Thursday, September 11, 2014

**New Release Review ~ Like ~ JA Huss**

Like (Social Media #2)
By @JA Huss
Publication Date: September 10, 2014
Novella (120-ish pages)
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Source: I did receive an early copy in exchange for an honest review - but I'd also pre-ordered my own copy :)
Rating: 5 Bookworms


Vaughn Asher. I’ve stalked him relentlessly. I shaped and formed my lust into the perfect dirty 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.

#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.

In Like, we get a view of who Grace and Vaughn are in real life. Grace is starting her new job as an events coordinator and we are with her as she makes her way to her new office, via Starbucks. Vaughn is taking care of daily business - things like lunching with his agent. Tweeting naughty things to Grace - causing an online twitter-ama. But Like gives a larger view of Vaughn's life. We get a glimpse of the real man, his caring and compassionate side - which give us reason to like him even if Grace isn't privy to all this information yet. And then we spend a night with Grace and Vaughn. A night - a date - that they might have had if Grace hadn't bugged out of St. Thomas so quickly. The evening is sweet and romantic - even it its primary goal is to have Grace sign the NDA.

Grace is still as feisty as ever. But she does bend a little for Vaughn. Of course, she gets a few things she wants out of the deal so I didn't feel like she gave in. Bottom line is,
"Grace might be a true submissive, but she will not submit easily because she hates that part of her."
Seeing the true Vaughn was enlightening and reassuring. That he truly does care for others - he's not entirely narcissistic - and getting more insight into what he wants from and for Grace, changed my perception of him a little...for the better. But why, oh why can't he show this side of himself to Grace a little more??
"Can't she see I'm playing?"
No Vaughn, Grace can't. And neither could I. After reading Like, I can begin to wrap my head around him a little. I knew there were redeeming qualities underneath the a$$hole exterior. I was happy to see some of them.
"He sorta stuns me. He's overpowering, and controlling, and bossy. But at the same time, he's got this charm about him."
"Vaughn Asher might, just maybe, be a decent guy."
Ms. Huss, again you ROCK my world. And with each successive book, the tremor gets stronger. Like you said in the EoBS, this is just the beginning for Grace and Vaughn. But I'm thanking you now for sharing such a unique story, meticulously planned and executed with your talent and wit. I'm very eager to be along for the ride. 


  1. I think I should really read Ms. Huss' books... This definitely sounds like a veeeery enjoyable read!
    Great review, Brandee! :)

  2. I'm glad you're seeing some redeeming qualifies in Vaughn. And happy you loved Like!

  3. Aside from Reiss, your love affair with Huss' books are fascinating

  4. I have started Like... so I haven't read your review... Still happy you love it!!

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

    1. I read and posted my review and thought I'd come check your review! I agree with it all! I even liked how we got to see them in their normal lives. I like how Grace still thinks it all through, cos I'm sure I would've thrown my hands in the air and said screw it!! lol Fab review girl!

      Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

  5. I haven't started this new series of Huss' books. Hoping to do so soon, especially after this review. I'm glad Vaughn was more or less redeemed for you in this second installment! It's always nice to have a character turn around for you. 8) Another great review and so glad that Grace isn't a total pushover.


Now you know what I think...what are your thoughts??