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Virginal Headlines (Love Between The Headlines Book 1)

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Thirty days was plenty to make him fall in love...

Twenty-three-year-old Primrose Amberly just landed the job of her dreams—with Virago, a leading women’s romance blog. All the knowledge she had about sex, she’d learned by reading their articles. And anyone who knew her would laugh if they found out what her first assignment was. Even she did…before curling into a sopping
Published April 25th 2019
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Saira Moodley (BookedMercy)
Arc provided in exchange for an honest review

4.5 Serendipity stars!!!

”Serendipity.” My face screwed up. “Huh?” Her cheeks were smudged with color again. “If we’re meant to see each other again, we will. You know… like the movie? It’s my all-time favorite. Have you seen it?”

Omggg this was such a sweet romance !!! Everything about this book was amazing, from the witty dialogue to the a-dork-able heroine and the swoon worthy hero. This author was a first for me, and now I am a fan. Definitely going to check out he
Vanessa (nessreads)
Apr 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
*I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC of this book*

4.5 “Serendipitous” Stars

Virginal Headlines reminded me a lot of ‘How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days’ It was fun, flirty and sweet. With two bloggers working for rival blogs. A light fast-paced read, but it also had a few deeper undertones that kept the story interesting. A very enjoyable read that had me breezing through the book.

Primrose “Prim” has recently moved to NY to fulfill her dreams in becoming a journal
Bibliophile  Chloe
Apr 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Love Between the Headlines - Book 1

Yes!! A new series by Candace Knoebel! I fell in love with her writing with the Risky Hearts Duet and been waiting patiently to see what's next!

This story of Primrose and Grayson is just brilliant! It is everything a good romance should be.  It checks off all the boxes for me.  It has heart, humor, some kick-a$$ best friends and oh the smexiness! I was swooning all over the place.

I loved the play with serendipity! It brought almost a magithe Risky
Sara ✨ Next Book Review Blog ✨
Virginal Headlines was the first book that I have read by Candace Knoebel. It was amazing! This is one of those books that read like an amazing romantic comedy… who remembers The Ugly Truth? No, no… this isn’t the same storyline… what it is though is the same fun and wittiness, the lightness. I really was smitten with Grayson super quickly. I love me a good changed man and Grayson has changed from a sex-crazed manwhore to this good-natured fun man. Virginal Headlines is one of the sweetest books ...more
⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4 STARS

What a great book to start off this series! Virginal Headlines, is Book 1 in the Love Between the Headlines Series by Candace Knoebel. This is the first book I’ve had the pleasure of reading from this author. Primrose and Grayson were so cute together. When I first started this book it was reminiscent to the movie of How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days, which is not a bad thing as I loved that movie!

Grayson is well known as many things, but deep down he is such a gr
Pure cuteness and serendipity.

Obviously, the premise lured me in, and then the inviting and lively writing style completely captivated me.

What's more, it has a sweet meet-cute, a reformed serial dater, a smart and shy blogger, and a slow-burn romance spiced with wit, a potential deal-breaker, and some seriously scene-grabbing sidekicks.

I just melt for this kind of scenario. Virginal girl with a secret mission to expose a notorious serial dater, but then she fa
Apr 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Can you make a player a stayer? That’s the challenge set by Candace Knoebel’s Virginal Headlines—and a pretty big challenge when the man is hot, rich, and one of the most sought after players in New York. Women are lined up for a chance at Grayson Pierce, and I’m not ashamed to admit I’d be one of them 😍😍!!

Primrose Amberly lands the career she’s dreamed of ever since moving to New York—working for Virago, a romance blog where she’s learned everything there is to know about sex and love. But there
Amy M. (Amy Loves Reading Blog)
Goodness. It was actually longer than I thought it would be BUT ended how I hoped. This author is super new to me and I couldn’t have been more excited to read this story. ALTHOUGH... my stomach was in knots and I just had this awful gut feeling.

Primrose, just her freaking name is amazing. It just screams innocence. She took me by surprise and made some decisions I didn’t agree with but at the same time understood those decisions. Just starting out in your career that not only puts y
Cassidy (cassidyreads)
Apr 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received an arc in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Candace Knoebel for this opportunity. I loved this book it was so light and cute, perfect to read after a dark romance! I really liked this storyline and book, it was giving me the tiniest vibes from How To Lose A Guy in 10 Days( which is one of my favorite movies!) This book was funny, a relatively easy read and of course had great romance in it. I love Primrose (Prim) she was a very relatable character, probably the most relatable o ...more
Apr 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Virginal Headlines
By Candace Knoebel
4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Release Date April 25

Virginal Headlines by Candace Knoebel reminded me a lot of How to Lose a Guy in 10 days with a little bit of Serendipity if it had a book baby.

