In Alisha Rai’s second novel in her Modern Love series, a reclusive investor goes viral, shoving her into the world's spotlight—and into the arms of the bodyguard she’s 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 random guy at a coffee shop; the next, a stranger has live-tweeted the entire encounter with a romantic meet-cute spin and #CafeBae has the world swooning. Going viral isn't easy for anyone, but Katrina has painstakingly built a private world for herself, far from her traumatic past. Besides, everyone has it all wrong...that #CafeBae bro? He 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 and possessor of the most beautiful eyebrows Katrina's ever seen, offers his family's farm as a refuge. Alone with her unrequited crush feels like a recipe for hopeless longing, but Katrina craves the escape. She's resigned to being just friends with Jas--until they share a single electrifying kiss. Now she can't help but wonder if her crush may not be so unrequited after all...
Rai (The Right Swipe) riffs on the viral Twitter #PlaneBae story in this gorgeous romance. Privacy-obsessed Katrina King, a former model turned angel investor, copes with her social anxiety and the specter of her abusive father with the ample support of her female friends and sexy bodyguard Jasvinder "Jas" Singh. Former soldier Jas, meanwhile, is nursing an impossible crush on Katrina and struggling with PTSD. When a stranger approaches Katrina in a caf , she flirts with him but says no when he asks her out. Unbeknown to either of them, an eavesdropper livetweets their entire exchange, along with surreptitious photos, and "#cafebae" quickly goes viral. To escape the social media frenzy, Jas suggests that he and Katrina retreat to his family's remote farm in Northern California until it blows over. There, their true feelings bubble up. Rai handles her characters' mental health issues with incredible care while not shying away from depicting the effects such issues would have on a relationship. Katrina and Jas's loving, mutual support of one another is truly touching. This sensitive and sexy contemporary is sure to be a hit.
Peachy Keen, both sexy and sweet
I received an ARC of this book to read through Edelweiss+ in exchange for a fair review. Girl Gone Viral is the second book in Alisha Rai’s Modern Love Series. Katrina King has feelings for her bodyguard Jasvinder Singh, but he’s her employee and her friend, and she doesn’t want to do anything to jeopardize the relationship that they do have. Jasvider has feelings for Katrina, but she’s his boss, and she could never have feelings for someone like him, or so it seems until a stranger sits down at Katrina’s table in a busy coffee shop and a couple watching live tweets the encounter making up a story, and it goes viral. Hoping to hide her identity Katrina and Jasvinder retreat to his childhood home, and there they discover that maybe two imperfect people are actually perfect for each other. I enjoyed reading this story very much and thought that Alisha Rai created protagonists who experience panic attacks and PTSD, and they are treated with dignity and respect. Medium Steam. Publishing date, April 21, 2020. #Edelweissplus #GirlGoneViral #AlishaRai #HarperCollinsCanada #HarperCollinsPublishers #ContemporaryRomance #bookstagram #bodyguardromance