Girl Gone Viral is the second book in Alisha Rai’s, Modern Love series. This is an Adult Romance series with just the right level of steaminess for me.
In this installment we follow Katrina King, who many of you may remember as Rhiannon’s silent partner and roommate from The Right Swipe.
Katrina is a kind-hearted, super wealthy, ex-model with extreme anxiety and panic disorder.
After years of seclusion, she has just recently made a commitment to start reengaging with the outside world. She has a couple of places she feels safe at, one being a local coffee shop she has come to love.
It is on one of her visits to this shop, on a busy day, that a man asks if he can sit at her table. She says yes and they chat amicably for a short while.
When he asks her for a date, however, she turns him down and that is the end of the encounter. At least as far as Kat is concerned.
Unfortunately, another patron watched the whole thing and posted it online. Thus, a viral #meetcute was born.
To Kat’s horror, the man involved comes forward and acts like they are now in a relationship. This is way too much attention and Kat’s worst fears and anxieties are triggered.
She needs an escape and luckily, her hot bodyguard and friend, Jas Singh, is right there to save her.
Upon Kat’s request, he whisks her away to his family’s peach farm to stay in a little house he owns, yet rarely visits. They plan to hide out there until this whole mess blows over.
This book was so stinking cute. I loved both Kat and Jas. Watching their relationship evolve; it was everything.
I thought Rai wrote Samson, from The Right Swipe, as irresistible, but I actually loved Jas, and his quiet protective presence, even more!!!
Again there was quite a bit of serious subject matter included, with Kat’s anxiety and family issues, as well as Jas’s PTSD and equally troublesome family issues.
I like that Rai includes that. Her characters are always working through something. They’re not perfect, they have flaws just like the rest of us and I think that makes these stories extra relatable.
I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series, which follows Kat and Rhiannon’s new roommate, Jia.
I actually hope Rai continues on with this series. As long as she writes them, I’ll be reading them!