First Comes Like by Alisha Rai | Audiobook Review

Why Did I Listen To First Comes Like by Alisha Rai?

I had previously listened to the first book in the Modern Love series, The Right Swipe and really enjoyed it. Thus, First Comes Like by Alisha Rai was an absolute priority to listen to AND! Libro.FM had it as part of their review copy program. So, it felt like serendipity and a great time to delve into the third book of the Modern Love series. Now, I just need to listen to the second book - Girl Gone Viral. FYI, you can read these books out of order and be totally fine with your comprehension of the story. There’s so much you can pick up on with context.

What’s The Story Here?

Jia Ahmed is a beauty expert and influencer living in LA. She is extremely good at her job — even though she does feel like she’s aging out of the field sometimes. Still, she is confident and goes for what she wants. Jia has been exchanging direct messages with Bollywood star Dev Dixit. She falls for him pretty quickly. When he is in LA to be part of a cast of an American TV show, Jia is really excited to finally meet the man of her dreams. That is, until she shows up at party where he is at and it turns out he has no idea who she is. That’s right, someone was catfishing her using Dev’s profile.

Dev and Jia then embark on one of my most favorite tropes – fake dating. That’s because they somehow end up in the public eye. If they fake date, they’ll get various people off their backs and be able to just live their lives. Only, it turns out, like all the most wonderful books with this trope, they like each other for real and are both falling pretty hard and quick.

What Did I Think Of First Comes Like?

I thoroughly enjoyed First Comes Like. Jia is such a sweet character. I felt like she had a good heart and was so genuine. I suppose you could say that I stan Jia. Also? Her love interest, the other narrator, Dev is wonderful too. He’s very kind and thoughtful. Dev currently has custody of his niece and wants to be a wonderful parent to her and not pressure her into going into the family business- show business. I also loved both extended families as well. There’s something special to be said for the supportiveness of family – even when you are going against what they think best.

How’s The Narration?

Audiobook was a good choice to experience Alisha Rai’s First Comes Like. And well, I will definitely be back to listen to the one book I haven’t listened to from this series Girl Gone Viral. The two narrators Saira Ayers and Neil Shah do an excellent job bringing the story to life from the perspectives of Jia and Dev, respectively. The audiobook is 11 hours and 11 minutes long. I did listen to it a little bit sped up, but nothing is lost in speeding it up a tiny bit. The story and narration kept my attention and ultimately put me in a wonderful mood. I would highly recommend this for your listening pleasure.


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April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.

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April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.

Comments

  1. I got the audiobook as well but the narration didn’t work for me I unfortunately.

    Girl Gone Viral is my favorite in the series so I hope you love it!

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