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Fiction – Romance
Eliza Roth and her sister Sophie co-own a jewelry shop in Brooklyn. One night, after learning of an ex’s engagement, Eliza accidentally posts a photo of herself wearing a diamond ring on that finger to her Instagram account beloved by 100,000 followers. Sales skyrocket, press rolls in, and Eliza learns that her personal life is good for business. So she has a choice: continue the ruse or clear up the misunderstanding. With mounting financial pressure, Eliza sets off to find a fake fiancé.
Fellow entrepreneur Blake seems like the perfect match on paper. And in real life he shows promise, too. He would be perfect, if only Eliza didn’t feel also drawn to someone else. But Blake doesn’t know Eliza is “engaged”; Sophie asks Eliza for an impossible sum of money; and Eliza’s lies start to spiral out of control. She can either stay engaged online or fall in love in real life.
You know when you read the right book at the right time? I love when that happens! My mood was just perfect for reading Love at First Like. This is a fun, light-hearted, entertaining read that is a great palette cleanser in between heavier reads!
While Eliza’s actions were a little outlandish, she was still somehow a very likable character to me. I could relate to her fear of losing the thing she had worked so hard for as well as her desire to find a companion she could truly be herself with. Her journey to discovering what life is really about was full of humor and heartbreak. Although some of the story is not necessarily believable, it was highly entertaining and readable nonetheless.
Hannah Orenstein wrote a fantastic rom-com that will likely keep you reading to find out what type of craziness will next ensue. I would definitely recommend this one! I hope you enjoy & would love to chat about it with you!
Available August 6th!
Thank you to Simon & Schuster for my Advance Reader Copy. All opinions expressed are my own.