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Rumor Has It (Limelight Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Elisabeth Grace
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (203 customer reviews)

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Book Description

***A New Adult Contemporary Romance***

“Rumor Has It is quite possibly one of the best New Adult debuts I’ve read–ever. I loved every hip-hop minute of it and can’t wait to read the rest of the series! I devoured it, from laugh out loud funny moments to hot Mason scenes, I was begging for more by the time I finished reading. I can’t wait to see what more this talented author has up her sleeve.”–Rachel Van Dyken, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author

“Sexy and sweet, Mason and Ellie are a couple you want to root for.”–Monica Murphy, NYT & USA Today Bestselling Author

All publicity is good publicity, right? Unless you’re recent college grad Ellie Wagner and an embarrassing video of you and your boyfriend goes viral. Every man in your life abandons you, but who knew a one-minute clip of your latest doomed relationship would brand you a slut, prevent you from getting your perfect job, and force you to keep doing the one thing you swore you’d never do again…live with your mother.

But staying with mom and her latest boy-toy (is this husband number four or five?) until your life turns around might not be all bad. Especially when you fall – literally – at the feet of a sexy, green-eyed stranger who offers you freedom and a life of luxury on a gold-rimmed platter.

There’s only one little problem – the man of your dreams is none other than Mason Nash, the latest hip-hop star busting up the music charts. Fame and fortune are his calling cards and he’s vying to steal the show on a new reality TV series that will catapult him into mainstream stardom. Hello spotlight.
The man behind the famous persona is perfect for Ellie in every way, but can she overcome the ugly pitfalls that come with Mason's celebrity status? Or will she be forced to choose between the man she loves and the independent life she longs for?

After all, fame and fortune aren’t always what they seem and not all publicity is good publicity…

One-click now to see how Ellie and Mason navigate life in the limelight!

***Due to mature sexual content and strong language this novel is intended for those readers 18+***

Books In This Series (3 Books)
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  • Editorial Reviews


    "This story was light-hearted but surprisingly multi-layered, funny but scrumptiously sexy, showing us that sometimes the most addictive books come to us when you least expect them. Under a bubbly veil of upbeat dialogues and palpable chemistry between the characters, lies a charming tale of finding what counts the most in life and fighting to keep it. This book was the perfect balance of humor, drama, sizzle and romance, all nicely wrapped up into an entertaining story that I was unable to put down."
    - Natasha Is A Book Junkie

    "Mason Nash melted me in this book. I loved, loved, loved this story. I haven't read one like it. Rapper meets hometown girl. It's original, I enjoyed Elisabeth's writing. It's a re-read. Yep!!" 
    - Schmexy Girl Book Blog

    "I was completely blown away by this story and finished it in one sitting. I am shocked that this is the author's debut book. I really love the way this author writes; I enjoyed the dual POV, the sex scenes were INSANE, and she literally made me laugh out loud."
    - Three Girls And A Book Obsession

    A "rock star romance" with a unique plot, this book had me hooked from page one, though it's the end of the first chapter where I was laughing out loud. The pacing was perfect and I would have read it in one sitting if I could have...darn life kept getting in the way! I loved the author's style of writing and thought that the dual point-of-view was particularly effective in this story. All that being said it was the characters that really shined in this story. Not only did I love the way they stayed true to who they were and what they wanted throughout the entire book, but the dialogue between them was fantastic." 
    - Nevaeh's New Adult Blog

    Product Details

    • File Size: 3742 KB
    • Print Length: 308 pages
    • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
    • Publisher: Elisabeth Grace (December 2, 2013)
    • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B00H28ZM8I
    • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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    • Lending: Enabled
    • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #58,891 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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    Most Helpful Customer Reviews
    14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it December 27, 2013
    Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
    Wow. This book had everything including a non cliffhanger ending. I liked Ellie as the female lead, she was independent and actually real, not wishy washy and making assumptions all the time. I've read a few books where I just want to strangle the heroine and tell her to just shut up and listen to Christ's sake. I loved Mason, I wasn't sure how I was going to picture a white rapper but who I kept picturing while reading this book was Macklemore and that made everything okay. Mason was sweet funny and was a man whore before we got to know him in this book but I'm glad the story didn't go on and on about his male whoriness.
    Overall the story was great, I couldn't put it down. I would definitely read the next book by this author. Again I reiterate that this story didn't have a cliffhanger like so many books now a days have which was refreshing. Read it you'll like it!
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    9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars Not for me June 15, 2014
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    This is a rant...You have been warned!

