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Rumor Has It

(Limelight #1)

3.78  ·  Rating details ·  4,574 ratings  ·  504 reviews

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 y
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Published December 2nd 2013 by Elisabeth Grace
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Nov 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
"I've never had anyone in my life like you. For five years all I've done is live and breathe the music industry. You've made me believe there are good people in this world. Peaople still untarnished. You make me a better person by just being with me. You force me to open up to you and leave myself bare. I want to give you the world, Ellie. I want to give you every piece of me, every piece of my soul until we're so intertwined there's no beginning to you or end to me, we're just one."

This b
*J* Too Many Books Too Little Time
This one was just

It started out pretty decent. Ellie literally falls through the window and lands on the bathroom floor of hip-hop star Mason Nash. The story was told in dual POV. Ellie and Mason had some cute banter between them.

Ellie wants to stay out of the limelight after a video of her and her ex goes viral on YouTube. Which come on....

The whole video was stupid, the reasons behind the video, all of it.

So of course, once Ellie realizes Mason is famous she's like

I'm not dating you.

Then sh
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Stand-alone book 1.

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 mo
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Quick Summary
Ellie Wagner is underemployed for the moment as she searches for a job in her chosen field (her degree is in comparative media studies). Working for a real estate broker, she's asked to open an oceanfront beach rental before the client arrives but literally stumbles into him in a most embarrassing way. He's mega-superstar Mason Nash, a hip-hop artist, but Ellie hasn't a clue (she's a classic rock kind of girl). He's intrigued, a lot because she do
Faith Andrews
Sep 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I was lucky enough to get a chance to read an ARC of Rumor Has It (even before it had this awesome, very appropriate title). I didn't read a synopsis so I had no idea what was in store for me, BUT from the very first chapter, where poor, loveable, spunky Ellie is face flat on the bathroom floor with her bare tush in the air--I was hooked.

Ellie is a very likeable, role-model-type character. She hasn't had it easy, her mom is kind of a flake, and even faced with adversity (she's infamous for a Yo
Jun 01, 2014 rated it did not like it
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This is a rant...You have been warned!

Sigh...where to begin? Rumor Has It started off fairly promising. Ellie is like a lot of typical 20-somethings (and 30-somethings!), has graduated and due to the downturn is working in a job that is in no way related to her field. The downturn and the fact that an embarrassing clip of her and her ex boyfriend has gone viral on YouTube making Ellie a pariah in the world of media she aches to be employed in. Living
Sophie "Beware Of The Reader"
Jul 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
3,5 stars. Cute and fresh romance story with the girl next door and a hip hop star. Perfect for a lazy day.
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Nov 13, 2013 marked it as to-read
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Teehee! I like the sound of this one!

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 (
Spoilers ahead

My name is what?
My name is who?
My name is.......
Slim Shady

I couldn't resist!

Right so on to the review.........

Mason is a hip hop artist known for spitting lyrics. He grew up with an alcoholic mom on the wrong side of the tracks but these days Mason is a successful rapper who takes care of his Younger siblings and his recovering mom. When Mason decides to take a month break to regroup he's surprised to enter his rental home to the sight of a woman's almost bare behind, thinki
Dec 11, 2013 rated it liked it
2.5 stars. Well, this book was a flop. And I'm pissed. It started off really well. I liked the h. She had a nice, laid back voice and didn't seem to take herself too seriously. She was smart, self aware and insightful. As I continued to read I became really excited about all the possibilities that could develop and also where exactly the author was going to lead me. Needless to say, I was expecting something smart and original in this book.

At about the 30% mark the book took a steep downward de
Sep 06, 2017 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Nov 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
*****THIS IS NOW AVAILABLE!!!*******

I still can't believe I was lucky enough to get my hands on this ARC. Debut author Elisabeth Grace has proven she deserves to be in the Limelight! And why?? Two words....MASON NASH!

A refreshing take on the NA genre. Ellie, a strong female lead and Mason...oh Mason. The man of my dreams!

Ellie and Mason meet in an unusual way. She has no idea who he is...though she should. Mason's interest is immediately piqued by this...such a refreshing change for him.

As they
Ruthie Henrick
Dec 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Rumor Has It is a rock solid performance by debut author Elisabeth Grace. From the moment a mortified Ellie Wagner falls at smokin’ hot hip-hop artist Mason Nash’s feet these two characters had me hooked - with a fully charged Kindle and no plans for the rest of the day. The emotion Ms. Grace writes with is all encompassing. The humor, the angst, the venom, the sexual tension - all there in this wonderful sexy read. It was my pleasure to have been given an ARC of this book in exchange for an hon ...more
Đurđica Sarjanović
Sep 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: rock-stars
I really had fun reading this :) "Rumor Has It" is a sweet story full of exciting moments. Some of them good, some bad, but altogether is a nice book! ...more
Nov 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. I thought it was well written. It was funny, witty & sexy. I can't believe that this is the authors first publication. I can't wait for the next installment of this series. A definite "must read". ...more
Trish Mint
Oct 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
The situation in which these two find each other when they actually meet for the first time is pretty funny. Ellie Wagner is a great girl who gets dealt a shitty hand in life. After an embarrassing video of Ellie humiliating her boyfriend on YouTube goes viral she gets bashed on facebook and the internet. People are calling her terrible names, she's ready to lay low and just steer clear from the spotlight (that's after her Youtube video gets millions of hits).

Ellie works for a real estate compan
Erin **Coffee and Book Addict**
It has been quite a while since I got emotionally invested in a book. This book had me so emotionally invested in the story line and characters that I found myself weeping at the end when everything came to a close.

