Review: Follow – J.A. Huss

Posted 10 October, 2014 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 4 Comments


Warning: This book includes mature content such as: sexual content, and/or drug and/or alcohol use, and/or violence.
Review: Follow – J.A. HussFollow by J. A. Huss
Series: Social Media #1
Published by Selfpublished on 27 August 2014
Genres: Contemporary, Erotica
Pages: 150
Format: eBook
Source: Kindle Purchase

4 Stars

#Women.

I fuck them. I use them. I pay them off. I find another. My demands are never denied. My contracts are always signed. They submit to me. Willingly. Completely. Temporarily. This is how it's always been.

Until I saw that filthy tweet.

@VaughnAsher My bare pussy. Your tongue. #ThingsIThinkAboutToGetOff

"FilthyBlueBird" thinks she can tease me with hashtags and then hide behind a Twitter handle? She thinks I wouldn't be more than happy to #RockHerFilthyWorld? She's wrong.

Her online fantasy is about to collide with her public reality, and it's about to happen... now.

Follow is the first installment in Huss’ new serial Social Media. Hot, with a dominant male and a submissive who doesn’t know yet that she is, and a tropical island, it is very different from other contemporary stories I’ve read.

My Follow review:

Follow is Grace and Vaughn’s story, Grace has been lusting after this movie-star for years, and she even has a twitter group where she uses hashtags and sexual innuendos in 140 characters to show her online friends how she feels about him. When she goes on vacation in St. Thomas with her best friend, she ends up meeting Vaughn for real, and she has no idea what to do when her fantasy and her reality become a new, twisted place.

I enjoyed Grace a lot in Follow, she isn’t a girl who will let anyone walk all over her, even Vaughn who has always been her dream-come-true. Vaughn is a master manipulator, though, and a dom, and famous, so Grace doesn’t have a lot of options when it comes to dealing with him. I felt very uneasy with Vaughn, because he didn’t know Grace at all, but he still pushed all her boundaries, without really thinking of the possible consequences of that.

After letting Vaughn get to her, Grace feels used, and decides this is it! And this is where she showed me her back-bone and got things done just so she could live her life, her vacation, her fantasies and her dreams at her own pace and by her own decisions. Followed is a very hot read, with a guy who seems to be both a prince and an ass, a girl who wants to be a princess but not the spotlight, and I’m sure the whole series of Social Media will appeal to me.

Written both from Vaughn and Grace’s point of view, I did get to know them both a little bit, but even reading Vaughn’s thoughts he felt very shielded, like he was protecting himself from prying eyes just the way a famous star might do when meeting someone new. One of the things I really enjoyed in Follow is that there is a lot of use of Twitter, and it is so relevant to the world today, the way Grace was more or less stalking Vaughn, then didn’t want to deal with the real man, it’s something I think a lot of readers can relate to.

Some of my favorite Follow quotes:

We are the goddesses of gossip and we own this shit. We take bubbly optimism to a whole new virtual level. Our motto is Happiness is a #Hashtag and we live life knowing the fairy tale is possible, even if you only get it online.

But back to my mouth – and by extension, my fingertips since they do all my talking on Twitter – it has a mind of its own. And that mind is very dirty. Yes, my name is Grace Kinsella and I’m a filthy tweeter.

That’s my fantasy. That’s my fairy tale. Vaughn Asher doing things to me that can only be said in a hashtag.

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4 responses to “Review: Follow – J.A. Huss

  1. I like it when authors incorporate social media elements into their stories because as you mentioned, it’s so relevant to the world today, but after seeing this book’s blurb I was a little worried that Huss might have gone a tad overboard. However, after reading your review, I’m now convinced that Follow had just the right amount of Twittering. Good stuff!

    Carmel @ Rabid Reads recently posted: Early Review: Her Avenging Angel by Felicity Heaton
  2. The blurbs of the books in this series is more like a teaser than how the story actually unfolds. I can understand that you’d be a little worried the whole story was just tweets, though…
    Yet another contemporary without paranormal elements I think you’d really enjoy, Carmel 😉
    Thanks for stopping by.

  3. This unfortunately wasn’t a book for me. Vaughn gave me the creeps, I am sure he is gaurded and we’ll probably leanr more about him in the later books, but I just didn’t like how he pushed Grace around. That scene with his parents, didn’t work for me at all.
    And I actually hoped for more twitter, the series title had led me to believe there would be more social media, but maybe that increases in later books?

    Great Review Lexxie! And I am happy to read you did enjoy this one 🙂

    • I thought Vaughn was a little creepy, too, Lola, but that’s the thing with this author – she often is able to make me almost hate a character, and then something happens, there is a change, and I just love that same character instead… It’s never instant, and it takes both actions, words, and history.

      Too bad you didn’t enjoy this one, though. Thanks for stopping by.

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