Friday, August 30, 2013

[Archive] LITERAL ADDICTION's Review of Rumor Has It

New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis lives in a small town in the Sierras with her family and far too many assorted quirky animals. Any resemblance to the quirky animals in her books is, um, mostly coincidental. Look for Jill’s bestselling, award-winning books wherever romances are sold and visit her website at for a completely booklist and daily blog detailing her city-girl-living-in-the-mountains adventures.

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Rumor Has It, ANIMAL MAGNETISM Book #4
by Jill Shalvis

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Publication Date 11/5/13


He’ll help unleash the new woman in her…

Special Ops soldier Griffin Reid doesn’t exactly have happy memories of growing up in Sunshine, Idaho. He’s only come back to recover from a war injury, and while he refuses to admit he’s in a weakened state, he finds comfort in the last person he’d expect.

Kate Evans teaches fourth grade science in Sunshine, the place she’s always called home. Dreaming of graduate school and a happily-ever-after, she’s desperate to break out of the monotony of Sunshine. Luckily, a certain sexy man has just come back into her life.

To Griffin, Kate as always been his little sister’s friend, but now he’s finding her to be so much more. As both attempt to forge their paths, they must decide if their passionate connection can turn into something lasting…

Our Review, by LITERAL ADDICTION's Associate Reviewer - Marta C:
*eARC received from the Publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

I hadn't read anything by this author before, but had noticed her name crop up a few times when searching for something to read. This is a contemporary romance that had intriguing characters right from the beginning as the author introduces the lovely and very funny Kate Evans.

Kate's spent all of her life living and working in the same small town, and always puts her own life and happiness on hold. She's in a rush one morning when she literally falls at the feet of Griffin Reid! He has recently been medically discharged from the army and now he's returned to his home town of Sunshine to take stock and decide where his life is taking him next.

Kate has always had a thing for the sexy brother of her best friend, but Griffin never really saw her as a woman, well not until now anyway. Suddenly thrown together while Griffin's sister gets ready to marry, they constantly meet and tip toe around what is obviously a mutual attraction. Feeling thats it's time she became more than just his sister's best friend - and made a little bit bold by champagne - Kate makes her move on the sexy ex soldier. Griffin wants so much to take what Kate's offering, but his conscience won't let him take advantage. Poor Kate is crushed, but this girl is made of sterner stuff than that, and knows a good thing when she sees it. Let battle commence...

This was such a fun read. So much humour, and this author really knows how to bring her characters alive. Kate is written with so much verve that its hard not to see her as a real person, and Griffin is such an amazing partner for her. What makes this book and the writing stand out for me has to be the amazing cast of characters surrounding the two lovers.

I so want Ryan to get his own book and brother Tommy had me in tears of laughter! Add in the very sexy romance with lovely sensuous scenes, and a relationship that slowly draws the two leads together, and I'm not surprised that this author has such a loyal following.

This feel good romance is very well written with amazingly fleshed out characters and comic moments that had this reader laughing out loud.

A huge 5 from me and highly recommended!

Rumor Has It

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