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Oh, wow This was such a miss for me and I am so sad it was When I started this book, I thought the premise was so promising with how Katrina is a super private person, has anxiety, and hates attention, so when she goes viral, her bodyguard whisks her away to his farm house hours away A bodyguard romance YES Sadly, this book ended up being so boring and the romance was overshadowed by other storylines The story in this book was very slow moving and I hated how we still have a lot of Oh, wow This was such a miss for me and I am so sad it was When I started this book, I thought the premise was so promising with how Katrina is a super private person, has anxiety, and hates attention, so when she goes viral, her bodyguard whisks her away to his farm house hours away A bodyguard romance YES Sadly, this book ended up being so boring and the romance was overshadowed by other storylines The story in this book was very slow moving and I hated how we still have a lot of unknowns about these characters pasts Katrina is a very complex character, but I feel like her backstory was not developed to its full potential I still have questions about her relationship with her deceased husband and what happened to her that has scared her from having attention on her again Then, with Jas s character, we didn t really get his full story until almost the very end and I wish that we had that in the beginning There was drama currently happening the related to his past, but we only got conversations about it, not any confrontation with it or somethingsubstantial As for the romance, it was sweet, but it didn t really go anywhere Jas s issues with his family overshadowed his romance and I didn t really find myself caring about when Jas and Katrina were going to get together There wasn t really a spark for me and I wasbored that anything while reading While I really enjoyed The Right Swipe, I just wasn t a fan of this book CW Extreme social anxiety, panic attacks, PTSD, talk of past parental abuseMore 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 CW Extreme social anxiety, panic attacks, PTSD, talk of past parental abuseMore of a 4.5 but I m definitely rounding up I wasn t gonna read this book until nearer to its release date, I just wasn t 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 I m writing this review, RWA has been going through shit for almost a couple of weeks and many many authors of color have been relentlessly voicing their opinions about the structural issues regards to racism in the organization and how hard they ve been working to make it inclusive but it just all seems like for naught While I can t contribute much because I m only a reader of romance, I decided I can atleast read the latest romance novel by my favorite author of color Alisha Rai And as always, this book was excellent The Right Swipe was one of my favorite romances of last year, and because I really liked Katrina in it, I definitely had high expectations from this book But Alisha completely hit it out of the park this time The story captured my heart right on the first page and then never let it go till the end It s an engaging love story of two people who ve been through a lot in their lives and the I can t describe the joy I felt when they were able to finally express their feelings for each other This is a story about hope and kindness and I m so glad I got to read it My only slight niggle is that a couple of subplots didn t feel completely resolved, but I guess it s ok if we consider that the characters are still a work in progress This book has so many important themes that are discussed and I loved how sensitively the author manages to explore all of them The PTSD, extreme anxiety, panic attacks everything is dealt with honestly how difficult it is to live with them but also how they can be managed with access to therapy, medication and a support system I particularly loved the importance the author places on having a supportive friend group, people who are unconditionally there for you whenever you need them and how family is whatever we make it to be The author also talks about how it s very easy to get cynical in our current world but sometimes, keeping hope alive in hearts and being kind to each other might help us move on But definitely the most important theme of the story is about privacy in our world of social media and viral videos We ve really seen this happen many times someone takes a video or photo of someone else in a public place and talks about the conversation they are having or spin a tale about a probable meet cute or just about anything else and these tweets go viral While they make for some fun when we read them, we never really do think about how the person who has been photographed and whose private conversation has become a social media trend actually feels about it all Even if the whole situation played out in a public place, what right do we actually have to expose someone else to the toxicity of the internet without caring anything about their boundaries and privacy issues there is absolutely no consent in this situation and it s truly horrifying when we carefully think about it I m glad the author decided to talk about this issue in the book The characters are always memorable in Alisha s books but this book is just at another level Katrina may have a lot of mental health issues but she has done a lot of work to devise her coping strategies, design