Another month of book reading and another post behind lol. I will try my best to make this the last month where my book club post comes after the month is over. With all that being said, during January I read Hannah Orenstein’s Love at first Like. It took me one week flat to finish this because I just found it so current with how life is in the age of social media. It was exciting, funny and a full blown relatable hot mess lol.
The summary for this novel is “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.”
When I first saw this book I was on the fence on whether or not I would take the plunge and purchase it solely because my very first thought was “a book about instagram?…” lol. I’m glad I decided to buy it though because I really liked it. Eliza digs herself in such a hole that I was invested in the story line to see how she would dig herself out. I’m also a huge sucker for a love story and this book is clever, funny and entertaining. I’ve read some reviews and people argue how its not “believable” but honestly in this day and age the way social media can make things go viral I can 100% see something like this being possible. Eliza makes mistakes but that’s what makes her character more relatable. Social media can cause a whirlwind in your life and Eliza definitely showed how quickly things could escalate lol. I would definitely recommend! I already had my cousin read it and I’ll definitely be passing it along to others.
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Thank you for reading! Comment down below if you have any book recommendations, I would love to read one of your favorites.