Tuesday, November 4, 2014

**Early Review ~ Home ~ JA Huss**

Home (Social Media #6)
Social Media #6
Release Date: November 5, 2014
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Source: I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review; also pre-ordered my own copy
Rating: 5 Bookworms


I just want my Grace back.

I want the girl I found sending me dirty tweets on Saint Thomas. I want the girl who reluctantly gave in to my charms and let me boss her around. I want the girl who sent me to my knees and made me imagine what her fairy tale would look like with me in it.

I just want to move on.

I want to plan the future and think about kids and preschools and college funds. I want everything she ever wanted, and I want us to make it happen together.

But the media needs more from us. More dirt. More pain. More payment for past transgressions.

You can't change the past. And even though Grace is ready to put her demons to bed, mine are just starting to get restless. Because when you've silenced as many enemies as I have over the years, you know that secret won't stay buried forever.

Home is the perfect ending for Grace and Vaughn. There were a few bumps along the way but where they landed gave me warm fuzzies.

I said at the beginning of this series that one of the things I liked most about Grace was her strength - her feistiness. Over the course of the series, she lost some of that zeal she'd seemed to have. Home could also have been titled "Grace's Return" and again, it wasn't a simple or easy path, but she found herself again.

Vaughn was *almost* perfection. He made a few decisions, in an effort to protect Grace, that I wished he'd discussed with her instead. But that made him more real. Other than that, I loved him. We did see a little of the dominant Vaughn return, but he was desperately needed.

Ms. Huss had said at some point that this series was about how social media, or media in general, had impacted both Grace's and Vaughn's lives. I got how it shaped Vaughn's - he's a movie star, after all. But it took me longer to see how it had affected Grace, both positively - with the freedom she felt hiding behind her twitter handle, and negatively - concerning the tragedies she suffered as a teen and adult. But in Home, the evils of media are made very clear. It's shocking, dismaying, and disgusting to think about how some in the media prey on others' lives.

The way that Huss incorporated social media lingo into the titles and what was happening in the story is brilliant. That she could wrap so much story, so much emotion, so much suspense into each episode - well, that's just Huss' talent, in my opinion.

Okay, y'all. They're all out now (or will be tomorrow). No more excuses. Read this series and see what the fuss over Huss is all about. :)


  1. You know I couldn't read your review, right? Because this is also the only #SocialMedia book I still have to read as well. I can't wait to get it, though. I'm so happy you loved it, and that things were wrapped up in a satisfying way, Brandee.
    Have a fantastic Tuesday, my dear. *BIG HUGS*
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

    1. Tomorrow, Lexxie. Tomorrow you can read it. :) And you're gonna love it!

      **BIG HUGS**

  2. It's such a great concept. I'm so glad you loved it. Sounds like it was wrapped up very well and put together just as it should be. Thanks so much for sharing! Jaclyn @ JC's Book Haven.

    1. It was very well done, Jaclyn. But it's Huss, so... :) Did you ever get back to Junco??

  3. gah i need to read this series, i have not read anything by her yet but with so many of my friends loving these books i do feel like i am missing out

    1. Yes you do, Lily. :) I just *talked* Berls @Fantasy is More Fun into starting Huss with this series. Since they're novellas, not as big a time commitment. And they're fabulous! :)

  4. Girl, you're killing me with this series. Awesome review. I so need to get a hold of these books.

    Sorry to hear that you were also sick. Glad to know you're feeling better and hope this week is shaping up to be a good one for you.

    Marilyn @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

  5. I am reading it now.... Got it a few hours ago!

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

  6. Oh my goodness I am so glad that this series ended well for you. I am defineitly hoping to check this series out now since it's over. I'm just impatient and I'm sure the wait would have killed me lol. Loved your review. Have to say after being in a Media class a book that showcases what my teacher was talking about will definetely be interesting.

  7. It is sooo good, Marilyn. I'm happy to lend them, if you'd like. :)

    I'm glad we're both feeling better!

  8. Yeah, I know you love Vaughn...admit it! ;)

  9. Well, you don't have to wait any more, Sharrice. They're all available. :) I bet it would be interesting and relevant to read this after being in a media class. I hope you'll pick it up and love it!!


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