her life in a way that minimizes possible triggers, and tries everyday to push her boundaries a littleBut despite everything, she is an extremely kind hearted person who wants the best for everyone and maybe, finally is ready for some happiness herself As the story progressed, it was wonderful to see her assert herself , talk about her needs and expectations and trying to not let her past hold her back Jasvindar may fit the typical romance hero trope of a grumpy bodyguard with a tragic past with his own issues of PTSD, he is also an extremely nice and considerate guy and hates talking about himself, but will do anything for the sake of Katrina They both really are the perfect couple and it was amazing to see them finally open up and talk to each other about themselves and also just be a bit silly This is a very slow burn relationship with many years of friendship behind them and I really loved their dynamic I also love how much emphasis there is on consent throughout The side characters in this book are absolutely wonderful Rhiannon and Lakshmi make appearances again and they are their usual badass selves Rhi and Jia are such supportive friends and it was so nice to see all these women take care of each other Jasvindar s family was a delight to get to know They are so warm and loving but also stubborn and their bickering and arguments felt very familiar Sam and his friends Dean and Harry also make an appearance and it was nice to see Jas trying to make new friends and try to build a support system of his own To conclude, this love story is sweet and beautiful and there s no way you won t love these two softhearted characters It s an amazing slow burn with deep friendship and also pretty tame, so don t expect Alisha s usual sexy and angsty times But this book also tackles a myriad of important issues with a lot of sensitivity and I think I ll definitely recommend itbecause of them I know Jia is getting the next book and I m really excited for it but I also badly want Lakshmi s book Please make it happen Avon In Alisha Rai S Second Novel In Her Modern Love Series, A Live Tweet Event Goes Viral For A Camera Shy Ex Model, Shoving Her Into The Spotlight And Into The Arms Of The Bodyguard She D Been Pining For OMG Wouldn T It Be Adorable If He S Her Soulmate I Don T See Any Wedding Rings Eyes Emoji Breaking CafeBae And CuteCafeGirl Went To The Bathroom AT THE SAME TIME One Minute, Katrina King S Enjoying An Innocent Conversation With A Hot Guy At A Coffee Shop The Next, A Stranger Has Live Tweeted The Entire Episode With A Romantic Meet Cute Spin And CafeBae Is The New Hashtag Du Jour The Problem Katrina Craves A Low Profile Life, And Going Viral Threatens The Peaceful World She S Painstakingly Built Besides, CafeBae Isn T The Man She S Hungry For He S Got A Peach Emoji To Die ForWith The Internet On The Hunt For The Identity Of CuteCafeGirl, Jas Singh, Bodyguard, Friend, And Possessor Of The Most Beautiful Eyebrows Katrina S Ever Seen, Comes To The Rescue And Whisks Her Away To His Family S Home Alone In A Remote Setting With The Object Of Her Affections It S A Recipe For Romance But After A Long Dating Dry Spell, Katrina Isn T Sure She Can Trust Her Instincts When It Comes To Love Even If Jas Every Look Says He Wants To Be Than Just Her Bodyguard The ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review Full review HEREThis 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 thinkThe ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review Full review HEREThis 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 dealt with in a good and deserving way I like when a romance story isn t only about the couple, but also about their own life and problems.I also really liked the two main characters, Katrina and Jas Throughout the book we got the chance to discover that Katrina came a long way and I felt so proud of her and how far she had come Jas was also dealing with his own issues and I think they were given quite good resolutions.Lastly, but not least, I enjoyed how the concept of family was included in this novel Sometimes the people you love the most in your life are blood related to you and sometimes they re not and that s totally fine too.If you re looking for a good romance, I definitely recommend this one Can we start by giving snaps to Alisha Rai for making lube sexy This is the energy we need for Romancelandia in 2020Anyways, 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 Can we start by giving snaps to Alisha Rai for making lube sexy This is the energy we need for Romancelandia in 2020Anyways, 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 Her Bodyguard by Noelle Adams, which is a favorite novella of mine I will say that this book did suffer from the things that kept me from just fully loving her previous book, Hurts to Love You love the characters, love the conflict, love the family dynamics but I wasn t fully sold on the actual transition into a relationship from the two main characters and there was not enough of a denouement Both of these books were slow burn type tropes, so I wonder if this is just something that doesn t click with me for how she handles this kind of story Still, I enjoyed myself immensely in this book, would definitely recommend, and I m hoping for a book with Lorne if there s not already one 4.5 stars I loved this so much Alisha Rai just excels at writing characters who feel real and human and complex and interesting, and who you cant help but root for The romance itself was super sweet and felt so natural Loved getting to see the characters we know and love from the first book in this series, too Plus, a large part of this book is set on a peach farm Like, how much cuter can it get 4.5 stars I loved this so much Alisha Rai just excels at writing characters who feel real and human and complex and interesting, and who you can t help but root for The romance itself was super sweet and felt so natural Loved getting to see the characters we know and love from the first book in this series, too Plus, a large part of this book is set on a peach farm Like, how much cuter can it get Please note that I received this book for free via NetGalley This did not affect my rating or review.