Girl Gone Viral (Modern Love #2) by Alisha Rai | Review

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Girl Gone Viral (Modern Love #2) by Alisha Rai | ReviewGirl Gone Viral (Modern Love, #2) by Alisha Rai
Series: Modern Love #2
Published by Avon on April 21, 2020
Genres: Romance
Pages: 400
Format: ARC
Source: ALA
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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 for.

With 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 more than just her bodyguard…

my thoughts:

Girl Gone Viral was just what I needed in my life at this exact moment. It’s cute and funny and a little serious at times but I guarantee it will leave you with a giant cheesy grin on your face.

First off, I did not know this was the second book in a series until about 1/4 of the way through. I don’t feel like I was missing anything having not read the first book but I will be checking out the first one now. The characters in this one, main and side, were amazing and I want to read more about them.

Katrina and Jas were great. Katrina was so easy to like and relate to. She had a lot of trauma in her past which led her to lead a very safe life. She had anxiety and panic attacks which slowed her down but never stopped her from living her life. She was a vibrant personality who had such a good heart, she just didn’t always know how to express what was in that heart of hers. Jas was similar. He was a very closed off person with not a lot of friends but a lot of love to give. Seeing him learn how to have friendships and relationships and open up to the people in his life was so heartwarming. The two of them were adorable together. A little awkward at times and not always the best at expressing emotion, it led to some pretty comical situations.

I will admit, things were a little cheesy at times. The whole situation with #cafebae was so outlandish but in this day and age, it could totally happen. I admit, I found myself a little skeptical at times but I also found myself hooked by the whole idea. Also, if I was Katrina, I would not have been nearly as nice to the people who decided it was perfectly okay to put me on the internet with no thought to my privacy or safety. She truly was a sweetheart.

My only real complaint is that I felt like I didn’t really know what the character’s histories were. They kept hinting at these traumatic situations in their past but they weren’t elaborated upon until the very end and even then it didn’t feel like they were fully explained. Once again, I didn’t know this was a sequel so maybe something was explained about those stories in book one. I’ll have to check and see.

Overall, Girl Gone Viral is an adorable contemporary romance that will leave readers searching for their own Jas (or Katrina!) I can’t wait to check out more of Alisha Rai’s books. If this one is anything to go by, I think I may have a new author to add to my favorites list.

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What is your favorite romance trope? I admit, I’ve never read a bodyguard romance so this was a first for me but it was thoroughly enjoyable!

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