Hello everyone! Today I am presenting to you a book I really loved from a series that is so adorable that it has my heart. Thank you to Lonely Pages Book Tour for giving me the ARC as a part of the blog tour!
ABOUT THE BOOK
The author of The Right Swipe and Girl Gone Viral returns with a story about finding love in all the wrong inboxes…
Beauty expert and influencer Jia Ahmed has her eye on the prize: conquering the internet today, the entire makeup industry tomorrow, and finally, finally proving herself to her big opinionated family. She has little time for love, and even less time for the men in her private messages—until the day a certain international superstar slides into her DMs, and she falls hard and fast.
There’s just one wrinkle: he has no idea who she is.
The son of a powerful Bollywood family, soap opera star Dev Dixit is used to drama, but a strange woman who accuses him of wooing her online, well, that’s a new one. As much as he’d like to focus on his Hollywood fresh start, he can’t get Jia out of his head. Especially once he starts to suspect who might have used his famous name to catfish her…
When paparazzi blast their private business into the public eye, Dev is happy to engage in some friendly fake dating to calm the gossips and to dazzle her family. But as the whole world swoons over their relationship, Jia can’t help but wonder: Can an online romance-turned-offline-fauxmance ever become love in real life?
The amazing finale to the Modern Love series exceeded my expectations. Jia is a beauty blogger who was catfished by Dev’s cousin and has been talking to him forever. When she confronts Dev at a party, she is astonished to learn this. However, when the paparazzi capture them together, they enter into a fauxmance to benefit the media and Jia’s parents. In all this, as Jia and Dev start to learn marabout the other, they fall in love with each other for real, resulting in complicated feelings and being unable and unsure as to how to express them.
I adored Jia and her choice to follow her passion and defying her parent’s expectations of what her life should like. Making it on your won is quite hard, yet Jia keeps focused and trying to achieve her dreams. Dev is another character I loved for he trues to make a name for himself instead of horse backing on his family’s reputation. I also appreciated how much he loved his niece and tried to be a good father to her no matter what his relationship with her father was.
Both these characters have odds stacked against them, yet they continue to fight which made me fall completely in love with them. As they fall in love and find each other to be supportive of them and their dreams, it was hard not to ship them and hope for everything to be okay for them. Although I did want for the relationship to have a little more time to develop so I could see more interactions between our two characters, instead of just loving them individually and wanting for their happiness
I also really liked seeing glimpses of the other characters from the Modern Love series and reminiscing about their won books and how much I loved them!
Overall, this couple was a lovely one that I adored reading about. Their story was a beautiful although complicated one which was written well.
Alisha Rai writes award-winning emotionally complex contemporary romance novels and is frequently sought as a speaker on a range of topics covering romance and media.
She is the first author to have an indie-published book appear on Washington Post’s annual Best Books list. Her books have also been featured on the IndieNext and LibraryReads lists, and been named Best Books of the Year by NPR, New York Public Library, Vulture, Reader’s Digest, Entertainment Weekly, Amazon, Kirkus, Bustle, “O”, the Oprah Magazine, and Cosmopolitan Magazine. When she’s not writing, Alisha is traveling and tweeting.
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