Review: Girl Gone Viral by Alisha Rai


Release date: April 21, 2020

Publisher: Avon

Genre: Contemporary Romance


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… 


If you’re looking for a contemporary romance with humor, depth, sexiness and diversity you must read the Modern Love series. This is the second book and you could totally read it on its own but the first book, The Right Swipe is fantastic as well. I like to think of these books as smart romances with heroines who may be flawed but are sharp as hell and their issues and problems are handled in a mature and believable manner. Add in a super cute romance and kick ass feminist characters and I was a happy girl.

I do want to warn that there are some heavy issues discussed here, PTSD, anxiety, and panic attacks just to name a few but they’re really well balanced with lighthearted plot aspects so I didn’t feel like it was too heavy. This had a few steamy moments but it was more tender than the first book and was lacking a little of the heat and chemistry of TRS but I didn’t care, I was totally into Katrina and Jas and adored how sweet they were together. Definitely recommended by me for any romance fans!

Overall rating: 4/5

Thanks to the publisher for my review copy.

2 thoughts on “Review: Girl Gone Viral by Alisha Rai

  1. MrsDMVH says:

    I’m on the list for The Right Swipe at my library, I can’t wait to get it! It’s for the ebook so should be any day now, then I have an excuse to read this one right away!

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