Grace Kinsella is social. But she likes the anonymity of being a blue bird on Twitter, where she can shoot arrows of pithy filth at her favorite movie star. Virtual love is right up her alley.
Vaughn Asher is dominant. But only in private. A former child actor turned mega-movie action hero, Vaughn knows how to navigate a world filled with paparazzi, avoid the tabloids, and have his fun, too.
Worlds collide on Saint Thomas when Grace comes face to face with the muse who has propelled her into dirty-tweeting stardom online. And he's got an offer she can't refuse. After all, how many people get a chance to live out their sexual fantasies with the man of their dreams? Too bad the man of her dreams turns out to be a #dick.
Social is a three-book bundle consisting of Follow, Like, and Block from the best-selling Social Media series.
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Such a dirty bird...
That is a hard question. But the narrators really have brought the book to life!
Hee hee, the dirty tweets :)
Autumn really brought Grace to life! She had me laughing so hard at her expressions and delivery of the book.
Mark did great as Vaughn, he made him powerful and really made him come alive off the pages.
- Jeri-Lynn C.
#Smoldering #Flirty #Fun
I read the entire serial (books 1-6) when it was first published in 2014, and enjoyed it so much, I got the audiobook as well. The audio version really brings the characters to life. The dialogue seemed so much more personal. Grace and Vaughn's intimate interactions were more tender and more intense. There is no skimming, or rushing in listening to a book, and I find that I captured more of the detail and nuances while listening to Social.
I loved every one of Grace's sassy tweets as well as her dubbing her tweets as "pithy filth". I adored Vaughn sweating out his baccarat game with Mr. Li who forced Vaughn to see how much he valued Grace.I also enjoyed Vaughn reminiscing about how Felicity had changed his life.
Wow--that's a hard one to choose. Both narrators were great, but I didn't care for the opposite sex narration. I anticipated the main characters only being spoken by a same gender narrator. Again--both narrators were superb. If I had to choose one character I think I'd go with Chrissy--the future Mrs. Brazen. The character came off as "hoi polloi" but genuine and sincere.
J.A. Huss knows how to create interesting characters and keep readers riveted as she reveals all their secrets.
I loved the character development in Follow, the first book in the series. Grace and Vaughn are a mixed bag of all-messed-up, and when they meet the fireworks start. Ms. Huss made me want to like them but not quite be able to. I vacillated between being riveted and disgusted by the choices they made.
Huss is the master of outwardly strong but truly fragile and damaged female characters who eventually come into their own. Her men are a beautiful blend of machismo and tenderness. Grace and Vaughn are perfect examples. Grace is strong and weak at the same time. Vaughn attempts to protect his public image and shield his preferences from gossip mongers by awkwardly acting the BDSM Dom replete with contracts and NDAs; while he takes care of his partners financially, the commitment-phobe leaves them (and himself) high and dry emotionally.
The interjections of hashtag comments, social media banter and faux pas was a fabulous injection of humor. The depiction of the lavish lifestyle of Hollywood royalty was mind blowing. The segue between books four and five was excellent. The loose inclusion of characters from her other series is fun for long-time fans. For the overall series, the plot was compelling. The pace of the story and the character development were perfect.
Some will see Follow (Social Media #1) as demeaning but it is all about the character introduction and plot set up. If you’re new to JA Huss’ writing, you may not like or even finish Follow (If you are new to this author, you might want to start with her Rook & Ronin series to appreciate her writing). You really have to read the entire Social Media series to appreciate how the characters grow individually and together. Is it totally redemptive? I’m not telling. Is there an HEA? You’ll have to read all six books to find out. Is it a standard romance? Definitely not! There is a strong romance aspect to it, but that little something extra that Huss adds to the mix makes it so much more.
***For mature audiences.