First Comes Like by Rai
Hardcover Library Edition—Also Available as a Paperback Original
Alisha Rai, author of The Right Swipe and Girl Gone Viral, returns with a story about finding love in all the wrong inboxes.
Makeup expert and influencer Jia Ahmed has her eye on the prize: conquering the internet today, the entire beauty world 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 slips into her DMs...
Jia quickly falls for Dev Naik’s poetic texts. When they're finally in the same place and time, she figures she’s simply got to meet the man who’s seduced her with his words. One wrinkle: he has no idea who she is.
The son of a powerful Bollywood family, Dev is accustomed to stalkers, but a strange woman who accuses him of wooing her online, well, that's a new one. It should be easy to write Jia off...but the words she claims he sent her are a little too familiar.
Between the catfishing mystery and an unfortunate photo leak, Dev and Jia quickly find themselves in the same public relations pickle. The solution: some friendly fake dating to help with his fresh start in Hollywood and dazzle her family. It doesn’t take long for them to both start wondering, though: can a romance-turned-fauxmance ever turn back into a romance?