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 Please note that I received this book for free via NetGalley This did not affect my rating or review.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 cheering this mess on The whole thing went viral Buzzfeed and others picked up the story and the woman who originally tweeted who was a writer used this to parlay herself into fame Of course people rightfully said this was gross, why would you be taking pictures, implying that they had sex in a bathroom they didn t and use this to push yourself forward It was awful and I think people on both sides of this mess were yelling at each other The poor woman in question who was spied on had to delete her social media The man in question was all, heh, this is good for my brand I think he may have been an Instagram model No I don t understand how that s a thing I think within 7 days the whole thing had boomeranged with people who initially thought this was cute realizing it wasn t and the whole thing was messed up.So the above is what Rai sets up as her big plot The heroine Katrina King goes to a cafe where she let s a stranger sit at her table She s polite, but not interested cause she has a crush on her bodyguard Jas Singh The main at the table asks her out, she turns him down She notes that a woman next to her is typing furiously and thinks nothing of it The next day she finds out a twitter hashtag called cafebae has taken off and a woman had taken a picture of the side of her face and talked about how it was true love between her and the stranger at the table This causes issues due to Katrina s past she suffers from panic attacks and she is scared that her anonymity which she treasures is about to blown to bits Jas takes her to his family s farm where they grow peaches and then romance romance romance Honestly the book did not work for me at all.I think Katrina was just too nice I really hated the outcome of the whole plane bae thing I was hoping that Rai would tackle thatin the story Instead it was talked about here, talked about somewhat here, and then just dealt with in a way that I doubt would have resolved itself in real life Katrina also had another thing happen to her in this book and it was just too much after a while I think I was supposed to go all girl power, but it started to read a bit too Lifetime for me.Jas was an interesting hero, but once again there was a lot going on with him too I think the plane bae thing should have been dropped since the story could have just focused on how similar these to are both dealing with past trauma though Jas had a loving family though his grandfather is ticked at him somewhat I just started to feel like I was getting four stories worth of information in this book and it was too much.We get previous characters we were introduced to returns in this one, but once again they felt apart from the main story at times.The writing was okay, the flow was hit or miss for me after a while though.The ending had a nice Happily Ever After HEA I thought, but once again we have another hero that is dealing with some really serious stuff that I don t think gets fully addressed by the end of the book I loved the previous book and was beyond excited to see Katrina was getting a book Sadly, this was a let down for me I loved Katrina and Jas I love their history and how in tune they were with each other Theyve both been pining away, but unfortunately, there was no chemistry at all Of course I loved seeing the the other ladies and Doodle was the absolute best I could have done with about a millionscenes with the dog Plot wise, it was a struggle The actual background story for each I loved the previous book and was beyond excited to see Katrina was getting a book Sadly, this was a let down for me I loved Katrina and Jas I love their history and how in tune they were with each other They ve both been pining away, but unfortunately, there was no chemistry at all Of course I loved seeing the the other ladies and Doodle was the absolute best I could have done with about a millionscenes with the dog Plot wise, it was a struggle The actual background story for each of them is given in bits and pieces in passing conversations We don t get the full story but still a very vague idea until nearly the end The tension slash build up was non existent and that includes the romance part of it Overall, there was so much potential, but for me, the story lacked a spark and direction If there is another book in the series, I ll be reading it Huge thanks to Avon Books for providing the arc free of charge 4.5 STARSI have been so excited for Girl Gone Viral for Katrinas story ever since reading and enjoying The Right Swipe And after having finished GGV, I can say this is