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Girl Gone Viral by Alisha Rai (ARC Review)

Title: Girl Gone Viral
Author: Alisha Rai
Type: Fiction
Genre: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publisher: Avon (HarperCollins Canada)
Date published: April 21, 2020

A digital copy of this book was kindly provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.

Note: This book is part of a series, so there may be spoilers for a previous book/books in the synopsis below.

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 Review ⬻

I really enjoyed reading the first book in this series, The Right Swipe, and really liked meeting Katrina and getting to know her a little bit in that book. So, when I heard that the next book in the series, Girl Gone Viral, would focus on her, I was very excited to read it. I was even more convinced when I read the synopsis and learned about her love interest and romance plot for Katrina’s book. For whatever reason, however, Girl Gone Viral didn’t give quite the same vibe as The Right Swipe. I mean, I knew that it wouldn’t be the exact same, there was still something about the atmosphere, mood, and prose that really drew me to The Right Swipe.

All of this was missing for me when it came to Girl Gone Viral though. Additionally, I also didn’t really feel the chemistry between Katrina and Jas (or the way that their love story played out). I’m obviously very happy that Katrina found someone since I became invested in her happiness after reading The Right Swipe. The journey that took her to her happy ending just wasn’t as enjoyable for me as I had hoped that it would be. That’s not to say that other readers wouldn’t love Girl Gone Viral though as my opinion about this book is (of course) completely based on my personal experience. Also, despite my experience with Girl Gone Viral, I will more than likely read what Alisha Rai writes next!

⤖ About the Author ⬻

 

Alisha Rai writes award-winning emotionally complex contemporary romance novels and is frequently sought as a speaker on a range of topics covering romance and media. She is the first author to have an indie-published book appear on Washington Post’s annual Best Books list. Her books have also been named Best Books of the Year by NPR, Vulture, Entertainment Weekly, Amazon, Kirkus, Bustle, and Cosmopolitan Magazine and her novels have won the RT Reviewer’s Choice Award for erotic and contemporary romance. When she’s not writing, Alisha is traveling and tweeting. For inquiries, comments, etc., please contact Alisha directly via email or @ her on Twitter.

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⤖ Let’s Chat ⬻

THANK YOU FOR READING MY REVIEW! HAVE YOU READ THIS BOOK? WHAT DID YOU THINK? AND IF YOU HAVEN’T READ IT YET, DO YOU WANT TO, OR NOT? HOW COME? LET ME KNOW YOUR THOUGHTS IN THE COMMENTS!

4 thoughts on “Girl Gone Viral by Alisha Rai (ARC Review)

    1. Thank you! And yeah I was really excited for it. But we can’t all love every single book we read, right? Haha. And thanks so much! Happy reading 🙂

    1. Thank you! And it happens! And since you didn’t adore the first book, you might end up liking this one more! I’m curious to see 😉

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