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Girl Gone Viral

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Every Alisha Rai book I read is better than the last. I love this story about Katrina and Jas. These twpo characters both have emotional issues that they need to deal with but haven't been able to open up to the people closest to them for help.
While Jas has been her bodyguard/ security manager for years, neither he nor Kat would admit that they had feelings for each other. Kat is a private person and when a picture of her accidentally goes viral on Twitter she feels all the old anxieties coming back. Jas takes her to his family frm to get away but that brings up some of his own anxieties.
What I love most about Ms Rai's writing is that in addition to a wonderfully heartwarming romance, she includes some insights into another culture.
I received an advanced copy of this book.
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This book was okay for me.
I wanted to read this because of the blurb had caught my interest.
Overall it was a little slow of a read for me.  It was hard to get into the characters and where the story was going.
I liked Swiped Up story better.
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I enjoyed this book but didn’t love it. It was fairly predictable. However, the story was good and I enjoyed the characters. It’s also a reminder that we shouldn’t buy into everything we read online. If you need a light and easy read, this is a good choice.
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Girl Gone Viral is the second book in the Modern Love trilogy by Alisha Rai.  Alisha first came to my attention through the Heaving Bosoms podcast.  The ladies had so much fun reading one of her erotic novels.  They began reading all of them.  
This is my first Rai novel and I loved it.  The cast of characters are a breath of fresh air in the romance industry that is full of cookie  cutter heroes and heroines.  These characters are real, they have real problems and need hard work to overcome their difficulties.  It has been awhile since I fell so hard for a series but this one gave me all the feels.  
Kat has hard some harsh times, anxiety disorder, a brutish father, being kidnapped, etc.  She has a lot to overcome.  She has a plan, lots of plans actually, a great therapist, and a great set of people who support her.  Once of them is Jas Singh, her bodyguard, of the most amazing eyebrows.  Jas is a vet who has seen too much and has the scars inside and out.  He keeps an emotional distance from everyone since being discharged but Kat really wants to get inside his barriers.  When Kat is threatened, Jas whisks her away to a safe house on his family farm.  
Staying alone together in the smaller home is just what they needed to get the kettle boiling but will Jas' nosy family get in the way? Yes they do but in an adorable way.  BTW I love his grandfather, the Peach King, he is such a character.  
I highly recommend this series.
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Girl Gone Viral is a great example of a diverse romance, with diverse characters and mental health representation. The depictions of anxiety and ptsd felt very true to life and were well written. Though the romance was a slow burn, it was very cute. If you’re a fan of the 90s movie The Bodyguard, you’ll love this book!
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This is such a cute series and I really enjoyed Girl Gone Viral. I love seeing that this has diverse characters too. I loved the premise of this and really liked Katrina and Jas. The main character was dealing with mental health problems and that is just so real and I loved that. I can't wait for the rest of the series.
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I adore everything about this book! The modern, bright cover make it incredibly appealing to readers. The story itself is a really interesting and funny romance. I will be buying multiple copies for my library!
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Great story!! 1st book I have read by this author will read more of her books!! It was a cute story!! Hope she writes more books to this series!! I need to read the 1st book in the series!!
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3.5/5 RTC

I'm so glad I finally continued with this series and be back in this world! I love all of the characters, and was so excited to see Katrina get her own story. I read this book pretty quickly and really, really enjoyed it!

Both Katrina and Jas were AMAZING characters, and I loved seeing them together, and seeing their relationship progress. There were definitely times I wanted to shake one or both of them and tell them to just talk to the other.

Overall a great addition to the series, which I cannot wait to continue on with!
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I really enjoyed Girl Gone Viral, and I don't know why I'm saying that in my head as a question, because it was really sweet!

First off, I think since it is the year 2020, content warnings should become normal to have at the start of stories (even/especially romance) and this one absolutely could have used some. There are on-page panic attacks and descriptions of panic disorder (it's basically a plot point and I'm actually really surprised that anxiety isn't even mentioned in the blurb at all!), PTSD, and abusive parent, to name a few. There's nothing wrong with including content warnings, and this would have been a great opportunity to have some and normalize it! Also, this book falls into the category of cute cover/title and the story isn't as rom-com-y as you would think just picking it up! But that's a larger conversation for another time! These are just some of the things that really struck me as important to know for future readers going into this book!

