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Love and Rumors (The Summer Sisters #1)

3.74  ·  Rating Details ·  425 Ratings  ·  48 Reviews
One photographer who needs money—fast. One movie star with an offer as tempting as his bad boy smile.

Hailey Summer, a photographer who has remortgaged her entire life in order to follow her dreams, needs more time. As the eldest of four girls, her self-appointed job has always been to solve everyone’s problems—including holding onto the family’s historic cottage that’s pre
Paperback, 1, 284 pages
Published June 20th 2014 by Oram Productions
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Jun 27, 2014 Sarah rated it it was amazing
Shelves: finished
I really enjoyed this first book of a new series from Jean. If you were expecting a book like her other ones, be surprised. This is the first of four books about the Summer Sisters. In this first book, we are introduced to Hailey. Hailey is the oldest and has been in charge of the Summer's island cottage. She has made some choices that affect this cottage and her sisters, but refuses to share with her sisters. Hailey tries to fix everything by going against her personality and beliefs and try to ...more
Jun 26, 2014 Emily rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
'Love and Rumors' (book 1) in the Summer Sisters Series by Jean Oram is a great story! This is a excellent start to a series! I absolutely loved Hailey and Finian! This story is sweet, funny, romantic and entertaining! Several laugh out loud moments! I can not wait to see what happens with Hailey's sisters in the rest of this series! 'Love and Dreams' (book 2), 'Love and Trust' (book 3) and 'Love and Danger' (book 4) all coming later this year! This is a must read series for all fans of romance, ...more
Bette Hansen
Jun 27, 2014 Bette Hansen rated it really liked it
A wonderful story and the beginning of what I am sure will be a fantastic series. In this book author Jean Oram introduces us to the Summer sisters and specifically the oldest sister, struggling photographer Hailey. Hollywood bad boy Finian Alexander needs publicity to help boost his fledgling career. When these two meet they are both surprised with what they find in the other. This story is very well written with an interesting group of characters. I can't wait to read the next in this series. ...more
Aug 10, 2015 Shay rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It is not okay to hit someone unless you are defending yourself. Yet, the main character Hailey repeatedly slaps Finn over some pretty stupid stuff. If a man slapped a woman in a book, people would get upset. The reverse should also be true. While I liked many parts to the story, Hailey's refusal to communicate causes most of her issues and her slapping Finn when she got upset made her seem like a witch. It's hard to like a book when you don't like a main character.
Emily Finch
A cute read. I wanted to bash their heads together a few times so they would communicate a bit more but it was enjoyable. The book, not the wanting to bash their heads together.
May 12, 2015 Lemonie rated it did not like it
DNF. very strange book with odd H. Not for me and can't understand all the 5 stars.
Oct 25, 2016 Cindy rated it really liked it
Set in Canada, Finnian Alexander is a nice guy pretending to be a bad boy to sell his image. He can’t help being a nice guy – especially with Hailey Summer, nature photographer and sister extraordinaire. She shoulders the financial burden for her family’s Island, and may just lose it all. If only Finn and Hailey would communicate, they might be able to help each other. Instead, they fall for each other. IS this the end of both of their careers? Can Hailey save the island? Can Finn save his ...more
Liz Varela
Nov 12, 2016 Liz Varela rated it it was amazing
Awesome book, can not wait to read the next book on the series!
Shauna Stewart Hougham
Sep 06, 2014 Shauna Stewart Hougham rated it it was amazing
Muskoka, Ontario, Canada there is a little Island off shore call Nymph Island that The Summer family has had for over a century. Currently, The Summer sisters, Hailey, Maya, Melanie, Daphne, and her 5 year old daughter Tigger, really Kimberly, have come to stay during the summer weekends and vacation there, Their father is deceased and their mother is in a nursing home due to a stroke. She has left the cottage in the care of Hailey. She has not wanted to burden her other sisters she is the ...more
Apr 28, 2015 Stephenee rated it it was amazing
* I received an ebook in exchange for an honest review. *

This was my first book by author Jean Oram, but it is far from my last one!! I loved everything about this book! The characters were well developed, fun and made the reader instantly fall in love with them. The setting was so well described that I felt like I was on Nymph Island with the girls, going through the mud looking for turtles and spending a romantic night in the cottage. The dialogue and banter felt real and the book just reminde
Apr 04, 2015 Donna rated it really liked it
Hailey Summer is a nature photographer who made some bad financial decisions. Desperately in need of money, she decides to throw her morals out the window and stalk Finn in order to sell the pictures to the tabloids.

