Thursday, 31 August 2017

Series Review: JA Huss: Social Media

Amazon.com:  http://amzn.to/2vzGt0k
Amazon UK:   http://amzn.to/2vzCW21

Synopsis:

When Grace @FilthyBlueBird tweeted her dirtiest, most delicious secret desires to MovieStar @VaughnAsher she never expected a reply, let alone a face-to-face meeting and an offer of a lifetime. 

And when MovieStar @VaughnAsher figured out the woman vacationing at his family’s St. Thomas resort was the author of all those dirty hashtags she was relentlessly tweeting at him… well, that was a challenge he couldn’t pass up. He was more than happy to #RockHerFilthyWorld. 

@FilthyBlueBird’s online fantasy is about to collide with her real-life reality. And it’s about to happen now. 

What started out as a fun, filthy tweet turned into the romance of a lifetime. If—that is—your idea of romance is the #asshole real-life persona of a kinky off-screen control freak.

Review: Surj 

And JA Huss does it again. Each and every book I read by this author pushes her further and further up my "all time favourite authors" list. Honestly, I just can't get enough of her stories, I really can't. I love that every single series I've picked up has been so different to the next. I love that she pushes boundaries, picks taboo subjects, writes seriously hot sex scenes and writes such good stories to go with. To date I've not read a book by this author where I think, "that sounds so much like something else she wrote" or where the characters all start to morph into one or where certain words or phrases feel like they are on repeat. Now that's bloody good going considering how many books she's written over the last few years. A bloomin' big gold star is deserved for feeding my JA Huss addiction. Keep up the good work is all I can say. 


One hundred and forty characters and a well placed 
hashtag might just change my life. 

So, on to "Social Media." Oh lordy, where do I start? This was a complex, intense, multi layered story that wreaked havoc on my emotions. I mean who wakes up in the middle of the night with anxiety levels through he roof because she's worried about where this story is going and concerned for the characters? Me, that's who!!!  This book really played on my mind and it left me absolutely exhausted. I just didn't expect the turn of events that transpired and I absolutely was not expecting an douche bag of a hero. "What happens when the film star you've spent years fantasising about suddenly becomes a reality in your life? Great, right? No. What happens when that reality isn't all it cracked up to be?" Yup, Mr Vaughn Asher, class A asshole of the worst kind!!!!


"She's just a thing to you, isn't she? 
She really is a gold watch. You think you own her."

For every book I have read by JA Huss I have felt a draw to the leading characters almost immediately. However, "Social media" was the exception. OMG, Vaughn Asher was no hero in my eyes. Hell no. He pushed my buttons like no other hero has ever done and made me so bloody angry it was untrue. He was controlling,  conniving,  manipulative and a dick (the list could go on) and I wanted to scream at Grace to run for the hills. This man was seriously bad news and I could foresee the tears that would be shed in the future. I just couldn't see how this pig of a man would ever win me over. I was so incensed and infuriated by his behaviour and actions that I even messaged the author, lol. She was seriously going to have to work her ass off to make me fall in love with this anti hero (if that was even possible). Does Mr Asher redeem himself? Well of course he does.

“Good, girl. Not get on your knees so I can stuff my cock down 
your throat and make you choke on my come.”

Grace was such a brilliant, feisty, fire cracker of a heroine who (thank the lord) gave Vaughn Asher a run for his money and did not pander to him or constantly bend to his will! She knew her own mind and knew when she was being played or taken for a fool. But sometimes the heart wants what the heart wants I guess so there were occasions where I wanted to shout "what the hell are you doing??? No!!!! Don't do it!!!" Grace's character was complicated though and as I peeled back the layers, my heart went out to this woman. Her secrets devastated me and her strength left me in aww. Her past definitely shed light on her present and the way she was. The way Grace's character was written was done in such a way that I felt so much of what she did. I felt her fears and insecurities, her vulnerabilities and her humiliations. It was difficult not to feel a connection to her right from the start and that connection continued to grow throughout her story.


He's a man that doesn't respond well to no. I'm not sure I like that.
In fact I'm not sure I like anything about him in real life. 

This was an epic love story (I promise you) but it also fit into a couple of other genres too. "Social Media" was a thriller, it had mystery and suspense and it had that "who done it" vibe too. Plus there was humour, especially when it came to the tweets, hashtags and banter between Vaughn and Grace. And I can't not mention the sex!!!!  JA Huss is so so good at writing smut. Either she has a very filthy mind or her porn collection is one that is the envy of many. 

“I want you to spank me so I can cry.
And then I want you to fuck me and make it better.”

Right from the start I was addicted to this story and considering that was a 6 part novella series turned into one book, I read the whole thing in two days (two working days at that). It was truly unputdownable. Oh and that epilogue, it was just perfect for the journey Grace and Vaughn had travelled and even brought a tear to my eye. 


"Tonight you win, Grace. I'll be yours if you'll be mine."

A brilliant book that I couldn't help but recommend. of course it's ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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