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Rumor Has It: An Animal Magnetism Novel, Book 4 | [Jill Shalvis]

Rumor Has It: An Animal Magnetism Novel, Book 4

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.
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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.

©2013 Jill Shalvis (P)2013 Tantor

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    Amazon Customer United States 01-02-14
    Amazon Customer United States 01-02-14 Member Since 2010

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    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!

    Audio Thoughts:

    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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Karen CA, United States 11-10-13
    Karen CA, United States 11-10-13 Member Since 2011

    Sassy dialogue, humor, and a great reader are important to me.

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    Where does Rumor Has It rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    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.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Rumor Has It?

    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.


    Have you listened to any of Karen White’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    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.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    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
    published.


    Any additional comments?

    I used a credit and will re listen again when I just want a good laugh

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    AJ Anaheim, CA, United States 11-11-13
    AJ Anaheim, CA, United States 11-11-13 Member Since 2011

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    "Boring..."
    Would you try another book from Jill Shalvis and/or Karen White?

    Sure.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Jill Shalvis again?

    Animal Magnetism Novels 1 thru 3 were much better than the 4th, Rumor Has It. Jill Shalvis should have stopped while she was ahead.


    What didn’t you like about Karen White’s performance?

    There was nothing wrong with White's performance. She is a good narrator. Unfortunately, even her performance couldn't save this book.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Rumor Has It?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Melody May Montana, USA 12-31-13
    Melody May Montana, USA 12-31-13

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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, because Karen White does a fantastic job reading the story. Plus, the story is a lot of fun to listen.


    Which character – as performed by Karen White – was your favorite?

    I love how she does Kate's voice, because you can actually hear the timid shy person Kate Evans is.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I was laughing and crying, but it wouldn't be a Jill Shalvis book if my emotions were everywhere.


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    Eran Oakley, CA, United States 11-17-13
    Eran Oakley, CA, United States 11-17-13 Member Since 2012

    Will do anything for books!

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    "Great, sweet, hot!"

    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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