Tuesday, May 15, 2018

eARC Book review: Rumor Has It (Real Love #4) by Jessica Lemmon


Available May 15th 2018
eARC Provided by Publisher through Netgalley

Barrett: As a former pro football star, I’m used to playing the field. After injuries cut my NFL career short, my second act as a broadcaster ended on live television when a hot mic picked up a little verbal . . . indiscretion. But this latest publicity stunt might just land me back on top—much to the chagrin of Catarina Everhart, the prissy, beautiful journalist who’s been assigned to date a bad boy (i.e., me) and write about it. Catarina swears I’ll never touch her, let alone kiss those full lips of hers. Based on our chemistry, I’m not buying it. . . .
Catarina: Barrett Fox seems to be doing everything in his power to make me hate him. The cocky egomaniac is infamous for his bad behavior, and now, thanks to my boss’s harebrained schemes, he’s apparently my problem. As one fake date leads to another, I start to see a different side of Barrett. He’s close with his family. He does volunteer work. And, okay, he kisses like a dream. Am I really dating Barrett Fox? Or is he playing me? Because suddenly I’m risking my reputation—and my heart.

Barrett is a former pro football player who really puts his foot in it when he says something inappropriate while working as a commentator at a game. Like really inappropriate. The kind of thing that gets you fired. Now he's writing a dating column as the bad boy of football with Catarina who is the essential good girl of journalism. Their fake dating leads to real dating and that's when things get complicated and truths have to come out between them. I have to confess i had a hard time warming up to Barrett. I got there but it took a while. I think it takes a while to figure out Barrett and who he really is. He's revealed to the reader a little at a time. He brings out a bit of the crazy in Catarina she didn't know she had. She opens him up to being himself and letting her in. I think there was some rough spots for me in this books but it was all pulled together for me by the end. I literally saw both Barrett and Catarina grow through this book. Sometimes it takes meeting the right person for that to happen. Good ending.

Find out more about this series and Jessica Lemmon here www.jessicalemmon.com

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