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Rumor Has It

(Friendship, Texas #2)

3.83  ·  Rating details ·  143 ratings  ·  42 reviews
A Brand new Standalone, Second Chance Rom Com from Friendship, Texas featuring Country Music's Biggest Superstar, Eddie Justice and Friendship's resident author, Brook Carrington.

"Rhonda, pst, Rhonda is that the Carrington girl? The writer who was at the bakery with that country singer Eddie Justice? I thought she was in Austin?" one of the old church ladies not-so-subtly
333 pages
Published October 25th 2016
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Boundless Book Reviews
Oct 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
We are back in Friendship, Texas! never realized how much I missed it. Until, I jumped in to Rumor Has It. 

There’s something that’s very sweet about these characters and this little town in Texas. I love a small town feel, maybe because I grew up in a small town myself. Brooke and Eddie have been best friends since the womb. But as we all know. Things change with time and people move away. But after 10 years, is there hope for them?

I liked the characters, though I wanted to punch Eddie a few tim
Lissa Rice
**5 Boundless Stars** Full Review and Rating will be up at Boundless Book Reviews
I was literally 5 pages into this book and already hating the heroine. She has a boyfriend she has been with for 8 years, is living with and who has proposed to her. She goes on to openly admit that, while she has always been "it" for him, she has basically just been using him to pass the time. Oh yeah, and he has been supporting her both "emotionally and financially" since college. She doesn't even have the grace to feel guilty about any this, or give a straight answer to his proposal. I know, ...more
Andrea Heltsley
Awesomeness! I loved getting to know Brooke and Eddie. There were some really funny scenes, some romantic ones, and a little bit of steam. All the characters are interesting and I enjoyed reading little tidbits about them. It was also fun to see what characters might get their own Friendship, TX book. Romance writer and country singer was an original combo. My recommendation-Read! Five glittery stars!
Oct 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
*** I was given an ARC for an honest review. ***
Just love this series, there's definitely something in the air in Friendship, Texas.
So glad to have finally Eddie and Brooke's story.

Review to come!
Once Upon
Feb 10, 2019 rated it liked it
Rumor Has It (Friendship, Texas #2) by Magan Vernon was a very sweet read. Ms. Vernon is a new author for me and while the story was very clear in the writer's intent, it was not exactly what I was expecting from the synopsis! Why? I found the main characters, Eddie Justice, a waning Country singer and former boy-next-door and Brooke Carrington, author and generally nice girl had little to commend themselves. Brooke has been in love with Eddie since they were very young & their parents and the s ...more
Monica Graves
Apr 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2018

This story was super cute! Lots of funny moments. The characters went through a lot and they deserved their ending!
I’m excited to keep reading more in this series
Oct 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
Magan Vernon returns to Friendship, Texas in Rumor Has It. This sweet, southern friends-to-lovers romance is lighthearted and full of feels, leaving my heart content and full of warmth. Brooke and Eddie are the boy/girl next door and their lifelong friendship often hinted at something more. When Eddie hits it big as the newest crooner on the country music scene and leaves for Nashville, Brooke is left brokenhearted. So even though this adorable couple never quite got a relationship off the groun ...more
Paula  Phillips
Nov 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Growing up Brooke Carrington and Eddie Jared were the best of friends as was their parents. Eddie didn't have many friends being a bit of an outcast, but it was alright as him, and Brooke were two peas in a pod, and everyone thought they would be destined to end up together. Though life and dreams never go exactly to plan as Eddie was blessed with an amazing voice and when they old enough Brooke took Eddie to a singing audition which he was picked up by a record company, and soon he became Eddie ...more
Becky Rendon
Dec 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
Rumor Has It that the guy over there, Eddie Jahid, is gonna be a super star...All those years ago, only one person pushed him to follow his dreams. One person bandaged his boo boos and took care of him. She was the girl next door and he left her behind without a trace. None of the promised phone calls, visits, or anything. He never came back.

