Plan a reading escape with these late April romance book releases

Girl Gone Viral by Alisha Rai. Image Courtesy HarperCollins
Girl Gone Viral by Alisha Rai. Image Courtesy HarperCollins /
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Girl Gone Viral by Alisha Rai

Girl Gone Viral is the second book in Alisha Rai‘s Modern Love series.

In the age of dating apps, those looking for love can swipe right for a chance at romance (or a brief torrid affair, whatever floats your boat). Katrina King knows this well, as a millennial and an investor in her friend Rhi’s dating app. It’s not her preferred way of making a connection, but she’s putting a pinky toe back out into the dating waters, and it suits what she’s looking for as she searches for that zing between her and a potential partner. The internet, however, insists on moving things along for her faster than she would like.

Katrina isn’t the kind of person who’d be thrilled at the prospect of becoming a viral sensation. She likes her privacy, thank you very much, but it’s out of her hands when a video of her and a cute guy having a conversation at her favorite coffee spot turns her into an internet darling. Everyone is interested in the potential love story between #CafeBae and #CuteCafeGirl, but what they don’t know is that she wasn’t into him at all. No, Katrina has her eye on Jas Singh — her bodyguard and friend.

When Jas helps Katrina escape from her viral nightmare by inviting her to his family’s home, the two find themselves pushed together by the remoteness of the location. They’ve known each other for years but things have always stayed strictly friendly. But when Jas starts looking at Katrina like there’s more between them than a sense of duty and protection, Katrina begins to wonder if love isn’t a swipe away but rather standing right in front of her.

Girl Gone Viral is available April 21 in print, audio, and e-book formats.