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Perfect Rumor

(Mason Creek #22)

4.45  ·  Rating details ·  145 ratings  ·  48 reviews
Leo Reid has always had a thing for the town gossip columnist, but Tate Michaels is one hard woman to get to know. That doesn’t stop Leo from doing all he can to chip away at the edges.

Little by little, day by day, she slowly lets him in.

Leo finds that the woman he always knew was there was hiding beneath the surface. He discovers a side that most have never been given a
Kindle Edition, 193 pages
Published May 12th 2022
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May 11, 2022 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed another new addition to the series by C.A. Harms. I wasn't into Tate at first because she distances herself from people for fear that they'll know what's going on with her family, even though it's pretty known in the small town. But I kind of get it and I liked how much she's changed especially after Leo pursued her. He has had a crush on her since he was 10 and it never waned. He waited years for her to notice but that wasn't coming so he took the initiative first to claim her. He's g ...more
Jennifer Pierson
May 12, 2022 rated it it was amazing
I have to say that I'm so delighted that C.A. Harms took on Tate's story as I totally had a different view of Tate (the gossip for Mason Creek) until Perfect Rumor. See, Tate has a lot of secrets about her life that no one really saw except Leo, instead they saw what she wanted them to see. He has had a thing for Tate for the longest time, and Tate was never down for it so she was a bit of a pill. Hell, she didn't treat him so great to be honest, but he never stopped doing his best to show her t ...more
When I saw the author of the MC Scoop was getting her own book, I knew I had to read it. I've been fascinated with Tate since the first book.

Her story doesn't disappoint.  There is so much more to her than what she allows the town to see.  There is someone who has always seen her, though, and he's done waiting on time to pick the perfect moment to finally stake his claim.

Leo has loved her from afar for too long, but it's past time she found out. He finds out Tate Michaels has secrets even thos
May 10, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Tate is the leading lady to get the gossip out in the town of Mason Creek. That was one way she could control how much was said about her father the town drunk not that it was a secret her mother just tried hard to make sure that they kept the fake happy family picture in view. But it was wearing on Tate and that wasn't the only thing Leo was finally wearing her down. He could handle her sass and attitude and he loved every minute of it. He wasn't gonna let her get away Leo liked her since high ...more
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May 10, 2022 rated it it was amazing

Perfect Rumor is definitely in my top 5 books of the series, I fell in love with Leo and Tate from the start and my love for them grew as their story unfolded.

Once again, C.A. Harris took us on another deeply moving journey but she also gave us such a swoon-worthy book boyfriend with Leo that I just wanted to step into Mason Creek and give him a big hug, this guy has known who he wants since he was 10-years-old and that was Tate, but because of the problems at home with her dad, she has built a
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Finally Tate's story. From other stories in the series, the reader knows that Tate has been the source behind keeping the gossip mill in Mason Creek alive, but what was never understood is that she does this to hide the secret she has been dealing with since she was a little girl. Once that secret is out in the world she realizes that it has not been the best kept secret, but also realizes that no one in Mason Creek thinks less of her because of it. This is the perfect opportunity for Leo to win ...more
Lisa Petty (Book Bangers Blog)
Not only do I love C.A. Harms storied, but I have been waiting for this one. Tate has been the town gossip blog girl and reports on anything and everything in Mason Creek. She's fun and hilarious and she has a heart of gold. She also has a side that no one has seen. Leo has always had a thing for Tate and knows there is more going on. When Leo happens upon Tate and her dad he decides it's time to claim her. Tate just wants to be left alone but knows that Leo won't stop at trying to get her. When ...more
May 10, 2022 rated it it was amazing
I was so excited to finally watch Tate fall in love and her and Leo's story did not disappoint!!

I love Tate! I love her sass, spunk, and determination. What I love most is you get to see her vulnerability. It makes her shine. Leo is nothing short of amazing. He is patient, kind, and knows there is so much more to Tate. I adore these two! I laughed. I cried. But I fell in love with Tate and Leo and their journey. An absolute MUST READ!!
Tate’s story finally!! And it was so great! I loved it but I also hated it because of what she had to go through. Now we know the reason behind her being the gossip queen with the MC Scoop. We know that Leo has a thing for Tate. That was evident in Will and Miley’s book, Perfect Mistake. He’s determined and knows they belong together and no matter how much attitude Tate gives him he won’t give up! Tate grows so much throughout this story and it was so heartwarming to see where she ends up!