Ten years mourning the "loss" of your best friend and unrequited love has left Brooke unable to move on. With the death of her father, she goes home to Frie
Jessica Raley
Oct 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I received an advanced copy for an honest review. I loved this book. I will be buying this book even though I received it for free because I want this author to write more about Friendship Texas. I loved the characters from Edge of Glory which was the first book in the Friendship. You do not have to read it first but I would because it adds even more depth to this book because you care about the characters before you even meet them. This book focuses on Eddie and Brooke and makes me laugh and fe ...more
Oct 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
To be honest, this book started out a little slow for me, a little thin and immature.
By the time it finished, it was beefed up, more filling and as satisfying as a full Sunday dinner.
Told both in alternating viewpoints with flashbacks and plenty of argumentative sass, this is no easy, head over heels, fall for the local celebrity novel. These characters work for any happiness and satisfaction they can fit into their super busy lives.
If you think celebrity is all success and smooth flying, you'll
Oct 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
Back in Friendship, Texas Brooke is there to deal with a death but also because things aren't going so well for her in Austin. Eddie took off and became a big star and never looked back. At least that's how it felt to Brooke for the ten years he was gone. I love our visits to small Friendship it's always a great read with love-able characters. No matter what your heart goes out to them even though you know they will work it out, this author always makes getting that HEA worth the read. Yes this ...more
The Book Lover
Oct 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this friends to lovers book! I can't wait to see what the series brings next! ...more
Oct 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audible-read
Brooke and Eddie were best friends, inseparable until Eddie hit it big as a country music star. He left Brooke and their small town of Friendship, TX before graduation, leaving Brooke adrift and lonely. Ten years later, Brooke is back in town for her father's funeral and Eddie returns as well, smarting from a nasty breakup. Can the two pick up as friends after ten years apart, or do they have a chance at something greater?

This is the second book in the Friendship TX series, but I read it as a st
Lauren - SERIESous Books

**I received a review copy of this book in exchange for an honest voluntary review. All opinions are my own and not influenced by my source.**

Ever since we were briefly introduced to these two in the first book in the series, I've been curious about their story.

Second chance romances can be hard to write but I think Magan succeeds in delivering for the most part. We get plenty of flashbacks to the past so it helped define the relationship these two have and why they've always been drawn to e
Kristin  Reads
Jul 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. It was a charming, sometimes frustrating, second chance romance. You have Brook and Eddie who have been attached to the hip since diapers. Best Friends. Both wanting more but never wanting to cross that line. But a rare chance of stardom for Eddie severs that bond and 10 year pass.

Watching these two come together after 10 years , even though the meeting was brought by sad circumstances, was fun and frustrating. It was fun watching how much these two truly loved and adored eac
Oct 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Brooke is a struggling Indie author and is back home in Friendship, TX for her dad's funeral. She decides to stay awhile and figure out her life. Her live-in boyfriend has proposed but she just isn't in love with him..see, Brooke's heart has always belonged to her childhood best friend, and country music star, Eddie 'Justice'. Maybe it's time for a clean break.
Eddie Justice is home to have some downtime, as well as lick his wounds, after a sex tape of his ex-fiance' went viral. Now he's home and
Oct 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A not so typical second chance romance

I love a second chance romance, and Eddie & Brooke’s was wonderful. I liked that it didn’t go with the typical second chance trope. They had to work hard to get over themselves and find their HEA. Sometimes it seems that the H & h get together too easily, and I like that they had to get to know each other again.
I like that you got to see both their POVs. It was good seeing how Eddie realized his flaws and worked hard to get his woman. I also really liked t
Nov 13, 2018 rated it liked it
I voluntarily listened to the audiobook in exchange for an honest review. Brooke and Eddie were friends and in love with each other as teens, but never shared their feelings. Eddie leaves town and makes it big in the music industry. Both Brooke and Eddie return home ten years later. Their relationship moved from friends to lovers slowly and I was honestly annoyed with both characters at times. Overall the story for me was just okay, but I think Kassiopia DeVora did a great job with the narration ...more
Oct 23, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Oct 04, 2018 rated it liked it
Light read. I didn't connect to the characters.
Narrators are good.
3 stars
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Nov 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
This was so cute and entertaining. We have two friends who liked each other as more but never acted on it. One leaves and they don’t hear from another again. Their lives take dramatic turns. Eddie turns into a self serving country music singer and he doesn’t realize he is now self serving. He leaves a piece of himself behind so he may be successful and forget Brooke. Brooke doesn’t let any guy get close to her even when in a long term relationship and flutters from job to job. She writes romance ...more
3.5 Stars

