All publicity is good publicity, right? Unless you’re recent college grad Ellie Wagner and an embarrassing video of you and your boyfriend goes viral. Every man in your life abandons you, but who knew a one-minute clip of your latest doomed relationship would brand you a slut, prevent you from getting your perfect job, and force you to keep doing the one thing you swore you’d never do again…live with your mother.
But staying with mom and her latest boy-toy (is this husband number four or five?) until your life turns around might not be all bad. Especially when you fall – literally – at the feet of a sexy, green-eyed stranger who offers you freedom and a life of luxury on a gold-rimmed platter.
There’s only one little problem – the man of your dreams is none other than Mason Nash, the latest hip-hop star busting up the music charts. Fame and fortune are his calling cards and he’s vying to steal the show on a new reality TV series that will catapult him into mainstream stardom. Hello spotlight.
The man behind the famous persona is perfect for Ellie in every way, but can she overcome the ugly pitfalls that come with Mason’s celebrity status? Or will she be forced to choose between the man she loves and the independent life she longs for? After all, fame and fortune aren’t always what they seem and not all publicity is good publicity…
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Ellie accomplishes every girl’s dream in RUMOR HAS IT when she crosses paths with a gorgeous musician and intrigues him by having no clue who he is.
Ellie literally falls at Mason Nash’s feet when they meet – but unlike every other crazy fangirl, this one truly seems to have no idea who he is. She even insults his music without realizing it when his song comes on the radio. He decides she might be just the escape he needs and a refreshing change from the constant preconceived ideas people have when they meet him.
Completely opposed to the limelight after an embarrassing break-up video went viral, Ellie wants nothing more than to fade into the woodwork. But when she finds out who Mason Nash is, she realizes she must choose between her need for privacy and the chance at falling in love.
RUMOR HAS IT had a refreshing tone and I enjoyed the alternating point-of-view between Ellie and Mason. I thought it flowed well and the changes in point-of-view happened seamlessly. I enjoyed the storyline and the obstacles Ellie and Mason faced in their relationship. I didn’t have a lot of issues with the story or the content, I thought it was well-told and fun to read. The only thing that brought down my rating was the fact that I just wasn’t 100% wrapped up in the story. I found it enjoyable but I always knew I was reading a story.
I give RUMOR HAS IT 3.5 stars and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys a light and fun read and especially those who wouldn’t mind falling in love with a famous musician. I assume that’s everyone? Mason Nash and his washboard abs are certainly not bad either!
**Copy provided by the author/publisher for an honest review.
**Reviewed by preppea on I ♥ Bookie Nookie Reviews.
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