Marianela Aybar (Mari Loves Books Blog)
A rumor can sometimes be the thing that gets you what you want. Tate has gone through a lot and finally seeing her get her story gave me the feels. Leo was just swoon worthy, always there watching and waiting. The story is sweet, somewhat emotional, but just right.
Julie Booklover
May 11, 2022 rated it really liked it
Shelves: may, arc, 2022
We return to Mason Creek for Perfect Rumor to find out more about one of the town’s residents. This book is noteworthy because we learn more about the woman behind the gossip. The MC Scoop has been a long source of information in the series, Tate just reports the plentiful gossip in Mason Creek.

We have known that Leo has a thing for Tate, but will he act on it? I am rooting for them, but their journey has some speedbumps. Will they end up in the MC Scoop?

Thank you to the Author for the advanced
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May 03, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Finally we get to learn about Tate! I will Be completely honest….I did not like Tate at first. How can someone who writes about everyone and Is in everyone’s business want to keep her life so private. Doesn’t seams fair right? Well as we get to know her and her family and peel back the layers we learn her truth. Boy do I love Leo and the town of Mason Creek for loving her. Leo has adored her and waited for her and now is getting his chance. I loved being back in Mason Creek and catching up with ...more
May 07, 2022 rated it it was amazing
I must admit before this story I didn't like Tate much as she was always writing about other people's private business in her blog. However, once I got into this story and realised it was her way of escaping I began to understand why. Throw in hot Leo who has crushed on her for a long time and is determined to get close to Tate and this makes another emotional and heart-warming read in this loveable series. Read an ARC for an honest review. ...more
Isha Coleman
May 04, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Life lessons, love stories and happily ever after. Small town living and big city drama breathe heart into the soul. Harms mixes humor and honest emotion within a larger than life romance. Leo and Tate are the sweetest blend of rapture and heartache. From deep thought to soulful emotion, Perfect Rumor is a deeply moving journey. A delightful experience.
Sharon Moritz-rosenthal
May 12, 2022 rated it it was amazing
I received a complimentary early release copy of this e-book from the author prior to release and am voluntarily leaving a review.

I am a huge fan of this authors writing and so I really could not wait to read this story. In addition, I love the character of Leo and Tate from reading other Mason Creek stories and have been really excited to read their story.

This is a small town romance about the town good guy, Leo finally getting his dream girl, Tate to see him and agree to date him and fall fo
Renee Entress
May 12, 2022 rated it really liked it
4 star

I was pulled right into this story. The story has laughs, secrets, and heartbreak.

The below are part of this series if you want to read those books(s) first
Perfect Risk (Mason Creek #1) by C.A. Harms
Perfect Song (Mason Creek #2) by Lauren Runow
Perfect Love (Mason Creek #3) by A.M. Hargrove
Perfect Night (Mason Creek #4) by Terri E. Laine
Perfect Tragedy (Mason Creek #5) by Jennifer Miller
Perfect Escape (Mason Creek #6) by Cary Hart
Perfect Summer (Mason Creek #7) by Bethany Lopez
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Marni Ortiz
May 12, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Angsty , emotional, off the charts chemistry, heartfelt, heartbreaking, intriguing, second chance , love , second chances, humor , witty banter , unexpected surprises, push and pull , and some of the most likable and relatable characters you will ever want to meet . C.A Harms’s Mason Creek Series has so quickly become one of my very favorites. From the moment I sat down and started reading both Tate and Leo’s journey I was so completely captivated , both characters are so unique , intriguing and ...more
Flavs is Mrs David Gandy♥~♥’
This was such a sweet story considering that Tate is such a ball buster 😊

Tate didn’t have a happy childhood. Her father was the Town drunk and he was never good to her or her mother. He mother was happy living in denial and wanting to keep everything hidden (even though everyone knew about it) So she didn’t have time for anyone in her life and Leo asking her out all the time was just annoying her. She just couldn’t let anyone into her life right now. She cant show them how vulnerable she is or h
Amy Morgan
Jun 06, 2022 rated it really liked it
I've been waiting for this

For the first 21 books I found myself angry or even loathing Tate. But this book turned me around. It was exceptionally crafted to give the reader a look inside the "why" of Tate Michaels' demeanor up to now. The way she was raised, it is so easy to understand her now. And Leo... omgoodness. He was an amazing character who had always been hovering on the sidelines but now, blossoms in the spotlight. I loved watching these two come together and catching up with character
Sarah Dale
Another trip back into this simply brilliant series and we are finally getting the Gossip Queen Tate's story and I am so glad it was CA Harms that got to write her story.

We have been dropped hints about something being there between Tate and Leo. The chemistry between them has been electric and it was only a matter of time before a spark ignites.

