by A.V. Geiger
Series: Follow Me Back #1
Release Date: June 6th 2017
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult
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Tessa Hart’s world feels very small. Confined to her bedroom with agoraphobia, her one escape is the online fandom for pop sensation Eric Thorn. When he tweets to his fans, it’s like his speaking directly to her…
Eric Thorn is frightened by his obsessive fans. They take their devotion way too far. It doesn’t help that his PR team keeps posting to encourage their fantasies.
When a fellow pop star is murdered at the hands of a fan, Eric knows he has to do something to shatter his online image fast—like take down one of his top Twitter followers. But Eric’s plan to troll @TessaHeartsEric unexpectedly evolves into an online relationship deeper than either could have imagined. And when the two arrange to meet IRL, what should have made for the world’s best episode of Catfish takes a deadly turn…
Told through tweets, direct messages, and police transcripts.
“Eric Thorn (@EricThorn) followed you”
Before this book showed up unexpected on my doorstep, I had never heard of it. After reading the synopsis I decided to give it a read. And boy did I ever!! It was one of those stories that hooks you right in and doesn’t let go.
Tessa is suffering from agoraphobia and hasn’t left her house in quite a while. She’s spends most of her time fangirling over a singer, Eric Thorn. She even goes so far as to start a hashtag #EricThornObsessed, which goes viral instantly.
Eric is struggling with being a rockstar after a fellow star is murdered by an obsessed fan. He’s so worried that the same can happen to him. And it doesn’t help that his publicity team urges the fans to go nuts whenever possible. When Eric sees the new #EricThornObsessed tag going viral, he decides to create a secret account and troll the creator of the hashtag, @TessaLovesEric. What he doesn’t expect is to develop feelings for Tessa over Twitter messages.
I love how this story incorporates twitter chats and text messages as well. That’s always a plus for me. It just adds a little something. This story also includes police transcripts, as both Tessa and Eric are being questioned regarding a crime. We don’t know that much about the crime yet, but as the story progresses we learn more and more.
The majority of this story for me was the romance. Watching Tessa’s and Eric’s relationship evolve online was really cute. We do get an explanation of sorts regarding the cause of Tessa’s agoraphobia as well, but the main focus for me was definitely the romance. And I also must warn you… major cliffhanger ending here!! I did not know that this was going to be a series, so when I got to the last page I was floored. Now I need book 2 asap!!
This book surprised me in a really great way. I’m surprised more people aren’t talking about it. It really was quite entertaining and I’m hoping more people give it the attention it deserves.