Follow (Social Media #1)
by JA Huss
I fuck them. I use them. I pay them off. I find another. My demands are never denied. My contracts are always signed. They submit to me. Willingly. Completely. Temporarily. This is how it’s always been.
Until I saw that filthy tweet.
@VaughnAsher My bare pussy. Your tongue. #ThingsIThinkAboutToGetOff
“FilthyBlueBird” thinks she can tease me with hashtags and then hide behind a Twitter handle? She thinks I wouldn’t be more than happy to #RockHerFilthyWorld? She’s wrong.
Her online fantasy is about to collide with her public reality, and it’s about to happen… now.
Social media and some hot romance? Those two things combined sounded like a great combination, unfortunately I was a bit disappointed by this book. I loved JA Huss her Rook and Ronin series, but haven’t been able to get into any of her books since Guns. Follow was just okay, I expected something else, something different. More social media, less lust, more story and more romance.
Follow is about Grace who goes on a vacation on a tropical island and there meets a movie star, who’s she’s been lusting after for a long time. Well it turns out he’s interested in her as well, but he linkes some kinky stuff in the bedroom and tries to convince her. He was constantly pushing her boundaries, not explaining enough. It just didn’t work for me, there was nothing between them except for the sex and to be honest the sex wasn’t good enough to keep my interest. It was fun to see at first what would happen and I was curious as to how it would all play out, but it was just meh.
With a name like Follow and Social Media as the series name I expected a series heavily focussed on social media and modern technologies. At first there was some attention for it and I actually like the first few chapters where Grace explained about twitter and how she tried making the perfect dirty tweet. But after that there was less focus on social media and I just hoped for more.
Then there are the characters, Asher Vaughn is a movie star and he knows he’ll get what he wants and I just found him annoying and too sure of himself. He never explains things or talks things through with Grace and I don’t know I just didn’t like him. Grace was an interesting character, but I thought she could’ve been more clear about where her boundaries where or push Asher to explain things first before getting in and then deciding she might not want it after all.
The ending was a bit predictable as I knew it was going to end in a cliffhanger and really there are only a few ways to put a cliffhanger ending in a romance book. So yeah I was not surprised and actually kinda liked Grace her behavior at the end, although think she could’ve handled things differently from the beginning.
To conclude: this just wasn’t the book for me, I just expected something more and different. I liked the story at first, but after a while I just lost interest. There was nothing really wrong with the book itself, I just didn’t really care for it. I didn’t connect with the characters and wished there was something more then just lust between them and I am sure there will be later on, but I just expected something more.
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Other books I read and reviewed by this author:
– JA Huss – Tragic (Rook and Ronin #1) – 4 stars
– JA Huss – Manic (Rook and Ronin #2) – 4 stars
– JA Huss – Panic (Rook and Ronin #3) – 5 stars
– JA Huss – Slack: a day in the life of Ford (Rook and Ronin spin-off #0.5) – 3 stars
– JA Huss – Taut: The Ford Book – 5 stars
– JA Huss – Guns: The Spencer book – 3 stars
– JA Huss – Losing Francesca – 5 stars
– JA Huss – Clutch (I am Just Junco #1) – unrated
Well, I got books #2 and #3 at a very cheap price and I have absolutely no expectation regarding the series, so I’ll try it 🙂 At least, I expect I won’t waste days reading it lol !
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Yeah luckily they are priced pretty cheap. I am looking forward to hear what you think of them, I’ve heard a lots of people love this series so far, so maybe it’s just me.