Both bloggers for rival companies, Greyson and Primrose’s characters had great chemistry and the secondary characters were a crack up. I am definitely looking forwards to some of their books. I loved how Greyson was an extrovert and Prim was the opposite as an introver
Apr 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book I have read by Candace but it will not be my last. This was a fast engaging read with well written characters. Grayson & Prim area great couple that will have you turning the page to the very end. I can not wait to see what she has in store for the next book in this series.
Luisa Rivas
Apr 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Whenever I read a book that involves some kind of deceit, I stay anxious during the book, waiting for the moment of truth and the heartbreak it causes on one of the characters. In this case, Prim is hiding something from Grayson and I spent almost the whole book in a state of expectation for the bomb blast. To be truthful, it was a benign explosion.

Prim is a 23 y/o virgin, newly arrived to New York City, hoping to be a journalist. Grayson has been the butt of scandals since he was a
Meghana Sarathy
This was a really fun and entertaining read :) It has bits of everything, and that's what makes it so 'complete' and also satisfying. The entire time I was reading it, there was a wide smile gracing my face, but I was also anxious and curious to know what happens next.
Coming to the story, it was fresh and real, very relatable at a pace that was easy to follow. The storyline, though kind of predictable was not boring and every scene had something new and delightful to offer. What stood out the m
Apr 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Virginal Headlines is a fun story about a man and a woman who literally bump into each other then fall in love. Prim is a small town girl that moves to New York to make it as a journalist. She's a little geeky and a little mousy. Her goal is to land a job at Virago, a female blog. Grayson is a bad boy and former model. The press has dogged him for years always trying to make him out to be a serial dater and all around bad boy. Grayson works for Stud, Virago's male counterpart. They seem like the ...more
Sunny Shelly Reads
Virginal Headlines was an absolute delight to read. Between my lunch break at work and reading before bed, I devoured this book in a single day.

A chance encounter with New York City's renowned playboy gives fledgling journalist Prim an inside edge in scoring the blogger position she's desperate for. All she has to do is turn player Greyson into a stayer in 30 days, write an article about her how-to, and the permanent position is hers. Except the more she gets to know Greyson.... we a
Franci Neill
Apr 26, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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4 Can a Player Really Change Stars!!!

What an introduction to a new to me author! This is my first book by Ms. Knoebel and it’s the start of a new series. Ms. Knoebel has given us a book that is fun, sassy, quirky and just the right amount of deception. What starts as an assignment for the very innocent Prim turns into so much more when she gets to know the man beneath the surface that is Grayson.

Prim is new to the big bad city of New York and while she’s the least qualified for a job it’s
Alicja P
Apr 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I've never been disappointed by anything I've read by Candace Knoebel, and Virginal Headlines is no exception. Every once in a while I really crave reading a good romance and this one was perfect. The writing flowed beautifully and before I knew it I was halfway into the book and couldn't wait to finish. The writing made it easy to fall in love with the characters. I quickly found myself rooting for Prim and Grayson but not only them but their respective best friends, Poppy and Finley, too. I'm ...more
Cyndi Becker
Apr 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: april-2019
Candace Knoebel launches a new series with a surprising light story line centered on a young woman breaking into the world of blogging journalism all while finding love. Fate brings Primrose Amberly and Grayson Pierce together in a "meet-cute" that promises major interruptions to the norms in both of their lives.

Primrose is utterly delightful. She seems to be relatively naive, but she's a quick thinker and boldly proclaims that she's up for writing a story about "turning a player into a stayer"
Apr 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Virginal Headlines by Candace Knoebel
“Will they be the next big headline? 4 stars”

Grayson is used to being in the public eye and being in the headlines. He’s used to people gawking. What he’s not used to is women like Prim. She’s sweet and doesn’t try and use him for his status. He never thought he was going to settle down, but dang does she make him want to try.
Prim is just a small-town girl trying to make it in the big bad city. She never planned on using Grayson but yo
Kari Hansen
Apr 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Prim has recently moved to NY to fulfill her dreams of becoming a journalist. She manages to get a job at Virago, a blog, with the provision that she will be able to curb Grayson’s playboy ways within 30 days. She is feeling out of depth and in over her head as the only experience she has had with men is through her kindle.

