Rumor Has It by Elisabeth Grace
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…
***Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.***
Every time I think of this book I have an AWWWW moment! Ellie and Mason are so perfect together and I instantly fell in love with them - as individuals and as a couple.
I think I would have ran as far and as fast as I could from that house had my introduction to a gorgeous man gone down the way it had for Ellie, or perhaps I would have feigned a serious head injury or pretended to have blacked out just so I wouldn't have to face the embarrassment, but it did make for a hilarious icebreaker.
The chemistry was off the charts with these to amazing people and I rooted for them from start to finish. This story was funny, endearing and filled with some seriously smoking intimate moments. Ellie and Mason were two very different people but with so many similarities that together they just made sense. Of course, Mason's life threw a wrench into things on more than one occasion but I was glad they were able to work through things together, until the final catastrophe that almost tore them apart.
Ellie seemed to grow so much as a person as the story developed. It was great that she was able to open up to Mason, and in return he was able to do the same with her. It also showed just how much she loved him when she let go of some of her insecurities and hang ups to be with him, accepting the fact that dating a famous hip-hop star would mean she'd be in the spotlight. She also seemed to gain some of her confidence and power back, and her anti-bullying, empowering video kicked ass.
This story had it's bleak, dark and heartbreaking moments, but it held so many positive messages that it wasn't difficult getting excited about it. I loved every second of it!
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
I have a soft spot for romance novels with happily ever afters and a hot spot for alpha males! I currently live outside Toronto, Canada with my hubby and two small children. Life is busy, but never to busy for a good story and to share my love of reading and writing with others.
My debut New Adult Contemporary Romance, Rumor Has It, releases December 6, 2013.
For more of the lowdown on me feel free to visit my author website at http://www.Elisabeth-Grace.