The Right Swipe review ¾ 109
Alisha Rai Æ 9 Read & Download
L 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 If this book was written published and read by Goodreads users the world over as part of an elaborate plan to teach me empathy let me tell you it workedI am usually on one side of the negative rating euation giving low ratings and rant reviews to people’s favorite books that they find inexplicable presumably dropping to their knees and shouting WHYYYYYYY? heavenward But oh how the turntablesBecause now I am reviewing a fairly low rated book well and I am SO CONFUSED Now I understand how you all feel when you see that I gave a Harry Potter book one star Well not really But I’m closer to it than I wasI had to read negative reviews of this book to try to figure out why people didn’t like it because I legitimately couldn’t fathom it And while I don’t understand the urge to comment on said opposing review and refute every point WHY DO PEOPLE DO THAT WRITE YOUR OWN REVIEW at least I can say that at one time in my life I enjoyed a book and then immediately read a negative review of itWhich I must say has always seemed like an unhinged move from my perspective Hurting your own feelings on purpose? Couldn’t be meAnyway A lot of people complained about our main character Rhi being too abrasivehard headed and too inclined to jump to conclusions but I didn’t feel that way I thought this was a realistic portrayal of people with trust issues a woman who has been traumatized by a past relationship This book didn’t choose to glorify the aftermath of such manipulation Traumatized people can be hard to love and that’s a difficult thing to reckon with but it’s trueSome people took issue with the romance but I liked it too I liked the idea of two people being like “hey we can both be difficult so let’s just deal with it together and be in love” That’s niceAnd I loved that Rhi had a tight knit group of family and friends and coworkers who supported her because that besides potentially swoon worthy reconciliations is my favorite part of rom coms Honestly the only issues I really had with this were the kind of teeny tiny observations that are part of my charm by which I mean evidence that I have gotten completely out of controlHere are some of those minuscule things for your reading displeasure Talk shows don’t have plastic single use water bottles They have water in branded mugs The plastic of the bottle would be hell on a sound editor for god’s sake Though Rhi’s love interest whose name I honestly don’t remember is a former professional football player I at no point got the impression that the author is any kind of expert WHY WOULD PORTLAND OREGON HAVE A FOOTBALL TEAM The mechanics of the way people who are not our main characters treat each other in terms of suddenly deciding when they will date and who and why and for how long did not trackBut otherwise I found this to be a pleasant surpriseBottom line A delight there's no problem a rom com can't solve if this isn't true don't tell me i'm fragile
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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 bedroomRhiannon 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 cynica “Rhiannon Hunter worshipped at the altar of no man” The Right Swipe was my first time reading Alisha Rai; filled with promising tones of empowerment and feminism it held so much potential Unfortunately this one was not for me and while I loved discovering about online dating and the power that female emancipation can show through text; I failed to enjoy it for what it was primarily advertised as romance Our Characters I will always credit an author for creating a unit comprising of diverse and uniue characters This book focused on people of color as well as different sexualities and ethnicities However my first problem arose when I couldn't relate to our main character Rhiannon Hunter “This has to do with success” If that success was also about revenge well Rhiannon couldn’t help that “I’ll talk to Samson Listen to him talk to him get my closure” Rhiannon shrugged “And then I’ll ask him for a favor” When he was feeling bad Firstly do not get me wrong I like many others that read contemporary romance absolutely loathe a main character especially a female that is a human rendition of a welcome mat I love my gals powerful and confident Yet I found Rhiannon to be at the extreme side of this and her hard headed and callous attitude towards uite a lot of things to be off putting I was hoping we would see her character traits develop through the novel but she remained intensely indignant and cold throughout Additionally her character arc leaves so much room for the audience to want to understand of why she is so hard but I felt like everything could have just been On the other hand I also found the love interest Samson to be bland and underwhelming for the most part Their story although slightly cliche had such a great premise and I enjoyed seeing the plot unfold rather than being told what was happening During my initial read of this book I was really excited and I enjoyed meeting all our characters and understanding their backstory During this time I thought things would pick up and the chemistry between Samson and Rhi would spark Sadly I didn't experience the usual flutters and satisfaction that I adore when reading an exhilarating romance novel Yet I still think many people will and have come to love this book simply for its different approach to romance I also think many people will and have think this is a kickass book all in all Still I remain true to my it's not you it's me mindset Our Plot I actually reached out to the author to understand a uote in this book that I was unsure of and her reply lead me to a bunch of articles on feminist theory that had me digging deeper It started becoming apparent that I was interested in that then the story between Samson and Rhi In truth there were just too many things that I didn't connect with in this book Even though this wasn't right for me I can say that I could definitely feel the passion Alisha Rai has on certain topics and it showcases with a high degree of sophistication I only wish I related to the characters or the storyline The true intent and message of this book warrants five stars in itself but I was told I would be getting a swoon worthy romantic comedy and while TRW is not without merit I felt like it was lacking uite a bit in that department It has a plot filled with relevant topics that debate the misogynistic and uneual demographics of the tertiary workforce as well as women empowering other women that isn't often found in contemporary romance For that it's a triumph The uotes in this review are taken from an ARC and are subject to change preceding final publication
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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 ris It's never good when my predominant feeling while reading a book is boredom The Right Swipe should have been a fun breezy modern day romance but instead it felt like slogging through 400 pages of molassesAlmost from the first page that spark of interest and excitement I should feel while reading a new book was missing I thought if I kept going it would eventually show up but it never did I think a large reason is that I just couldn't relate to the main female character Rhiannon She's extremely rigid in her view of relationships and weirdly sensitive to any perceived slights She's constantly on her guard waiting for the other person to slip up and when that inevitably happens she jumps up and down on them and pretty much says I knew you're no good Sorry girl but if that's your attitude your relationships are doomed to failureThe writing also came across as stilted and awkward The author writes in detail about everything including every business meeting every conversation with friends every thought in the characters heads It came across as if I the reader is uite dumb and must have every interaction spelled out in triplicate detail for me to understand I don't need a plot point harped upon in so many different ways I got it The phrase leave them wanting obviously doesn't apply here And for all that uantity there was no uality The dialog lacked wit the main characters had no chemistry and the plot line was unimaginative and plodding This reading experience is like being accosted by a rambling relative known for telling long and pointless stories and you can't escape SighMaybe I need to take a break from light romances and romcoms The last few I've read have been disappointing across the board The conflicts have been surprisingly contrived and the characters were unlikable one dimensional extremes of who they should be Without likable and relatable characters what's even the point of a romance?