February 18, 2014

Rumor Has It Blog Tour: Review + Giveaway

http://xpressobooktours.com/2013/11/25/tour-sign-up-rumor-has-it-by-elisabeth-grace/ 

Welcome to my stop on the Rumor Has It blog tour! Today I have my review of the book to share with you and don't forget to enter the giveaway at the bottom of the post! To follow the rest of the tour, click on the banner above!


Rumor Has It (Limelight #1)
Author: Elisabeth Grace
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: December 2, 2013

Description:
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…

***Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.***
  

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18517591-rumor-has-it?ac=1
Rumor Has It is a New Adult contemporary romance that follows lead characters Ellie Wagner and Mason Nash as their two very different lives collide and their worlds are turned completely upside down. Ellie has just graduated college when an embarrassing video of her and her ex goes up on the Internet - which basically ruins her life by preventing her from getting a good job and being seen as a slut. That's how Ellie finds herself moving back in with her mom and her latest husband and wondering how her life went so wrong. Enter Mason Nash - the newest hip hop music star who's rolling in money and fame. What will happen when Ellie's dream guy is always in the spotlight - the last place she wants to be?

This was a fun and steamy New Adult romance with deeper issues mixed into the story. Ellie is a great leading lady for the book. She's smart and determined, but she's also incredibly flawed - which I think makes her all the more realistic and easy to relate to. She makes a stupid mistake (the video with her boyfriend) which then takes on a life of its own and puts her in some bad positions. We've all been in a situation like that before, which made me love Ellie all the more. Mason is the standard man candy of the story - gorgeous, rich, famous, etc. But underneath his public persona is a completely different guy - one who is sweet, kind, and romantic. I liked that the author put two sides to Mason's character, because most people do the same thing in life - even if they aren't famous. We all wear masks in front of others to hide things about ourselves, which made me like Mason more along with giving the story an added depth. Among the fun story line, where Ellie and Mason meet and their relationship grows, there are some serious topics thrown in that makes the reader really think about things. The book deals with mistakes and their consequences, believing in yourself, doing what you believe is right, and (of course) love. I definitely liked watching Ellie and Mason's relationship develop - especially the steamy parts - and to see where they would end up by the end of the book. I'm glad that this is the first book in a series - there's so many great ways that the author can take the story and I can't wait to see what happens next. Definitely recommended for fans of New Adult contemporary romance!!

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.

Author Links:
http://www.amazon.com/Rumor-Has-Limelight-Elisabeth-Grace-ebook/dp/B00H28ZM8I/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1390846494&sr=8-1&keywords=Rumor+Has+It+Elisabeth+Grace
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/rumor-has-it-elisabeth-grace/1117475861?ean=2940045440431
Prize: (2) Signed paperbacks and (5) signed Rumor Has It bookmarks - Open INTL



  


3 comments:

  1. I love how this seems to touch on some deeper issues it makes it sounds like a very well rounded story and one I would def. like! Great review, Steph!

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  2. Thanks so much for being a part of the tour! I'm so happy you enjoyed Mason & Ellie's story! :)

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