Love at First Like by Hannah Orenstein

Oh social media, how we love thee and loathe thee all at the same time.

It’s all swipes and likes until someone accidentally posts a fake engagement!

I LOVED Playing with Matches, so I immediately knew I needed this book! Hanna Orenstein has a way of making me fully escape reality and get compulsively sucked into her books! The stories she writes are fresh, and funny, and full of wit and charm.

ALTHOUGH, Eliza frustrated me to no end in this story with her ridiculous shenanigans, I charged through this story like a social media director on Follow Friday…. and found it to be a fun summer read for sure!

When Eliza accidentally posts a ring selfie on Instagram… a ring on THAT finger… to her jewelry stores 100K followers, there’s just a tiny bit of a problem. She doesn’t even have a boyfriend. Whoopsie!

But the likes start pouring in and sales at the store are booming, and the money issues and worries her and her sister have of potentially losing the shop, just might be over.

So, Eliza does what any sane human would do…. keep up the ruse, plan a wedding, and find a fake fiance. Easy enough right?!?

With a silly and fun story line of love, ambition and family, this modern rom-com quenched my thirst for an absurdly charming character in Eliza and her ridiculous idea that just might save her shop – all while faking what could be the most romantic love story of her life.

I laughed, I yelled, I giggled. It was so much fun to read.

You can get this fun book now! Here!


  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Atria Books (August 6, 2019)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1982117796
  • ISBN-13: 978-1982117795

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About the Book:


Named a Best Book of Summer by Glamour, BuzzFeed, Cosmopolitan, and many more!

From the author of Playing with Matches, the rollicking tale of a young jewelry shop owner who accidentally leads her Instagram followers to believe that she’s engaged—and then decides to keep up the ruse.

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.

Written with singular charm and style, Love at First Like is for anyone growing up and settling down in the digital age.

About Hannah

711D5enHCVL._US230_Hannah Orenstein is the author of Playing with Matches and Love at First Like, as well as the senior dating editor at Elite Daily. Previously, she was a writer and editor at She lives in New York.





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