    Sigh...where to begin? Rumor Has It started off fairly promising. Ellie is like a lot of typical 20-somethings (and 30-somethings!), has graduated and due to the downturn is working in a job that is in no way related to her field. The downturn and the fact that an embarrassing clip of her and her ex boyfriend has gone viral on YouTube making Ellie a pariah in the world of media she aches to be employed in. Living at home and working in a real estate job is not ideal for this ambitious graduate especially when her boss is a bit of a butt-head. When Ellie is dispatched by said butt-head to deliver a set of keys to the beach-house a VIP client is renting her day goes from bad to worse when she ends up stuck halfway in a bathroom window with her skirt hanging from the ledge and her backside in the face of Hip-Hop’s biggest star Mason Nash. Do you even have to guess how the rest of this goes? BAM instant attraction and it is one drama filled page after another...

    Mason Nash needs a break from the drama of celebrity life (Boo! Poor rich baby!) and so has ended up in...I wanna say Virginia? Anyway his welcome to the state is an eyeful of Ellie’s butt (if you want to know why she’s hanging out with her ass on display read the book because I can’t even...) and naturally when she turns around he’s captivated by her stunning looks, her snarky charm and the fact that she has no idea who he is. FINALLY he can be himself and someone can get to know his soul! Huzzah! Anyway they get together and it’s all fun and games apart from a drunken mom, several misunderstandings and over-reactions and a gun comes into play somewhere because god forbid there wasn’t enough ridiculous drama.
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    8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
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    3.5 Stars
    Mason and Ellie's romance starts when Ellie literally falls into the bathroom at the beach house he's renting from her employer's real estate agency. Mason is a hip hop star; Ellie a recent college graduate looking for a job in her field. They both feel an instant attraction and it goes from there.

    Mason and Ellie are a cute compatible pair despite coming from different lifestyles. They are both down-to-earth likable characters who see each other for who they truly are, not the media's persona, so you root for them to make it work, although they don't ooze chemistry. The love scenes that were there were okay in the beginning, but as the book progressed they were reduced to far too many "fade to" scenes or it already happened/brushed over scenes. Overall, you felt that the couple connected and were dedicated to each other which is always nice, but steamy hook ups were more of a vague mention rather than detailed.

    Alternating 1st person POV, which I enjoy; however it would have been nice if the person "talking" would have been identified for that section because it wasn't always every other one, and sometimes you had to be a few lines into that chapter or section to know who was telling it.

    On thing that really bugged me: Ellie has the repeated problem of being tagged in unflattering videos and photos on Facebook. She's supposed to have a degree in social media/communications and yet she doesn't know how to change her privacy settings so people can't tag her without her permission??? Come on!

    Spoilerish: The story/plot was decent, and it was nice that for once in a romance story they weren't trying to be split up by an ex-love or wannabe love. Their drama comes more from the power of the media and the demands of his career. HEA with a second book on one of the supporting characters to come.
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    5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars A Fun & Steamy New Adult Contemporary Romance! February 17, 2014
    Format:Kindle Edition
    'Rumor Has It' is a New Adult contemporary romance that follows lead characters Ellie Wagner and Mason Nash as their two very different lives collide and their worlds are turned completely upside down. Ellie has just graduated college when an embarrassing video of her and her ex goes up on the Internet - which basically ruins her life by preventing her from getting a good job and being seen as a slut. That's how Ellie finds herself moving back in with her mom and her latest husband and wondering how her life went so wrong. Enter Mason Nash - the newest hip hop music star who's rolling in money and fame. What will happen when Ellie's dream guy is always in the spotlight - the last place she wants to be?