All of that being said, I did enjoy this story! I'm a sucker for bodyguard romances and this one was incredibly sweet. I loved how close the characters were and how well they knew each other before starting their romantic relationship. There was a lot going on in this story though, and while I question if it was all maybe too much and wonder if things could be a bit more focused, I genuinely did really enjoy it and I had a hard time putting it down anytime I needed to stop! The final scene with her father was just beautifully done and I was so excited she finally stood up for herself!

This book definitely makes me want to read the others now that I know the characters. I'm especially excited to go back and read Rhiannon and Samson's story in The Right Swipe and I'm interested to see how Jia's story plays out in First Comes Like. I think this is shaping up to be a series of "don't judge a book by its cover" and not in a good or bad way!
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Cute cover, likeable characters, but graphic and open door romance that I do not care to read.  I'm sure Alisha Rai is a talented author.  I do wish she didn't include such graphic details on intimacy in her books.
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I read this book in a day and really enjoyed it. The reluctant romance, quest to maintain ones self and privacy and strong friendships made the story relatable and really rooting for the main character.
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Did not finish. This novel was not for me. I had a hard time connecting to the story and the characters.
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This was such a fun quick read! I loved the main character and that we learn more about her after meeting her in the first book! I cannot wait for the 3rd book to come out!
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A slow burn in the best kind of way! I adored Jas and Kat’s hidden emotions and love for one another. The drama that surrounded them made it difficult for them to admit their true feelings and navigate the unknown of being together but they made it happen in the end. Jas was the epitome of book boyfriend material!

Girl Gone Viral took such a realistic stance on PTSD, anxiety, and panic disorders. You could feel the depth of the trauma that both main characters were dealing with alone but also together.

The read had moments of humor, heat, heartbreak and sweetness. A well rounded romance story from beginning to end.
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Girl Gone Viral is the second book in Modern Love series. I didn’t read the first one so not sure if that would have helped with reading this book. 

Katrina is a young widower who was a former model and high net worth. Even though she has plenty of money she has a roommate which seems odd. She also has a private body guard and security team. When out at a cafe with her body guard sitting nearby a man approached her to share a table with her. While sitting with her the table next to them takes photos and starts tweeting about a new romance at a cafe embellishing details. I don’t know how the body guard would not have noticed this. There were a lot of details that seemed really far fetched and the description of her body guards eyebrows is bizarre. I would have liked this story better if the main character Katrina was a stronger character and not the damsel in distress kind. It is a quick cute read as long as the reader can get past the constant mentioning of panic attacks. 

Thank you Netgalley and HarperCollins for a copy in exchange for an honest review.
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I loved reading about Katrina and Jas. This book covers serious topics like PTSD and past abuse, but it never feels like it's included for shock factor. The farm setting and Jas' family are all wonderful additions to the story, and I am looking forward to reading the third book in this series (and hopefully getting some cameos from the Forbidden Hearts characters!)
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This was just not what I was expecting. It is a slow burn of a book, it is a slow paced book and you really have to commit to reading it. This is not something you read in a day because of the overall slow flow to the story. The social media aspect to this book is interesting how the topic of personal privacy is dealt with and personal boundaries and how awful the internet is with both of these topics. We crave to know more of what's going on in people's lives and social media is where we turn to get this inside information. I needed more from the dangerous  impact, it didn't seem like the "danger" was actually real or something so impactful that she would need worry for her safety. Would have loved to see the romance develop more in this story, it was very light on that aspect. Jas and his trauma was what kept me reading this story. He had so much baggage and the more I got to learn about him the more I wanted to keep reading. Overall, it was a good read.
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This was an ok story. Both characters were kind of ok. It was a bit formulaic. Not really for me.
**I voluntarily read and reviewed this book
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I ate this one up, just like the first one! I binge-read both books in the span of two days and I can't express how much I needed these.
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