The Right Swipe by Alisha Rai
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Rhiannon Hunter is a successful business woman with one thing on her mind. Her career.
Rhiannon is the founder, creator and CEO of a successful dating app, but she is looking to expand.
She has her sights set on a rival company whose just lost one of their founders. The remaining owner, Annabelle, seems like she could be persuaded to sell, if Rhi could come up with just the right pitch.
Samson Lima is a former pro-football player, who happens to be the nephew of Annabelle.
He also happens to be the hot guy that Rhi hooked up with one magical night. He subsequently ghosted her.
So when Rhi spots him at an industry event, she runs. This is the last person she ever wants to see again!
When Samson and Rhi are forced to work together, however, sparks begin to fly once again. Privately, of course. Neither one of them is about to communicate what they are feeling.
In the beginning, I’ll be honest, I wasn’t sure I was going to connect with this. Rhi felt too rigid, but once I learned more about her character, her behavior began to make a lot of sense.
In fact, she became relatable and by the end, I absolutely adored her.
Samson, I loved right from the start, but I think Rai made him fairly irresistible. His relationship with his Aunt was so fun to read.
Actually, all of his relationships were pretty great. His friend group is definitely goals. So cute.
As with many Adult Romances, the drama mainly revolves around miscommunications and misconnections, which I know for a lot of people can be frustrating.
I think Rai did a great job though of resolving things in a timely manner. I never felt like I wanted to beat my head against a wall, so that’s a plus.
Also, can we all agree that verbalizing desires and consent is sexy AF?
The steamy scenes were great. There were just enough to add that extra-pearl clutching factor without diminishing the other serious subplots.
I love football, so thought it was nice to see the issue of CTE, and the league’s initial reaction to it, spotlighted here. Samson’s life was filled with individuals impacted by the degenerative brain disease and I thought that was displayed so well.
I also love business, so Rhi’s issues were equally as interesting to me. Overall, I felt it was a very well-rounded story.
I’m so excited to continue on with Rai’s, Modern Love series. This definitely exceeded my expectations.
I believe the next story follows Rhi’s silent partner, and sometimes roommate, Katrina. I’m looking forward to it!!
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