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Rumor Has It (Friendship, Texas #2)

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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
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333 pages
Published October 25th 2016
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Lissa Rice
**5 Boundless Stars** Full Review and Rating will be up at Boundless Book Reviews
Paula  Phillips
Nov 02, 2016 Paula Phillips 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
Aaly
Oct 15, 2016 Aaly 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!
Logan Hr
Oct 18, 2016 Logan Hr rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this friends to lovers book! I can't wait to see what the series brings next!
Becca
Oct 20, 2016 Becca 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
Becky Rendon
Dec 17, 2016 Becky Rendon 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
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Laura Reading
Oct 18, 2016 Laura Reading 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
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Teri
Oct 25, 2016 Teri 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
Christie72
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
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Boundless Book Reviews
Oct 25, 2016 Boundless Book Reviews 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
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Christina Oswald
Dec 15, 2016 Christina Oswald rated it really liked it
Rumor Has It is a fantastic standalone second chance romance. I LOL'd many times. I loved the small town and the church ladies. The main characters Brooke and Eddie. They both were strong characters and easy to get emotionally attached to.
Brooke and Eddie have been best friends since they were babies. Their mother's pretty much had their wedding and future planned. Until Eddie wins a contest and become one of country's leading stars, moves to Nashville, and doesn't contact Brooke for 10 years.
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Jessica Raley
Oct 25, 2016 Jessica Raley 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
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!
Patty
Nov 10, 2016 Patty rated it did not like it
1.5 Stars - It wasn't bad but I didn't enjoy it all that much.
Becca
Oct 27, 2016 Becca rated it it was amazing
I love this series and I love Magan too!

Full review coming with Tour on November 4th
books are love
Nov 14, 2016 books are love 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
Chrissy
3.5 Stars

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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
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Crystal Spieker
Dec 22, 2016 Crystal Spieker 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
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Morilyn
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 t ...more
Kristen Johnson
Nov 02, 2016 Kristen Johnson 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
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Judy
Dec 21, 2016 Judy 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
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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 and I
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Catherine Coffman
Dec 11, 2016 Catherine Coffman rated it really liked it
Shelves: series, humorous
This book is the second one in the Friendship Series and can be read as a standalone.

Brooke is an erotic author in the Indie world and has published a few books but like most Indie authors is struggling to make ends meet with her sales. When her father passes away she decides to go back to Friendship. Brooke has been in love with Eddie Justice since they were born but they were best friends and next door neighbors.

Eddie left Friendship ten years ago to follow his dream of being a country music
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Sara
Nov 03, 2016 Sara rated it liked it
3.5/5 Stars!!!

Spoiler Free Review

Rumor Has It is a sweet, second chance, friends-to-lovers romance between high school best friends who haven't seen each other in 10 years!

Eddie left Frienship, Texas to pursue a music career and he made it big. Unfortunately, he left his best friend, Brooke, behind. She got tired of waiting and headed off to college, found a boyfriend, who may or may not be her fiance, and started a writing career in Austin. Now they have both returned to Friendship and it's ti
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Grace
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
Palabasalibro
Oct 28, 2016 Palabasalibro rated it liked it
I really liked the idea of a star leaving behind the love of his life and coming back later to try for a second chance. This is why I started the book as soon as I could because the synopsis had me curious.

I had all these expectations but the book let me down pretty bad.

The hero and heroine butted heads several times and they made up several times as well. All the talk of them being in love with each other by other people was good - however when left to themselves, they were this clumsy couple
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Linda Rea
Dec 15, 2016 Linda Rea rated it it was amazing
What a good story! Brooke is coming home to Friendship Texas because her dad passed away. Eddie is home from his tour and his embarrassment thinking he would feel better coming home. Brooke and Eddie have been friends and neighbors their whole lives and when he left to be a country western star he left Brooke too. Brooke went on to live with her boyfriend Drake and become a author but her books weren't selling very well. Now they are both back home and maybe they can get past the friendship stag ...more
Julianne
Nov 28, 2016 Julianne rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-s
Rumor Has It is the second installment of the Friendship, Texas series by Magan Vernon.

I’ve one other book from Magan Vernon and I have to say this was the best! I mean the humor and romance was spectacular! I can’t tell you how many times I ended up laughing with tears in my eyes or the strange looks I got as I sat at a doctors office. Rumor Has It was a great read about friends to lover type of story and she did a wonderful job infusing that into the story as we get to know Eddie and Brooke.

I
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Megan Wilkins
Oct 25, 2016 Megan Wilkins rated it it was amazing
GAH! I started this book and did not want to put it down until I had read it through, then I promptly reread it loving it the second time through as well. I love that this novel stands alone and you do not have to read the series in order, although if you have read the first one (Edge of Glory) you will notice some overlapping scenes but from a different perspective! Magan Vernor has once again knocked it out of the park with this book. I now want to move to Friendship, Texas! Read this book- yo ...more
Teri
Nov 21, 2016 Teri rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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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 amuck around her Texas ranch.

You can find her online by clicking the following links:

Amazon Author Link: http://amzn.to/1Mi23I
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Other Books in the Series

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

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