Title – Like
Author – J.A. Huss
Publication Date – September 10, 2014
Series – Social Media, #2
Vaughn Asher. I’ve stalked him relentlessly. I shaped and formed my lust into the perfect dirty hashtag…day after day… weekend after weekend. He was my prince. My fairy tale. My fantasy.
I gave him the best years of my online life and what did he do for me?
Ruined my social media experience one tweet at a time. That’s what.
@FilthyBlueBird #Fantastic #BackToNatureFucking #MissingSomething #You
And now #TheDickWhoIsVaughnAsher thinks he can weasel his way back into this filthy blue bird’s Twitter account? He’s wrong.
His public fantasy is about to collide… ah, fuck it. He’s hot as hell, bitches. I need more than a free sample. This time I want it all and I’ll do whatever it takes to get it.
J.A. Huss is seriously the queen of proving me wrong. I was really worried that I’d start the second book, go back to my belief that serials aren’t worth it, and just want to give up. Luckily, that didn’t happen. I actually ended up enjoying this one even more than the first. It was sexy, had more quips, and was just overall fun. They say that the chase makes everything worth it, and I honestly love this little game of cat and mouse between @VaughnAsher and @FilthyBlueBird.
Like picks up almost immediately after Follow ends, so there are no real time gaps to contend with. Grace is now back in her everyday life, but left to question everything she discovered on her vacation. She has left countless tweets unanswered from @VaughnAsher himself. @FilthyBlueBird unfollows him, and naturally, he just can’t let that go unanswered. What follows is an excuse to finally communicate and their attraction to each other is once again undeniable.
I really enjoyed the fact that there was more Twitter action in this installment. It made for some interesting and fun dialogue as opposed to just back and forth communication. Vaughn realized that in order to break through Grace’s comfort zone, he had to let her be in an environment she was comfortable with – her Twitter personality. I thought this approach was brilliant. People hide behind masks every day; faceless behind a computer screen. Allowing Grace to continue this illusion was perfect, and as a reader, it also helped ease me into their relationship. Because of that, the plot and their relationship ended up feeling a lot more genuine. That being said, I’m still really torn about how I feel about Asher. He does come off as an arrogant, controlling jerk sometimes. The author then includes a scene where he is so doting and sweet and you begin to understand his motives and the man himself.
I think J.A. Huss is an absolute genius in how she writes. I’m sure that many people in real life have some of the same questions, concerns, and thoughts that Grace does about the Dom/Sub relationship. With the way she writes her characters, it’s a real eye opener to the dynamic of these partnerships. It allows readers to explore something they may not be comfortable with and maybe get some answers or at least a glimpse into this lifestyle. Also, I really appreciate that there are no cliffhangers because that was part of my hesitancy to start the series. There truly is a natural break in the storyline and I can’t wait to see what Block will hold for us!
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Other Books in the Series:
Follow (Social Media, #1)
Block (Social Media, #3)
Status (Social Media, #4)
Profile (Social Media, #5)
Home (Social Media, #6)
Social Media Boxed Set
J. A. Huss likes to write new adult books that make you think and keep you guessing. Her favorite genre to read is space opera, but since practically no one reads those books, she writes new adult science fiction, paranormal romance, contemporary romance, urban fantasy, and books about Junco (who refuses to be saddled with a label).
She has an undergraduate degree in horses, (yes, really–Thank you, Colorado State University) and a master’s degree in forensic toxicology from the University of Florida. She used to have a job driving around Colorado doing pretty much nothing but shooting the breeze with farmers, but now she just writes, runs the New Adult Addiction and Clean Teen Reads Book Blogs, and runs an online science classroom for homeschoolers.