What happens when two childhood best friends who have always been in love with each other, who are both down on their luck, end up back home at the same time? A lot of misunderstandings, drama, and maybe, just maybe, a happily ever after!

Brooke is back home in Friendship, Texas to help her mom, brother, and sister bury her father, and she decides to stay, since life in Austin isn’t really going so well. Eddie is also back home after his ex leaked
Crystal Spieker
Dec 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Rumor Has It is the second book in the Friendship, Texas series, and it might just be better than the first! One thing I really like is it is a stand-alone series. No crazy mean cliffs here! Another thing I loved was the events of this book were happening at the same time as events in Edge Of Glory (Book 1 in the series). There was some intertwining of events and characters that was great.

I am a huge sucker for second chance romances, but can also be a little critical. This one did not disappoi
Rumor Has It (Friendship, Texas #2) by Magan Vernon was a very sweet read. Ms. Vernon is a new author for me and while the story was very clear in the writer's intent, it was not exactly what I was expecting from the synopsis! Why? I found the main characters, Eddie Justice, a waning Country singer and former boy-next-door and Brooke Carrington, author and generally nice girl had little to commend themselves. Brooke has been in love with Eddie since they were very young & their parents and the s ...more
Christie72 (Devilishly Delicious Book Reviews)
One of my favorite types of books to read are a good friend’s to lover’s story, and I thoroughly enjoyed Eddie and Brooke’s. Both have come back to their hometown of Friendship, Texas for different reasons. Brooke is there to help her family after her father’s death, and Eddie is back for a respite from the spotlight. He’s a country singer, and his ex-girlfriend’s sex tape has gone viral on the internet.

Eddie and Brooke were once very close. They grew up next door to each other, and they became
Kristen Johnson
Nov 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, blog-tour
Rumor has it was an amazing friends to lovers story. Eddie and Brook have been friends forever, long before Eddie made it big with his music, but they've also both loved each other for that long. When Eddie and Brook find theirselves back in town at the same time, its hard to fight those feelings that have never gone away, even if they aren't ready to admit them to each other.

Brook was a fun character, the type of woman I'd hang out with. She was back home and struggling with what to do with he
Dec 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Brooke and Eddie have known each other practically their whole lives. They've also always been best friends. That is until Eddie tries out for a singing career and makes it. He went from Brooke's best friend Eddie Jahid to country superstar Eddie Justice. Brooke lost her best friend that day when he left town and hasn't seen or heard from him since.

Eddie is watching a sex tape of his fiance and two cops. He feels like he's now the laughing stock of Nashville because the whole world now knows he
Honestly Honest Bookworm
Favorite Quote:
If I have to keep trying to win you for the rest of my life, I'd be okay with that.

Side Note :
I could not connect with the characters and to be honest, Eddie seemed like a total asshole. I mean, I really did not like him or his decisions at all. He was selfish and did not care about anyone's feelings, even though he 'had a sudden change of heart' after everyone in his life had to tell him he was being an ass, I was not buying it. I know we weren't supposed to like Drake an
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Magan Vernon has been living off of reader tears since she wrote her first short story in 2004. She now spends her time killing off fictional characters, pretending to plot while she really just watches Netflix, and she tries to do this all while her two young children run amok around her Texas ranch.

You can stalk her online at all of these fun and happy places.

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Other books in the series

Friendship, Texas (7 books)
  • Edge of Glory (Friendship, Texas, #1)
  • Part of Me (Friendship, Texas #3)
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