Girl Gone Viral
OMG! Wouldnt it be adorable if hes her soulmate???
I dont see any wedding rings [eyes emoji]
Breaking: #CafeBae and #CuteCafeGirl went to the bathroom AT THE SAME TIME!!!
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More of a 4.5 but Im definitely rounding up.
I wasnt gonna read this book until nearer to its release date, I just wasnt feeling interested in diving into a new epic fantasy world right at the beginning of the year, so obviously I decided to go for my other favorite genre - romance. As of Jan 6th when Im writing this review, RWA has been going through shit for almost a couple of weeks and many many authors of color have ...more
Anyways, this is a lovely slow burn of a book. I absolutely LOVED both of the main characters (and was of course thrilled to see Rhi again), and I appreciated how each of their mental health issues were so meaningfully incorporated into the plot. I am a sucker for a protective hero who is also kind of a cinnamon roll-- this book actually reminded me quite a bit of One Night with ...more
arc provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review
Synopsis: Girl Gone Viral follows Katrina King, an ex model turned reclusive investor who craves privacy above all and her dutiful bodyguard Jasvinder who helps maintain her safety. On one rare outing Katrina shares a table at a crowded coffeshop with a beautiful man. This completely innocuous interaction is live tweeted by a woman sitting near them with a meet-cute spin and suddenly Katrina has gone viral ...more
So, when I saw the arc of Girl Gone Viral available to request, I decided to go ahead and request and thought this ...more
Look I don't know how many romance readers out there are familiar with that whole Plane Bae mess that went down last year. Short recap, a couple grossly violated two strangers privacy. A woman decided to spy on the people sitting together on a plane and decided that it would be great to tweet about them. During this whole thing a ridiculous amount of people followed her on Twitter and were ...more
This was such a good romance book, I really enjoyed it.
This is the second novel in a companion series, but you don't have to read the first one to enjoy this story.
I appreciated very much how Alisha Rai included so many important and serious themes in her narrative, such as an abusive parental figure, PTSD, panic attacks, and the right to privacy in the era of social media. I think they were all ...more
This book is much different than the first in the standalone series in a lot of ways...and yet, I still enjoyed it!
Girl Gone Viral is much, much tamer and slow burn than I expected especially since the two characters have been in love with each other for years. They are two of the sweetest and softest characters, I really enjoyed being in their heads and getting to know each of them. I thought it was so interesting and cool getting to know Jas's family and the whole dynamic between them all was ...more
Alisha is one of my favourite authors and from her previous books I'm used to her style being more angsty and emotional and this book like "The Right Swipe" was more light and it was a romantic comedy.
There's nothing wrong with that, I knew when I started this ...more
To put it mildly, this was a snoozefest and before I knew it, it was dropped before I even reached the halfway mark. I'm pretty sure I was more interested in the whole #CafeBae and #CuteCafeGirl concept a bit more than the actual storyline. But kudos to the author for featuring diverse characters since they're a rare gem nowadays.
Girl Gone Viral is now one of my favorite romances. Despite the fact that Katrina and Jas both had issues, they didn't play games with one another and were honest about their struggles - an issue I have with a lot of other ...more
So, I was really looking forward to reading this after The Right Swipe bc I loved Katrinas character in that one. Plus you throw in a bodyguard romance? Sign me up!
Unfortunately this book didnt quite live up to my expectations. I enjoyed Jas and Katrina, but most of the book was far more focused on their individual/family issues than their actual romance, which annoyed/frustrated me quite a bit. Also, this is quite the slow burn, which I usually have no problem with, but the way this ...more
Katrina, our heroine, goes viral in a #PlaneBae-inspired Twitter thread when a nosy cafe patron imagines a meet-cute between ...more
Sadly, I didn't like this one as much as the first one. I liked the characters and watching their relationship grow, but there were parts of this book that, while I know they kept the story going, were just kind of boring to me.
The main plot of protecting Katrina from the internet was just... not believable to me? I've seen plenty of tweets go viral without people needing 24/7 bodyguards and to run away to a farm in the ...more
Girl Gone Viral was just okay for me. While I liked Katrina and Jas, I didn't love them. Their relationship was fine, but it didn't really spark for me. While I appreciate the talks of feelings, therapy, and both characters working through their own baggage I really just never got invested.
So this one was a bit of a miss, but the writing was still well done. The support characters were generally adorable, and I will definitely read the next book in this series!
In Girl Gone Viral, Katrina King is an ex-model who is a bit of a recluse - preferring to stay close to her mansion where she lives with her 2 bffs and her hot bodyguard. In an effort to branch out, she visits her local coffee shop and has an innocent conversation with a cute guy. Unfortunately, someone in the coffee shop live-tweeted the interaction and turned it into a meet-cute full of fabricated ...more
It's not a secret that I'm an Alisha Rai fangirl and so it's not really surprising that when I got an ARC of Girl Gone Viral, I almost screamed despite being in court at the time. (Yes, I check my email while I'm in the courtroom, but listen, there's a shocking amount of downtime for me in that room.) Anyway, after Avon/Netgalley made my whole day, I told myself I would wait until I survived 2019 to actually read the book, but ...more
Let me start off by saying thank you to Avon Romance, Alisha Rai and Edelweiss for my advanced copy of this book. I am really grateful for the opportunity to read this book prior to its release.
I loved the first book in this series- The Right Swipe. I love Rhi and her friendship with Katrina. I applaud the author for continuing to represent healthy female friendships in her books.
I even enjoyed Jia and fingers crossed she is the next character to get a book. 🤞.
Girl Gone Viral is the ...more
This was my first book by Alisha Rai and have to say it won't be my last.
I really appreciated the topics of PTSD, trauma, and panic disorder. The topics were handled so well considering they were a major part of the main characters. It's so refreshing to see this in our romance novels. Sometimes mental health challenges can be stigmatized in novels but Alisha handled it so well. Major kudos to you Alisha!
The two main characters were so sweet ...more
This is my first Alisha Rai book, even though this is technically the second in this series (the first being the story of two other characters, friends of the ones in this book, you know how that goes) and I was curious to see if it could be read as a standalone, because I felt such a draw to the synopsis of Girl Gone Viral. And I think it, mostly, can be read separately. There were a few fumbles near the beginning where it felt like I may have missed something but it wasnt a deal breaker.
I love ...more
Seriously though, this book is so well done. Alisha Rai is a very talented writer who takes serious issues seriously and writes about them authentically and responsibly. I love her.
Be aware though that there are some heavy subjects covered in this book. Panic disorder, Anxiety, PTSD... but it's not dark. It's hopeful and bright.
As for Katrina and Jazz...this was a pair after my own heart. Two ...more
"Happiness is a radical act"
I ADORED THIS BOOK SO MUCH!!!! Katrina is a widow with anxiety and PTSD (TW: Kidnapping, panic attacks, general anxiety and anxious thoughts.) After her husband passed away, she only kept on one of her bodyguards, and that was Jas. She has feelings for him, but is ...more
Ive always thought it would be romantic to have a meet-cute with someone, but I think actually were in a perpetual meet-cute, you know? Like its never-ending, us finding each other.
ARC provided by Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review
While reading this book I couldnt help but think about that viral thread of this girl on the plane recording everything that was going down between a guy and a girl and how I initially thought that it was cute you know a live romance, but then ...more
Also I wanted ...more