    This was a fun and steamy New Adult romance with deeper issues mixed into the story. Ellie is a great leading lady for the book. She's smart and determined, but she's also incredibly flawed - which I think makes her all the more realistic and easy to relate to. She makes a stupid mistake (the video with her boyfriend) which then takes on a life of its own and puts her in some bad positions. We've all been in a situation like that before, which made me love Ellie all the more. Mason is the standard man candy of the story - gorgeous, rich, famous, etc. But underneath his public persona is a completely different guy - one who is sweet, kind, and romantic. I liked that the author put two sides to Mason's character, because most people do the same thing in life - even if they aren't famous. We all wear masks in front of others to hide things about ourselves, which made me like Mason more along with giving the story an added depth.
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    3.0 out of 5 stars Too long, too much cussing, especially in the love scenes
    Like some of the other reviewers have said, this book started out cute, but the longer I kept reading, the less I cared what happened to the characters. Read more
    Published 19 days ago by Nancy Levine "Nancy"
    4.0 out of 5 stars New Adult?
    I know this may be classified as a New Adult novel, but when happily ever after happens I prefer it to be with a couple who are 25 & up. Read more
    Published 21 days ago by Allenfarm
    4.0 out of 5 stars An author to watch for!
    I enjoyed reading Rumor Has It. My favorite scene has to be when Mason and Ellie met; it had me laughing picturing the situation. The story kept my attention throughout. Read more
    Published 25 days ago by Meetta
    5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't put down!
    Wow!! What a story! I really loved this book. As usual, with any good book My emotions went up and down.
    I couldn't put it down! Read more
    Published 1 month ago by Colleen
    5.0 out of 5 stars Surprised in a Great Way
    have to say that I really loved this book. My first thought was here we go again another "Hollywood" music industry book where there will be tons and tons of angst,... Read more
    Published 1 month ago by Jamie Rhodes
    5.0 out of 5 stars worth every star!
    Sometimes an author creates a series and I think she could have just done one book and been done with it. In this case I wish this book was longer! Read more
    Published 1 month ago by momto2cuties
    5.0 out of 5 stars True love conquers all!
    I read Picture Perfect (2nd in the Limelight series) before reading Rumor Has It. Ellie's story was mentioned in Picture Perfect so I was very curious to know what went down. Read more
    Published 1 month ago by BookWormNYC
    5.0 out of 5 stars Such a good book! :D
    Rumor has It, was an easy, quick, And fun read! I loved the story line and characters were so easy to fall in love with! Definitely recommend it!
    Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
    5.0 out of 5 stars Fun Read
    Really fun read. Loved their interactions. Mason is a total hottie with a great heart. Ellie is strong, smart and funny. Really enjoyed this read. Read more
    Published 1 month ago by A. Young
    4.0 out of 5 stars Fun Read!
    The book had me captivated right from the start! I really liked that the female lead character was strong. Mason was sometimes understanding, but other times hard headed. Read more
    Published 2 months ago by K. Howe
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    More About the Author

    Welcome! I'm Elisabeth Grace, or El if you prefer, and I write New Adult & Erotic Contemporary Romance.

    I'd been an avid reader my entire life, but when I discovered romance novels during my first pregnancy I was hooked! Not sure if it was the hormones or the lack of a life that was headed my way once my daughter was born, but since then I've been devouring several romance books a week. I love nothing more than reading about some serious alpha males and a happily ever after.

    Things you should know about me...

    I live outside Toronto, (Yes, it's true. We Canadians say 'eh' A LOT.)

    I'm a wife and mommy to two small children which I refer to as Little Miss and Mr. Magoo.

    I own one cat spawned by the devil. Seriously. He's as cute as they come but you've never met a meaner feline. In retrospect we should have named him, Lucifer. I have the scars to prove it.

    I believe there's no such thing as too much chocolate. Or popcorn. Or bread. Or potatoes. Yes, you guessed it...I'm a sugar and carb addict.

    I hate running. Always have, always will. Unless David Gandy's in the vicinity you won't find me doing it. Ever. Not sure who David Gandy is and think you might want to become a Gandy Girl like me? Google him. You can thank me later.

    I'm a LOVER of all music. The 1200+ songs on my IPod can attest to the variety of my musical tastes. Hubby and I try to travel to a different music festival every year and are regular concert goers.

    My name is Elisabeth and I like reality TV. There I admitted it and that's the first step, right? Yes, I'm a writer and I see the need for scripted shows, but sometimes there's just something so entertaining about watching one Real Housewife lose it on another one. I could listen to Cochran's diatribe on his fellow castaways for hours.

    Of the four of us that make up my family, three of us are Leo's. Let's say it together...DRAMA!

    I may be the world's worst cook. My poor children. Unless Daddy's cooking they know not to expect much.

    I write every night after my kids are in bed until the wee hours of the morning. This wouldn't be a problem except for the fact that I have always been an early-bird-catches-the-worm kind-of girl, so 5:00am comes early. Sleep is over-rated, I say.

    If you are a lover of romance novels, steamy bedroom scenes and alpha males than you may enjoy my stories! :)

    I LOVE talking with fellow readers about books! There's nothing better than discovering your next favorite read because someone recommended it to you! If you're the same I'd encourage you to reach out to me via one of my social media links so we can chat!

    Happy Reading!


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