Love at First Like

Atria. Aug. 2019. 336p. ISBN 9781982117795. pap. $16.99; ebk. ISBN 9781982121464. F
Eliza Roth and her sister Sophie co-own the jewelry boutique Brooklyn Jewels. One night, as Eliza is scrolling through Instagram, she finds out that her ex-boyfriend is engaged. A little drunk at the time, she takes out one of the biggest diamond engagement rings the store owns, puts it on her ring finger, and accidentally posts it to the company's official Instagram account. Their followers go crazy at the news that one of the owners is engaged, which leads to skyrocketing sales and press. Eliza wonders what would happen if she kept up the ruse. Senior dating editor (Elite Daily) Orenstein is back (after Playing with Matches), with another fun summer read, this time about the glittery life of a young New York upstart making one of the most important business decisions of her life. While the story is a bit repetitive, predictable, and even outlandish, readers will still enjoy the ride, as Eliza attempts to keep her Instagram followers on their toes.
VERDICT This frothy read will be a hit for fans of both Orenstein's first novel and books by Christina Lauren. [See Prepub Alert, 12/17/18.]

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