another success in the Modern Love series But what else did I expect from Alisha Rai I loved this story Jas and Katrina are the sweetest cinnamon rolls and I adored their slow burn romance If youre in the mood for something fluffy that will make you feel all the bubbly feelings, you need to read this book.In case you didnt 4.5 STARSI have been so excited for Girl Gone Viral for Katrina s story ever since reading and enjoying The Right Swipe And after having finished GGV, I can say this is another success in the Modern Love series But what else did I expect from Alisha Rai I loved this story Jas and Katrina are the sweetest cinnamon rolls and I adored their slow burn romance If you re in the mood for something fluffy that will make you feel all the bubbly feelings, you need to read this book.In case you didn t know, this is a BODYGUARD ROMANCE A trope I don t read that often, but love all the same Jas has been Katrina s bodyguard and protecting her for years, and both have been pining for each other for almost as long as they ve known each other There is plenty of longing and unrequited but actually requited loved between the two of them Then Katrina goes viral on Twitter against her will, terrified of losing her privacy, and Jas sweeps her away to his secluded farm out in the California countryside FINALLY, things start to heat up now that they re in such close proximity together and Katrina gets to accidentally see Jas shirtless a time or two.Katrina and Jas are such pure characters They are kindhearted and selfless people, which is the main reason why neither of them ever brought up their feelings to the other until now Their romance is just so SOFT I loved the dynamic between these two characters who have known each other for YEARS, so they know all about the other person s quirks, likes, and dislikes There is also plenty going on outside of their adorable slow burn romance, with the tweets and the people behind them showing up all over the media, and Jas family conflicts, particularly with his grandfather, who wants Jas to inherit his farm.I think I liked this eventhan The Right Swipe I know I ve seen some reviews say that the romance was overshadowed which I felt in TRS but in GGV it never really felt that way to me I didn t mind at all that we get a ton about the viral tweet and Jas s issues with his family, mainly because Jas and Katrina are always dealing with everything TOGETHER They are such soft, lovely, complex characters and if you love the bodyguard trope, I can t recommend this book enough First I have to be completely honest and admit part of me was sure I wouldn t like this I dnf ed the first book in the series, The Right Swipe a few months ago but I made the decision to give this author another try While I couldn t finish it, was an issue with characters and the relationship buildingthan anything else, the writing was really nice and I loved the diversity So, when I saw the arc of Girl Gone Viral available to request, I decided to go ahead and request and thought this First I have to be completely honest and admit part of me was sure I wouldn t like this I dnf ed the first book in the series, The Right Swipe a few months ago but I made the decision to give this author another try While I couldn t finish it, was an issue with characters and the relationship buildingthan anything else, the writing was really nice and I loved the diversity So, when I saw the arc of Girl Gone Viral available to request, I decided to go ahead and request and thought this was the perfect time to give Alisha Rai another try and I m so freaking glad I did it I loved this and connected in ways that I haven t with the first book in the series and I think for people like me, that couldn t get into the first book, this might be the perfect read.I really liked both main characters, in particular I thought Jas was one of the sweetest main characters love interests I ve read in awhile I thought he d be cold and aloof at first but he was so caring and precious He was such a selfless person that almost made me want to shake him because he was just too damn good I really appreciated and enjoyed all the talk about trauma, PTSD and panic disorder I thought it was handled well given that s such an important part of the story and its characters The pacing of the romance was perfect, it was almost a friends to lovers but also not and having all that pining and earning mixed with the slow burn was everything I hoped for The side characters were so amusing, I loved every single one of them and I wished to seeof Jas family Even though his relationship with them was so strained it was so refreshing to see how they worked in their issues and learning to behonest with each other I also enjoyed the talk about the internet and how people react and feel entitled to strangers lives in it There was space to touch and talk about itin depth but the story didn t miss anything and it was just enough to make us question how we also might get caught in thinking something is harmless and fun, while invading someone s privacy This wasn t perfect, some particular scenes and dialogues made me cringe a little which took me out of the story sometimes but didn t make this any less enjoyable Definitely recommend and will continue this series and picking up books by this author, if will be a hit or miss I don t know but I m willing to try out because when it s a hit sure is great I was provided an ARC via Edelweiss Plus in exchange of an honest review.