Friday, November 8, 2013

Review: Rumor Has It by Jill Shalvis - 5 Wine Glasses (#Giveaway)

Title: Rumor Has It
Series: Animal Magnetism #4
Author: Jill Shalvis
Format: Paperback, 304 pages
Published: November 5th, 2013 
Source: via Berkley Publishing in exchange for a honest review
Reviewer: Crystal L.
Rating: 5/5

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…

Holy moley - Jill Shalvis never ceases to amaze me! Her heroes are always alpha cave men with a side of adorable and her heroines are fresh, real and hysterically funny. Shalvis never disappoints me and always leaves me pining away for the next book.

Griffin. Oh how I love thee. Let me count the ways. You're practically my dream man. I'd even throw Vin Diesel aside for you if I had the chance (and that alone should attest to my love for the man). Griffin is stubborn, sexy and adorably clueless at times. He left Sunshine, Idaho because at the time, his dreams were not the same of his father's. His Dad wanted him to stay and learn how to run their size-able ranch. Griffin wanted to get out of the small town and see the world. So he left his home town behind and joined the Army. But he's a different man when he comes home. He saw the world, he saw war, and he's looked death in the face and survived. He's also a bit lost when he comes home. Questioning what he wants for his life.

Enter Kate. Kate has crushed on Griffin forever. He's the older brother of her best friend. She's figured out that she'll never be able to hold on to a man like Griffin, but that doesn't stop her from wanting to brush the cob webs off her whoo-ha and have some fun. Kate's life is nuts. Her family depends on her for almost everything since her mom passed away and she's a 4th grade teacher. All of that responsibility does not leave much time for fun. The chemistry between Griffin and Kate is explosive, and although Griffin tries to brush off Kate's advances for a fling, he soon gives in.

This book had so many laugh out loud moments. It also had those wonderful "swoon" moments mixed in with a couple of "chest tightening, yelling at the book's character that they're a dumbass" moments. Overall, one of my favorite Shalvis books yet.


Penguin is giving away one copy of Rumor Has It to one reader, U.S. entries only please. To enter, just fill out the rafflecopter below. Good luck!


  1. I love Jill's books :) Thanks for sharing!

  2. Jill Shalvis is an amazing author and I love her books!!!
    Sorry I didn't see a question to answer.
    Thank you for the giveaway!

  3. I didn't see a question from Jill Shalvis to answer, but I have truly enjoyed all the books I have read. Thank-you for the great giveaway.

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  5. I love Jill's characters too!

  6. Jill is one of my favorite authors. Right now I am reading Rescue My Heart which is another great book from Jill.

  7. I didn't see a question but I loved the review. Sounds like a great read.

  8. I didn't see a question either. I have read several of Jill's books and I love them. They always have a great story and wonderful characters.

  9. I love her books and her amazing blog! Thank you for the chance to win

  10. Jill is a must-read author for me. I've read most of her backlist and have enjoyed every one. She never disappoints and always makes me laugh!

  11. I would love to check out Jill's books! Heard so many awesome things about them!!

  12. Great review! I'm a huge fan of her work!


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