Monday, June 25, 2018

Review for Rumor Has It by Jessica Lemmon - 4 out of 5


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.


Fun and entertaining story! The flow of the story is good, and I like the humor Lemmon put into the story. The romance has sweet parts, and there's also some hot moments. Catarina is a journalist, and Barrett is an ex-athlete/sports announcer turned writer. They are assigned to "fake" date for a series of articles. Catarina is the serious type, and Barrett is the showboat bad boy type. Catarina is not happy about the situation, but as time goes on, she begins to see more to Barrett than his inability to not be a douche. I don't really get why Catarina all the sudden fell under the wiles of Barrett. Barrett doesn't really have any tact in the beginning of the story, and there's an incident on Catarina and Barrett's first date with a waitress that was just yucky of Barrett. So, I think she fell a little too quickly, too easily for Barrett's charms. Overall, I liked the romance. They have a great connection, and Barrett shows a different side of himself. Both characters were interesting, and the story keeps you reading. I enjoy Lemmon's writing, and look forward to reading more from her. Enjoyable read!

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