Title: Love at First Like
Author: Hannah Orenstein
Genre: Fiction, Romance
Publisher: Atria Books
Release Date: August 6, 2019
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.
This was a hilarious romantic comedy!
Eliza accidentally posted a photo of herself wearing an engagement ring from her jewelry store. However, it boosts her sales for their struggling business, so she wants to continue having a pretend engagement online. She keeps getting deeper into her lie when she’s offered a free wedding and accepts! Then, she has to find a fiancé with only five months to spare.
This story is a little extreme, but I can imagine this happening in real life. Social media is addicting, especially when you can see the numbers increasing your business following. Eliza got a little carried away by accepting a wedding without having a groom because she was blinded by her digital numbers. This craving for followers and likes was so relatable.
I highly recommend this new romance!
Thank you Simon and Schuster Canada for providing a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
What to read next:
Playing with Matches by Hannah Orenstein
Have you read Love at First Like? What did you think of it?