Grayson has a reputation with the ladies and from what he has seen love and relationships are not part of his DNA. From the moment he meets Prim he knows she is di
Cee Cee Houston
Apr 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Virginal Headlines by Candace Knoebel is the first in a new series, ‘Love Between The Headlines’. It’s also my first book by this author and while it was funny in places, there was a serious side to it as well, from Grayson’s past.
Prim is just starting out in her new job and met Grayson accidentally that same day. He’s a serial player and it’s Prim’s job to change him, all in the name of work. Or so it is meant to be. But these two are drawn together and even though Grayson has never dated anyo
Apr 24, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As soon as I read the blurb for Virginal Headlines by Candace Knoebel, I knew I wanted to read it. A twenty-three-year-old virgin set to make a known player into a boyfriend material for her job. Not just any player, but someone who worked for the competition. How was she supposed to change Grayson Pierce’s ways when she herself had hardly ever been kissed?

I loved Primrose. She was sweet, caring and an introvert, though her job made her do things outside her comfort zone. But this was a chance
Ariadna Basulto
Apr 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
I was really excited for Virginal Headlines by Candace Knoebel from the moment I read the blurb. It had a ‘How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days’ vibe and since it’s a movie I love, knew I needed this book and I wasn’t wrong. It was so fun and had so many elements I love in good romance.

I loved how opposite Prim and Grayson are and yet they’re perfect for each other. The story was light and fun, but had a few deeper undertones that kept the story interesting. Their bosses kept it entertaining for sure!
Leslie Ooten
Apr 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
I thought this was a pretty good read. The writing flowed well, and I liked the main characters for the most part. As the way it goes with these types of stories, I really hated the way Prim did Grayson. He was laying his heart on the line for her, and she was using him for personal gain. She does try to change that, but personally I think a conversation with someone you are supposed to love would go a long way. I'm not sure how I felt about Poppy either. She was a good friend when everything hi ...more
Tiffany Johnson
May 01, 2019 rated it liked it
3-3.5 stars!
I started out really liking the storyline and then somewhere after the 50% mark things just sort of went downhill for me. Grayson is the serial dater/the player and Prim is the virgin who vows to tame him in order to get a shot at a job at an online blog. We were chugging along, conflict is brewing, and then suddenly things were resolved and I felt cheated out of tension and their first big fight. Even when the big secret comes out later on everyone was just way too understandi
annette kraft
Apr 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I was given this ARC as an honest read for an honest review. This is my first time reading Candace Knoebel, let me just say I was wowed!! Once I started reading this story I just couldn't put it down until I was finished!!
This is Grayson and Primrose's story. Promise is a regular introvert who loves reading, her lizard and being by herself. Grayson is the regular serial dater. Then one day they bump into each other and it all begins with her kindle breaking. These two characters are comple
Apr 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Such a wonderful and witty romance. My first book by this author and I truly enjoyed it.

Primrose is an introvert. She likes her books and her lizard. She has just landed her dream job at Virago, a women's blog, on a trial basis. Prim has to write an article on how to turn a player into a stayer to prove herself worthy of the job. The player is serial dater Grayson Pierce. Prim sees the real Grayson, not the one the tabloids show. Prim is a-dork-able and Grayson is so swoon worthy. ...more
Reviews from the Heart (Kimberly Anne)
If this book is anything to go by, this series is going to be amazing! Primrose has just landed her dream job with a romance blog, the only hang-up is that she may not have enough personal experience.

This book was seriously funny and full of heart, I simply could not put it down. Not only did u absolutely fall in love with Primtose and Grayson, but I also loved the side characters. The struggles that Primrose and Grayson faced both together and separate were so we'll written that they were comp
Apr 30, 2019 rated it liked it
If you want sweet and swoony without angst and quick conflict resolution, this is for you. I needed more from the characters, specifically angst and tension. For a reformed player, Grayson was too much of the opposite of his former days that it wasn’t believable and made him seem somewhat boring. As for Prim, she played her role well but there were times where she channeled a side of her that I wasn't sure was believable for her situation. It was just too sweet and easy for me, to the point wher ...more
Apr 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Games, deception, and revenge. A playboy falls for a con artist. My heart melted for Grayson. Everyone put him in a box and had preconceived ideas about him solidly in place and didn't allow for any deviation. His father's treatment of him and his mom was totally unacceptable. Quinn was such a ruthless, vindictive, manhater that she was easy to dislike and vilify. The more I got to know Grayson the more I fell for his character. I'm so glad Prim and Grayson got their second chance. I'm anxious f ...more
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Candace Knoebel is a hopeless romantic with an affinity for whiskey and good music. Her love of words began when she met the boy who lived in the cupboard under the stairs. She's a self-proclaimed Lost Girl. Words are her mirror.

With two completed series, her work ranges from paranormal to contemporary, all centered heavily around romance.

Currently she lives in Florida with her husband and two children, and has just completed her thirteenth n