Throughout this book I found myself riding this emotional rollercoaster along with the characters. I was happy when they were happy, angry when they were angry, sad when they were sad, and turned on when they were turned on.

I found myself sad when the book ended. I really wanted to
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J&G ~ 3.5 Stars

So G, Rumor Has It was a sweet, humorous and sometimes hot escape type read that we need every now and then don’t you think? I mean it didn’t blow my mind but I really did enjoy it nonetheless and enjoyed every minute spent with these guys.

‘She looked at me as if I were the centre of her universe, like I was the only one who could provide her with what she needed right now.’ – Mason

This was a “rock star” theme wit
Nevaeh Lee
Nov 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
"Rumor Has It" there's a new author in town! ;) And what a debut it is...I cannot say enough good things about this story, the characters, and the writing--but I'll sure try!

A "rock star romance" with a unique plot, this book had me hooked from page one, though it's the end of the first chapter where I was laughing out loud. The pacing was perfect and I would have read it in one sitting if I could have...darn life kept getting in the way! I loved the author's style of writing and thought that th
Dec 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
ARC Was Given To Blog For An Honest Review

“I want to give you every piece of me, every piece of my soul until we’re so entwined there’s no beginning to you and no end to me, we’re just one.”-Mason
So did that quote make you swoon a little bit? I know it did me. This is such a sweet fun read. It is filled with love and strength. Ellie and Mason are that perfect couple that you do not expect. They are from two different worlds and that is what Mason loves about Ellie even more. He is a huge HIP HOP
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Dec 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
ARC Was Given To Blog For An Honest Review

This was a fun story filled with some craziness along the way.

We meet Ellie who’s had a rough go of it lately, haunted by decisions she made in the past. She’s in a dead end job with a great education. She’s stuck in a rut; no one wants to take a chance on her.

Then there’s Mason, a superstar who needs a break. He has the money and the fame but something’s missing. There’s a piece of the puzzle that he needs to complete him. He has no clue what he’s looki
Nov 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
4-4.5 Stars

I was given an ARC copy of Rumor Has It for an honest review.

I was pretty much sucked into Ellie and Mason's story from their first meeting. Not only was it unusual, but it was laugh-out-loud funny. Ellie is a sweet, kind-hearted woman that doesn't realize her worth or beauty. After being publicly humiliated by a viral video, she tries to avoid anything that will draw attention to her. She meets the sexy Mason Nash by chance and their chemistry is immediate and through the roof. What
Dec 12, 2013 rated it liked it
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This was just ok for me.

I found that I was disappointed in the video and what it entailed. I thought it would be something worse than what it was. I didn't think it was a big deal and I thought she was entitled in her response and that the person that really looked bad was the guy.

But, I liked the relationship between Ellie and Mason. But honestly, I have a huge soft spot for rock stars.

So, while it didn't work for me, it wasn't bad. I would definitely recommend it for other people. :)
Karma Queen
I loved this book about a chance meeting in a most unusual way and the resulting romance. Mason is a big hip-hop star taking a break from the spotlight. Ellie is a recent grad working at a real estate broker office while she looks for a job suited to her major in comparative media studies. She has no clue that this hot guy who asks her out is famous since she's not into hip-hop music.

Social media plays a role in this story as a double-edged sword. A social media presence is important for a risin
Elena Carrasco
Feb 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: a-z-challenge

Rumor has it! A story about a normal girl with an embarrassing video and a Hip Hop celebrity.
I must say I find this book very entertaining, easy to read and very refreshing.

You can relate to the many facets of their life that you get to see in the book. Both of them have Mother Issues they didn’t have it easy growing up. Ellie a college boomerang as she calls it, has to return to live with her mother and current boyfriend. She works as a real state secretary but she wish to move to a better mor
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4 Sweet Sexy Sizzling Stars & Hearts

Oh boy Mason Nash, what a guy. I really enjoyed this sexy sweet romance. I laughed out loud at their first meeting and was completely enthralled throughout this story. Ellie has had her share of being ridiculed in the media and want's to just fade out and her little 15 minutes of fame to be forgotten. Then in comes sexy hip hop superstar Mason Nash. All those dreams are tossed when
Clarissa Samples
Nov 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Wow! Every month that I waited for this book was definitely worth the wait! Ellie and Mason were just perfect for each other, two souls that had troubled childhoods. I thoroughly enjoyed reading about these two falling in love with each other, Ellie facing her insecurities, and not to mention the sex in this book is HOT! I definitely recommend this book! I will definitely be reading Elisabeth Grace's upcoming books! 5 out of 5 blazing stars! ...more
Sep 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved reading this. Received as an ARC as part if a winning in a contest. Once I started reading I couldn't put it down. Ellie and Mason consumed by time. Between the ups and downs, insecurities, hidden love, laughable scenes. I just loved it! Can't wait for the release of her second book. ...more
Nov 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I really liked the book, I never read about a hip-hop star and it was refreshing. Mason is a Swoon-worthy guy, I really liked him! and Ellie was a strong and independent woman .. I really liked them together ! My only complaint was that at the end, i hoped there was more groveling on his part ;) but it was'n a big deal , I'm glad they found Their happy ending :) ...more
Jul 30, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loved the story, the characters and great writing. This is the kind of story I needed read at the moment, it gave me butterflies in my stomach at times and loved the way Mason was always upfront and cleared the air so there was no lingering misunderstanding due to his profession. Looking forward to continue with this series.
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USA Today Bestselling author, Elisabeth Grace, has a soft spot for romance novels with happily ever afters and a hot spot for alpha males! She currently lives outside Toronto, Canada with her hubby and two small children. Life is busy, but never too busy for a good story and to share her love of reading and writing with others.

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