February 15, 2021

First Comes Like

First Comes Like

By Alisha Rai

Publish date: February 16th 2021

By Avon

Rating: 3 Stars ⭐⭐⭐

Genre: Romance

About First Comes Like

The first two books in the series were awesome reads so I had high hopes for Jia’s story. When first introduced in an earlier series, I loved that in a family of doctors, Jia is crushing it as a social media influencer.

Jia thinks she’s been texting with Bollywood royalty/superstar Dev Dixit. But when she attends an event, just so she can meet him in real life, he has no idea who she is. Embarrassed and heartbroken, Jia realizes she’s been catfished.

Then Events Happen and Jia and Dev find themselves in a full-blown faux-mance.

My thoughts about First Comes Like

This is a sweeter, softer, less steamy story than the first two books in the series. But the book has the same strong women helping each other vibe. Jia has her friends and her sisters, who even when they don’t like her choices, still have her back.

I appreciated that mention was made about Jia and one of her sisters having been seriously ill – a nod to Covid and how it affects lives. I loved that a Muslim woman who wears a hijab was a mega-successful social media beauty/lifestyle influencer.

The story moved quickly – so quickly that I was sure my ARC was missing chapters. I wanted more! While not my favorite of the series, I still really enjoyed First Comes Like and would definitely recommend it. If you’re looking for a cozy, fast-paced, quick read, low steam, sweet, diverse romance – definitely choose First Comes Like.

And don’t miss out on the first two books in the series, The Right Swipe and Girl Gone Viral.


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