This is the second installment in the Modern Love series by Alisha Rai. It is part steamy romance, part introspective look at relationships. Rai examines both romantic relationships and family dynamics in this novel.
The novel centers around the same characters we met in The Right Swipe (see blog post here) but this book is all about Katrina. We learn much about what troubles her and how it affects her daily life. The illness was alluded to in the initial book but this time it is described in detail as is her life history. We really learn about what makes her who she is and why she is the way she is.
We also get to see how she interacts with a new romance and her reactions to the family dynamics that relationship brings. The author does a wonderful job of showing multiple perspectives of conflict and how different individuals interpret the same situation.
As the title suggests, the underlying story relates to an episode going viral on Twitter. It raises some real issues about privacy in the modern electronic era and how a seemingly innocent act can have many unintended consequences.
The novel centers around characters that are deep and realistic. It is easy to envision the scenarios Rai describes, particularly if you have any previous experiences with the mental ailments she focuses on in her narrative. I appreciate that her characters are strong women who can take care of themselves but still appreciate a man and romance in their lives.
I look forward to reading the next book in the series, First Comes Like, when it is published next year.
The Challenge Prompts I will use this for are:
- Library Love #LibraryLoveChallenge - Book #95