Hello, hello, Savvy Readers! It’s Monday, so you know what time it is… 50 Book Pledge Featured Read time! Can you believe that summer is almost over, Savvy Readers? Before we know it, the leaves will start falling and Christmas merch will be hitting stores!
But we’re not quite ready to close the book on summer just yet. Weather and vacations aside, the absolute most fun books come out during the summer (a.k.a. beach reads), and we’re not ready to say goodbye to them just yet. And this week’s 50 Book Pledge Featured Read is no exception! Let’s get to it.
Hailed by PopSugar as being “everything you want in a Summer read: fun, clever, and so, so sexy,” The Right Swipe by Alisha Rai is sizzling new novel, in which two rival dating app creators find themselves at odds in the boardroom but in sync in the bedroom. If that doesn’t just scream summer read, then I don’t know what does!
Let’s set the scene. Rhiannon Hunter, our terrific protagonist, has revolutionized the world of romance in the digital world with her new app. Seems like someone who would have this whole romance thing figured out, right? Well, not quite. In real life, she only swipes right on her career —and the occasional hookup. When it comes to romance, our protagonist is just a little (read: a lot) cynical, so she lives her romantic 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
But rules are made to be broken, right? Let’s hope the answer to that is yes, because she breaks all of them when she becomes very attracted to her newest match, former pro-football plater Samson Lima (what a name!). The sexy and seemingly sweet hunk woos her one magical night… and disappears.
Ghosting sucks, right? Well, Rhi thought she’d buried her hurt over Samson breaking one of her main rules by ghosting her, until he suddenly surfaces months later. Still big and still beautiful, this reappearance comes with a bit of a wrinkle… He’s the spokesperson for her rival dating app! Oh, the drama. He says he won’t fumble their second chance, but she’s wary. We’re also wary, because why should we believe him??? A temporary physical partnership is one thing, but a merger of hearts? Surely that’s too high a risk for our wonderful protagonist… right?
The Right Swipe by Alisha Rai is a wildly fun read that touches on some very serious issues in the modern dating world. We loved this book so much, and we think you will too. Filled with complex characters, edgy romance, a razor sharp, biting voice, and a witty storyline, The Right Swipe should be your next read, which is why it’s this week’s 50 Book Pledge Featured Read! Add it to your shelf now.
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