Finnian Alexander is an actor on the edge of superstardom. He has a "bad boy" reputation. Taking a much needed vacation puts him in Hailey's small, quiet hometown where there are no opportunities to get his name in the news. He has noticed Hailey stalking him and decides he wants her
Apr 12, 2015 Jane rated it it was amazing
I loved this story!
Hailey Summer has the perfect life. She’s beautiful and young, she lives in a picturesque small town where the beautiful people go for summer vacation, she’s an internationally renowned, award winning photographer. Finnian Alexander is a well known actor and darling of the paparazzi for his bad boy antics. He’s just one break away from the big time. At first glance, it’s hard to imagine why they wouldn’t both be blissfully happy or what small town artsy Hailey and inner city g
Michelle Ferrari-Johnson
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This is the first book by Jean Or am that I have read. I saw it was free and I chose this by the cover alone. The couple looks happy and alive and I was in need of a feel good story. I soon discovered it is so much more!

What happens when you combine a small town girl with ethics and a movie star who has lost his way? An adventure of finding the truth and wants of both parties!

I fell in love with the Summer sisters. Each have a strong personality and the importan
Nov 18, 2015 Heather rated it really liked it
Finian is an actor looking for a retreat but also looking for some paparazzi to keep him in the news. To the public, he’s a “bad boy” who’s just broke up with his long time actress/girlfriend.

Hailey is a local photographer who is looking for a way to save the family summer house that has been entrusted to her by her mother. The house has been in the family for three generations and is supposed to continue on but taxes and upkeep have been too much. And a too proud Hailey has been unwilling to as
Jennifer Gallagher
Aug 27, 2014 Jennifer Gallagher rated it it was amazing
This is the first book in the series about the four Summer sisters by Jean Oram...This book is about Hailey and Finian... she is a Photographer and he is a film star.. the sisters and their Mum own a cottage it has been in the family for generations...Hailey being the oldest has always been in charge of the cottage.. this time she has made some very bad choices that can affect the cottage.. of course she keeps this from her sisters..Her idea is to take photos of Finian the actor with the bad boy ...more
Jul 12, 2015 ButtonsMom2003 rated it really liked it
A very enjoyable story, part of a series but is a standalone.

This is the first book I’ve read by Jean Oram. Love and Rumors is a great start to a series that I plan to read more of.

The blurb is pretty accurate so I won’t restate the story here. I would say, though, that I wouldn’t call this a “billionaire” romance – at least not what I think of as a typical one. Finian came from very humble roots and, even though he is a movie star, nothing about him says billionaire to me in the story. I mentio
Rebecca Austin
Mar 30, 2015 Rebecca Austin rated it really liked it
Hailey Summer is desperate for money after remortgaging her house and about to lose her families private island with not having enough money to pay for the tax. She decides to start taking pictures of movie star Finian Alexander to sell for fast cash. Yet she is unwilling to let her sisters know how much she is struggling and keeps her secrets away from them.

