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 situation in which these two find each other when they actually meet for the first time is pretty funny. Ellie Wagner is a great girl who gets dealt a shitty hand in life. After an embarrassing video of Ellie humiliating her boyfriend on YouTube goes viral she gets bashed on facebook and the internet. People are calling her terrible names, she’s ready to lay low and just steer clear from the spotlight (that’s after her Youtube video gets millions of hits).
Ellie works for a real estate company and is asked by her boss to unlock a rental house for an unknown client. This girl gets herself locked out, and tries to climb in through the damn window! Her dress gets torn; panties are showing; falls from the window bashing her head on the toilet. It’s classic! Until her client walks into the bathroom, thinking she’s in intruder. I mean really what kind of introduction is this?? Funny has hell!! Okay now I am hooked and this story totally has my attention. Must read on….
Now we meet the hot guy whose renting the house, Mason Nash. Mason isn’t wearing a shirt, this dude is showing some serious abs. A six-pack if we are being honest here; he’s got tats everywhere. Picture laying on the floor and looking up at that hot man in tats. I would lose it. Well Ellie is hot for him.
This story is told from a duel POV, which I love. So we learn that Mason Nash, isn’t just some hot rich guy renting a house in Virginia Beach for a month for shits and kickers. He’s a friggin Hip-Hop Artist. A very famous one. And Ellie has no clue!! She is soooo not into rap, and pays no attention to Hollywood gossip. So when Mason realizes that Ellie doesn’t recognize him, he uses it to his advantage to get to know this beautiful girl; and stay below the radar for once.
So, they spend time together. Lots of time together. I guess because Mason is a Hip Hop artist I assumed I would be getting this too cool for school celebrity act. This story seriously surprised me. I fell in love with Mason in a hot second; as does Ellie. Mason is so kind, and gentle with her, and they talk about everything under the sun. He really wants to get to know Ellie and not just get in her pants. He only has one month to spend in Virginia to rest before his tour kicks off, and he wants to spend every minute with Ellie. He is relentless and pines for her. He gets what he wants; shit I wouldn’t pass up a month with this hottie.
Ellie just needs to get her priorities straight though; like getting a job which is impossible because everybody recognizes her from the damn YouTube video. She’s strong though, that’s what I love about Ellie. She doesn’t let it get in her way; still putting out resumes and refusing to take a handout from Mason who clearly has connections. Nope this chick has her pride.
“Don’t you understand how much those comments affected me. I lost out on a job today because of it. People I don’t even know are having debates about what a horrible person I am. I can’t put myself in a position like that again. I’m sorry.”
She pulled away from me and held up a hand. “No, Mason. I’ve made my decision. I can’t see you anymore.”
See what I’m saying….Brave…Who the hell turns Mason Nash down??? I really admire Ellie. Usually these chicks are harping all over these men. Nope not Ellie. And thankfully she has a great support system because her funny ass friends are always there for her.
Doesn’t matter how brave she is. Mason Nash IS relentless. And this is what sells me on Mason. He’s a celebrity that can’t trust anybody in this business. Every word that comes out of his mouth is believable and your instantly putty in his hands.
“You’re the most refreshing person I’ve met in years, Ellie. You’re not working an angle, you’re intelligent and you’re so goddamn beautiful in a way that grabs me by the throat and makes it hard to speak. And I sling rhymes for a living so that’s saying something.”
Dude, you got me there…That shit was fucking poetic. I wouldn’t care if he wore a gold chain (which he doesn’t), or sling rhymes or whatever. Mason Nash is so into Ellie and the fact that he can trust her is speaking volumes.
At this point, I am hooked. Rumor Has It is jam packed full of all kinds of emotions. It is such a beautiful story; they fall in love, and deep sea fish; they play naked drinking games.
I am a fan of dialog in a story, and I thoroughly enjoyed theirs. Their back and forth conversations are fucking hysterical. OMG and the sex!! It’s epic. Elisabeth Grace can really write some serious lustful, hot, panty dropping scenes. WOW…watch out ladies…Mason is HOT, and ready to make you….oh just read on….
“Now you can make noise. I want to hear you scream my name when you come for me.”
“No. Sit up and watch.”
He placed my legs over his shoulders and leaned in, licking from the top to bottom of my sex. I moaned. Loudly.
HOLLA!! You go girl…Moan as load as you want!! That’s so freaking hot, and this book is jam freakin packed with this kinda hotness. Oh he doesn’t just make love to her lady parts, he bangs her all over the place, and she loves it!!! They connect in such a way that its hard for them to part.
But Mason makes it work. Its adorable how he makes it work; flying her around to meet him on tour, the sweet text messages.
Don’t forget the title of this book; Rumor Has It. I guess in Hollywood nothing is as it seems. Gotta watch out who you trust, because those tabloids, they can mess with your head. Can’t always believe what you read, or see.
Mason and Ellie really get caught up in the whirlwind of the “Rumor Mill.”
Their trust is tested. Is their love enough for each other? It’s a heart wrenching story; it’s angsty; it will piss you off. It will make you cry. So much is on the line for Mason, his career. Does he trust her, does she trust him?
“Please. Fight. For Us.” He dropped his forehead back down onto mine.
Mason Nash melted me in this book. I loved loved loved this story. I haven’t read one like it. Rapper meets hometown girl. It’s original, I enjoyed Elisabeth’s writing. It’s a re-read. Yep!!
Check out their beautiful story. Rumor Has It this story is on FIRE!!!
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.