Girl Gone Viral

Girl Gone Viral (Modern Love #2)

Girl Gone Viral

Girl Gone Viral (Modern Love #2)

By: Alisha Rai

Blurb:

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…

Review:

I enjoyed most of this book, but the ending left me a bit disappointed. The plot was something new and made me think about the people behind viral moments and how it affects them. I found that part of the book very fascinating.

I also enjoyed the characters. Katrina had panic attacks and was scared a lot. While Jas had PTSD that he didn’t want to treat. They had both been in love with each other for a while but hadn’t talked about it. Lack of communication is a big romance trope. It usually mildly annoys me, but because of their issues, it made sense and was probably the healthier route for them.

There was a ton of buildup in the book. It wasn’t romantic suspense, but it had some aspects to it. Which is possibly why the ending disappointed me? All that buildup and the payoff was lacking. The couple never really had a big sit down and discussed their future; it was sort of rushed at the end and spread out a bit. Also, you didn’t get to see the “villains” get their due. I realize Katrina was a very positive forgiving person, but she actually paid her father’s blackmail. Yes, she got him on tape admitting to doing stuff, but come on! That was it?? She made a statement about the people who took advantage of her with the viral moment, but you didn’t see anything about them afterward either.

I was disappointed. Unlike with Get a Life, Chloe Brown I don’t feel like I’m missing out on revenge, though, maybe I am. I want the bad people to get told off. Something! Maybe it’s a me problem…

3.5/5