Finian Alexander is trying to get pictures of him doing something wrong to help his career. Yet he is confused on how he is portrayed and w
Judy C
Apr 17, 2015 Judy C rated it it was amazing
This book is about Hailey and Finian. She is a Photographer and he is a bad boy film star. Hailey is trying to get money to save her family's cottage. She promised her mom that she would take care of everything but she made some bad decisions. The taxes have been going up and she can't afford to pay them. The only way she can make enough money is to get the perfect shot of Finian to sell but he hasn't been doing anything worthy to sell to gossip magazines. He decides to ask her to take face ...more
Apr 22, 2016 Zena rated it really liked it
I had something totally strange happen while reading this book and it's never happened to me before with any other book. Whenever there was a scene with Finian in it I kept imagining that I was reading about another infamous actor, Charlie Sheen. This made it all the more interesting. But that was only in my head, or was it?
I'm truly a fan of Jean Oram. Her stories just flow from scene to scene, all most enjoyable.
This one is the first in this series and if the others are anywhere as good, which
Jan 19, 2016 Angie rated it really liked it
Hailey needs to save the cottage and will do almost anything to save it. Hailey decides she will try to catch the movie star Finnian Alexander doing something scandalous and sell the photo. Finn decides that maybe he and Hailey can work together to get some scandalous shots, but once he meets her things change. Finn realizes that Hailey sees the true Finn and he doesn't want to hide that side anymore. Things never go the way they should and Finn seems to get deeper into his bad boy persona than ...more
Donna Porter
Jul 02, 2014 Donna Porter rated it it was amazing
Hailey Summer is trying to say the family home and island for her and her sisters. She has not told them how far in debt they really are because she thinks she can handle everything for her mom. Finian Alexander is a famous actor who is visiting Canada to get away from the limelight. This is such a great story and I don't want to give anything away so read this one. Jean has a great way with a story and I can't wait for the next one
Amber Hayes
Apr 04, 2015 Amber Hayes rated it it was amazing
Sweet Hailey carries the weight of the world on her shoulders and is trying to catch a break chasing Finian around with her camera. When he decides they should work together sparks fly! I thoroughly enjoyed this story about letting others in to help even when you feel like you need to handle it all. This was my first book by Jean Oram, but I'll be reading more by her and finding out what happens with the other Summer sisters!
Linda Rimer-Como
Jul 02, 2014 Linda Rimer-Como rated it it was amazing
An exceptionally well written story that is the start of an adorable new series by Jean Oram. The characters are realistic and lovable with unique interactions. Life is spinning out of control for both Hailey and Finian! They have an instant attraction, but come from two different worlds. Can they work together to save what they each love? A great story by a remarkable author that you don't want to miss.

Received copy for review.
Nikki Pearce
Mar 30, 2015 Nikki Pearce rated it it was amazing
I received this book free for an honest review.
Wow absolutely loved this book. The chemistry between Finian and Hailey is electric from the start. Great sub characters that I can not wait to meet in the next books. This story made me laugh. Cry. Shout and gasp. Loved loved loved it. Thank you Jean I will definitely get the next books in this series.
Dawn Hicks
Jul 15, 2015 Dawn Hicks rated it really liked it
Great story of how a celebrity and a normal everyday person can fall in love. Hailey and Finnian start off on a rocky path...she wants to get photos of him to make money to get her family out of debt for the cottage on Nymph Island; however, her plan changes. They end up getting to know one another and falling in love. great story.
jennifer kaminski
Stubborn people

Okay I have read jeans other series and have loved them. Found this series and was awed once again by a great book. Loved hailey and get sisters. I don't want to give to much of story away but love the story and characters. Heading now to buy second book in series. Seriously this author is awesome and produces some very good book.
D.E. Jackson
May 18, 2015 D.E. Jackson rated it it was amazing
Shelves: owned
I was hooked by mid chapter 4 going into 5. Haily's reaction at the concert had me turning pages. I love Haily's photography profession. It was something I could relate to as I also love taking nature pics. I also enjoyed seeing Finn's life change. The last few chapters I was rooting for him to wake up and really see what's going on. Also, nice set up for the next book at the end. :)
Jemi Fraser
Jul 02, 2014 Jemi Fraser rated it it was amazing
The Muskokas are heating up! Hailey is the quintessential older sister - trying to hold it together for the whole family. When Finian stumbles into her world, things heat up on every level!! I don't think I stopped smiling during the entire book - great humour/voice and enough heat to make it a perfect summer read. Can't wait to find out what's in store for the rest of the sisters!
Jul 14, 2015 Nicola rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015-books
A quick and funny read. Nice light entertainment perfect for the summer ( wish I was on a beach!). Enjoyable characters. Some really funny moments as well as some sweet and romantic moments. Perfect escape reading!
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