romance, Adult
  • Format: Kindle
  • Length: 394 pages
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…

So, Rhiannon, also called Rai throughout the book, is the CEO of a company for a dating app. She started this company to create a safer space for people who prefer to use dating apps. She also wanted to beat out her the company she formerly worked for, Swype. Rhi used to date the CEO of the Swipe and once they broke up she decided to leave the company behind. Rhi’s ex was a horrible person, who ultimately treated her like trash and due to that break up she dealt with a lot of trauma.

Fast forward, once day she ends up running into a former football player who she hooked up with in the past. Initially she hates him because he ghosted her. Later she finds out why he ghosted her and she feels bad for not hearing him out sooner. They have to work together and ultimately this is the beginning of their relationship.

Ultimately, I thought this book was good for what it was. It tackled a lot of issues, definitely quite a few trigger warnings when reading this. The only reason I didn’t give this 4 stars is because nothing truly wow’d me about the story. As with most romances, it was predictable. Also, there seems to be this repeated trend of dating football players who suffer from CTE. Not saying there shouldn’t be any light shined on the issue, but it’s just a repeated them I noticed in romance book with a sport theme in it.

I will continue with this series as I do still potential in this series being good. So don’t worry, more reviews on the series will be coming in the future!

My Rating:

3 star

Have you read The Right Swipe? What were your thoughts?


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