Tate has hidden behind her gossip blog the MC Scoop. Only letting people see what she wants them to see but Leo has always seen the true her. The time h
May 15, 2022 rated it it was ok
I just couldn’t handle Tate

I try not to review books that I haven’t finished because I don’t think it’s really fair—maybe the book gets better. But I tried so many times to read on in this book and I just couldn’t.

Tate was horrible. She was just so rude and b!tchy to Leo and by 31%, I just couldn’t take it anymore. Her father is the town drunk and she’s embarrassed. It was impossible for me to have any sympathy for her because of the awful way she treats Leo who is in love with her for some rea
May 11, 2022 rated it really liked it
GAAAH! I am so happy we finally get to see Tate get her story! I have been so intrigued by her since the start of this series and seeing how much heartache that girl carries really hit me to my soul! Leo just doesn’t give up either. I love his pursuit of her at every moment possible. It was funny, witty and down right swoon worthy. The implosion of the two of them together was everything as well. There is so much to Tate too than meets the eye. How she hides her own personal life so much because ...more
Kari Hansen
May 12, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Tate has family secrets that she doesn’t want exposed so she believes her best defense is a good offense and that is why she likes exposing the secrets of the other townspeople. She allows people only so close before she distances herself, but Leo isn’t about to let her do that with him.

Leo has always known that Tate is his destiny and now he just needs to convince her. He will convince her with both word and deed that she can trust him with her heart and her secrets.

I enjoyed getting to know Ta
Brianna at Renee Entress's Blog
May 12, 2022 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2022
4 Stars!

Mason Creek is back on the map and y'all my heart couldn’t be happier. Heart, heat, and all of the feels. Mason Creek is always packed with the good stuff, every single book and this go round, Evan Grace is here to make her mark again. Perfect Rumor, the newest, was super good and had quite a few unforgettable moments. Meeting Tate and Leo, well they were quite the pair and their story was all kinds of everything.

I absolutely adore this series, this town and its people. I get butterflies
May 19, 2022 rated it really liked it
Glad we finally got Tate's story and her history fleshed out. I was honestly a little surprised by her friendships since I felt she was always treated like someone no one liked much, but there are so many books that maybe I'm misremembering that. Leo was great and I was happy there was no unnecessary drama in this book.

Took off one star because this book was short and felt a little rushed. Also it could use better editing. In some cases words were wrong or missing but I also get distracted when
May 11, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Perfect Rumor stole my heart right from the very first page. Tate is a character that I have been holding my breath for, I knew there was more beneath the surface with this lady. Tate's story at times broke my heart for what this young woman had been through. Leo was a man that had loved her from afar since he was a young boy. He saw the real Tate not the one she showed the rest of the world. His love, devotion and the way he wanted to give her everything no matter how much she pushed him away w ...more
Kimhe Rockchicks
May 26, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Mason Creek is where I wanna be catching up with all my best friends including Gossip Queen Tate who gets her HEA with sexy, swoony Leo. Loveable Leo has been in love with Tate forever and will do anything to prove to her that they belong together.

Its an emotional, heartwarming, second chance romance. I loved the hilarious banter between Leo and Tate. The way he is with her melts your heart. I can never get enough of this place and the brilliant stories that are part of this world from all these
Becca Whaley
May 29, 2022 rated it liked it
So I wish I could give this one 5 stars , but I just can’t… I loved the story itself, I love how Tate finally let us all in and I love how Leo was so loyal and finally got what he wanted. But there were so many simple easy things that need fixing in this one. Maybe I’m just nitpicking but it threw the book off for me. It had SO MUCH POTENTIAL….. I wanted to 5 star it so bad… because I loved so many aspects of the actual book…
Jun 05, 2022 rated it it was ok
Have mercy!

If you're not sure of the difference between there, their and they're please have someone read the book before you hit publish! Great story just needs better editing. Also it's peak when talking about an org*sm. Lillies is pluralized without an apostrophe unless they belong to Lilly and so many others I can't list them all.

The story was fantastic, but the grammatical errors made it frustrating to read.
May 16, 2022 rated it really liked it
It is Tate's turn for love ❤️

I am enjoying reading these Mason Creek novellas!

Perfect Rumor is the story of Tate better known for all the gossip scoops and Leo, the man who has loved her from far.

Leo fell for Tate when their were both at school but she never paid him any attention. It was as if he was never there for her.

Tate's story was interesting after reading how she grew up, one understands the way she behaves. Leo was the only person who really seemed to see her and took the time to und
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