Special Ops soldier Griffin Reid doesn't exactly have happy memories of growing up in Sunshine, Idaho. He's only come back to recover from a war injury, and while he refuses to admit he's in a weakened state, he finds comfort in the last person he'd expect. Kate Evans teaches fourth grade science in Sunshine, the place she's always called home. Dreaming of graduate school and a happily-ever-after, she's desperate to break out of the monotony of Sunshine. Luckily, a certain sexy man has just come back into her life. To Griffin, Kate as always been his little sister's friend, but now he's finding her to be so much more. As both attempt to forge their paths, they must decide if their passionate connection can turn into something lasting.
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Tracking Books Read Review (Short)
Overall Rating: 5.00
Story Rating: 5.00
Character Rating: 5.00
Audio Rating: 4.00 (not part of the overall rating)
First Thought when Finished: Rumor Has It is my favorite in the Animal Magnetism series so far.
Overall Thoughts:I loved how awkward Kate was and how guarded Griffin happened to be. This book just hit all my contemporary romance triggers and I enjoyed every minute of it. I also love that this book really delved into PTSD and how it can impact a person. I thought Jill tackled that with brilliance and didn't make it a handicap for Griffin. All around this was a great book!
Narrated by Karen White/Length 9 hrs and 17 mins.
I enjoy Karen's narration of the Animal Magnetism series. I have enjoyed every one and look forward to the next one! I think she a great match with Jill's writing.
Sassy dialogue, humor, and a great reader are important to me.
this is the best of the series...they are linked only by names of the characters, so you do not have to read in order. If you only try one book, get this one first. It starts out with tons of laughs, so do not be doing something that requires your concentration, or you will miss the wonderful humor. This story is good because our heroine has whit, guts and a saving heart. She has a sexy outlook which makes her beautiful inside and out.
a couple actually...when our hero gives the young boy a ride on his motorcycle, when thing one and thing two wake our hero up.
I have all of her attorneys series...which made me search out this series. Follow her reads as she gets what the author wants when humor is written in the story. Karen can make all the hero's just plain yummy.
I have not finished this listen as I write,but I wanted to share a great listen with others.
This one makes you just plain feel good...and that is hard to come by in many of the books
I used a credit and will re listen again when I just want a good laugh
Animal Magnetism Novels 1 thru 3 were much better than the 4th, Rumor Has It. Jill Shalvis should have stopped while she was ahead.
There was nothing wrong with White's performance. She is a good narrator. Unfortunately, even her performance couldn't save this book.
The heroine's constant spouting of stupid science facts. Nearly every time she opened her mouth. Enough was enough, it wasn't necessary to beat readers over the head with her loopy science info.
The story was so dull and the chemistry between the H/h so nonexistent that they seemed more like brother and sister than lovers. Gave this book a definite ick factor...not good for a romance novel. Enjoy the first three books in this series, save your money and leave this one on the shelf.
What I'm Reading
Yes, because Karen White does a fantastic job reading the story. Plus, the story is a lot of fun to listen.
I love how she does Kate's voice, because you can actually hear the timid shy person Kate Evans is.
I was laughing and crying, but it wouldn't be a Jill Shalvis book if my emotions were everywhere.
Will do anything for books!
I enjoy these stories, very sweet and lots of fun. enjoy seeing the previous characters as well. I will say, though this book was not short I could have used some more depth into their relationship, there was a little drama, but nothing major. I enjoyed it and will listen again (probably) and have enjoyed this series.
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