Thursday, February 6, 2014

BLOG TOUR + GIVEAWAY ~Rumor Has It by Elisabeth Grace~

Title: Rumor Has It
Author: Elisabeth Grace
Series: Limelight #1
Release Date: December 6, 2013

My Rating: 4 Stars
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…
Rumor Has It is a sweet, and steamy New Adult romance from new author Elisabeth Grace. Ms. Grace made a splash with her debut novel and I expect to see her around for quite some time. She was able to meld together an intense romance and lifestyle with laugh out loud moments. I love books like this because it makes me feel that I'm actually part of the story. I got a front row seat to all of the action and the alternating POVs allowed me to get inside the main characters'  heads. That's my number one must-have while reading a book. I have to be able to empathize with the characters and with Ellie and Mason it was just so easy.

Ellie is the recent victim of a viral video. So she's shut herself off from social media and is keeping her head down. But her unwanted fame is making it hard to land a job in the media business. So she's stuck assisting at a real estate office for a crap boss. By some twist of fate Ellie finds herself half naked and accused of breaking into Mason Nash's rental house. But something about Ellie strikes a chord with Mason. He finds every excuse and reason to pursue a relationship with her. But when she finds out he has his own claim to fame she is forced to put on the breaks. These two have so much in common and such an attraction that they can't just stay away. Eventually, they find a way to make it work. Until, a series of unfortunate and malicious events occur that could derail them and ruin everything. I'm talking careers, relationships. Nearing the end of the book it was a twisted web of deceit that I didn't see coming at all. But I have to say I love it when an author can surprise me!

This book was unique. Not only was it a fantastic read. But it has a very important message. In a society that is dependent upon social media, and allows some individuals to thrive on bullying, we're made aware of the harsh reality of it but, it's still out there and a very relevant problem. Elisabeth Grace presents the cold hard facts and detrimental effects of social media and bullying. But she does it with finesse and wields it into a captivating story. It wasn't preachy or full of blame. It was simply a story of a woman who found a way to rise above those obstacles when it could have easily gone the other way. In the end, Rumor Has It is told with a refreshing voice and a story that will suck you in. Ellie and Mason are both a sensual and comedic couple and I couldn't get enough of their story. Ms. Grace is definitely an author to look out for and absolutely worth reading!

Happy Reading!
*ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review*
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Meet Elisabeth:
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, two small children and cat spawned by the devil. Life is busy, but never to busy for a good story and to share my love of reading and writing with others. Things I can tell you that sum me up...I'm a sugar and carb addict, self-professed Gandy Girl, a disaster in the kitchen, a LOVER of all music, I enjoy reality TV and I'm an early riser! When I have a moment to breath you can usually find me typing furiously on the keyboard to get my next story on paper, or curled up reading about someone else's HEA. The second book in my Limelight series, Picture Perfect, is set to release at the end of March 2014.

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  1. Thanks so much for having me on the blog!! <3

  2. Wonderful review! I love the mix of romance and humor and this sounds right up my alley! I also love alternating POVs in this genre, especially! Glad you liked it! :)